The Cable Car is the Oriental Village’s most popular attraction. It takes passengers up Mount Mat Chinchang (Langkawi’s second tallest mountain) which stands at 709m above sea level. Many wonder what the big deal is and the views from here answer that question almost without words. Simply spectacular, the journey to the top will let you see the forested slopes of Mount Mat Chinchang (also known as Gunung Mat Chinchang) and even the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls. Though the Cable Car operates according to a regular schedule, strong winds can sometimes result in its temporary suspension, so call ahead to be sure it is working before heading to the Oriental Village.
At the final station of the Cable Car journey, is the Sky Bridge. The best spot for unobstructed views of the whole of Langkawi, you can even see Langkawi’s outlying islets. On a really clear day, the final triangular viewing platform of the 410ft-long curved pedestrian bridge is its most thrilling section – from here you can sometimes see the mainland and even all the way to Tarutao Island in south Thailand. Though it is completely safe, with double steel railings and an enclosed wire mesh, looking down over the sides of the 1.8m wide bridge is truly scary.