Cable Car to Mount Machincang
Return Trip from the Base Station to the Top: Duration round-trip 30 minutes.
(Excluding queuing time)
Costs: Adult …….. …..RM30.00 – (Children, 2 – 12 yrs old, RM20.00)
Effective from 1st Feb 2012,
the new rate for the cable car Adults……………………… RM50.00
Children 2 – 12 yrs old …. RM30.00
Student (Above 12 yrs) RM30.00
Student (Below 12 yrs) RM20.00
Chartered Gondola RM300.00 per gondola
Cable car + Duck Tour Adults ……………………. RM80.00
Children 2 – 11 yrs old RM60.00
Phone Number:………Tel: 604 959 4225
Where it is:……………..See Overview Chart
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 10.00am – 18.00pm
Wednesday 12.00pm – 18.00pm
Friday – Sunday & Public Holiday 09.30am – 19.00pm
2 days a month the Cable Car is closed for maintenance. In stormy weather with lightnings or strong wind it will also not operate.
Langkawi Cable Car (Panorama Langkawi Sdn Bhd) – Oriental Village | Burau Bay, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Mount Machincang – 708 m above sea level – is Langkawi’s second highest peak
( highest is the Gunung Raya with ca. 900 m.)
The base station is in the Oriental Village at the foot hill of the Machincang mountain range.
Comfortable seated in new and modern gondolas you have a panoramic view of the surrounding forests, the Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells) waterfall and the sea. You might also be able to catch glimpses of eagles, hornbills and other wild life.
The journey from the Base Station to Middle Station will cover 1,700 meters in length and upon reaching the Middle Station at an elevation of 650m above sea level. – You can now either take another cable car up to the peak, or lull around the observatory deck and admire the magnificent surroundings. Most will not spend too long here, as the view from the peak is even more amazing.
After a short queue, you can grab another cable car and ride up another wire cable which doesn’t rise too sharply, though the initial jolt of the car leaving the second station can feel quite unnerving. It will take you another 450 meters up to the Top Station.
A short walk up the stairs from the Top Station will take you to the two viewing platforms, the climax of the trip.
Here you will have a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the Langkawi islands, Kedah and Southern Thailand as well as of the deep chasms, overhanging cliff walls, isolated pinnacles and some caves.
A cafe at the Top Station offers delicious refresh-ments and unbeatable views with refreshing cool breezes, which allow you to enjoy Sunsets at 708m above sea-level where it is about 5 degrees (+/-) cooler than lowlands.
(But if you want to see the sunset – you might have to walk back down ….in the dark. Not a good idea.)
Curved Hanging Bridge
A further attraction is a 125m curved platform, a pedestrian bridge across a deep valley, linking the Top Station with the Machincang mountain range.
(It was opened to public in February 2005 and won a few recognition awards for its incredible design.)
For the adventurous visitors, a 2.5 Kilometers jungle track linking Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells) to the Middle and Top Stations has been built to allow visitors a safe and secure hike. Along the hike-up, visitors will observe at first hand the unique change in the flora from the lowland to the top as well as the many species of flora endemic only to the Machincang forest reserve. They will also observe the numerous geological features along the route.
A short 20 minutes trekking between the Middle Station and Top Station has also been built for the visitors to explore the valley between the two stations.
Some testimonies from the Trip Advisor, where this attraction is currently rated as the No 7 of 62 .
Amazing views of beautiful Langkawi
The cable-car and sky-bridge are definitely worth a visit and afford great views over the whole island of Langkawi. However, you should be aware that the path from the upper cable-car station down to the sky-bridge and back is quite steep and strenuous if you have difficulty walking or heath problems etc. Also, a previous poster(and a guide-book on Langkawi) writes that a walking track loops down to the next cable-car landing (middle station, red.). However, we and some other people attempted this, but it appeared to go in the opposite direction to the cable-car, so we turned back. Some signs would be useful to give direction
Trip Advisor “sleuthie”
We got to the cable shortly after it opened so there were no queues (which there were when we came back down). The ride up is quite a long one which sways a bit in the wind, but the views over the island at the top were breath taking. Besides the beaches this was our fav activity in Langkawi and well worth the visit!
Trip Advisor “bailey_adelaide”
Some technical data:
CABLE CAR SYSTEM FOR GUNUNG MACHINCANG
• Horizontal distance 2079 m
• Vertical rise 680 m
• Inclined distance 2158 m
• Haul rope diameter 50 mm
• Bull wheel diameter 6.10 m
• Passengers per-gondola 6 persons
• Design speed 5 m/sec
• Operating speed 3 m/sec
• Turn around trip time 28 mins
• Hourly capacity 700 pax/hour
• Longest free span (between Tower 2 and Middle Station) 950 m
• Steepest gradient 42 degrees
• Construction period (April 2001 – August 2002) 16 months