The island’s mystical natural beauty is a bespoke experience hiding in plain sight for the immersive traveler.
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Langkawi is by far the country’s top popular attraction with its duty-free shopping and countless natural wonders.
For the curious traveler who wants to venture a bit off the beaten path, there are still hidden gems to be explored.
The ‘Blue Lagoon’ is perhaps one of Langkawi’s most scenic spots that are little-known to tourists.
Known locally as ‘Telaga Biru’, the Blue Lagoon is part of Langkawi’s Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, also known as the ‘Seven Wells’.
Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls are located on Mount Mat Cincang, Langkawi’s second-highest mountain at 850 metres high and the oldest mountain in Southeast Asia.
Getting there from Cenang means a drive of about 23 minutes and it’s 44 minutes from Kuah.
The Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls are touted as the island’s most beautiful natural attraction.
Yet, the Blue Lagoon outshines all the other ‘wells’ you would typically see at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.
The Blue Lagoon is an alluring pool fed by a flowing stream – as blue as if it were artificially coloured.
One reason it does not attract troves of tourists is that the Blue Lagoon is not on the signboards.
The Blue Lagoon can be reached with 15 to 20 minutes of light jungle trekking from the riverside that makes up Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.
The Blue Lagoon is located on the same path that leads to the top of Mount Mat Cincang, which is also home to the Langkawi Cable Car.
At the right juncture, a black hat placed by good Samaritans indicates that it is time to divert from the main jungle path.
From there, the Blue Lagoon is just one to two minutes’ walk away, yet it remains unnoticeable if there is no marker.
The best time for visiting is early in the morning. The water is crystal clear as it is yet to be disturbed by people swimming in the pool.
It’s unknown why the colour is blue; thus, it truly is a mysterious and alluring beauty.
A Langkawi resident, who only wished to be known as Sham, said the locals had recently discovered another such pool.
Sham, who was at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls for a picnic with his family, however politely declined to divulge the location.
“It’s another gem so special, so unspoilt, we rather that not so many people know about it,” he said.