Langkawi Sky Bridge is a spectacular curved bridge between two hill tops in the north western corner of Langkawi Island in Malaysia. Langkawi Sky Bridge is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00 and costs 6 MYR for adults and 4 MYR for children.
About Langkawi Sky Bridge
At 125 metres long Langkawi Sky Bridge is the longest curved bridge in the world offering visitors spectacular views over hills, forest, and out towards the Andaman sea. On a clear day the coast of Thailand is visible. The bridge is a notable feat of engineering with a innovative design. The construction of the bridge, which took 12 months from August 2003 to August 2004, was challenging as the bridge is located 600 metres above sea level on a hill too steep to drive a vehicle up. The bridge was built using large helicopters to lift pre-fabricated parts into place. The bridge is supported by a single steel pylon with 8 suspension cables. At its highest point the bridge is over 80 metres above ground level. The bridge is for the most part 1.8 metres wide with 3.6 metres wide viewing platforms at each end. The bridge has been designed to hold a maximum of 250 people at any time, although access is managed so that far fewer are allowed onto the bridge at any one time so during busy periods you may need to queue before you are allowed to cross.
The Sky Bridge itself is only one part of the experience. Reaching the Sky Bridge is only possible via a cable car system which is 2.2 km long. Passengers travel in gondolas which hold up to 6 people. A notable feature of the cable car, known as the Sky Cab, is a 950 metre long fee span between supporting pylons. The cable car has three stations. The bottom station is located in Oriental Village. The top station is where you need to alight to reach the Sky Bridge. The cable car ride, which lasts 15 minutes to the top station, is considerably more expensive than the Sky Bridge itself, currently costing foreign visitors 78 MYR for adults and 58 MYR for children. Once you reach the top station then its either a 15 to 20 minutes walk up stairs to the Sky Bridge or a trip on the Sky Glide, which is a glass sided elevator that runs on track. Tickets for the Sky Glide need to be purchased separately and cost 16 MYR for adults and 11 MYR for children. For foreign adults the three attractions together (Sky Cab, Sky Glide and Sky Bridge) cost exactly 100 MYR which can get cheaper if you buy a package combing entry to all three.
Location of Langkawi Sky Bridge
- Langkawi Sky Bridge is located 18.2 km by road from Pantai Cenang.