Stretching along the waterfront in Kuah, Lagenda Park (Taman Lagenda) offers green gardens, tranquil pools, shady pathways, and mangroves, but sculptures are the highlight. Seventeen colorful structures immortalize different Langkawi legends, from friendly giants to Mahsuri, who cursed the island for generations.The Basics
There is no charge to visit Lagenda Park. Travelers tend to arrive here independently, rather than as part of a tour, perhaps combining a visit with the livelier charms of nearby Eagle Square and downtown Kuah. While a good local guide can help explain the significance of the different statues, most visitors prefer to experience the site simply by strolling around or settling in for a picnic. It’s a good spot for a run if you’re staying locally.Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- Lagenda Park is a good option for families with kids looking for a break from the beach.
- There are neither bathrooms nor food options in the park. Head to Eagle Square for both.
- Lagenda Park is wheelchair-accessible.
Lagenda Park sits in the heart of Kuah, Langkawi’s main town and capital, next door to Eagle Square. As the island has no public transport, you’ll need to take a taxi, join a tour, or drive. If driving, park near Kuah Jetty as there’s no dedicated parking for Lagenda Park.When to Get There
Lagenda Park is open from morning until early evening seven days a week and at its best during the rainy season (September and October) when the landscapes are lush and green. It’s never busy, so visit at a time that works with your schedule. Sunsets can be spectacular.Legends of Langkawi
Lagenda Park is sometimes translated as Langkawi Legend Park, and Langkawi has a rich body of local legends to draw on. Probably the most famous legend is the story of Mahsuri, a young woman unjustly murdered for adultery, who cursed the island with seven generations of bad luck. Now that the curse has lifted, she’s a local heroine.