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It is a toss up whether people go to Langkawi's Gua Cerita to see the stacked, limestone caves or to sate their curiosity of the legends about the cave. The name Gua Cerita actually means "cave with a legend." Perhaps the most well-known, local legend involves a phoenix who opposed a marriage between the Roman and Chinese royal families and did many things to keep the union from occurring, including kidnapping the Chinese princess and hiding her in the cave. Some say there is a rock formation in the shape of a sleeping princess.

  • Admire the old Arabic script etched into the walls of the lower cave, which dates back to 1754 AD and is said to be verses from the Koran.
  • Take a tour of Langkawi’s Gua Cerita from Jungle Walla to hear more about the legends surrounding the cave, come to your own conclusions about its past, and see if you can see the sleeping princess formation within the rocks.
  • Read about the legends of the most visited Langkawi cave in the Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa.

Get to the island of Langkawi easily from oversees by flying into the Langkawi International Airport. You can take a ferry, boat, or a cruise to get to the island from other parts of Malaysia via the water. Once on the island, hire a boat from Tanjung Rhu to get to Gua Cerita. Getting around the island is not difficult when you rent a car, hire a taxi, or ask your hotel if they offer transportation assistance. Car rental facilities are located near the ferry drop. You can also rent motorbikes and bicycles to get around.

Hotels near Gua Cerita

46 hotels near Gua Cerita

1 Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi

5 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

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Set in a 1,000-acre lush rainforest, Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi makes for an ideal retreat for holidaymakers looking for a tranquil island getaway in Malaysia. This deluxe Langkawi resort features... More

2 Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

5 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

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Set on Tanjung Rhu, one of the island's best beaches, Four Seasons combines indigenous architecture with gracious service in a resort experience that is unmatched in Malaysia. GeneralGuests can... More

3 The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia

5 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

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Nestled in a lush tropical rainforest and complete with views of the inviting blue waters of Andaman Sea, The Datai Langkawi, Malaysia makes for an ideal retreat for relaxation and tranquillity.... More

4 The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

5 stars
4.6 / 5 25 reviews

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Take a break from the bustle of city life and escape to a tropical island retreat with deluxe accommodations at Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. This luxurious resort boasts of many on-site recreation... More

5 The Danna Langkawi

5 stars
4.7 / 5 6 reviews

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Nestled between the sparkling Burau Bay and Mt. Machincang, The Danna Langkawi Hotel offers guest a luxurious base in the Jewel of Kedah. Just minutes away from the elegant hotel are a variety of... More

6 Vivanta By Taj - Rebak Island

5 stars
4.4 / 5 11 reviews

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Rebak Island Resort presents great lodging and modern services for travellers' convenience. The resort is surrounded by famous shopping and entertainment venues. The Underwater World Langkawi is an... More

7 Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa

5 stars
4.5 / 5 24 reviews

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Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi offers luxury and comfort mixed with tradition in a lush tropical oasis to holidaymakers looking for an island getaway to Langkawi. While on a holiday,... More

8 The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi

5 stars
4.3 / 5 8 reviews

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Tucked between a lush rainforest and the pristine Datai Bay, The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi makes for an ideal sanctuary for travellers looking for a tranquil Langkawi getaway.... More

9 Temple Tree at Bon Ton

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

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Assuring comfortable accommodation and quality amenities, Temple Tree At Bon Ton Hotel Langkawi welcomes travellers for an unforgettable holiday in Malaysia. The Pulau Payar Marine Park is one of... More

10 Berjaya Langkawi Resort

5 stars
4.3 / 5 26 reviews

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Berjaya Langkawi Resort invites vacationers to traditional Malaysian-style chalets tucked away in 70 acres of lush tropical rainforest for a secluded retreat away from urban living. Guests at this... More