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Kilim Geoforest Park, LangkawiKilim Geoforest Park, Langkawi (10 September, 2018)


Kilim Geoforest Park (GPS: xxzz) is a national park on the northeastern part of Langkawi, in Kedah, Malaysia. It is part of the Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark which was inscribed as the first UNESCO global geopark in Southeast Asia.

Covering an area of 83 square kilometers, the park protects the karst outcrops, mangrove ecosystem, including the numerous meandering rivers flowing through it. This geopark is home to a rich diversity of wildlife including monkeys, monitor lizards, otters, snakes, bats, various birds such as the white-bellied sea eagles (Haliaeetus leucogaster), brahminy kites (Haliastur indus), kingfishers, crabs, and even the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins.

The Kilim Geoforest Park is also home to various plants, including the mangrove trees, shrubs, palms, ferns and orchids. Also found here is the limestone cycad (Cycas clivicola), a type of palm growing in the niches of the limestone cliffs. Its distribution include Langkawi, Perlis and the islands of southern Thailand such as those at Phangnga Bay National Park.

The inscription of Kilim Geoforest Park as a UNESCO global geopark has helped to preserve this mangrove wetlands, which are a vital fish breeding ground, as well as control of coastal erosion.

Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, LangkawiEntrance to Kilim Karst Geoforest Park from Jalan Ayer Hangat, Langkawi. (8 September, 2018)


Kilim Geoforest Park, LangkawiMy wife and I at the Kilim Geoforest Park, Langkawi (10 September, 2018)


Kilim Geoforest Park PierKilim Geoforest Park Pier, where boats take visitors to view and appreciate the mangrove forest. (10 September, 2018)


Taking a walk on the sandbar at Kilim Geoforest ParkOne of many rocky outcrops in the Andaman Sea at Kilim Geoforest Park (10 September, 2018)


Taking a walk on the sandbar at Kilim Geoforest ParkSpeedboat at one of the rivers at Kilim Geoforest Park (10 September, 2018)


Mangrove trees at Kilim Geoforest ParkMangrove trees at Kilim Geoforest Park (10 September, 2018)


Santuari Bakau, Kilim Geoforest ParkSantuari Bakau, a network of walkway through the mangrove forest at Kilim Geoforest Park (10 September, 2018)

Kilim Geoforest Park is on the map of Langkawi

Map of sights within Kilim Geoforest Park

List of sights in Kilim Geoforest Park

  1. Amin Floating Restaurant (GPS: 6.41588, 99.86358)
  2. Gua Kelawar (GPS: 6.40208, 99.8589)
  3. Hole In The Wall Floating Restaurant (GPS: 6.41682, 99.863)
  4. Kilim Geoforest Park Pier (GPS: 6.40504, 99.85856)
  5. Kilim Geoforest Park signage (GPS: 6.42957, 99.86678)
  6. SAS Rimba Floating Fish Farm (GPS: 6.41767, 99.8627)

Features of Kilim Geoforest Park

Kilim Geoforest Park Pier


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Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark main page


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