Kilim River Cruise​

5 Awesome Kilim River Cruise Langkawi, Kilim Geoforest Park

Kilim River Cruise​

Kilim River Cruise Langkawi : The Kilim Nature Park spreads over an area of 100sq. km that features a mixture of protected green mangrove forests, isolated white beaches and blue lagoons.

About Kilim River Cruise Langkawi

About Kilim River Cruise Langkawi

Kilim River Cruise : The Kilim Nature Park Langkawi spreads over an area of 100sq. km that features a mixture of protected green mangrove forests, isolated white beaches and blue lagoons.

Through this Kilim River Cruise, you will be able to witness the wonders of the park’s marine ecosystem, flora and fauna and its natural habitats. You’ll get to see eagles here, in a great number too. The eagles include white-bellied fish eagle, brahminy kite and the gigantic sea eagles.

Kilim River Cruise You might even get the chance to feed them. Birdwatchers would love this place as it is a great place to do so during the migratory seasons in September and March.

Kilim River Cruise The cruise will come to the Andaman Sea, located in the northern coast as it exits the Kilim River through The Hole in the Wall. It is named after a narrow opening between walls of limestone cliffs that connect the river to the open sea. It is at this narrow gap which provides a sheltered area for a fish farm.

Visitors Kilim River Cruise could hand feed the various marine life – groupers, bat fish, blue spotted stingrays, lobsters, mantis prawns and snappers. It also has a floating restaurant where visitors could choose their seafood selection from the fish farm and have the restaurant cooked the way they desired.

By Road : Kilim River Cruise

Kilim River Cruise Langkawi : Kilim Nature Park is located on the northeastern side of Langkawi about 13km from Kuah town and is accessible via Jalan Kisap.

Who To Contact @ Kilim River Cruise

Langkawi Tourist Information Centre
Kilim River Cruise Langkawi
Phone: +604-966 7789/955 715

*source: visitkedah.com.my for Kilim River Cruise

Kilim River Cruise​

Kilim Geoforest Park​

Kilim Geoforest Park (or Kilim Karst Geoforest Park as its full name) is one of the three geoforest parks associated with the Langkawi Geopark. The other two are the Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park and The Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park.

Kilim Geoforest Park : Langkawi Geopark comprises the whole of Langkawi Island, which is one of the districts of Kedah State, Malaysia. Langkawi started as a fishing village until its revelation as a UNESCO Geopark.

Langkawi was endorsed as the 52nd Global Geopark by UNESCO on 1st June 2007, making it the 1st geopark in Malaysia and the South East Asia region. This endorsement was given due to its significant geoheritage features like landscapes, caves sea arches and sea stacks, dropstones, fossil and local community involvement.

Kilim Geoforest Park : Langkawi Geopark is a member of the Asia Pacific Geoparks Network and The Global Geoparks Network (GGN).

Not so long ago, Kilim was a laid back place where people’s activities are connected mainly to small scale fishing. Today, Kilim can be regarded as the most successful ecotourism destination in Langkawi where economic activities have vastly improved.

The beauty of Kilim lies in its diverse natural geological, biological and cultural resources with high heritage value. These elements have been the pillars for the success of Kilim’s ecotourism.

Among the remarkable features found here are the pristine mangrove and limestone forests, dramatic karstic landscapes and landform and colourful cultures.

Kilim is also unique because it is the only place in Malaysia where one can find a coexistence of coastal karst and mangrove ecosystems.

Kilim Geoforest Park : These unique landscapes provide new experience to tourists who flock this area to observe a wide spectrum of geological heritage diversity, such as various types of rock, beautiful caves, coastal and island karst morphologies, fossils, as well as rich mangrove fauna and flora.

contact us Kilim Geoforest Park

*Our Address
Sungai Kilim Tourist Jetty
Kampung Kilim, Mukim Ayer Hangat
07000 Kilim, Langkawi
Kedah, Malaysia

Operation Hours
We Open Everyday From 9.00AM – 5.00PM
Malaysia Time GMT +8

  • +604 959 2323
  • +6011 6545 2323
  • koperasikilim@yahoo.com
  • https://kilimgeoforestpark.com/geosites/
  • * source : kilimgeoforestpark.com

Kilim Geoforest Park - Geosites

Kilim Geoforest Park boasts of a wide spectrum of geological heritage diversity, such as various types of rock, beautiful caves, coastal and island karst morphologies, fossils, as well as rich mangrove fauna and flora.

Please see below on each section to learn more about these amazing geosites and trails waiting to be explored.

Kelawar Cave - Gua Kelawar

Kelawar Cave - Gua Kelawar​

Kilim Geoforest Park : Kelawar (Bats) Cave is located in the heart of Kilim mangrove swamps within the Kisap Forest Reserve. The cave is about 60 m long and was named as such because it supports hundreds of bats.

It consists of two caves. The western cave has a floor area of about 270 m sq with a low roof (1-3m) trending northeast. The second cave is bigger, having a floor area of about 750m sq, with roof reaching 10m high and trending north-northwest.

Interesting features and structures in these caves include stalactites, stalagmites, and fallen rock blocks.

The most interesting and important features is the occurence of old shells encrusting on the cave wall and roof. Radiocarbon dating indicated that the shells are about 5000 years old. The altitude of the shells clusters shows that the sea-level at that time was 2 m higher than the present level.

Kilim Geoforest Park - Anak Tikus Islands

pulau anak tikus

Kilim Geoforest Park : Anak Tikus (Baby Rats) Island is a remnant island located at the southernmost tip of Langgun Island.

It is very rich in fossils.
This remnant island is made of dark coloured, moderate to thickly layered limestone representing the Early Ordovician Lower Limestone Member of the Setul Formation. This limestone is very rich in fossils, particularly gastropod and cephalopod.

Among most common gastropods are Malayaspira rugosa, Teichispira kobayashii, Helicotoma jonesi, Palaeomphalus giganteus, Lesuerilla zonata and Hormotoma sp.

This island was formed as a result of prolonged erosion and solution along weaker zone on the neck of an ancient headland.

Kilim Geoforest Park - Langgun Lake

Kilim Geoforest Park - Langgun Lake​

Kilim Geoforest Park : Langgun Lake is the second largest fresh water lake in Langkawi.

Langgun Lake occurs within the Lower Limestone Member of the Setul Formation. It is the second largest fresh water lake in Langkawi. It was part of bowl-shaped depression called sinkhole or doline, formed when water dissolved the limestone walls.

This large lake is positioned along one of the major fault lines that cut across Langgun Island.

Sinkholes are common when there are limestones, carbonate rocks, or salt beds below the land surface, which are naturally dissolved by ground water passing through them. Once the size of the cavern formed by the dissolved rocks becomes too big, and without support for the land above, there would be a sudden collapse creating a sinkhole.

In time this will be filled with rain water creating a typical lake such as Langgun Lake.
A long and deliberate walk to this lake would probably take 45 minutes, however, it is not just the destination, but the journey matters too because of the rich variety of flora and fauna that await to be discovered here.

Kilim Geoforest Park Geosites : Mempelam Bay

Mempelam Bay
Mempelam Bay is located on the northwestern coast of Pulau Langgun, the location of the most famous exposure of Devonian rocks in Peninsular Malaysia.
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Kilim Geoforest Park  Mempelam Bay : Mempelam (Mango) Bay is the location where the type section of the Setul Formation was erected. It comprises of the Ordovician Lower Limestone Member, Early Silurian Lower Detrital Member, Late Silurian Upper Limestone Member and Early to Middle Devonian Upper Detrital Member.

The changes from the Lower Limestone Member to the overlying Lower Detrital Member reflected continous rising of the ancient sea level that allowed the deposition of fine-grained siliceous and cherty rocks overlying the shallower marine limestone and limestone. The Upper Limestone Member was deposited during the subsequent drop of the sea-level.

Gastropod, cephalopod and conodonts are the dominant fossil in the Lower Limestone Member. Trilobite and graptolite dominate the Lower Detrital Member while trilobite, cephalopod , crinoid and trace fossils are the most common fossils in the Upper Limestone Member.

The Upper Detrital Member generally lacks in fossils. The prolonged erosion has resulted in the formation of broad erosion platforms at various ancient sea levels with several beautiful sea-stacks.

The deformation on sandstone of the Upper Detrital Member has formed several open anticlines and synclines with some tighter crenulation folds.

Kilim Geoforest Park - Geosites Langsir cave

langsir cave
Langsir Cave is a small underground tunnel that connects a large lake to the sea.
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Kilim Geoforest Park : Langsir Cave is located on the southwest of Peluru Strait, facing the Langgun Island. The cave exhibits various cave features, developed within the Lower Limestone of the Setul Formation.

The limestone is very rich in fossils and one can easily find fossils at this site.

The lake is a doline filled by saline water and surrounded by vertical limestone cliff. Ancient encrusting oysters and barnacles are abundant on the cave roof at Langsir Cave, some 2 to 3 meters above the present sea level.

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Kilim Geoforest Park - Geosites Cherita Caves

cherita cave
Cherita Cave consists of two chambers on top of one another, both facing the sea.​
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Kilim Geoforest Park : This two-chamber cave was developed within the limestone of Ordovician – Silurian (480-440 million years ago) Setul Formation. The lower chamber is a raised ancient sea cave. From the upper chamber one can get a stunning view of the calm turqoise water of the bay. Within the chamber are some strange formations of stalagmites and rock falls.

The curved walls and ceiling are pockmarked made by swallows and bats, which once occupied the cave.

Cherita Cave is conserved by the Museum and Antiquity Department for the archeological artifacts and cave paintings. There are ancient markings on the outside walls of the cave, though faded through time and weather, are still eligible but yet to be fully deciphered.

Kilim Geoforest Park - Geosites Dedap Cave

dedap cave
Dedap (name of a tree) Cave is a tunnel connecting a bay with calm turqoise waters to a doline intermittently filled with marine or brackish water.​
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Kilim Geoforest Park : Dedap (name of a tree) Cave is a tunnel connecting a bay with calm turqoise waters to a doline intermittently filled with marine or brackish water.

The cave developed within the Setul Formation. During a high tide, the cave is accessible by small boat. The cave is a short tunnel with a shallow stream running through.

The doline is surrounded by limestone cliff and functioned as a mangrove fringe and wetland forest. Based on aerial photographs and topography map, a major lineament can be traced running through the cave, and very likely that the cave has been formed by the action of sea waves beating through the lienament over thousands of years.

Through the cave, one gets a stunning view of the bay and the islands across.

Kilim Geoforest Park - Geosites Crocodile caves

crocodile cave
Crocodile Cave is unique because it is actually a natural tunnel developed in the limestone by an underground stream that once flowed in this area during the low sea-level​
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Kilim Geoforest Park Geosites : Situated off the Kilim River, Crocodile Cave is unique because it is actually a natural tunnel developed in the limestone by an underground stream that once flowed in this area during the low sea-level.

Now the tunnel turns into a beautiful cave. The river flows right through the arched cave and at low tide, a small boat can navigate from one side through to the other.

Inside the cave there is an ascending chamber flanked by walls of limestone with minimal stalactites and stalagmites. Small colonies of bats roost on the ceiling of this cave. One can also observe ancient shells sticking on the wall and roof of this cave.

When looked at certain angles, this cave resembles a look of a crocodile, hence the name of the cave came about. There are no crocodiles to be sighted at this cave.

Kilim Geoforest Park - Geosites Tanjung Rhu (Cape Rhu)

tanjung rhu
Tanjung Rhu (Cape Rhu) is a large sand spit at the mouth of Sungai Ayer Hangat.​
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Kilim Geoforest Park : Tanjung Rhu (Cape Rhu) is a large sand spit at the mouth of Sungai Ayer Hangat. This sand spit provides a natural barrier for the protection of the lagoon behind it.

Apart from offering its excellent sandy beach, Tanjung Rhu provides several viewpoints of various natural landscapes from karstic hills and beautiful karstic islands, to a variety of lagoonal features.

Located about 20 km from Kuah town, Tanjung Rhu is renown for its long, white sandy beaches, and the iconic Ayam Island just offshore. As the name Tanjung Rhu implies, the beaches are lined with Casuarina trees or ‘Pokok Rhu’ in the Malay language.

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