Eagle Square / Dataran Lang
Eagle Square is Langkawi's most prominent landmark for visitors
arriving by sea.
Situated near the Kuah jetty, the main attraction of the square
is the magnificent statue of the reddish brown eagle majestically
poised for flight. According to local folklore, Langkawi derived
its name from- the eagle or "helang". In old Malay, "kawi" denotes
reddish brown - hence, Langkawi means reddish brown eagle!
The square is beautifully landscaped and features scenic ponds,
bridges, covered terraces, restaurants and barrel vaults made of
bricks. Its close proximity to the sea and the soft breezes make
it an ideal spot for leisurely walks and a tranquil setting for
dining in the cool evenings.
The square is beautifully illuminated at night and presents a
dramatic scene as you approach the island by sea. Indeed, the majestic
eagle is strategically positioned to welcome visitors to Langkawi.