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Address: Burau Bay, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+6049594225
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Oriental Village is a collection of business enterprises offering food...

Oriental Village is a collection of business enterprises offering food & beverages, souvenirs and activities or experience based attractions.

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US$58.96*
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Langkawi Cable Car Ride and Oriental Village Morning Tour
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US$105.00*
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Private Half-Day Tour: Enchanting Langkawi
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US$70.00*
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Private Half-Day Langkawi Tour Including SkyBridge and Cable Car Ride

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Flying Fox & Cheap Beer

Didn't spend much time here as it was hot and very few spots to rest in the shade without paying for something. But, two things we really enjoyed: Flying Fox - short zip line... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
Yoni G
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Singapore, Singapore
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Never seen such money minded place.Please awarded this place 'The Most Greedy Attraction In The World or The Most Money Minded Attraction In The World' Here are my reasons : 1) Washroom - RM 0.50 per entry with bad smell and dirty.Tissue are chargeable too 2) Parking - Hourly charge rates.Many attractions nowadays are free parking.This attraction seem like not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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130 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Didn't spend much time here as it was hot and very few spots to rest in the shade without paying for something. But, two things we really enjoyed: Flying Fox - short zip line for kids 2 and up. My 2- and 4-year olds loved this and went multiple times. It's quite affordable. Got great pics and videos of their... More 

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Thank Yoni G
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Oriental village is a nice quaint place to visit especially after getting on the cable cars. It has lots of shops which sell souvenirs and snacks and some restaurants. This village has a lot more potential and could be improved. Most of the shops all sell the same stuff so there could be more of a variety. The village shops... More 

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Thank Shumea K
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51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Nice for a walk around and change of scenery, there are restaurants and small shops here, there's a bunny park (poor bunnies sweating away in the heat) a tiger, an elephant, splash play, plus many other things we didn't get round to seeing because it was extremely hot and extremely busy (late November to late December is a local school... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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762 reviews
282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

It's ok, but it does give you access to things like the cable car. It is really just a bunch of tourist shops with some places selling food and drinks. You may as well have a look on your way to the cable car.

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Thank 5035Michael
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

If not for the skycable entry to sky bridge no one will visit this place. They should seriously look in to improving this place.

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Thank Hariprasad2910
Pittsworth, Australia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Access to the SkyCab and SkyBridge with some great shops and places to eat. The duty free shops are awesome value, definitely recommend Mizumi Japanese for a great bento box

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Thank Ash G
Singapore, Singapore
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629 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Wanted to hop on the SkyCab to reach the Sky Bridge, one of the few top attraction on Langkawi Island. Took a taxi from St Regis Resort (MYR 50) to Oriental Village. The SkyCab station is located inside Oriental Village. Taxi alighted us at the taxi stand. Oriental Village do not collect admission but the various attractions within the village... More 

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Thank 692linz
Adelaide, Australia
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at the village... esp in the air conditioned shops 🙄. The kids enjoyed the floating balls on the lakes and the space bumper cars. We saw there are elephant rides which we declined to do (hope they look after their elephants! ) and rabbits for a petting zoo which we missed also. A lovely chocolate... More 

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Thank swillow78
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016

this village was very near to our hotel (berjaya resort) and you can go there with hotel shuttles you may use cable car or other things there but there are some good restaurants there and also some shops for buying souvenirs from their handicrafts .

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In a situation that can only be described as beyond heartbreaking, an Asian elephant called Lasah in Malaysia is enslaved by humans and exploited and abused 24/7/365. Basic needs of his species – to live with others of his kind, to sleep lying down, to eat and drink properly, to cover himself in mud to protect his skin from sunburn, to scratch himself maybe with a twig he finds or against a tree, to slosh about in water and to roam free – are not met. And to make life even worse he is chained by his four ankles to the floor all night when the tourists who came to ride him have left.

The dirty secret of elephant tourism and trekking is that young elephants, usually baby girls, are first poached from their mother and herd and 'broken'. Breaking is done by chaining the baby elephant's body into a large structure so the humans can torture the elephant with instruments and pain. When the elephant is broken it can be taught what the human wants it to do to earn money for the human. Training involves more pain and torture.

The average weight that a trekking elephant carries each day all day is around half a tonne allowing for 150 kilo chair plus 4 guests. You will see permanent indentations on elephant backs where these chairs have been. Elephants live as long as humans and are often worked to death.

Langkawi Elephant Adventures in the Kedah state of Malaysia own this elephant and there are several Trip Advisor pages that promote ‘elephant experiences’ with Lasah, mainly now through Oriental Village. Experiences include feeding inappropriate food (too sugary) and trekking.

Positive reviews on Trip Advisor only encourage this shameful behaviour from unthinking tourists and the owners

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