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Address: Burau Bay, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
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+604 959 3099
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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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Private Half-Day Langkawi Tour Including SkyBridge and Cable Car Ride

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More suited to locals than tourists

Lots of shops but nothing really to buy. Not a destination in itself but as part of the cable car experience it passes a bit of time.

Reviewed 5 November 2016
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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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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Lots of shops but nothing really to buy. Not a destination in itself but as part of the cable car experience it passes a bit of time.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

the 3D museum is one of the more interesting museums have ever visited. the 3D pictures are very realistic, especially if taken according to their suggested photoshoots. best to visit if not rushed for time, as the exhibits/pictures are quite spread out. since it is within the compound of the Oriental Village GeoPark, can couple this visit with the Langkawi... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Oriental Village is very close to Berjaya Resorts where we were staying and so we ended up going there multiple times. It has some good options to eat, a few shops and a duty free shop as well. Inside the village, there is the 3D Museum and the Sky Bridge and Cable car are nearby. We roamed around this... More 

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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of little shops and eateries - there's also a 3D museum for the kids. I did actually find 1 shop which was mainly handicrafts that were not like all the other shops - it's on the other side of the village (another entrance ) from where you get dropped off by the taxis... if your coming from Pantai cenang.... More 

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Thank Iris N
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The place is filled with little shops, make sure you bargain! My friends and I didn't bother to stop by any of these stalls or restaurants tho. Mediocre place that definitely needs something new. But the cable car and sky bridge is right in the center of this place!

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Stockton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

We roamed around this village when we came down from the sky bridge. It's a beautifully maintained area with water, bridges and flowers. You can find food there but we didn't eat there. We did see a water monitor lizard which I also filmed swimming. Not sure if TripAdvisor allows movies.

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Thank Sandra M
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

the village surrounded by greenish hills and lake and hold the most amazing cable car rife to sky bridge. but village still have its own charm to see around its shops, cafes etc

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

Looks like a small china town with a village. Lots of attraction within the village. Well guided directions for the tourists. Plenty of food outlets are available. Taxi service is just outside the gate at your convenience. From Kuah it will take 40 minutes’ drive to the oriental village between the taxi costs of 30 to 40RM.

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Oriental village, cable car and sky bridge are all in the same location. The village is a nice set up, it has some shops, spa, and restaurants.

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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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