Langkawi’s “Blue Lagoon” is the hidden gem of Mount Mat Cincang

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Langkawi is by far the country’s main popular attraction with its duty free shops and countless natural wonders.

For the curious traveler who wants to venture a little off the beaten track, there are still some hidden gems to explore.

The ‘Blue Lagoon’ is perhaps one of the most picturesque places in Langkawi, little known to tourists.

Visitors enjoy the panoramic view of the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls.
(Photo credit: Fernando Fong)

Known locally as “Telaga Biru”, the Blue Lagoon is part of Langkawi’s Telaga Tujuh waterfalls, also known as “Seven Wells”.

Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls are located on Mount Mat Cincang, Langkawi’s second highest mountain at 850 meters above sea level and the oldest mountain in Southeast Asia.

The tropical rainforest of Mount Mat Cincang surrounds the “Blue Lagoon”.
(Photo credit: Fernando Fong)

Getting there from Cenang takes about 23 minutes by car and 44 minutes from Kuah.

The Telaga Tujuh waterfalls are presented as the most beautiful natural attraction on the island.

Still, the Blue Lagoon surpasses any other “well” you would typically see at Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls.

A dark-leaved monkey, also known as the Spectacled Langurs, resting among the trees.
(Photo credit: Fernando Fong)

The Blue Lagoon is an alluring pool fed by a flowing stream – as blue as if it were artificially colored.

One of the reasons it doesn’t attract a lot of tourists is that the Blue Lagoon isn’t on the billboards.

Follow this sign to get to the ‘Blue Lagoon’.
(Photo credit: Fernando Fong)

The Blue Lagoon can be reached with a 15 to 20 minute light trek through the jungle from the edge of the river that makes up the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls.

The Blue Lagoon is located on the same path that leads to the top of Mount Mat Cincang, which is also home to the Langkawi Cable Car.

At the right time, a black hat placed by Good Samaritans indicates that it is time to turn away from the main jungle path.

A black hat indicates the location of the ‘Blue Lagoon’.
(Photo credit: Fernando Fong)

From there, the Blue Lagoon is only a one to two minute walk away, but it’s still unnoticeable if there is no beacon.

The best time to visit is early in the morning. The water is crystal clear as it has not yet been disturbed by people swimming in the pool.

It is not known why the color is blue; thus, it is truly a mysterious and alluring beauty.

A Langkawi resident, who only wished to be known as Sham, said locals recently discovered another such pool.

One of the two bridges that travelers will pass through before reaching the “Blue Lagoon”.
(Photo credit: Fernando Fong)

Sham, who was at the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls for a picnic with his family, however politely declined to disclose the location.

“This is another gem so special, so preserved, we prefer that few people know about it,” he said.

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