APA ITU GEOPARK?

Geopark merujuk kepada sesuatu kawasan yang terdapat tapak warisan geologi yang boleh digunakan oleh semua pihak bagi tujuan pemeliharaan, pendidikan dan pembangunan secara lestari/mapan. Adalah penting bagi sesebuah geopark mempunyai unsur-unsur ekologi, arkeologi, sejarah dan budaya. Kehidupan di dalam sesebuah masyarakat tidak boleh dipisahkan dengan alam semulajadi, budaya dan sejarah sosialnya. Hubungan di antara kehidupan, kepelbagaian geologi dan biologi serta budaya, merupakan komponen penting bagi setiap Geopark.

PEMBANGUNAN GEOPARK

Warisan Sejarah Langkawi Geopark

Alami perjalanan bersejarah dan nikmati keajaiban geologikal bumi yang berusia lebih dari 550 juta tahun bersama hos anda, Elaine Daly di Langkawi Geopark. Saksikan keindahan semula jadi dan nikmati budaya dan warisan Pulau Langkawi.

Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

Situated on the North-East of the Langkawi Island in the area around the Kilim River and its estuary, the terrain here is predominantly limestone (karst). Millions of years of erosion have created a unique landscape of pinnacles, cliffs, caves and hills as well as the rich biotopes of the mudflats and the mangrove eco-systems.

Explore the Kilim Geoforest by boat in order to reach places inaccessible by land, or walk around and discover some of the unique geological features, including ancient fossil beds and stalactites. Here you can find plenty of marine life in the emerald green waters below as well as spot birds, including the islands famous eagles, up high.

Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park

The Machinchang mountain range in the north-western corner of Langkawi, and Gunung Raya, a granite mountain at the centre is renowned for their Cambrian (first geological period of the Paleozoic Era) rock formations.

The rock here is predominantly sedimentary sandstone and granite and forms a spectacular landscape that dominates the skyline. Machinchang is Malaysia’s oldest mountain range, and home to what is probably the most ancient rainforest on the planet. The oldest part of this Geopark is Teluk Datai. This is where the oldest grains of sand rest, its history displayed in the exposed surface of sandstone in the upper part and mudstone/shale in the lower part.

Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park

South of Langkawi you will find the second largest island of the archipelago, Pulau Dayang Bunting. Dayang Bunting means Pregnant Maiden, a name given to this island due to the suggestive shape of the hills on this island.

Famous for the fresh water lake found nestled amongst hills of rugged forest, it is also known as Lake of the Pregnant Maiden. The lake originated as a massive limestone cave which collapsed. There you will also find the finest Permian marble formations in the world.