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Kilim River offer some truly unforgettable sights and experiences for adventurous travellers to Langkawi island .A tour that is bound to provide plenty of thrills is the boat trip to Kilim Nature Park .Visit the Bat Cave (Gua Kelawar) .Hire a boat to cruise Sungai Kilim and its maze of mangroves. As the boat moves slowly along, watch out for playful otters or monitor lizards. If you are lucky, you’ll see frolicking dolphins.
Look up when you hear the cries of Brahminy Kites or White-Bellied Sea Eagles. Drawn by chicken skin thrown by boat operators or tourists, the eagles would swoop down, catch the feed and then fly away majestically. Langkawi is named after the Brahminy Kite eagle (helang or lang in short, while kawi refers to batu kawi, the brown stone found abundantly on the island).
The only drawback to eagle watching here is seeing tourists-laden boats with loud engines zipping fast along the river. Some boatmen make their engines roar loudly to get the attention of the eagles towards the chicken skin.
Try and use the services of registered nature guides who would coax boat operators to be mindful of the natural surroundings and to ply the river at a more leisurely pace.
These are guides who would go out of their way to point out the different mangrove species along the river and talk about their importance to the eco-system. They’ll also show you wild exotic orchids, blue and orange crabs on mud-banks, kingfishers perched on trees and even stop to watch colonies of monkeys and monitor lizards.
Along the river are several kelongs and one also serves as a floating seafood restaurant. Called Hole In The Wall, this is where you can have some of the freshest seafood on the island.
Sungai Kilim and the Kilim mangrove area are part of the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park with sea-caves, sea-notches, sea-stacks, arches and wangs as well as untouched freshwater and seawater lakes.
The river opens up to the sea where islands — home to ancient limestone rocks with exotic cycads, slipper orchids and colourful begonias — fringe the shores.
Nearby Pulau Langgun has a camping site and a lovely lake (Tasik Langgun) formed through years of accumulation of rainwater in a limestone sinkhole.
Opposite Pulau Langgun is a lovely unnamed bay in an isolated part of the main Pulau Langkawi. A small opening in the karst wall on the bay allows seawater to flow into a sinkhole on the other side. The sinkhole is surrounded by almost vertical karst walls and the trapped water forms a hauntingly beautiful blue-green lake called Tasik Langsuir (Banshee Lake).
The scenery is so breathtaking that your hair will stand on ends. From a walkway on stilts on one side of the lake, you will be able to see exposed fossils and several species of mangroves including kurap, minyak, berembang and nyireh. The bay is not far from the Kilim rivermouth.
Just across the river from the Sungai Kilim Jetty is Gua Kelawar (Bats Cave). Walking to the cave will take you through a boardwalk fringed by mangrove forests where myriad birds thrive. Look up and you’d see hundreds and hundreds of bats clinging on to the cave ceiling.
Dating back to more than 400 million years, Gua Kelawar has spectacular limestone formations and ancient oyster shells attached to parts of the wall just above the sea level.