Langkawi Bird Paradise is a five-acre park along Jalan Ayer Hangat. Officially launched in 2002, it is a tropical garden with over 2,500 exotic birds from 150 species such as canaries, owls, eagles, toucans, hornbills and flamingos. The park also features a walk-in aviary with a 15m manmade waterfall.
About ten minutes from Kuah, the complex is also known as the Taman Burung Langkawi or Langkawi Wildlife Park. The 10,000sqm complex has over 1,500 birds that fly freely, with sections that strongly resemble the natural habitats of each different species of birdlife. The Langkawi Bird Paradise is the first fully covered wildlife park in Asia.
Situated nearby the foothills of Gunung Raya, the aviary is a popular stopover for most tours on Pulau Langkawi (the main island) and the indoor park predictably is a popular spot on rainy days.
Within the complex is a cool souvenir store selling bird-themed knick-knacks. This new extension at the back of the gallery houses a display of rare crafted and raw crystal ornaments from Brazil and China. Besides purchasing the crystals you can also learn about their curative and therapeutic properties from the attentive and friendly staff.