Kilim Karst Geoforest

 Kilim Karst Geoforest, Langkawi

The mangrove tours operate out of two separate locations within the park. The bat cave is opposite one of these access points, and the waterway in the immediate area is pretty busy.

 Kilim Karst Geoforest, Langkawi

This inlet near the mouth of the river provides a sheltered area for floating fish restaurants and a yacht mooring area popular with long distance sailors.

 Kilim Karst Geoforest

As we near the open sea, the water changes to this quite stunning turquoise colour.

 Kilim Karst Geoforest, Langkawi

 Kilim Karst Geoforest, Langkawi

Our boat trip then took us for a 15 minute spin along the coast to another entrance back into the river systems.

Kilim Karst Geoforest

Our guide for the day.

Fish Farm, Kilim Karst Geoforest, Langkawi

Final stop was at a floating fish farm where we could inpsect and feed some of the local fish species.

Fish Farm, Kilim Karst Geoforest, Langkawi

Good sized cobia

Fish Farm, Kilim Karst Geoforest, Langkawi

Our young guide at the fish farm was quite a character. Here he is demonstrating one of the 101 uses of a horseshoe crab.

Horseshoie crab, Kilim Karst Geoforest, Langkawi

The previously modelled horseshoe crab. The horseshoe crab is one of the oldest unchanged lifeforms on the planet, having been around in much its current form for at least 300 million years. They are found only in parts of Asia and off the US east coast.

Kilim Karst Geoforest, Langkawi

Kilim Karst Geoforest, Langkawi

Tanjong Rhu, Langkawi

Back at the jetty, there’s a few stalls selling refreshments. To the left is the fuel truck needed to keep petrol up to all the outboards.

Tanjong Rhu, Langkawi

Scooters are a very popular form of transport on Langkawi. This lot likely belongs to the tour boat operators.

So that completes the post on Kilim Karst Geoforest. Next up will be a ride through the Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park.

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Camera Gear

Pentax K-3 with my regular walkaround lens, my Tamron 17-50 F2.8 zoom. A polarising filter was used to tame reflections off the water.  The brahminy kite photos were done with my Pentax DA 55-300 zoom.

To Learn More

Thinking of a visit to Langkawi’s geoparks? More information can be found here: Langkawi Geoparks

And where on the island is Kilim Karst Geoforest?

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6 thoughts on “Kilim Karst Geoforest

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  5. rts5069@gmail.com

    Hey Clive Go to bed! Just about to enjoy my pre dinner Jupiler. Great photos incidentally.

    Best wishes

    Richard

    Reply
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