Dayang Bunting Geoforest Park mainly covers

Pulau Dayang Bunting, Pulau Tuba and islands that are located around them. There are three main geosite at Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park wich are Dayang Bunting Geosite, Pulau Tuba Geosite and Pulau Ular Geosite.

These chains of islands are occupied by several rock formations including Kuah Granite (Triassic), Setul Limestone (Ordovian-Middle Devonian) and Chuping Limestone (Permian).

Like Kilim geoforest Park, the Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park is also made up of karstic islands with some of its own spectacular sights. Various types of karst morphologies and landforms were formed by many different processes that took place since the Late Triassic when the area was brought up to the surface during the granite emplacement. Rugged limestone topograpgy with vertical walls and solution pipes are the main characteristics of these karstic islands. Flat or gently sloping rock surfaces are often developed at the foot of the cliff as a result of wave abrasion and is called abrasion platform. These platforms will be submerged during the high tide but not exposed during the low tide. Prolonged coastal erosion resulted in the formation of a more complex landscape comprising sea notch, sea cave, sea tunnel and sea-arch of various sizes and shapes. Pulau Dua and Pulau Lima exhibit fine examples of sea arches.

dayang bunting geosite

Dayang Bunting Lake

Dayang Bunting Lake

There is a freshwater lake in this island located in northwest side of Pulau Dayang Bunting namely from Chuping Formation. Form lake is longitudinal with length measurement is 800m and broad 350m. Fresh-water doline-lake of Dayang Bunting formed due to the collapse of large ancient cave. The biggest attraction of the Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park is the development of a large doline-originated fresh-water lake named as Tasik Dayang Bunting or Lake of Pregnant Maiden, side-by-side with the natural landscape sculpture of the said mythical pregnant maiden resting on her back.

 

    Activity

  • Tracking to lake Dayang Bunting
  • Kayak
  • Solar Paddle Boat
  • Swim
  • Eye-View Of Lake Dayang Bunting
  • Natural Fish Spa
  • Walking around the Lake

Gua Pasir Dagang

Gua Pasir Dagang

Gua Pasir Dagang located at eastern side of Pulau Dayang Bunting, near the boundary between the Late-Middle Permian of Chuping Formation and Late Triassic granite intrusion. The geology is made up of crystalline white marble of Chuping Formation with skarn mineralization at the contact with the intruding granite. The cave formation consist of a variety of speleothem. Marble, skarn and granite are special features that can also be found at Pasir Dagang beach.

The mouth of the cave is quite narrow and a small stream with a sandy bed runs into the cave. To enter the cave, one has to follow the underground stream during low tide. How far the stream flows inside the cave and where it eventually leads to are yet to be ascertained. The size of the cave is no so big but the stalictites and flowstones within the cave produced fantastic world of illusion and imagination. Stalagmites are rare because the cave is flooded with water during high tides.  This is the most beautiful cave in the Langkawi.

Activity

  • Cave exploration

Pulau Singa Kechil

Pulau Singa Kechil

The Pulau Singa Kechil Geological Monument potrays a panoramic limestone columm of the Chuping Formation rested on a sequence of mudstone, siltstone and sandstone of Singa Formation. At this rare site we can observe the gradual changes between two rock formations. Trace fossils are abundant in the Singa Formation, while chert nodules of diagenetic origin are common in this limestone.

PULAU TUBA GEOSITE

Pulau Lima and Pulau Dua

Pulau Lima and Pulau Dua

Pulau Tuba Geosite which is Pulau Lima and Pulau Dua where the caves, natural arches and sea notches are among the karst features found on limestone terrain. Caves are formed by dissolution of limestone by surface and ground waters. The same mechanism has also been responsible for the formation of underground tunnels. The fact that some caves in this area are located high above the present sea level suggests that the ground water level was several meters or evens tens of meters higher than the present day sea-level. These series of elevated caves, sea arches and sea notches are natural wonders of Langkawi, while some caves with uniquely vegetated floor give special landscape which cannot be found anywhere else.

Gua Wang Buluh

Gua Wang Buluh

This cave is formed at about 150m above the present sea level and has several small entrances facing a valley or wang, wich actually is a doline with very steep cliff. This hill is made up of limestone of the Setul Formation that has been methamorphosed into marble as a result of igneus ativity from 220 to 210 million years ago (Late Triassic). The cave consists of several chambers at two different levels, each of which with various stalactites, stalagmites, columns, rock curtains and flowstone, forming shapes of various creatures. The cave wall that is exposed to sunlight is covered by algae and appears green in colour.

Activity

  • Hiking
  • Tracking
  • Cave exploration
  • View point of Tuba Island

PULAU ULAR GEOSITE

Pulau Ular

Pulau Ular

Pulau Ular is a small island and its present shapes and morphologies were formed due to selective erosion by wave since thousands of years ago. The island is made up of several undulating hills separated by abrasion platforms, producing its unique snake-like appearance if viewed from the east to southeast. These hills, together with five sets of elevated ancient abrasion platform at approximately +5m, +4m, +3m, +2m and +1.5m above the present low-tide level, have produced a spectacular geological landscape. In the upper part of the succession, the dropstone structure and the variation in shape, sizes and origins of its pebbles suggest that the pebbly mudstone of Singa Formation is of marine glacial deposits (diamictite). Trace fossils that are abundant in the lower part of the succession suggest a shallow marine environment condition prior to the deposition of marine glacial deposits.

Pulau Tepor

Pulau Tepor

Mudstone, siltsone and sandstone of the Singa Formation in the Langkawi Island often contain pebbles whose parent rock are so alien to the geology of Langkawi Island and the Peninsular Malaysia. These pebbles are randomly distributed within fine-grained sedimentary rocks, occasionally exhibiting dropstone structures, which indicate their marine glacial origin, being dropped by rafting iceberg in the past. This implies that the Lnagkawi Island were once part of the Gondwana supercontinent during late Carboniferous to early Permian. The main composition of dropstones is of sedimentary origin. Some granitic pebbles however have also been found including a trondjehmite whichgive an age of 1000 m.y. based on K-Ar radiometric dating. The mudstone is between 30 cm to about 5 m thick, containing thin silty  to sandy streaks. Cross lamination, slump structures and U-tube trace fossils are commonly found within this rock unit.

Pulau Bumbun

Pulau Bumbun

Pulau Bumbun is made of coarse crystalline biotite granite in contact with limestone. Towards the contact, the rock become non-phorphyritic and potash rich. A conspicuous feature is the graphic intergrowth of quartz and orthoclase. The contact zone is well exposed and shows an interesting zone of skarn-type mineralization. Coarse garnet, amphibole and tourmaline crystals can be seen in this zone. Copper enrichment and scheelite have also been reported to occur in the skarn.