Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park has the built up area of 4,274 hectares with the oldest rock formations, namely the Machinchang Formation. Despite the ancient aged rocks, 550 million years old (Cambria-Geology’s age), the sandstone in this area has proven that it can withstand weathering and tectonics activities. The peak of the Machinchang shows that the sand rocks have been chopped which relates to the legend of Mat Cincang and Mat Raya. Among the important geosites in this area includes; Teluk Datai, Pantai Pasir Tengkorak, Tanjung Buta and Tanjung Sabung. Other than those areas, the recent geological process have been formed, among which are the Air Terjun Temurun, Air Terjun Telaga Tujuh, Pulau Anak Datai, Pulau Anak Burau and Tanjung Chinnchin. The Machinchang Cambrian Geoforest Park is the main attraction for visitors who are interested in getting on the cable car ride. In supporting the tourist activities here, the Oriental Village, which is the business centre, has been built around the foothills of Gunung Machinchang. Oriental Village has souvenir shops, restaurants, spas, animal farm and Langkawi Geopark Information Centre. Around the premise, there are many activities that can be explored, among which are horse riding, jungle trekking, camping and picnic

  • Consists of the oldest rock formations in the South East Asia and Malaysia, aged 490 – 550 million years, namely the Machinchang Formation (sandstone and siltstone).
  • The main geotrail to the peak of Gunung Machinchang is via the cable car which provides for the steepness of 90° degrees which makes it the steepest cable car in the world. At the height of 709 metres above sea level, visitors can take in the 360° degrees breathtaking view
  • There are several protected geology sites in this area which are; Tanjung Chinchin, Air Terjun Telaga Tujuh, Air Terjun Temurun, Pantai Teluk Datai and Pulau Anak Datai.
  • The plants surrounding the peak of Gunung Machinchang are unique and most of the plants here are low almost like forest shrubs. Among the plants that can be found here are; Tongkat Ali (eEurycoma longifolia), Kelat Bukit and Podo Bukit (Podocarpus neriifolius).
  • According to the local folklore, Machinchang refers to a giant named Mat Machinchang whom had a fight with Mat Raya during the wedding ceremony of their children until Mat Sawar broke up the fight, alas, to no avail.