Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park

Langkawi UNESCO GLobal Geopark > Nature

Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park is a five minute boat ride south from Langkawi’s main port. The island is named after its iconic lake, Dayang Bunting, or Lake of the Pregnant Maiden, as the contour of the hills along one side resembles a pregnant maiden.

Over time, legends were spun, and it was said that drinking the lake water helped women with infertility. The lake itself was created by a large cave collapsing due to erosion resulting in loss of structural integrity.

The island is characterised by a large thrust fault that runs north to south that has uplifted the older Setul limestone alongside the younger Chuping limestone, which gives the island impressive sea stacks, caves and sea arch formations.


Tasik Dayang Bunting
07100 Langkawi, Kedah