Eagle Square(Dataran Lang) is one of Langkawi’s best known manmade attractions. A large sculpture of an eagle poised to take flight. A sight that greets visitors to the island via ferry, the 12 metre-tall statue is one of the island’s most instantly recognizable monuments. The reddish-brown eagle at was built as an emblem of the island. According to tales, Langkawi’s name came from two Malay words – ‘helang’ (eagle) and ‘kawi' (reddish brown): hence Lang-Kawi.