PLACES OF INTEREST

Nature and Adventure

Balai Besar

An impressive wooden edifice built in 1898 embodying
certain aspect of Thai architecture. This 'great hall'
is used frequently for royal and state occasions.

Balai Nobat

The building houses the sacred intrusments of the Royal
orchestra, played only during royal ceremonies such as
inaugurations, weddings and funeral. The instruments
consists of three drums, a gong and a flute, peculiar to
the haunting srain of 'nobat' music.

Balai Seni Negeri

Balai Seni Negeri, the state art gallery is located in the
vicinity of masjid zahir. Its exhibits include a fine collection
of paintings, antiques and historical relics. The gallery opens
daily, Fridays : 9.00am - 12.00pm 3.00pm - 6.00pm Others day
: 10.00am - 9.00pm Admission is free

Batu Hampar

A favourite weekend retread located in the district of Yan, 31 km
south of Alor Setar. Picnickers revel in the cool depths of rocky
pools amidst the thundering roar of the waterfalls. There are
several others such waterfalls around the state : . Puncak
Janing-In the district of Padang Terap, about 25 km
north-east of Alor Setar. . Seri Perigi-A waterfall set
within a park. The stream that runs through this park
has its begining in Gunung Jerai. . Peranginan Bukit
Hijau-112 km south-east of Alor Setar, in the district of
Baling, offers yet another park, featuring a waterfall amidst
lush greenery. . Peranginan Sik & Lata Mengkuang-Surrounded
by the hills and mountains of Sik, 72 km south-east of Alor Setar
offer the adventurous spirit a blissful retreat from the everyday world.
This area is ideal for hiking and camping amidst natural surroundings.

Bujang Valley

Lying between Gunung Jerai in the north and Sungai Muda in the south, is regarded as Malaysia's richest archaeological area. Archaeological findings indicate that this is one of the earliest centres of civilised settlement and development of Malay Peninsula-rending it significant to the history of Southeast Asia as a whole. The ruins, like Candi Batu Pahat, believed to have been built in the 17th Century were mainly remains of temples and statues of Indian Gods and Goddesses, similar to those uncovered of historical sites in India. Obviously there has been some form of cultural exchange between the two countries through their trading conducts. The Bujang Valley archaeological museum in pengkalan bujang houses the numerous artificial caskets, gem stones, beads, etc. 50 candis or temples were found along sungai bujang and to date, 8 of them has been restored to their original form using the same original materials.

Bukit Pinang

Bukit Pinang is an orchard which becomes a haven for fruit lovers during
the fruit season, especially those who cannot resist the 'durian'. Another
Interesting feature of Bukit Pinang is the fact that 'tuntong', a breed of
river turtle, is found here. Folklore has it that eggs laid by these turtles
were conducive to curing several diseases, hence in those days only
the royalty had access to these eggs.

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Places of Interest

Nature and Adventure

Alor Setar

  • Balai Besar
  • Balai Nobat
  • Balai Seni Negeri
  • Batu Hampar
  • Bujang Valley
  • Bukit Pinang
  • Gunung Jerai
  • Gunung Keriang
  • Istana Anak Bukit
  • Kota Kuala Kedah
  • Menara Alor Setar
  • Muzium Diraja
  • Peranginan Bukit Hijau
  • Peranginan Sik and Lata Mengkuang
  • Puncak Janing
  • Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir
  • Seri Perigi
  • The Royal Boat House
  • The Royal Mausoleum
  • Zahir Mosque

Langkawi

  • Air Hangat Village
  • Craft Cultural Complex
  • Crocodile Farm
  • Dataran Lang
  • Galeria Perdana
  • Gua Langsir
  • Gunung Matcincang & Gunung Raya
  • Kampung Buku Malaysia
  • Kuah Town
  • Lagenda Langkawi dalam taman
  • Laman padi Langkawi
  • Langkawi island
  • Mahsuri Tomb
  • Padang Mahsirat
  • Sangkar ikan Langkawi
  • Tanjung Rhu
  • Tasik Dayang Bunting
  • Telaga Air Hangat
  • Telaga Tujuh Waterfall
  • Underwater world Langkawi

Island and Beaches
Kedah

  • Pantai Merdeka

Langkawi

  • Pantai Kok, Pantai Cenang, Pantai
  • Tengah, Datai and Burau Bay
  • Pantai Pasir Hitam
  • Pulau Beras Basah
  • Pulau Singa Besar
  • Pulau Payar Marine Park

Accommodation

Alor Setar

  • Hotel Grand Continental
  • Hotel Seri Malaysia

Sungai Petani

  • Cinta Sayang Resort
  • Hotel Seri Malaysia
  • Novotel
  • Pahlawan Wangi Hotel
  • Sungai Petani inn
  • Swiss-inn Sungai Petani

Jitra

  • UUM Lodge/Hotel

Gunung Jerai

  • Gunung Jerai resort

Pedu lake

  • Desa utara Pedu lake resort
  • Mutiara Pedu lake golf & lake resort
  • More

Langkawi

  • Aseania Seaview Resort
  • Awana Porto Malai
  • Beach Garden Resort
  • Beringin Beach Resort
  • Berjaya Langkawi beach & spa resort
  • Central Hotel
  • City Bayview Hotel
  • Club Las Brisas
  • Delima Resort
  • Helang Hotel
  • Hotel Grand Continental
  • Kg Tok Senik
  • Kondo Istana
  • Langkasuka Resort
  • Langkawi holiday villa
  • Langkawi island resort
  • Langkawi village resort
  • Mutiara Burau Bay Beach Resort
  • Panorama Langkawi country resort
  • Pelangi Beach Resort
  • Radisson Tanjung Rhu resort
  • Rebak Marina Resort
  • Sandy Beach Motel
  • Seaview Hotel
  • Sheraton Langkawi beach resort
  • Sheraton Perdana Resort
  • Sri Legenda Garden Resort
  • The Andaman Resort
  • The Datai
  • The Gates Resort
  • The Paloma
  • Tiara Hotel

Shopping

Dining & Entertainment

Alor Setar

  • Pekan Rabu

Langkawi

  • Aquarium Seafood Garden
  • Backofen
  • Barn Thai Restaurant
  • Bon Ton at the Beach
  • Chitose Japanese
  • Orkid Cenang Seafood Restaurant
  • Restaurant Langkawi prawn village
  • Safari Restaurant
  • Sari Court
  • Helang Hotel
  • Seri Theatre Restaurant
  • Sun Bay Restaurant (Seafood)
  • Kondo Istana

Langkawi

  • Jetty Point
  • Kampung Tanamas
  • Kedah marble
  • Langka Emas
  • Langkawi fair
  • Langkawii crystaal
  • Sari Craft
  • Safari Restaurant
  • Sari Court
  • Sime Duty Free
  • Teow Soon Huat
  • More
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Sports & Recreation

Kulim

  • Kulim golf & country resort

Langkawi

  • Datai Bay Golf Club
  • Island Cruises
  • Langkawi coral
  • Langkawi marine sports
  • More

Travel Services

Langkawi

  • Dynamite Cruises
  • Fuji Maru
  • Fuji Maru
  • Lada Langkawi
  • Langkawi unique holidays
  • Scuba Link Holiday S/B
  • Yanjaya
  • More