sits in the northwest corner of Peninsular Malaysia. The state is fairly
small, covering an area of 9,425 sq km with "kampungs" (villages)
scattered over "padi" (rice) fields. One will be able to feast their eyes
on lush green padi fields enhanced by traditional Malay houses, coconut
palms, local fruit trees, and gently rolling hills.
Off Kedah's western shores are clusters of sun-drenched islands that
comprise the legendary archipelago of Langkawi, easily the most popular
resort location in the country.
Having all the ingredients that make it an ideal haven for an adventure
holiday, varied landscape, superb natural settings, year round sunshine,
Kedah is the ultimate destination for the eco-tourists. It is one of
the best destinations for those seeking retreat from urban living as its
pristine environment is still intact despite the development taking place
in the state.
More than a land of mere scenery, however, Kedah
is also the site of Malaysia's most extensive ruins.
In the Bujang Valley are the sprawling remains of a Hindu kingdom believed
to date back to the 6th century A.D.
The Arabic honorific of Kedah is Darul Aman ("Abode of Peace"). The
state's capital and royal seat is Alor Star. Other major towns include
Sungai Petani and Kuala Kedah on the mainland, and Kuah on Pulau Langkawi.
Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah and provides easy access to the Thai
border and the rest of Kedah. Like all towns in Kedah, Alor Setar still
retains its old world charms. Most of the places of interest are within
Alor Setar has a population of 220.000 people. The city is a major center
for trade in rice and rubber. It's also the residence of the Sultan of
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History - People & Culture - Economy
Alor Setar - Shop & Dine -
Getting There - Travel Tips - Weather
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Alor Setar / Historical Sights /
Forests & Waterfalls I /
Forests & Waterfalls II /
Lakes & Beach /
Off Kedah's western shores lies the legendary archipelago of Langkawi,
easily the most popular resort location in the country.
Introduction - Legends & Myths
Sights & Visits - Kuah Town
Beaches - Islands - Getting There
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Kedah State - Langkawi Island - Alor Setar
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