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1Bujang Valley (0.5hr)

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Ancient Civilization Excavated and Exposed!

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  1. Some photos of the itinerary are provided by Malaysia Traveller. For more travelling experiences, please visit Malaysia Traveller.
  2. Bujang Valley holds the oldest civilization in the whole of Malaysia and some claim South-East Asia, and within the huge compound one would find gorgeously-constructed ancient Hindu-Buddhist tomb temples that are extremely unique.

An archaeologist's paradise, Bujang Valley offers 224 square kilometers of ancient wonders and historical relics from glorious tomb temples to yesteryear tools and equipment. History lovers would also love to explore the Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum that can be found here. (Photos by Malaysia Traveller)

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    08:00-18:00, daily

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    Free Admission

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    242 A, Bangunan Dispensari Lama, Pekan Merbok, Kedah (+604-4572005)

1Kedah Peak (2hr)

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Gorgeous Hiking Retreat For Nature Lovers

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Kedah Peak was considered a sacred mountain in the past by Hindu and Buddhist traders and seafarers, and the peak was utilized as a navigational point for ships and vessels that head to Kedah for trading purposes.

With a height of 986 meters, Kedah Peak or Mount Jerai is the tallest peak in the whole of Kedah and proves to be an excellent hiking challenge for nature enthusiasts. Also find a Forestry Musem, an ancient spring as well as resort-styled accommodation options available within the area. (Photos by Malaysia Traveller)

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    08:00-19:00, daily

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    Transport Charges to Gunung Jerai (RM10.00 per person)

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    Mount Jerai, Jalan Kaki Bukit, Lebuhraya Gurun, Gurun, Kedah (+604-7312322 Tourism Malaysia)

1Naim Decorative Mushroom (0.5hr)

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Decorative Mushrooms to Adorn Your Home!

Naim's Decorative Mushrooms is a family business that is run by founder Mr. Naim, and produces decorative mushroom ornaments and beauty items that would be brilliant additions for your homes and gardens. They come in many different colours and designs, and customers can also custom-request for items based on preferences.

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    10:00-17:00, daily

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    Free Admission

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    Along main route 1, Gurun, Kedah (+6012-4363727)

1Koay Teow Thng @ Restoran Thian Hoe

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Mouthwatering Koay Teow Thng On Offer!

For fans of Koay Teow Thng, the bowl on offer at Restoran Thian Hoe in Gurun would prove to be an ultimately unmissable dish! The Koay Teow Thng served here is famous due to its originality, excellent taste and generosity of the meat that is offered with each bowl.

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    08:00-11:00, daily

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    Ikan Bakar (Grilled Fish), Mixed Rice (RM3.00)

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    49 Jalan Besar, Gurun, Kedah (+604-4212205)

1Kak Chaq Ikan Bakar

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Fish Grilled to Perfection!

Grilled Fish or 'Ikan Bakar' is a very popular dish at Kak Chaq Ikan Bakar, especially its specialty BBQ Talapia Fish that is a crowd-favorite. Other noteworthy dishes available here include the deer meat 'satay' or skewered meat as well as the excellent curry duck which is a stall-specialty.

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    10:00-22:00, daily

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    Decorative Ornaments (RM4.00)

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    Along main Route 1, Gurun, Kedah (+6019-4333301)

1Kedah Royal Museum (Muzium Di Raja) (1hr)

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A Blast from the Royal Past of Kedah

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The Kedah Royal Museum also serves to be the mausoleum of Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal Abidin II, and was only converted to become a museum recently in 1983 despite being built back in 1736.

You would be greeted by cannons as you approach the main entrance to the Kedah Royal Museum, a place that used to be a royal wedding hall in the past. Today it showcases plenty of artifacts from the Kedah royal family through a number of galleries.

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    10:00-18:00 , Close on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji

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    Free Admission

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    Medan Bandar, Alor Setar, Kedah (+604-7327937)

1Gunung Keriang Recreational Park (2-2.5hr)

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Serene Hill Station Recreational Park

In addition to being able to enjoy nature at its best through activities such as hiking, jungle trekking, rock climbing and bird watching, the well-maintained Gunung Keriang Recreational Park also proves to be an excellent place to steal a bargain if you are a collector of crystal items!

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    Open 24 Hours, daily

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    Free Admission

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    Pekan Gunung Keriang, Alor Setar, Kedah (+604-7312322 Tourism Malaysia)

1Fort Kuala Kedah (0.5-1hr)

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Oldest Ancient Fort in North Malaysia

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Fort Kuala Kedah was built by the Sultan of Kedah and utilized by the Portuguese army before being attacked and destroyed by the Acheh, the Bugis and eventually the Siamese army but the fort was restored time and again to be the structure that it is today.

The ancient Fort Kuala Kedah was built early in the 17th century, and has been destroyed by attacking armies a few times before being reconstructed every time. Within the fort's boundaries today you would find a lighthouse, a museum as well as plenty of historical evidence of Kedah's glorious past.

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    08:00-18:00, 09:00-18:00 Sat-Thur; 09:00-12:00, 14:30-18:00 Fri

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    Free Admission

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    Kompleks Sejarah Kota Kuala Kedah, Jabatan Muzium Malaysia (Wilayah Utara), Kampung Seberang Kota, Kuala Kedah, Kedah (+604-7312322)

1Kuala Kedah (1hr)

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Gateway to Langkawi Albeit Quiet Fishing Village

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Within Kuala Kedah you would find the Kuala Kedah Jetty that is always crowded as it is an entry point to the famous Langkawi Island. Here at the jetty you would find the local mango called the 'mempelam' that is green on the outside but yellow and mouthwateringly-sweet on the inside, a must-try!

Kuala Kedah proves to be a quiet, seaside fishing village that offers not only a peaceful life but also excellent seafood delicacies for those that love them. The Kuala Kedah Jetty located here is one of the main entry points to the gorgeous island of Langkawi, one of Malaysia's best. (Photos by Malaysia Traveller)

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    Open 24 Hours, daily

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    Transport Charges to Gunung Jerai (RM10.00 per person)

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    Kuala Kedah District, Alor Setar, Kedah (+604-7312322 Tourism Malaysia)

1Georgetown White Coffee

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Hawker Delicacies with Coffee at Its Best!

Georgetown White Coffee allows people from all walks of life to enjoy classic nothern hawker food and standout white coffee that has been the trademark of the outlet since it started operations. Enjoy mouthwatering hawker delicacies in a more comfortable ambience with air conditioning and WiFi facilities provided as standard.

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    10:00-22:00, daily

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    (From RM3.00-10.00)

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    G15-17 Alor Setar Mall, Kawasan Perusahaan Tandop Baru, Alor Setar, Kedah (+604-7728733)

Main Attractions

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  • A玩Balai Besar
    Balai Besar
    • Lebuhraya Darul Aman, Bandar Alor Setar, Alor Setar, Kedah
      (+604-7322444 Majlis Daerah Alor Setar)
    • 09:00-17:00, daily
    • Free Admission (Photos by Malaysia Traveller)
  • A玩Galeri Sultan Abdul Halim
    Galeri Sultan Abdul Halim
    • Medan Bandaraya, Jalan Raja, Alor Setar, Kedah
      (+604-7303664)
    • 09:00-18:00, Close from 12:30-14:30 on Fri, Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji
    • Adults Entrance Fee (RM5.00), Child Entrance Fee (RM2.00) (Photos by Malaysia Traveller)
  • A玩Kedah River Park
    Kedah River Park
    • Lebuhraya Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar, Kedah
      (+604-7312322)
    • Open 24 Hours, daily
    • Free Admission

Insider\'s tips

  1. Some photos of the itinerary are provided by Malaysia Traveller. For more travelling experiences, please visit Malaysia Traveller.
  2. Bujang Valley holds the oldest civilization in the whole of Malaysia and some claim South-East Asia, and within the huge compound one would find gorgeously-constructed ancient Hindu-Buddhist tomb temples that are extremely unique.
  3. Kedah Peak was considered a sacred mountain in the past by Hindu and Buddhist traders and seafarers, and the peak was utilized as a navigational point for ships and vessels that head to Kedah for trading purposes.
  4. The Kedah Royal Museum also serves to be the mausoleum of Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal Abidin II, and was only converted to become a museum recently in 1983 despite being built back in 1736.
  5. Fort Kuala Kedah was built by the Sultan of Kedah and utilized by the Portuguese army before being attacked and destroyed by the Acheh, the Bugis and eventually the Siamese army but the fort was restored time and again to be the structure that it is today.
  6. Within Kuala Kedah you would find the Kuala Kedah Jetty that is always crowded as it is an entry point to the famous Langkawi Island. Here at the jetty you would find the local mango called the 'mempelam' that is green on the outside but yellow and mouthwateringly-sweet on the inside, a must-try!

Reference & Travel Guide

  • Lovin' Langkawi v3.00