Top 35 Attractions in Kedah (2024)

Attractions in Kedah

Kedah is located up north in Malaysia, close to the border of Thailand and is considered the “rice bowl” of Malaysia, where half of the country’s rice production originated from here. Besides its agricultural importance to Malaysia, it is also home to one of the most popular islands in Malaysia, Langkawi Island. If you are planning a travel to this state, here are the top attractions in Kedah that you should visit.

Alor Setar (#1 – #12)

Alor Setar, a city rich in cultural and historical allure in Kedah, Malaysia, offers a diverse array of experiences for every traveller. From the architectural beauty of the Zahir Mosque to the historical narratives at the Birth Home of Tun Dr Mahathir and the serene landscapes of Mount Keriang, there’s always something to explore. With so many different and interesting attractions in Kedah, Alor Setar ensures your journey is filled with memorable moments and scenic splendours.

Zahir Mosque
Zahir Mosque
Alor Setar Tower
Alor Setar Tower
Mount Keriang
Mount Keriang
Birth Home Of Tun Dr Mahathir
Birth Home Of Tun Dr Mahathir


13. Ulu Legong Hot Spring

Ulu Legong Hot Spring

One of the attractions in Kedah that topped our list is the Ulu Legong Hot Spring. Always bustling with visitors, this is a perfect place for families to bond and de-stress. Due to the temperature of the hot spring, many people would opt to visit this place in the late evenings.

If you are visiting here with a group of people, you should also book a space for a BBQ night party for a strong end to your time here.

14. Baling Mountain (Gunung Baling)

Baling Mountain

Baling Mountain is one of the best mountains to hike in Peninsular Malaysia. Hiking up this mountain is not easy, so wearing proper shoes and attire is very important. Though some of the routes can be steep, there are always side-handles and strings to assist you on your journey.

Throughout your journey, you will not only pass by the forest but a mysterious series of caves as well. The reward from this hike is a marvelous 360 view of the area.

15. Lata Bayu

Lata Bayu
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Lata Bayu is a famous waterfall spot that is patronised by locals, especially on the weekends. Surrounded by greeneries, this is an excellent place to unwind and relax. It is a well-kept park with many amenities for the comfort of the visitors. This Kedah attraction is also a good place to bring your kids for an evening splash as the ponds here are shallow.


16. MnM Home Whimsical Houses

MnM Home Whimsical Houses

This place feels like an Alice in Wonderland and the Hobbits movies combined into one. The houses and structures here were made so quirky and weird that many people will flock here just to experience it for themselves. Over here, you will be able to see the Hobbit’s hole, the upside-down house and also the Twin Leaning House.

If you are looking for a place to take plenty of interesting pictures, this is one of the many ideal attractions in Kedah.

Kulim (#17 – #23)

Kulim, located in Kedah, Malaysia, is a delightful destination offering a variety of experiences for every traveller. From the lush greenery and thrilling heights of the Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim to the tranquil and picturesque settings of the Terap Pine Forest, Kulim ensures a blend of adventure and serenity. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping activities or peaceful retreats, this town ensures your journey is captivating and memorable, making it one of the must-visit attractions in Kedah.

Kulim Bird Park
Kulim Bird Park
Junjong Waterfall
Junjong Waterfall
Terap Pine Forest
Terap Pine Forest
Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim
Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim

Langkawi Island

24. Langkawi Sky Bridge

Langkawi Sky Bridge

One of the most famous attractions in Kedah in Langkawi Island is the Langkawi Sky Bridge. It is 125m in length and located 2,300 feet above sea level, making it the most spectacular pedestrian bridge in the world. The unique curve design of the bridge allows visitors to soak in the beauty of the island from a bird’s eye view — something you should not miss out on if you are visiting the island.

25. Cenang Beach (Pantai Cenang)

Cenang Beach

Cenang Beach can be considered as the epitome of Langkawi Island. The beach is lined up with shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs on both sides of the road. You will be able to get everything that you are looking for here; be it swimsuits, swimming floats, chocolates and many more.

If you are looking for a delicious dinner, you will be glad to know that some of Langkawi Island’s best seafood restaurants are also located here.

26. Langkawi Wildlife Park

Langkawi Wildlife Park

Langkawi Wildlife Park is a covered facility that spans across 5.5 acres of land. You will be able to see and interact with many animals here such as exotic reptiles, wild mammals and also birds of all kind. You will also be able to participate in various animal feeding sessions during their feeding time such as bird, porcupine, ostrich, arapaima and monkey feeding.

27. Underwater World Langkawi

Underwater World Langkawi

Underwater World Langkawi is located at the stretch of Cenang Beach. It is an enclosed building that is home to many types of freshwater and seawater fishes. You will also get to see otters and penguins strutting their pose in their enclosure for the perfect picture. As the building is covered and is air-conditioned, this Kedah attraction is the ideal place to escape from the heat during your afternoon stroll at Cenang Beach.

28. Kilim Geoforest Park

Kilim Geoforest Park

Located 20 minutes away from Kuah Town, Kilim Geoforest Park is a fascinating place that is home to mangroves, karst hills and beaches. You can hire a boat to travel through the caves, the mangrove forest and out into the open sea. If you are lucky, you will be able to spot eagles in the sky.

29. Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi

Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi

Crocodile Adventure Langkawi is one of the must-visit attractions in Kedah in Langkawi Island. There is a massive variety of crocodile species and is said to be one of the most extensive collections in the world. The highlight of the visit has to be the feeding sessions in the huge pond and if you listen attentively, you will be able to hear them growling during these sessions.

30. Tanjung Rhu Beach (Pantai Tanjung Rhu)

Tanjung Rhu Beach
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Tanjung Rhu Beach boasts one of the best shorelines in Langkawi Island. Complimented by its blue crystal clear water, it is not hard to understand why. It is also an isolated beach where you will be able to find some of the most luxurious hotels here. If you are looking to tan in a more serene beach, this is a good place to start.

31. Payar Island (Pulau Payar)

Payar Island

Payar Island is a government protected marine park in Kedah. Rich with its marine life and colourful reef, snorkelling and diving are some of the most popular activities to do here. There are also other facilities available in this Kedah attraction such as camping and barbeque sites to make your trip complete.

32. Pekan Kuah Night Market

Pekan Kuah Night Market

This night market opens every Wednesday and Saturday in Kuah town. If you like to have a taste of the local culture, this is the best place to be. You will be able to find hand-made merchandises, local dried seafood and many famous local delicacies here such as the Malaysian snack, pisang goreng which are banana fritters and can be sinfully good.

33. Eagle Square

Eagle Square
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Eagle Square is an iconic landmark in Langkawi Island. Located by the sea in Kuah town, you will be able to see a huge eagle sculpture that is ready to take flight. Standing at 12 metres tall, this is a perfect Instagram picture that you must take while you are here.

34. Seven Wells Waterfall (Air Terjun Telaga Tujuh)

Seven Wells Waterfall
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One of the most beautiful natural attractions in Kedah in Langkawi is the Seven Wells Waterfall. Climbing up the concrete stairs, you will be able to witness seven cascading waterfalls in one area. The climb up to the seventh waterfall might not be an easy feat and can be mossy and slippery, but you will be rewarded with a magnificent view at the top.


35. Beris Lake Vineyard

Beris Lake Vineyard

Not many people are aware that Kedah has its own vineyard. Located just next to Beris Lake, you should definitely visit this place to enrich your knowledge about the different types of grapes and the harvesting process. To enter this vicinity, you will need to pay an entrance fee.

What comes together in the package is the experience to pick and harvest your own grapes. If you want to buy a bottle of wine, you can do so at the sales kiosk. Over there, you can also purchase other grapes-based items such as jams, cakes, and beverages.


36. Murni Beach (Pantai Murni)

Murni Beach

Just 500 metres away from town, this place is a paradise that is always bustling with visitors on the weekends. This is a good picnic spot where one can enjoy the sea breeze and listen to the sea waves. There are plenty of shady trees to protect you from the hot afternoon sun. You can also easily find food stalls around here to fill up your belly when you are hungry.


With a laid-back culture and surrounded by green terrains, this state is the best place to visit to escape from the city buzz. There are plenty of natural attractions in Kedah to visit and countless local delicacies you can try during your time here.