Top 25 Kedah Attractions (2020)

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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 25 Kedah attractions that you should visit.

Alor Setar

1. Zahir Mosque

Zahir Mosque

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Zahir mosque was built in 1912, making it the oldest and grandest mosque in Malaysia. This same mosque was also voted as the Top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world. The building design consists of five main parts that represent the Five Pillars of Islam. From afar, you might perceive that the dome is black, but if you view it up close, you will notice that it is actually dark ruby red in colour.

Operating Hours: Daily, 7:00am – 7:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

2. Clock Tower

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Also built in 1912, this clock tower was constructed to notify the residents who live in this area that it is prayer time. Today, the clock tower still operates as a time-keeper, but it also stands as a reminder of the past as it is one of the oldest Kedah attractions. It is also fascinating to see how this building mixes both Islam and colonial architecture into one.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

3. Kedah Royal Museum

Kedah Royal Museum

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By visiting the Kedah Royal Museum or locally known as the Sultan Museum, you will be able to see and learn how a Sultan lives behind closed doors. In this place, it houses 2,000 artefacts, documentation and also possessions of Sultan Abdul Halim (former Sultan of Kedah) and his wife. If you have always wanted to know how the Sultan or King live his life here in Malaysia, this is a great place to start.

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

4. Kedah Chinatown

Kedah Chinatown

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For an afternoon break, you can make a trip down to Kedah’s Chinatown. Not only will this place bring you back in time, you will also be able to witness how the town people take good care of their vintage-looking shoplots. You can relax at some of the cafes around this area as it is said that they serve some of the best coffees in town.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

5. Paddy Museum

Paddy Museum

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As Malaysian’s favourite crop, it is only normal that a museum dedicated to the rice plant is built. Spanning across 12,000 square metres, this huge museum consists of three floors housing many artefacts and information. The exterior of the museum is really unique with paddy plant design decorating the roof of the building.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM3 | Child – RM1

Baling

6. Ulu Legong Hot Spring

Ulu Legong Hot Spring

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One of the Kedah attractions 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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): RM3

7. Baling Mountain (Gunung Baling)

Gunung Baling (Baling Mountain)

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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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

8. 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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

Changlun

9. MnM Home Whimsical Houses

MnM Home Whimsical Houses

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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 Kedah attractions.

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM35 | Child – RM15

Kulim

10. Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim

Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim

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With the state surrounded by green plants, it is only natural that most of the activities here are nature-bound. Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim allows visitors an adventure like no other in this uncharted forest. This place boasts one of the world’s longest rainforest canopy walk at 1.5km long and it is built 26 metres above ground, giving you a bird’s-eye view of the beauty of what Mother Nature has to offer.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM10 | Child – RM6

11. Junjong Waterfalls (Air Terjun Junjong)

Air Terjun Junjong (Junjong Waterfalls)

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Junjong Waterfall takes only 15 minutes to drive from Kulim. While you are here, you will not only be able to enjoy the magnificent view of the waterfall but also its enchanting natural surroundings. There are also fruit orchards in the same vicinity where you will be able to purchase seasonal fruits such as durian at a cheaper price.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

12. Terap Pine Forest

Terap Pine Forest

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Malaysia has no shortage of rainforests, but a pine tree forest is not something you get to see everywhere. This magical forest with towering pine trees is a perfect outing spot for family and friends. The trees and surroundings have been one of the famous Kedah attractions for people to take wedding photos due to its rustic environment.

Operating Hours: Daily, 7:00am – 7:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

Langkawi Island

13. Langkawi Sky Bridge

Sky Bridge

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One of the most famous Kedah attractions 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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:30am – 7:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM6 | Child – RM4

14. Cenang Beach (Pantai Cenang)

Cenang Beach

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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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

15. Langkawi Wildlife Park

Langkawi Wildlife Park

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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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:30am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM39 | Child – RM22

16. Underwater World Langkawi

Underwater World Langkawi

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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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM40 | Child – RM30

17. Kilim Geoforest Park

Kilim Geoforest Park

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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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates

18. Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi

Crocodile Adventureland Langkawi

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Crocodile Adventure Langkawi is one of the must-visit Kedah attractions 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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM18 | Child – RM12

19. Tanjung Rhu Beach (Pantai Tanjung Rhu)

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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

20. Payar Island (Pulau Payar)

Pulau Payar (Payar Island)

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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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates

21. Pekan Kuah Night Market

Pekan Kuah Night Market

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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.

Operating Hours: Wedesday & Saturday, 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

22. 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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

23. Seven Wells Waterfall (Air Terjun Telaga Tujuh)

Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls

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One of the most beautiful natural Kedah attractions 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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

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24. Beris Lake Vineyard

Beris Lake Vineyard

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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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:30pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – RM6 | Child – RM3

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25. Murni Beach (Pantai Murni)

Pantai Murni Beach

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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.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

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 Kedah attractions to visit and countless local delicacies you can try during your time here.