Kedah Darul Aman

Kedah is a state in the northern part of the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. This state is famed for its padi fields and is known as "The rice bowl" of the country. The state covers a total area of over 9,000 km², and it consists of the mainland and Langkawi. The mainland has a relatively flat terrain, which is used to grow rice. Langkawi is an archipelago of islands, most of which are uninhabited. Kedah borders the state of Perlis and shares an international boundary with the Songkhla and Yala provinces of Thailand to the north. It also borders the state of Perak to the south and Penang to the southwest.

Culture & Heritage

Visit Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum, the only museum in Malaysia to display archeological artifacts proving the existence of international trade and development of the Hindu Buddha religion in South-East Asia in the 3rd - 12th century. The Paddy Museum is the first of its kind in Malaysia. This museum showcases the paddy cultivation process in Malaysia and displays all kinds of tools and equipment which have been used in the trade over the years.


Off the coast of Kedah is a cluster of 99 islands offering the best of many worlds, beautiful beaches, world-class infrastructure and many more. With Langkawi Cable Car, at 709 metres above sea level, ride up to Langkawi's second highest peak is truly an experience not to be missed. For those wanting to enjoy therapeutic soak in its hot mineral waters, visit the Ulu Legong Hot Spring Recrational Centre which located 22km from Baling, Kedah.

Food & Drink

It is good to eat durian with steamed glutinous rice and coconut milk sauce that was mixed a little salt. Sometimes a little sugar added together this menu. Kedah laksa is another popular delicious foods. It is a sour, fish-based soup and very similar to Penang laksa and only differs in the garnishing used. Kedah laksa used rice to make a laksa noodle and sliced boiled eggs are usually added to the dish.


Pekan Kuah located in Langkawi Island, is a shopping haven for duty-free goods from around the world. There are variety of stores selling handicrafts, chocolates, perfume, apparel and many more. In Pekan Rabu, literally translated "Wednesday Market", is a well-known attraction among both the locals and tourists from outside Kedah. It is one of the best places to get traditional Malay foods such as serunding (coconut and prawns or beef floss), dodol durian (durian cake) and fruit rojak.

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