Kedah

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Must See

islands


beaches

  • Pantai Merdeka

White water rafting in Malaysia

waterfalls

  • Batu Hampar Yan - Gunung Jerai
  • Batu Hampar - near Gurun
  • Bukit Hijau - Near Malau
  • Durian Perangin - Pulau Langkawi, Gunung Raya
  • Lata Bayu - Baling
  • Lata Mengkuang - 12 km from Sik, near the Thai border
  • Perangin Sik - Near Sik
  • Perigi Falls - Yan Kechil
  • Puteri Mandi - Gunung Jerai
  • Serdang Falls - Near Serdang
  • Telaga Tujoh - Pulau Langkawi
  • Temurun Waterfall - Pulau Langkawi, road to Damay Bay Resort
  • Ulu Paip - East of Kulim


white water rafting


  • Pedu Lake
  • Bukit Hijau Recreational Forest
  • Bujang Valley
  • Gunung Jerai
  • Pekan Rabu



  • Museum Padi Kedah Darul Aman is situated at Gunung Keriang, 8km from the city of Alor Setar. It was officially opened by KDYMM Tuanku Sultan Haju Abdul Halim Muadsam Shah, the Sultan of Kedah on 12th October 2004 or equivalent to 27 Syaaban 1425.
  • The building which is structured after 'gemai padi' which looks like a bundle of paddy stalks consists of the main building and six other secondary building surrounding it.
  • The museum with the Gunung Keriang backdrop seems to be in the middle of lush greeneries if you were to visit during paddy planting period and it turn golden if you happend to here during ripening stage. The main objective of building this museum is to establish the formost museum that exhibits materials and item related to paddy that included the culture, researh and development as well as the extension of paddy technology. The museum covers an area of 12,000 square meters and has three levels.
  • Level 1

At the level the visitors can have an insight into the history of paddy planting in Kedah, to observe the various varieties of paddy and to witness the traditional equipments used in paddy planting such as 'anok', renggam', 'kepok','tenggiling' and others. For the fish lovers you can observe the equipments that nearly extinct used in catching fish such as 'sepila' 'tuar', 'bubu' and 'tangkul'. Those equipments are used to catch the fishes in the paddy fields such as 'sepat', 'keli' and others fresh water fishes.

  • Level 2

This level has six galleries. These galleries exhibit drawings that depict the agricultural activities starting from the olden days to now. There is a drawing here which uses the technique of crystals spray that will captivate you and your creativity. For those who wish deepen their knowledge on methods of paddy planting you can always view a documentary which is being screened everyday. From this level 2 the visitors can view the daily activities of seeding, replacement, fertilizing and harvesting.

  • Level 3

By Climbing 59 steps, visitors can reach the peak of Gunung Keriang, From here visitors can watch the panaramic view of the traditional village and lush paddy fields. Visitor will he definitely enthralled by the panoramic view the process of paddy planting from land preparation up to harvesting in the form of mural and landscape. The mural is 8 meters high and length is 103 meters and it is the biggest and the most beutiful mural in Malaysia. The observatory at this level can accommodate -40 people in a time and is situated on a revolving platform.

  • Souvenir Shop

Varios types of 'T'-Shirt, stationeries, handicrafs that are related to paddy are available as souvenir. Or you can just choose the varieties of snaks the traditional Kedah biscuits and tidbits as 'karas', 'sagon', 'emping', 'kuih loyang' etc. That definitely are produced by the people of Kedah themselves. All above are available very reasonable and affordable prices.

  • Open hours:

The musuem padi is open daily. Saturday - Thursday: 9am - 5.00pm Friday : 9am - 12.30pm

  • Admission fees:

Adult : RM3.00 Children : RM1.00 Group from school : RM1.00 Camera or Handphone camera: RM2.00




Cities

  • Alor Star - capital of Kedah
  • Sungai Petani
  • Kulim
  • Yan
  • Bukit Kayu Hitam - Malaysia's main road crossing into Thailand
  • Padang Serai
  • Lunas
  • Kuala Kedah - ferry point to Langkawi