Kedah is often referred to as the rice bowl of Malaysia. It lies between Perlis in the north and Perak in the South. It forms one of the northern states of Peninsular Malaysia. Kedah is primarily agricultural land that offers pleasant rural landscape.
Some of the historical attractions in Kedah include Bujang Valley, the scene of a thriving Hindu-Buddhist civilization that dates back to the 5th Century AD. Balai Besar is located near Town Square and is used for Royal ceremonies and state functions. Balai Nobat houses the sacred instruments of royal ceremony inaugurations, weddings and funerals. Some of the sacred instruments include three drums, a gong and a flute. was once the royal palace and now contains the regalia of the Kedah Royal Family. Memorabilia related to Malaysia's first Prime Minister can be found here. The Balai Seni Negeri, or State Art Gallery houses paintings, antiques and artifacts. Zahir Mosque is one of the oldest in Malaysia and features a distinctive Moorish architecture. The State Museum houses a collection of Kedah's royal and cultural heritage.
Langkawi archipelago is a cluster of 99 islands just off the coast of Kedah and located south of Thailand. Langkawi is noted for its beautiful views, good beaches and abundant marine life and offers a getaway from the urban jungle.
Langkawi boasts of a duty free port and is now a favorite destination for local and international visitors.
Kedah offers a number of destinations for the nature lover. Some of the options include Gunung Jerai Resort, Bukit Hijau Recreational Forest, Pedu Lake, Gunung Keriang Recreational Park and Telaga Tujuh.
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