Located in the northern region of the peninsula and known as the ‘Rice Bowl’ of Malaysia, Kedah’s scenic beauty is unrivalled. Her great expanse of green paddy fields against the backdrop of ancient hills provides a serene ambience that adds to the appeal of this picturesque state. Steeped in history, culture, and heritage, Kedah was the birthplace for many ancient kingdoms believed to date back to the 6th century A.D. its capital city, Alor Setar, depicts a harmonious fusion of the state’s past and present.
Off its western shores are clusters of the sun drenched archipelago of Langkawi, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and home to many well-loved Malaysian legends.
The famous traditional local dishes are gulai nangka, sayur keladi and pekasam. If you want to buy souvenir and taste the local dishes, you might want to go to Pekan Rabu at Alor Setar. Here you will find lots of beautiful hand made traditional craft, souvenirs and traditional Malay sweet cakes.
Langkawi, the legendary island is the jewel of Kedah. This mystique island is archipelago by 99 small islands. It also known as shopping heaven as it is a duty-free island.