Kuala Periang is a small fishing village located in the Mukim of Padang Matsirat. It is situated in the western part of the island. Kuala Periang gives the visitor the perfect mix of tranquillity and entertainment in the exciting city of Langkawi. With a wide number of attractions to discover, this beautiful place will not cease to amaze you. An undeniably popular travel destination, Kuala Periang offers a memorable escape with its famous sites and dining.
You can board a flight to Langkawi by Tigerair, Silkair, Airasia, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Airlines and Firefly. Direct flights are available to Langkawi from Penang, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hat Yai, and Phuket. From the airport, you may take a taxi to Kuala Periang where it takes 9 minutes’ drive away.
You can take a ferry to Langkawi where Express ferries provide regular services to Langkawi from Kuala Kedah in mainland Kedah and Kuala Perlis in the neighbouring state of Perlis. The ride from Kuala Kedah takes about 1 hour 15 minutes. Ferry services to Langkawi are also available from Penang as well as Satun, Thailand. From the ferry terminal, you may take a taxi or rent a car to reach Kuala Periang.
Locally the place is known as Beras Terbakar which means Field of Burnt Rice. Although there is nothing much to see there now, it has a lot of historic significance. Burned Rice is a place where there was burning rice after the death of Datuk Kerma Wijaya defending Langkawi Island from the enemy attack, the Siamese army.
This is a wonderful and picturesque harbour complex located in Pantai Kok area of Langkawi on the western coastline. It covers 27 acres of basin area and includes a full serviced marina for yachts & sailboats and a shopping complex with a boardwalk that also has several upscale restaurants & bars. You may drive for 8 minutes to reach Telaga Harbour Marina from Kuala Periang.
Cenang Beach is the busiest beach town on Langkawi Island, where you can find a diverse mix of cafes and restaurants, as well as souvenir shops, and duty-free outlets along its picturesque beach strip. Just a 10 minutes’ drive from Langkawi International Airport and 13 minutes from Kuala Periang, it is a popular holiday destination for travelling families. You can walk along the soft and beautiful white sandy beaches, spend hours admiring the beauty of the beach.
Look out Point Langkawi is a popular choice amongst travellers in Langkawi, whether exploring or just passing through. It is located at Padang Matsirat where you can see a cottage and views over the Airport and the sea. Don’t miss to see the sunset and snap a picture of memory.
Langkawi has a fabulous Night Market every night of the week at various locations around the island. Each night market has unique qualities and well worth visiting. It’s a great opportunity to taste local cuisine and mingle around with local Langkawians. You can enjoy shopping at the nearest night market located in Padang Matsirat where the distance is only 9 km from Kuala Periang.
If you have too much energy, you will love this Skytrex Langkawi Adventure Park in Padang Matsirat where it’s only 6.4 km from Kuala Periang. Skytrex is a newly opened outdoor adventure park where you can climb, swing, crawl or glide through the jungle. It's a lot of fun and excitement, but also physically challenging if you're not the fittest person.