Langkawi, Alor Setar
Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi
Mount Jerai, Cenang Beach
The most popular hotels booked by tourists are Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi, PARKROYAL Langkawi Resort, The St. Regis Langkawi, Royale Signature Hotel, Dayang Bay Resort Langkawi, Dash Resort Langkawi, Aseania Resort & Spa Langkawi, Mercure Langkawi Pantai Cenang, Bayview Hotel Langkawi
Currently, there are around 509 hotels that you can book in Kedah
Kedah Darul Aman, which also means the “Abode of Peace” has history being one of the oldest civilizations in Southeast Asia, even before Borobudur and Angkor Wat. Way before Melacca became famous for their trading business, Kedah’s Bujang Valley was already reaching for the stars as a trading capital in this part of the world and before Malaysia was known as ‘Truly Asia’, Kedah had embodied every different characteristic of being ‘Truly Asia’.
Kedah is a state that is greatly blessed in every aspect of natural beauty, from mountains, rivers, jungles, paddy fields to islands of ancient myths and legends – all waiting to be discovered. Not only that, Kedah is also fondly known as the “Rice Bowl of Malaysia”, as they supply more than half of Malaysia’s homegrown rice supply. In further supporting the economy of the state and the country, Kedah has indeed seen a rapid growth in the high-technology industry.
Explore this amazing state that is rich in history, natural beauty and tradition and fall in love with Kedah, the state ‘Where it All Began’.
There are 2 different airports in Kedah, an international airport in Langkawi and a domestic one in Alor Setar (Sultan Abdul Halim Airport). You may find numerous domestic flights (MAS, Firefly, AirAsia) connected from KLIA and KLIA 2.
The KTMB “Senandung Langkawi” train is a daily overnight train that operates all the way from JB Sentral to the Hat Yai Junction in the South, stopping by in KL Sentral, Butterworth, Sungai Petani and also in Alor Setar.
From Kuala Lumpur, you can take an express bus straight to Kedah, either to Sungai Petani or Alor Setar. The journey would take approximately 4 to 5 hours to get there.
The best place to start your Kedah’s cultural heritage exploration is in its capital, Alor Setar. This place is filled with a memorable past and a bright future, providing visitors with the best of both worlds. As visitors step into this city, they would be welcomed with numerous, rich in history landmarks including Malaysia’s most beautiful mosque, Masjid Zahir. Around the mosque, places like Sultan About Halim Gallery, Balai Besar, Balai Nobat, and Balai Seni Negeri, Kedah’s state art gallery.
Bujang Valley is near the town of Sungai Petani and it was where thriving Hindu-Buddhist civilization dating way back to the 5th century was thriving. Discoveries of over 50 different archeological sites that contains the ruins of Hindu and Buddhist temple can be found here. The Lembah Bujang Archeological Museum was built here to display some of the findings, including pottery shards, ceramics and stone carvings.
Situated in the heart of Gunung Inas Virgin Forest Reserve in Baling, the bukit Hijau recreational forest has an incredible variety of flora and fauna. Most people would come here to swim in its streams that comes from a seven-tiered waterfall that is famous for its pure, crystal-clear waters.
When beach meets rainforest, The Datai Langkawi is what you would get. Surrounded by the lush Langkawi rainforest and filled with glam and extravagance, the Datai Langkawi is a standard-bearer for luxury hotels in Malaysia. No matter if you are looking for the glitz that comes with it, or the exclusive golf course and the mouth-watering gourment dining, The Datai Langkawi is a welcoming and romantic retreat with a classy contemporary edge.
Strategically located in Alor Star, this hotel is surrounded by a wide range of restaurants, healthcare centers, shopping complexes, and commercial hotspots. The Star City Hotel features 98 deluxe rooms and suites, fully equipped conference rooms, and banquet facilities. For dining, guests can indulge in some local and Western delights at the on-site restaurant. Within proximity, you will find Lye Huat Garden, The Paddy Museum, Bukit Kayu Hitam, Gunung Keriang, and much more. Starcity Hotel awaits your visit.
Century Langkawi Beach Resort is a charming resort designed with contemporary Malaysian architecture. Set amidst 38 acres of lush tropical gardens with private cove beach inlets, the property is only a 10-minute car ride from the airport. VIsitors may enjoy the happy hours at The Century Restaurant - the interactive dining concept or the fitness center with sweeping views of Teluk Nibong. This resort has great spots to gather with friends or family for a memorable evening.