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Kedah  The Rice Bowl of Malaysia



Kedah sits in the northwest corner of Peninsular Malaysia. The state is fairly small, covering an area of 9,425 sq km with "kampungs" (villages) scattered over "padi" (rice) fields. One will be able to feast their eyes on lush green padi fields enhanced by traditional Malay houses, coconut palms, local fruit trees, and gently rolling hills.

 
Off Kedah's western shores are clusters of sun-drenched islands that comprise the legendary archipelago of Langkawi, easily the most popular resort location in the country.

Having all the ingredients that make it an ideal haven for an adventure holiday, varied landscape, superb natural settings, year round sunshine, Kedah is the ultimate destination for the eco-tourists. It is one of the best destinations for those seeking retreat from urban living as its pristine environment is still intact despite the development taking place in the state.


More than a land of mere scenery, however, Kedah
is also the site of Malaysia's most extensive ruins.
In the Bujang Valley are the sprawling remains of a Hindu kingdom believed to date back to the 6th century A.D.


The Arabic honorific of Kedah is Darul Aman ("Abode of Peace"). The state's capital and royal seat is Alor Star. Other major towns include Sungai Petani and Kuala Kedah on the mainland, and Kuah on Pulau Langkawi.




Alor Setar, the capital of Kedah and provides easy access to the Thai border and the rest of Kedah. Like all towns in Kedah, Alor Setar still retains its old world charms. Most of the places of interest are within walking distance.
Alor Setar has a population of 220.000 people. The city is a major center for trade in rice and rubber. It's also the residence of the Sultan of Kedah.



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