Top Things to Do in Kedah, Malaysia

Tucked away in the northwest corner of Malaysia lies Kedah, a hidden gem surrounded by emerald green jungles and towering peaks. As soon as you set foot in this enchanting state, you'll be greeted by the sprawling expanse of verdant paddy fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. Are you ready to embark on an adventure with your loved ones? Here are some of the top-rated activities to add to your Kedah itinerary.

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Top Things to Do in Kedah, Malaysia

Top Things to Do in Kedah, Malaysia

Kedah Paddy Museum

As most of the relatively flat terrain in Kedah is covered with paddy fields, a visit to the Kedah Paddy Museum is a must! Near the main entrance, you will be greeted by structures of stone farmer, water buffalo, stone lion, and ducks in flight. There is a total of three levels, and it is advisable to start from the top and end your journey on the ground floor. This museum exhibits the paddy cultivation process extensively, along with tools and equipment used over the past decades. There are also souvenir shops and a café at the ground level.

Address: Padi Muzium Alor Setar, Jalan Gunung Keriang, Mukim Gunung Keriang, Alor Setar.
Entrance fee: RM5 (Adult), RM2 (Child) 
Opening hours: Saturday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-12.30pm & 2.30pm-5pm

Muzium Padi Kedah
Padi Muzium Alor Setar in Kedah, Malaysia | Source: Muzium Padi

Telaga Tujuh Waterfall

Tired of lounging on the beaches in Langkawi? Make your way to the picturesque Telaga Tujuh Waterfall or Seven Wells Waterfall. There are seven natural pools that are connected along the river – creating a captivating natural performance. Many locals and tourists come here to hike, swim or just to beat the heat by taking a dip in the cooling water. You can also bring your family out for a picnic to enjoy the magnificent view!

Address: Mukim, Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Admission fee: Free
Contact number: +6012-570 0104

Seven Wells Waterfall
Take a dip in Seven Wells Waterfall in Kedah, Malaysia

Atma Alam Batik Art Village

Great news for art lovers! Kedah has a batik art village which not only showcases but also sells handmade batik in many forms. This includes batik paintings, dresses, and handicrafts. There is a batik workshop where a skilled artist will demonstrate and explain the entire process. However, no photo is allowed here, as a way to protect and preserve the traditional patterns.

Address: Padang Matsirat, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Admission fee: Free
Contact number: +604-955 2615

Atma Alam Batik Art Village Langkawi
Learn to make batik at the Atma Alam Batik Art Village in Langkawi | Source: Atma Alam

Kampung Raga Homestay

Dive deep into the heart of Malay culture and immerse yourself in the local way of life with a stay at Kampung Raga homestay. This idyllic village is a tranquil oasis of traditional charm, surrounded by winding rivers, lush fruit farms, and beautifully preserved wooden houses. Get ready to step back in time and discover the true essence of Malaysian heritage during your stay. Read all about the Kampung Raga Homestay here.

Kampung Raga kedah
Local villagers performing traditional music at Kampung Raga, Kedah

Langkawi Craft Complex

Another interesting spot for craft lovers to visit in Kedah is the Langkawi Craft Complex. There are several historical museums here, including the Heritage Museum, Custom & Wedding Museum, Royal Museum, and Islamic Museum. Other than that, you will also get to witness how crafts are being made such as batik printing, songket weaving, and more. Before you head back home, be sure to buy something local at the Langkawi Craft Complex as a unique souvenir.

Address: Kompleks Kraf Langkawi, Jalan Teluk Yu, Mukim Bohor, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Admission fee: Free
Contact number: +604-959 1913

Kompleks Kraf Langkawi
Buy traditional crafts at the Langkawi Craft Complex

Dataran Lang, Langkawi

Langkawi's most iconic landmark, the majestic eagle statue, beckons to be captured on camera. A must-visit attraction, this popular photo spot boasts a towering 12-meter-high eagle perched atop the waterfront plaza, overlooking the serene surroundings. And the best part? You can take your time exploring and snapping shots as the statue is accessible to visitors 24/7. Don't forget to strike a pose with this magnificent feathered friend.

Address: Persiaran Putera Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Admission fee: Free
Opening hours: 24 hours

eagle square langkawi
Sightsee and take Instaworthy photos at Dataran Lang, Langkawi

Kedah has so much more to offer than just pristine beaches. Make sure to add these hidden gems to your travel itinerary and explore the unexplored when visiting this captivating state. While you're at it, don't forget to share your unforgettable moments with us on Instagram by tagging @rollinggrace or using the hashtag #RollingGrace. Wishing you happy and fulfilling travels!


  1. Been to Langkawi and the Langkawi Craft Complex. The others - next time perhaps.

  2. Kedah is one of my favourite place to visit and Langkawi of course. Thanks for sharing those beautiful places.

  3. I went to visit Kedah for Qing ming on last week ago and enjoyed the green paddy field so much. You should add green paddy field and sungai petani - developed much already.

  4. Kedah memang best. Hirup udara kat sana pon seronok je dengan pemandangan hijau tenang .. rindu suasana cmni

  5. banyak rupanya tempat menarik di kesah yang i missed.. should one day datang sini and jalan2

  6. semua kat langkawi satu je bukan langkawi. tak pernah lagi pergi muzium padi tu

  7. Belum dapat pusing habis kalau ke Kedah mahupun Langkawi.. walau kampung ipar di sana, tapi jarang balikkk..

  8. Kampung raga homestay memarik. Bokeh masuk dalam list kalau ke kedah boleg stay sini. Banyak juga tempat menarik kt kedah yg kene explore ni🥰

  9. Kedah byk tempat2 menarik, l pun selalu pg Kedah sblm pkp npknya kena plan pg Kedah

  10. thanks for sharing this list, planning to visit kedah next month , can't wait to explore beautiful places at Kedah with my Family

  11. I always wanted to visit the Telaga Tujuh waterfall at Langkawi bah, since I am planning for next trip soon, maybe kena include this in the itinerary la..

  12. Wah macam-macam aktiviti ada. Ruby kalau ke Kedah, cari makanan je. Sebab kat sana makanan murah. Malah masakan melayu tradisional di sana Pure. Memang best. Nanti nak plan cuti ke sana. Rindu!

  13. Kedah actually is a unique place to visit, so many history.

  14. Masa pertama kali ke Kedah dah suka dengan kisah sejarah dan lokasi menarik mereka. Akak plan nak ke Langkawi with anak-anak. Laksa Kedah is my fav! Hehehe.

  15. Wow! All of the pictures are eye-catching sangat. Automatically terasa nak pergi ke kesemua lokasi tu. Seriously rasa terpanggil nak tengok sendiri keindahannya.


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