The capital of Kedah state, Alor Setar straddles Kedah River as it opens up to the Strait of Malacca. The city is accessible to Lembah Bujang, Malaysia’s most important archaeological site with the ruins of Southeast Asia’s oldest civilisation. Perennially known for the ever-green paddy fields, Alor Setar has historic buildings and museums like the Muzium Padi (Paddy Museum), Balai Seni Negara (State Art Gallery), Muzium Diraja Kedah (Kedah Royal Museum) worth discovering. At the heart of the city is Menara Alor Setar which stands tall at 165.5 metres, a good place to get a bird’s eye view of the area. Continue your holiday fun with an excursion to Pantai Merdeka or Batu Hampar Waterfalls for a relaxing picnic with the family or get in touch with nature at Hutan Lipur Sungai Sedim to enjoy extreme sports like white water rafting and river tubing.