Culture of Langkawi. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Mt Machinchang, Langkawi It’s recommended to begin exploring the archipelago from its capital, Kuah Town. In the center of the town there is a picturesque square, Dataran Lang, which is decorated with graceful bridges and covered terraces, artificial ponds and fountains. It’s possible to admire the splendor of this place endlessly. A few steps from the square, Taman Lagenda park is located; it is a real open-air museum. In the park there is a unique collection of artifacts that display the most striking and mysterious legends of the island.
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The Perdana gallery is considered the most famous attraction located in the suburb of the capital. Its collection includes more than 2,500 exhibits, such as ceramics and crystal, beautiful prizes and old paintings. The most exhibits represented in the gallery are awards handed by Mahathir Mohamad, the former Prime Minister of the country. Notable attractions of the island are numerous caves; each of them is a unique creation of nature.
In Gua Cerita cave scientists have discovered ancient inscriptions and drawings; plan to decipher the ancient message has failed. In the beautiful mangrove forest is located Gua Kelawar cave. Its main inhabitants are bats. An important cultural object is located near Pasir Tengkorak beach. We are talking about the Museum and Cultural Foundation. The founder of the museum was the famous Malaysian artist Ibrahim Hussein. Foundation visitors can see a rich collection of paintings, which relates to several epochs. Copyright
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The Complex of folk art, which is just a short drive from the Gulf of Teluk Yu, is also interesting to see. This is a one-stop center, where visitors can not only enjoy the beautiful crafts of local artisans, but also can buy their favorite exhibits. One of the most important historical sites of the island is the tomb of Princess Mahsuri located near Kuah. The name of the princess is associated with many interesting legends. She was unjustly accused of adultery and cursed to the island before the execution, which subsequently underwent a strikes and mass disasters. More than two centuries after the death of Princess, Langkawi was in complete desolation, the element has taken lives of thousands of people. These are just a few unique attractions that would be interesting for guests of the archipelago.
Sunset @ Langkawi Among other attractions of the island is the museum Atma Alam Batik Village located in the city of Kedah. Here you can watch the process of creating products from batik, and it must be said that this craft is very delicate. In the museum, you can find a souvenir shop where goods made by local craftsmen are available for sale, there is also an exhibition of works of fine art created with the use of batik. Here you can try yourself as a weaver and create an ornament with your own hands. No less interesting is the Believe Langkawi (can be found in the capital) demonstrating all the fears of humanity in paintings. It should be noted that the artworks themselves are not horrible at all, and after visiting the museum, you can take a different look at your phobias and fears, overcoming them.
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Rice is an important part of Malaysian gastronomy, and it is therefore not surprising that a separate museum is dedicated to this particular product. It is called Muzium Laman Padi and is located in the same city of Kedah. This is an unusual place where during the tour tourists are told about everything they wanted to learn about picking up rice and what can be made of this cereal. Besides, here you can learn about other products that play an important role in local cuisine - for example, coconuts and spices. Another interesting local museum is called Tiger! Tiger! where, as the name implies, tigers of all kinds are presented. The museum is located in the capital of the island.
Berjaya Resort, Langkawi Langkawi boasts a lot of interesting religious attractions including Wat Koh Wanararm in the capital city of Kuah. The Buddhist temple is not large but very attractive from an architectural point of view. A fish pond and several beautifully executed statues of Siddhārtha Gautama deserve attention as well. Also, the shrine is remarkable for its atmosphere - it is incredibly spacious and peaceful here. In Kedah, you will find D'Coconut Hill Resort in order to discover an excellent observatory, one of the best places to visit in Langkawi.
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As for natural attractions, of great interest are Air Terjun Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, Hutan Lipur Air Terjun Temurun Nature Reserve, and Langkawi Wildlife Park. All these places are extremely picturesque and deserve visiting as much as famous cultural attractions of the island. De'Zone is an interesting place to explore the local culture located in the city of Kedah. Among its exhibits, one can see beautiful hand-made jewelry, wooden, and ceramic products made by local artisans. Here is a souvenir shop for those who wish to keep a tangible proof of the wonderful time spent on the island.
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Iconic cultural sights of Malaysia

St. Mary's Cathedral is one of the oldest Anglican churches in Malaysia. It was built on the site of a former wooden church during the British colonial administration. The Cathedral was built in the late Gothic style. It looks like a typical English church. Suffolk House is another building reminiscent of British rule. It is also called the first "Great House" of Penang. It is one of the most important monuments of Penang's colonial heritage. The mansion is more than 200 years old. It is located in the suburb of George Town. It was built in the Georgian style by Francis Light, the founder of George Town. The house has served as the residence of several governors over the years. It was also the house of the government. The house was in disrepair by the middle of the XX century. However, it has acquired its original appearance after major repairs. The Stadthuys recalls the times of Dutch rule. This is the city hall, which is located in the city of Malacca. The building of the XVII century is perfectly preserved. It is used for the collection of the Historical and Ethnography Museum today. … Open
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Public palaces near Langkawi
♥   Palace 'Istana Arau' , 55.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Istana Anak Bukit' , 68.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Istana Kuning' , 70.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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