Lembah Bujang Archaelogical Museum (Bujang Valley & Archaelogical Museum)
Bukit Batu Pahat, 08400 Merbok (75.8km via North South Highway)
Bujang Valley (Lembah Bujang) is one of the oldest civilazations in South East Asia dating back as early as 1st century CE based on archaeological evidence and carbon testing. It was a prominent maritime transit trading port between Arab, India and China. Archaeological finds and artefacts excavated from this region can be seen at the Lembah Bujang Archaelogical Museum which was inaugurated by the Sultan of Kedah in 1980.
Mount Jerai (Gunung Jerai)
Jerai, 08300 Yan (59.8km via North South Highway)
The mountain stands at 1,217 meters(3,993 feet) and is believed to have served as a guiding landmark for ancient travelers and traders more than 1800 years ago. Go right to the top to take in the breathtaking panoramic views and enjoy the serenity of being away from it all. Mount Jerai can be accessed by car or rented van, and for those who would like a little bit of a challenge, it can also be reached via a hiking and mountain biking trail.
Zahir Mosque (Masjid Zahir)
Bandar Alor Setar, 05150 Alor Setar (900m from Hotel)
Masjid Zahir is the state mosque of Kedah. It is one of the grandest and oldest mosque in Malaysia, built in 1912. The design was inspired by the vision of the later Sultan Muhammad Jiwa Zainal II who was inspired by the Azizi Mosque of the Langkat Sultanate in North Sumatra. The state's Quran reading competition is held annually within the premises of the mosque. Masjid Zahir has been voted the top 10 most beautiful mosques in the world.
Alor Setar Tower
Bandar Alor Setar, 05000 Alor Setar (1km from Hotel)
Alor Setar Tower is a 165.5m (543 feet) telecommunication tower in Alor Setar. Apart from serving the role of a telecommunication tower, it also caters as a tourist destination for the town. The tower also houses a restaurant and a souvenir shop. The tower is an observatory tower to look for the crescent moon to mark the beginning of Muslim months such as Ramadan, Syawal and Zulhijjah to celebrate fasting month of Ramadan, AidilFitri and AidilAdha respectively. The observation deck is at a height of 88m (289 feet) from the base of the structure.
National Science Centre, Northern Region
Jalan Gunung Kerian, 06570 Alor Setar (11.8km from Hotel)
Guest with children may bring their family to participate in activities held by NSC such as Science Show which is fun and fascinating science activity where the demonstrator will demonstrate science phenomena that the audience can relate to everyday life. Each science show session will take around 15 to 30 minutes.
Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Gallery
Bandar Alor Setar, 05150 Alor Setar (1km from Hotel)
The gallery is about the Almarhum Maulana Al-Sultan Tuanku Al-Haj Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah where visitors can find photos and an exhaustive collection of memorabilia from Almarhum's life, with everything from golf visors to Rolls-Royces and even Almarhum's mobile phones on display.
Mahathir Mohamad's Birthplace
Jalan Seberang Perak, 05000 Alor Setar (1.9km from Hotel)
In 20 December 1925, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia was born at house No. 18, Lorong Kilang Ais, Alor Setar. The house with nipah roof was purchased by his father, Mohamad bin Iskandar from a seller who was willing to organize his daughter's wedding. At that time, the house was not painted and had only one room with a verandah at the front side but had no stairs. The house shows Tun Dr. Mahathir in his early childhood.
Taman Tunku Habsah, 05150 Alor Setar (1.4km from Hotel)
Built in 1968, it's an imposing edifice within a complex with the main temple at the centre and located between Jalan Telok Wanjah and Jalan Stadium. What is striking is its architecture that has Thai elements infused with some Chinese motifs, an influence borne by a minority of Chinese Buddhist and Thais (Indians also form the minority) living in the state. As can be expected in a wat, there are plenty of stunning details and colors. From nagas to garuda, icons of Thai Buddhism, from multitiered roofing to serpentine roof finials called lamyong. What's more interesting, it has Buddha figure that has three faces and four pairs of arms, which recall Hindu iconography.