|Alor Setar - Kedah
The capital of Kedah is approachable from all parts of the Peninsula by all transport means. Kedah’s state capital retains the charm of its historic core, in spite of moves towards high technology.
Alor Setar has many modern structures and shopping complexes of historical significance. Its long association with Thailand is evident in the Thai temples around the city. Nonetheless, it is still very much a Malay city with fewer Chinese and Indians than other west coast cities.
Menara Alor Setar
Located in the heart of Alor Setar, this tower is a prominent and modern landmark that signifies the rapid development in the state of Kedah. It functions as both a telecommunications tower and a tourist attraction. From the top, one can enjoy the sensational view of Alor Setar.
Masjid Zahir (Zahir Mosque)
Officially opened in 1912, this state Mosque is an architectural landmark as it is one of the largest and grandest mosques in Malaysia. Built in the tradition of the Moorish architecture, it has numerous arches and columns that are an epitome of grandeur. The state of Kedah's annual Koran reading competition is held in the premises of the Mosque.