Park Avenue Sungai Petani
E-1 Jalan Indah Dua, Taman Sejati Indah, Alor Setar, Kedah, 08000, Malaysia
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wall with engravings of Kedah's sultanate history
Bendang Dalam Temple
Kopitiam Fish Special
Bus from Hat Yai to Alor Setar
I would like tp travel from Hat Yai to Alor Setar by bus. Does anyone know any bus company providing the route service? Thanks. Ideas of how to go to Alor Setar from Phuket is welcome. Thanks again.
Re: Bus from Hat Yai to Alor Setar
You can try the ground arrangement as posted in Air Asia from Alor Setar airport to Hatyai..price at RM25 (US$7/pax) from Hatyai to Alor Setar airport:
Otherwise u can contact Konsortium Bus express which has a prominent office fronting Lee Garden hotel in Hatyai:
Travel Tips for Alor Setar
A Alor Setar General Tip
I visit Alor Setar when I was age 7 or 8 during my primary school time to my father's working place in this northern town. I remembered that time this town was so rural to a city boy like me and what I can recall was the river has a half floating restaurant where the moment our foods dropped into the water, hundreds of catfishes will fight for it. That was the most remarkable remaining data still in my memory. I also impressed by the green colors of those beautiful paddy fields and I remember I once walked into the paddy field to see a small snake and was so frightening but happy because it was the first ever from a city boy. I believe nowadays Alor Setar has changed to very modern looking with high rise constrictions and as usual, McDonald's KFC, Starbucks for sure.
Alor Setar Balai Besar
This important royal building "Balai Besar" (Big Hall) was built in 1898 with Malay typical staircase and Thai influenced architecture and English wrought iron design.
It is still used for important state functions and royal ceremonies.
Balai Besar is located in the middle of downtown Alor Setar in a park and opposite the famous Zahir Mosque.
At one time it was also a State Museum but there is no a new State Museum near the City Stadium.
State Art Gallery
The Kedah State Art Gallery was set up with the objective of fostering interest in and an appreciation of art in the state. Its collection includes paintings, photographs, musical instruments and handicrafts. Temporary exhibitions are held at regular intervals.
Muzium Diraya Kedah
Aslo known as the Mak Wan Besar Palace, this building was originally a palace during the reign of Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin Mukarram Shah and his consort, Wan Hajar Wan Ismail, whoi was affectionally known as Mak Wan Besar...
The nation's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdual Rahman Putra was also born adjacent to this palace on February 8, 1903 and once grew up in this palace while his father, the late Sultan Abdul Hamid and his mother Mak Che Manjalara resided there... On July 1983, this palace was declared the "Kedah Royal Museum"...
This is one of the most imposing Buddhist shrines in the city and it bears strong architectural influences of Thailand and a minor touch of Chinese motifs... It is a sanctuary and oasis and provides spiritual shelter to Buddhists from the city and abroad...
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