Kangar Travel Guide

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Kangar Things to Do

  • Kota Mayang Musuem @ Kuala Perlis

    Built as an ancient palace complex, the museum offers visitors a glimpse of the early history of both Perlis and Kedah... The musem complex encompasses the burial site of two ancient Sultans of Kedah, of which Perlis, once belonged...

  • Snake & Reptiles Park

    The park is fringed by the Bukit Bintang Forest Reserve and comprises a research facility and exhibition area which is home to dozens of species of snakes, monitor lizards and crocodiles... This includes 34 species of snakes, 25 from Malaysia and nine from other regions...

  • Perlis Royal Gallery @ Arau

    Royal artefacts at this garalley dates back to the ancient Malay kingdom... More modern exhibits include royal potraits, memorabilia and a ksiwah cloth donated by Saudi Arabian royalty to the late Tuanku Syed Putra Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail... The R21.9 million gallery was completed and opened in 2004...

  • Bukit Bintang Vineyard

    The Bukit Bintang vineyard is one of the few in Perlis state that produces grapes on a commercial basis... Several types of grapes such as New White Malaga, Green Perlette and Bukit Opal are grown and will be harvested for grape products like juice, cordial and raisins... It is not viable for the production of wines at the moment...

  • Kuala Perlis

    The fishing village in Kuala Perlis is one of the main source of fresh fish supply to the northern region of Malaysia. The small fishing village is still maintain the culture as per 10 years ago.

  • Limestone Hills

    In Perlis, especially the northern part of Perlis (Since Perlis is not very big, northern and southern is not too far though), there are a lot of limestone hills. Those hills are good for rock climbing or just a short trekking.Beside the challenging trek or rock climb, the unique limestone structure also an attractive to the adventurers.


Kangar Hotels

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  • Putra Palace

    The 4* Putra Palace is the only star-rated hotel in Kangar... The 145 rooms of the hotel looks out...

  • Eagle Park Resort

    Jalan Sungai Batu Pahat, Kangar, Perlis, 01000, Malaysia

Kangar Restaurants

  • Embassy Coffee Shop

    The stall is known to and is a favourite to most locals... So in order not to be disappointed, make sure that you are early before the favourite dishes start to sell out...The stall is opened daily from 10.30am to 2.00pm... The occasional off day is not fixed... Most of the home-cooked dishes on offer are spiced up with chillies... The pork cooked...

  • Best Baguette in Town

    It's a new bakery shop in town. It has a variety of baguettes, breads, buns, pizzas, cookies and cakes. The baguettes and breads are made from special ingredients, eg. honey and sunflower seeds. These are healthier baguettes and breads. If you wish to enjoy a snack, there are few open-air seats. Drinks are available. At the moment, fresh-brewed...

  • A romantic place in Kangar

    As a small restaurant in a small town, Bornom is well known with its "Kampung" like setting. The "Attap" hut and some local or western food, it may give you a good memory.It is not so expensive, easily RM20 for two person dinner + the romantic open air atmosphere. But in Perlis, open air might give an extra bonus free of charge, the mosquitos!!!


Kangar Transportation

  • Road Distance

    There is no airport in Kangar... The nearest airports are at Alor Setar and Pulau Langkawi...Travel within the town and the state of Perlis is hence by road... As Perlis is a rather small state, travel distance within the state is hence rather short... Here are some of the towns and countrysides that are of interest... Kangar - Alor Setar 56km...

  • Kuala Perlis Bus Terminal

    Other than the Kangar Bus Terminal, Kuala Perlis has anotehr long distance bus terminal as well.Since its purpose is mainly caters for the travellers to Pulau Langkawi, it is very close to the Kuala Perlis Jetty, it is just 500 meters away.If travellers are planning to go Kangar, this is the same bus terminal to wait for buses. But it is only to...

  • Ferry to Langkawi

    Since Perlis is closer to Langkawi, Kuala Perlis (The Port of Perlis) is providing faster (45minutes) and more frequent (from 6am to 7pm, averagely 1 ferry every half hour) ferry transport to Pulau Langkawi. Kuala Perlis is just about 10km from Kangar.The fare for oneway trip is RM12 (adult) and RM7 (Chlidren).


Kangar Shopping

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  • Perlis Mango

    With the different wheather compare to the other states in Malaysia, Perlis produce the best mango in Malaysia. Don't forget to buy Perlis Mango when you visit Perlis. The famous mango in Perlis is Harum Manis, it is the best mango in the state.

  • Thai Street at Padang Besar

    About 40km north from Kangar, travellers will reach the border between Malaysia and Thailand, Padang BesarFor those who not crossing the border, it is still has the chance to encounter the Thai atmosphere when shopping along the shops in Padang Besar.In Padang Besar, there are food products, clothes, accessories from Thailand sold here. Most of the...

  • Fresh Water Fish

    It is not a shop, just some small huts along the roadside to Padang Besar.Where to get fish inland?? It is fresh water fish from Empangan Timah Tasoh (the dam). Guarantee fresh and cheap fish everyday.Travellers, if interested to buy, is suggested to buy and bring to any of the restaurant. The restaurant will cook by the way you ask or traditional...


Kangar Warnings and Dangers

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    by ngcsc Written Oct 19, 2004

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    When visiting Padang Besar or Wang Kelian, sometime there are some people on the motorbike offer motor ride service to cross the border.

    For those local people who live at the border, they used cross the border without passport, so that the motorbike driver will approach traveller to cross border even without a passport or visa.

    It is strongly suggest that don't cross the border without a passport or visa, I am sure you don't want to stuck into deep trouble, isn't it?

    Remember, don't cross if you don't have passport or visa, it is against the law.

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Kangar Off The Beaten Path

  • Perlis State Park

    Located near the Thai border at Kaki Bukit, this 1,000ha park is a rare gem... Hiking is possible here, just follow the jungle tracks... It is not easy, but it will take you to a lovely waterfall and onwards to the Wang Berma Cave where there is more to explore...

  • Gua Gelum Recreational Park

    The Gua Gelam (or Cave of Darkness) Recreatioal Park is lcoated about 33km north of Kangar within the Perlis State Park, which borders Thailand's Nakawan Range... The well-lit cave serves as the entry point to a scenic recreation park at the other end... The park, developed by the State government in 1988, attracts many visitors during holidays and...

  • The Timah Tasoh fishing

    This is another way of fishing in Timah Tasoh. During the dry season end of the year, the water level at Timah Tasoh is lowest as you can see the soil. Some of the "part time" fishermen will bring their net to get some catch for extra money.


Kangar Favorites

  • by sooguanvilla Written Jun 28, 2006

    Favorite thing: Drive around. Kangar is a small town surrounded by beautiful scenery. Its border with Thailand is fenced by a scenic mountains (Nakawan Range). You can go hiking. Hiking is a very popular activity in kangar, by young and old.

    Fondest memory: Food. A blend of local Malay and Thai flovours. Fresh seafood. Assam laksa and "ais kacang".

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