1001 Kedah Darul Aman Destinations in Malaysia
History of Kedah Darul Aman Malaysia? Hikayat Merong Mahawngsa, Bujang Valley, Langkawi, Portugese, Anglo-Siamese and more information are here. Read for more information about best destination in Malaysia.
History of Kedah Darul Aman Malaysia Summary
- Attraction: 1001 Kedah Darul Aman Destinations in Malaysia
- Location: Kedah Malaysia
- Attraction Type: Attraction in Malaysia
All About Kedah Darul Aman Malaysia
The early history can be traced from the prehistoric period to the archeological site of Bujang Valley, the early Maritime trade of India, Persia, Arabs to the written works of the early Chinese pilgrims and early Chinese records, the Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa or known as the Kedah Annals to the Al-Tarikh Salasilah Negeri Kedah. This state was also known as Kedaram, Kidaram, Kalagam and Kataha by the Tamils. It was known as Kalah or Kalaha by the Persians.
Possess numerous islands, legends, historical relics, hill stations and scenic waterfalls. The legendary and famous island Langkawi is just off Kedah’s western shore. It has Bujang Valley, where evidence of the existence of an early civilization dating back to the 6th century was found with other archeological discoveries. Not to mention its vast paddy fields spans across the backdrop of rolling hills which provides serenity and breathtaking views.
In the 7th and 8th centuries, the region was dominated by Sri Vijaya. It followed by the Siamese until the 15th century, when the Malay sultanate of Melaka came to power. During this period, the Melaka influences were introduced while the dominant aspects of ancient civilization began to wane.
In the 17th century, Kedah was attacked by the Portuguese when it conquered various parts of Malaysia. In 1821 is fell into the hands of the Siamese and remained under their control until British took over when the Anglo-Siamese Treaty was signed in 1909. This state is established independence along with the rest of Malaysia in 1957. As this state is quite close to Thailand, some of its cultural traditions, songs and dances have Thai influences in them. Apart from that, even the local people often bear signs of Thai or Achinese ancestry looks.
- Langkawi is one of the beautiful sea and islands in Malaysia and in the world.
- Mahsuri is one of the legendary stories that must be told.
- Nasi Daging Merah is a must try food.
- KFA is one of the respected clubs in Malaysia Football League (MFL).
- UUM: Universiti Utara Malaysia is one of the famous universities in Malaysia pronounce as Universiti Utara Malaysia.
- Yang Dipertuan Agung (YDPA): The Sultan of Kedah was the same sultan who ascended the throne to become the YDPA for second time in the history of Malaysia.
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Getting to here is fairly easy. The state offers an international airport at Langkawi and a domestic airport at Alor Setar. You could also travel from Langkawi to the mainland and vice versa through its boat’s services. While on land, you could travel here through buses, private cars or trains. Land options are also speedy and convenient. Transportations to several small towns can be problematic. Hence, it’s advisable to rent a car to travel around. However, majority of the places are accessible by buses or trains. Else, you could hire a taxi drive to drive you around and engage on his guide around the state.
Although Malaysia does not experience the four seasons, it is humid and sunny all year round. The best months to visit Kedah are from January to April as the beaches of Langkawi are at their busiest. But any other time of the year are also suitable to explore the mainland.
Contact Kedah Tourism Malaysia
Kompleks Pelancongan Negeri Kedah
Seksyen 20, Jalan Raja
05000 Alor Setar
Telephone: 04 732 8296 / 04 730 8794