Alor Setar is the largest city and also the capital of Kedah, Malaysia. It is one of the busy cities on the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Alor Setar is located approximately 93 kilometers north of Penang. It is very close to the border between Malaysia and Thailand hence making it a main transportation hub in northern Peninsular. There are about 300,000 people staying in Alor Setar with majority the Malay ethnic, followed by Chinese, some local Thais and Indians. Visitors will enjoy the beautiful scenic view of paddy fields and plantations around the outskirts of the city.

Attractions in Alor Setar:
1. Alor Setar Tower
2. Mahathir’s Birth Place
3. Paddy Museum
Alor Setar Tower Mahathir's Birth Place or 'Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir' The Paddy Museum
4. Pekan Rabu
5. State Museum
6. Zahir Mosque
Pekan Rabu Kedah State Museum Zahir Mosque
7. Balai Nobat
Balai Nobat (Hall of Drums)
Recommended Hotels in Alor Setar, Kedah:
1. Holiday Villa City Centre Alor Setar
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2. Starcity Hotel
Centrally located with wide range of restaurants at the surrounding area..
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3. Fuller Hotel
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4. The Leverage Business Hotel
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How to get there:

There are a few ways of getting to Alor Setar, either by car, by bus, by train or by airplane.

By Land

The most convenient way is using the North-South Expressway. There are buses which depart from Kuala Lumpur and arriving at Alor Setar in 6 or 7 hours of travelling time. Bus services are also available as well if you are coming from Thailand.

By Train

As by train, you may board the Langkawi Express train from Kuala Lumpur at KL Sentral.

By Air

Last but not least, there are daily flights from Kuala Lumpur which takes about 1 hour to reach Sultan Abdul Halim Airport in Kepala Batas. Then visitors can take a taxi from Sultan Abdul Halim Airport to the town centre which takes about 20 minutes drive.