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Kuala Kedah, located on the coast about 12 km from Alor Setar is a busy fishing village with great seafood. Beside Penang and Kuala Perlis it is a major port to the island of Langkawi.


Ferries to Langkawi leave every hour from the early morning, the last service is at 7:30 pm, one way ticket costs RM23 (2010).

Ferries arrive to Kuala Kedah Jetty Terminal, from where you can take taxis in all directions. The taxi fare to Butterworth (Penang) is RM 47 (2010). With a bit of luck, you can share a taxi with other passengers.

The cheapest way to move on from here, apart from walking, is the city bus. Go to the main road opposite the harbor building. Pass the big parking lot on the right. On the corner in front of the coffee shop the bus will stop. It is RM1 to Alor Setar, where express buses are leaving in all directions.

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  • Kuala Kedah Fort. This fort is also known as the main gate of Kuala Kedah. It was built on 1771 by Sultan Abdullah and was completed in 1780. In 1821 it was conquered by the Siamese till 1842. Kota Kuala Bahang or Kota Kuala Kedah was no longer a battlefield after this time.






There are no hotels in Kuala Kedah. The nearest hotels can be found in Alor Setar.


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