Padang Matsirat Attractions

What to See in Padang Matsirat

Padang Matsirat Attractions

Padang Matsirat is a quiet area of Langkawi with a limited amount of attractions. There are more kampungs than resorts.

However the area has a few attractions that can keep you occupied for an afternoon or so. These attractions are not located close to one another, so you’re either going to need a car or you’ll need to arrange a tour with one of the operators. Entrance fees are usually non-existent or fairly cheap. Heading west you’ll hit the Pantai Tengah and Pantai Cenang stretch which features additional recreational activities while Pantai Kok – located to the north – boasts even better landmark attractions.


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Atma Alam Batik Village Atma Alam Batik Art Village

The Atma Alam Batik Art Village is Langkawi’s main batik production and sales centre. This half-acre centre consists of a batik workshop, art gallery, showroom, and handicraft shop. Read More...

 
Mahsuri's Tomb Mahsuri's Tomb

Mahsuri was a Malay princess who was unfairly accused of adultery and sentenced to death. This complex comprises her shrine – an enclosed slab of white stone – as well as a recreation of an old-fashioned Malay house. There is also a theatre – where rare music performances take place – and a few food shops. Read More...


 

More Attractions in Padang Matsirat

Air Hangat Village

Featuring an impressive three-tier fountain and a magnificent hand-carved river stone mural, this attraction basically emulates a spa. Soak in one of the pools or walk around the village which has duty-free shopping stores as well as an on-site theatre restaurant with Malaysian, Thai and Indonesian cuisine.

Opening Hours: Daily: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Location: Air Hangat Road KM16, Lubok Semilang, Padang Matsirat
Tel: +604 959 1357

Atma Alam Batik Art Village

Atma Alam Batik Art Village is a batik centre designed primarily to attract tourists and to promote the art of batik in Langkawi. Located in Padang Matsirat, owners Aza Osman, an oil painter, and Roshadah Yusof, a batik artist, designed the half-acre centre as a place to showcase the creative spirit of batik. The centre is divided into several sections: there is a showroom, workshop, art and batik gallery and handicraft display primarily displaying works by local artists. Also a great place to unleash your kids’ creativity, the centre hosts art classes where students learn to turn plain white fabric into beautiful art pieces with batik prints. Read More...

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 20:00
Tel: +604 955 2615 or +604 955 1227

Buffalo Park

Buffalo Park

The Langkawi Buffalo Park is home to over 100 well-kept Murrah and Swap buffaloes. This sprawling 20 hectare park produces 1,000 litres of milk a month which is packaged as fresh milk, flavoured milk, curdled milk and ice-cream. You can try your hand at buffalo-riding or even milk one of the buffaloes.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Location: Kampung Nyior Chabang, Padang Matsirat
Price Range: Free

Field of Burnt Rice

The Field of Burnt Rice is the site of a mass rice paddy burning conducted by local villagers who scorched their rice fields in an effort to stop them from falling into the hands of the Siamese invaders in 1821. Take an afternoon to visit this site. Allegedly, heavy rain still sometimes brings traces of burnt grains to the surface.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
Location: Kampung Raja, Mukim Padang Mat Sirat
Price Range: Free

Langkawi International Book Village

The Langkawi Book Village is set in a Malay-style kampong house in the lush rainforest of Lubok Semilang. It stocks a massive collection of second-hand, rare and antiquarian books encompassing a broad range of topics. From the foot of this village, you can walk up to the Lubok Semilang recreational park where you can take a dip in the cool stream or sit by the beautiful gazebos.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00 everyday
Location: Lubok Semilang, Padang Matsirat
Tel: +604 955 5568
Price Range: Free

Mardi Agro Technology Park

The 25-hectare Mardi Agro Tech Park is popular amongst foreign visitors; for a minimal fee you can sample fruits like rambutan and guava as well as take part in recreational activities like camping and fishing. Visitors will also get to see the latest farming technologies like hydroponics and fertigation.

Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00 Monday – Thursday
Location: Jalan Padang Gaong, Lubok Semilang, Padang Matsirat
Tel: +604 953 2550 or +604 953 2551

Mahsuri’s Tomb

Mahsuri’s Tomb is the crypt of the legendary Princess Mahsuri. Located in the village of Mawat, 12km from Kuah, it is also known as Makam Mahsuri. Most of the island’s natural attractions have fables attached in true Malay style and Mahsuri’s Tomb is probably its most famous legend. The story begins with the beautiful Mahsuri, a maiden (or princess by some accounts) born over 200 years ago, who married the love of her life during a time of conflict with the Siamese. Her husband went off to fight in the war and her mother-in-law, jealous of her beauty, vengefully accused Mahsuri of adultery. Read More...

Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00
Location: Kampung Mawat, Mukim Ulu Melaka (17km northwest of Kuah)
Tel: +603 955 6055

Snake Sanctuary

The Snake Sanctuary is home to a wide assortment of poisonous and non-poisonous colourful snakes endemic to Malaysia. This environmentally-friendly establishment was designed as an educational tourism facility. Kids will get to learn about these reptiles and their behaviour from the majestic king cobra to the docile boa constrictor at the six terrariums.

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:00
Location: Kampung Tok Senik, Ulu Melaka (Near Langkawi International Airport)
Tel: +604 955 7288

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