Padang Matsirat is best known for its verdant green land, rice fields and many small villages. Unlike most places in Langkawi, there are no public beaches in Padang Matsirat. However, this area in Langkawi has several great attractions including legendary tombs and shrines, picturesque parks and farmlands nestled in untouched scenic settings.
However, these places of interest are spread across Padang Matsirat’s massive locale so we highly recommend renting a car or motorcycle to get around. Our Top 5 Attractions in Padang Matsirat have fairly cheap to non-existent entrance fees, which allows for an activity-filled afternoon for any budget.
- Grand Island Tour
- Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching Tour
- Sunset Cocktail Cruise
- Private Half-Day Island Hopping Experience
- Half-Day Island Hopping
- Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching
- Scenic Cruise with Lunch
- Private Cable Car & Oriental Village Visit
- Helicopter Experience Over Dayang Bunting Lake
- Half-Day Langkawi Island Tour
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. While there are several variations of the legend, it revolves around an accusation of adultery and the princess’s unjust death by stabbing. White blood flowed from Mahsuri’s wound proving her innocence and with her final breath she cursed Langkawi for seven generations. Mahsuri’s memorial compound houses a small museum about the legend, a traditional Langkawi house for visitors to explore, and a handicrafts store. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 18:00
- Address: Kampung Mawat, Mukim Ulu Melaka
- Tel: +604 955 6055
Air Hangat (also known as Ayer Hangat) Village is a modern cultural complex which houses several duty-free shopping stores as well as an on-site theatre restaurant serving local, Thai and Indonesian cuisine. The main attraction of Air Hangat Village, however, is an impressive three-tier fountain and a magnificent hand-carved river stone mural; this attraction basically emulates a spa. Guests can enjoy a therapeutic dip in private Jacuzzis equipped with toilets, baths and gazebos or a pampering foot reflexology massage in the complex. Air Hangat Village is also home to a natural saltwater hot spring, which can only be found in three other countries, namely Japan, Taiwan, and Italy.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
- Address: Jalan Air Hangat, Mukim Air Hangat, Padang Matsirat
- Tel: +604 959 1357
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 cultivate children’s 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: Daily 09:00 – 20:00
- Tel: +604 955 2615 or +604 955 1227
The Field of Burnt Rice is a historically significant site in Langkawi, where local villagers had scorched their rice fields in 1821. As rice is one of the main sources of income in Langkawi, the mass rice paddy burning was conducted in an effort to prevent the paddy fields from falling into the hands of Siamese invaders. The remnants of burnt rice can still be seen at the Field of Burnt Rice especially after a heavy downfall which brings traces of blackened grain to the surface. Located at Kampong Raja, Padang Matsirat, guests have to pass through narrow pathway that hosts a series of stalls selling affordable batik clothes and souvenir items. Best of all, the Field of Burnt Rice does not require an admittance fee.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
- Address: Kampung Raja, Mukim Padang Matsirat
- Tel: +604 966 7789
Mardi Agro Technology Park is a 25-hectare fruit plantation with a tranquil backdrop of Gunung Raya Reserve rainforests. Located within a ten-minute drive from Kuah and Langkawi International Airport, visitors can sample a number of local fruits such as rambutan and guava as well as take part in recreational activities such as camping and cycling. The basic entrance fee is RM20, and an additional RM25 to enjoy a tour of the fruit farm. Major attractions in Mardi Agro Technology Park include a technology information centre, tropical fruit farms, sheltered hi-tech vegetable farms as well as naturally conserved areas for recreation.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
- Address: Jalan Padang Gaong, Lubok Semilang, Padang Matsirat
- Tel: +604 953 2550 or +604 953 2551