|Gua Kelam (Dark
Located about 26 km from Kangar, the Gua Kelam traverse
approximately 37 meters of limestone hills from Kaki
Bukit on the Malaysian border to Wang Kelian near the
Thai border. The caves were at one time used as a trading
route between the locals and the Siamese.
Padang Besar, on the Malaysia-Thailand border, is border
market, a shopper's haunt for Malaysians seeking good
bargains. Electrical items, leather goods and clothing
are favorite buys, though even a leisurely browsing tour
of the market is an interesting outing.
Located at the estuarine delta of the Sungai Perlis,
Kuala Perlis is noted for its excellent laksa, a dish of
rice noodles dipped in spiced fish-soup with sliced
onions and cucumber. It is also the entry and exit point
to Phuket Island and other coastal towns and villages of
Southern Thailand, as well as to Pulau
The royal town, located 10 km south of Kangar, is home to
the Istana Di-Raja (Royal Palace) and the Masjid Negeri
Tasik Melati is a small but picturesque lake located in a
lowland area about 8 km north of Kangar. More than 150
sandbar-islands may be seen all over the lake. Sampans
can be rowed to these tiny islands. Elevated walkways
extend out over the waters, providing hypnotic prospects
out across the lake.
Gunung Medan, situated 6 km south of Kangar, is a scenic
300-feet-high limestone outcrop. It is accessible by car
on a winding road or on foot by stairways and walkways
climbing up to the peak.
Sungai Batu Pahat
Sungai Batu Pahat is located 10km east of Kangar. The
town possesses a difficult 9-hole par-72 golf course,
which is relatively flat and has numerous obstructions
The Snake Farm is primarily used as a research facility
to test and develop serums for the treatment of venomous
snake bites. A large collection of snakes can be viewed.
Hours: 8.00am-4.00pm (Tues.-Sun).