Location: In the south-eastern part of Langkawi Island
Attractions: Eagle Square, Lagenda Park, Al-Hana Mosque, etc.
Significance: It is the district capital and the main landing
point of Langkawi.
How To Reach: One can reach here by hiring ferries from
Peninsular Malaysia or by air from many other countries.
Kuah, which literally means gravy in Malay, is the capital city of
Langkawi district of Kedah state in Malaysia. To be found on the
southeastern side of the island, this bustling town is the gateway to
the Pulau Langkawi. Once that had been a rustic town with few avenues,
today Kuah has become a full-fledged center of plush hotels and
shopping-cum-business complexes. However, it is not over-crowded like
other metropolitan cities.
Since Kuah Jetty serves as the main point of entry to Langkawi,
tourists definitely spend some quality time browsing this place. In
fact, it is the place from where you can take ferries to other
neighboring islands. Kuah is, undoubtedly, a great duty-free shopping
town with a vast range of goods to shop for. Though the city doesn't
observe scintillating nightlife, the restaurants that sell seafood,
together with bars and pubs catch the most attention of the nocturnal
Kuah boasts of many attractions such as Dataran Lang, Lagenda Park,
Makam Mahsuri, Langkawi Gold Club, Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, Al-Hana
Mosque, etc, that are sure to please the tourists. Moreover, the
presence of hotels in the town keeps the spirit of travel and tourism
always alive. Kuah is indeed flourishing as a commercial hub with
shopping complexes, restaurants, fast food outlets, hotels and
handicraft shops blossoming all over the town.