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A to Z Travel Guide To Perlis

We receive a lot of positive feedback with our A to Z Guide To Bako National Park, and so, we decided to make 'it' a thing in our blog from now on!

Our A to Z Travel Guide will have the answer to all questions about any destination. In this case, we shall start with, Perlis - The northernmost state of Malaysia that is close to Langkawi but is often overlooked.

Perlis - A Brief Introduction

Perlis, also known by its honorific title Perlis Indera Kayangan located at the northern part of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and has the Satun and Songkhla Provinces of Thailand on its northern border. It is also bordered by the state of Kedah to the south.

Fact : Did you know that Perlis was originally part of Kedah ? It occasionally came under rule by Siam or Aceh. Perlis was historically an important realm within the Kingdom of Kedah.

There are 12 town in Perlis starting from :

  • Arau ( Royal Capital)

  • Beseri

  • Chuping

  • Kaki Bukit

  • Kangar (Capital)

  • Kuala Perlis

  • Mata Ayer

  • Padang Besar

  • Pauh

  • Sanglang

  • Simpang Empat

  • Wang Kelian

Each of the area mention above has their own uniqueness and trust me, there is a lot to see in Perlis!

A to Z Travel Guide To Perlis :

Attraction In Perlis

Best Place In Perlis

Capital City Of Perlis
Cafe In Perlis

Food Of Perlis
Floating Market Perlis

Getting To Perlis

Hotel In Perlis
Hiking Spot 


Resort In Perlis

Shopping Mall
Snake Park



Perlis can be said has a vast paddy fields spread as far as the eyes can see and jutting limestone hills that stood as a beautiful backdrop! Not only that, there is a lot of attraction in Perlis that you can go to. There are something for any type of traveller.

Say, if you want adventure, you can experience Gua Kelam or hike up Bukit Chabang, Bukit Tok Dun, Bukit Keteri and more!

If you want nature, you can explore Taman Negeri Perlis, Taman Rekreasi Bukit Ayer or even learn about all the herbs in Taman Rimba Herba. Have a look at the Nature Spots To Check Out While In Perlis.


As of now, there is no airport in Perlis although there is a plan to build it in Chuping back in 2015.

The nearest airport will be the Sultan Abdul Halim Airport in Alor Setar, 35 kilometres from Kangar or the Langkawi International Airport in Langkawi.



Beach in Perlis is one of the most searched / asked questions.

The answer is yes, Perlis do have a beach.

Beach In Perlis
Photo Credit : TrekEarth

The Perlis beach stretches over 17 kilometres, from Kuala Perlis to Kuala Sanglang, but famous spots are in Kuala Perlis, Kurong Tengar and Kuala Sungai Baharu.

But; if you are looking to enjoy clear blue waters and white, sandy beaches, the Perlis beach may disappoint you. The beach may be muddy, but the view is priceless!

Thousands will throng the beach every day for its breathtaking view, particularly during sunset. It is also a favourite playground for the local children.

Best Place

Since there are so many attractions in Perlis, it's hard to determine what's best and what's not. We believe, there is something interesting and suits your preference.

Nevertheless, we list rank down 'the top 5 best place' in Perlis according to TripAdvisor's Traveller Favourites.

#1. Padang Besar - You can get almost everything you want here. Do note that;because of the closure of Thailand's border; the market activity is limited to Friday, Saturday, and maybe Sunday.

Tasik Melati Recreational Park - The park is famous for its lakes and its recreational facilities.

Rimba Herba Perlis - Among the interesting activities that can be carried out are guided tours and self-guided tours to nature trails, foot immersion in herbal oil, visits to orchid sites and sale of trees, especially herbal products. Apart from that, visitors can also enjoy the herbal oil massage and try the herbal drinks offered here.

Taman Eko-Rimba Bukit Ayer - This recreational park is located 12 km from Kangar City and is close to the Perlis Snake Farm and is located in a very natural and attractive forest area for a variety of recreational activities. The chilly, clear waters of the tropical rainforest, and its waterfalls diverge into the pool below, making it an ideal location for picnics and relaxation

Al-Hussain Mosque ( Floating Mosque) - This mosque is located next to the Kuala Perlis Jetty and is said to be an iconic mosque in Perlis.