Kuala Kedah is a small fishing town in Northern Kedah, located at the mouth of the Kedah River
However this little place is a historical port. The town was entrenched in numerous attacks on Kedah during the 17th and 18th century - the Portuguese, the Acehnese, the Dutch and the Bugis. In 1821, a Siamese armada from Ligor attacked Kota Kuala Kedah and Kedah fell to Siam.
Today, Kota Kuala Kedah (the fort) stands as a reminder of the town’s eventful past.
Kuala Kedah is also a major ferry terminal for travellers to Pulau Langkawi. You can also travel from here to Pulau Payar on a booked passage.
To reach Kuala Kedah, exit the PLUS expressway at Alor Setar and travel by the trunk road westwards about 13km.
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