Well-known as the ‘Rice Bowl of Malaysia’, Kedah is blessed with vastly gorgeous green landscape of paddy fields. This northern state is the major producer of rice to the country, hence the title of Negeri Jelapang Padi.
Apart from its lush greeneries and paddy fields, Kedah is also a home to plenty of nature wonders and attractions. Not only the pristine Langkawi beaches, it also offers mountains and recreational parks for a breath of fresh air. For nature lovers, make sure to have a stop at these hidden gems during your next trip to Kedah.
Let’s check out our list 6 wonderful recreational parks in Kedah.
Kilim Geoforest Park
Undoubtedly, Kilim Geoforest Park is a must-go place and should be included in your Langkawi itinerary. Located at the east side of the island, it is the first geo-park in the Southeast Asia region. This hidden gem is renowned for its sprawling mangrove forest and gigantic limestone rock formations.
A mysterious place with an ancient geological heritage, it offers countless natural wonders and home to a myriad flora and fauna. You can take a relaxing boat ride and discover the untouched forest. In fact, you also can visit the dark bat cave and see ancient stalactites, up close!
Explore the majestic forest at Kilim Geoforest Park and book your trip here.
Address: Kilim River Tourism Jetty, Mukim Kampung Kilim, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Contact: +604-959 2323
Opening Hours: Daily, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm
Sungai Sedim Recreational Park
Sungai Sedim Recreational Park is one of Kedah’s top-draw ecotourism destinations. Spanning an area of about 37,000 hectares of forest, this park offers a wide variety of activities be it fast-paced adventure or relaxing enjoyment.
This park is famous for its top tree walk, the world’s longest rainforest canopy walkway. Take a stroll through the forest and enjoy a bird’s-eye view as the walkway is elevated at 26 meters above the ground. Aside from that, this recreational park also provides equipment for white-water rafting for water-based activities.
Address: Kampung Ulu Riau, 09700 Karangan, Kedah
Contact: +604-490 1588
Opening Hours: Daily, 9.00 am – 5.30 pm
Sungai Teroi Recreational Forest
Located within the Gunung Jerai Forest Reserve, Sungai Teroi Recreational Forest features campsites, hiking trails and stunning views. For avid hikers, there are 6 great hiking trails you can choose from. If you are rather looking for a quick stroll in the forest, you also can opt for the easy trails.
This recreational spot is covered in dense forest and a home to a variety of flora and fauna. For nature lovers, stop by at the orchid garden to enjoy the flower viewing. Have a refreshing dip at the large swimming pool filled with water from the mountains.
Address: 08000 Yan, Kedah
Contact: +604-421 2835
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Bukit Hijau Recreational Forest
Tucked deep in the Gunung Inas Forest Reserve, Bukit Hijau Recreational Forest is famed for its amazing seven-level cascading waterfalls. The waterfalls create seven pools of cool, refreshing crystal clear water. The source of the waterfalls originated from Sungai Mempelan on Gunung Inas and flows through the park.
The beautiful sights of the waterfall and its greenery surroundings make it a perfect place for a picnic with family and friends.
Address: 09100 Baling, Kedah
Contact: +604-490 3760
Opening Hours: Daily, 7.00 am – 6.00 pm
Gunung Keriang Recreational Park
Gunung Keriang is a 250-million-year-old lump of mainly limestone rock. An elephant-shaped mountain with a height of 218 meters, it stands alone in the middle of paddy fields. This geologically unique park is home to caves of limestone that is rich in crystal formations with attractive calcite crystals.
On the edge of the hill is Gunung Keriang Recreational Park that features walking trails with concrete railings and viewing gazebos. It also opens for adventurous activities like jungle trekking, camping, and caving. Don’t forget to buy some rocks and crystals as souvenirs at a cheap price.
Address: Kampung Gunung Hulu, Alor Setar, Kedah
Contact: +604-733 8504
Opening Hours: Daily, 8.00 am – 6.00 pm
Tasik Darulaman Park
If you are looking for a family-friendly park with more laid-back activities, head to Tasik Darul Aman Park. Located in Jitra, this recreational park features a beautiful lake and a jogging track surrounding the lake. It offers various activities suitable for all range of age.
The park is well-equipped with facilities for cycling, wall climbing, and flying fox. In addition, there are also plenty of water-based activities for visitors, such as kayaking, riding on different types of boats i.e. flamingo boats, swan boats, and mushroom boats.
Address: Bandar Darulaman, 06000 Jitra, Kedah
Contact: +604-917 2807
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm & 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Friday – Sunday: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm & 3.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Closed on Tuesdays
These wonderful recreational parks are certainly going to be a breath of fresh air for your trip to Kedah. While you are here, might as well check out other Kedah’s awesome attractions to visit and make the best of your trip.
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