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Kota Kayang Museum
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Kota Kayang Museum

Kota Kayang Museum

Kota Kayang Museum

Kota Kayang Museum


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Located in a lush forest area between Kangar and Kuala Perlis, Kota Kayang Museum is positioned close to what was historically a fortified area. In fact, the word 'Kota' translates as fort in English. Built as a replica of a palace in an ancient sultanate, the wooden structure houses the history of both early Perlis and Kedah civilizations.

The museum homed to the tomb of the 15th Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Al-Marhum Kayang Sultan Dhiauddin Al-Mukarram Syah, who reigned from 1661 to 1687 and had made Kota Indera Kayangan the governmental capital of Kedah. With the remains of a palace surrounded on three sides by limestone outcrops, the site is marked by two simple mausoleums with gravestones and the remnants of timbers that demarcated the burial sites.

There is an archaeology section which houses ceramics complete with the 400-year-old history of Perlis. Other attractions include the Kedah Sultanate genealogy and information on ties between the sultanate and the Perlis royalty, the state during the Japanese Occupation (1941 to 1943) and Siamese Rule (1943 to 1945). Daggers, brassware, “keris” and the Perlis royal regalia are also on display at the museum. There is also the “bunga emas” (gold ornaments in the shape of flowering plants) which were gifts sent to the Siamese King in Bangkok when the state was under Siamese rule. Facilities that available include, recreational park, car park and public washrooms.

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Getting there

From city of Kangar, head east until you find Jalan Tun Abdul Razak. This museum is located near junction, and nearby is Kangar Hospital.

Kota Kayang Museum
02000 Kuala Perlis

6.415745, 100.148748
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