Places of Interest in Perlis


Gua Kelam or the Cave of Darkness is not only filled with interesting limestone formations such as flowstones, straws, gour pools and fossils but also cave dwelling bats. The hanging bridge that leads through this 370-metre cave used to be a means of transporting are and other supplies to the tin mine at Wang Tangga. It was also the main access routes for villagers staying in the remote Kampung Kelian.

You can still find traces of storage and cooking areas belonging to the tin mining era at the shady landscaped park just outside the cave. This tranquil green lung is ideal for camps, picnics, walks and bird watching. Not far away is Gua Kelam II, the longest cave system in Peninsular Malaysia. This recreational park is located in the Kaki Bukit town.

Opening Hours : 9.00am - 6.00pm
Admission Fee : RM1 Adult, RM0.50 Child
Tel : 04 - 976 5966

Gua Kelam Perlis


Come experience 'autumn' in the topics. This 5,000-hectare White Meranti-Gerutu Seasonal Forest is semi-deciduous - it sheds its leave during the long dry seasons, and is the only one of its kind in the country. A combination of the Mata Ayer and Wang Mu permanent forest reserves, it is located along the state's western border and straddles the Nakawan Range. The state's section of the range is not only the longest continuous range of limestone hills in the country but also part of the 500 million years old Setul formation. Also known as the Peral of Perlis, it has caves of different  sizes and levels of difficulty.

Must do :

  • Day and night trekking along the Prince of Denmark and Rainforest trails                                               
  • Explore the labyrinthine routes of the Wang Burma Cave
  • Bird watching, jungle trekking and camping in the park.


Park Visitor Center

Opening Hours : 8.00am - 12.00 noon

2.00pm - 5.00pm Monday - Friday

Admission Fee : RM2 Adult, RM1 Child

Tel : 04 - 976 5766

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Tongkat Ali. Kacip Fatimah, cekor, mengkudu, selasih and kayu manis are among the plants species that flourish in the distinct wet and dry seasons in Perlis. The are grown semi-wild with over 1,000 plants of local and foreign origins in this verdant 12-hectare herbal garden. Don't miss the informative guided tour. The guide will take you around the garden, pointing out plants with medicinal and culinary properties. You may sample or purchase herbal drinks after the tour. The Bukit Air Recreational Park is within a stone's throw from here.

Opening Hours : 8.00am - 5.00pm

Closed on Monday

Admission Fee : RM1 Adult, RM0.50 Child

Tel : 04 - 976 5966 / 6626

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The Snake and Reptile Farm was formerly a research facility set up by the Institute for Medical Research in 1981 to study snakes and to develop anti-venom for snakebites. Pythons, cobras and pit vipers are among the 20 local and foreign snake species, both poisonous and non-poisonous, found at the farm. You can request to have your pictures taken with one of pythons. Definitely a memorable experience!. The farm also houses crocodiles, tortoises, iguanas, monitor lizards and macaques.

Opening Hours : 9.00am - 5.00pm

Open on public holidays

Admission Fee : RM4 Adult, RM1 Child

Tel : 04 - 976 8511


Learn about the history of Perlis at the Kota Kayang Museum. Start your tour at the display section and pore over archaeological relies and historical artifacts like royal regalia, Neolithic stone tools, Document replicas, royal genealogical charts, weapons, brass ware and coins. After that, explore the museum grounds where once stood the ancient Indera Kayangan Fort, a palace and ceremonial hall. The limestone hills that form a beautiful backdrop to the museum once acted within it allowed boat passages between the fort, Kuala Perlis and Alor Setar.

Opening Hours : 9.00am - 5.00pm

Closed on Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya Haji

Admission is free.

Tel : 04 - 977 0027

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The elegant Galeri DiRaja is located next to Istana Arau, the royal palace. It showcases an impressive collection of royal regalia, portraits, ceremonial court items, ancient weapons and state gift belonging to the Perlis belonging. Among them is the Kiswah , the black cloth that covers the Kaabah. A part of it was presented to Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Ibni Al-Marhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail by King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, the third king of Saudi Arabia, during his visit to Mecca in1965 (please obtain written permission from the gallery management before you visit).


Admission is free.

Tel : 04 - 986 4835.


Shop for handicrafts, food,fruits, clothing, kitchen and farm equipment in this buzzing market at the Malaysia-Thailand border. You can visit the market without the use of passports if you remain within the market area, where a duty-free outlet is also available. A trip here entails a scenic drive through the picturesque countryside. Make a stop at the viewing point and take and take in the view if you have time to spare.


Wang Kelian Sunday Market

Tel : 04 - 976 5966

Green Earth Duty Free

Tel : 04 - 945 6699


Padang Besar is a popular shopping destination. This laidback and quaint border town draws bargain hunters with the two-storey Padang Besar Arcade and the duty free Emas Kearajang Complex. The arcade is where you'll find reasonable priced clothing, handicrafts, household items and food products, while the complex is where you can stock up on duty-free items ranging from imported chocolates, perfumes, cigarettes, liquor to souvenir items.


Opening Hours : 9.00am - 6.00pm

Padang Besar Arcade
Tel : 04 - 976 1088

Emas Kerajang Duty Free Complex
Tel : 04 - 949 0550

Padang Besar Perlis   



Enjoy value-for-money shopping at this northernmost state. Head for the duty-free complexes at the border and select from a wide variety of perfumes, confectionery, cigarettes, liquor, clothing, cookware and dinnerware. You can also make a trip to the farmer's markets and night markets found throughout the state.

Popular shopping spots :

  • Emas Kerajang Complex
  • Padang Besar Arcade
  • Pasar Tani / farmer's market and night markets statewide
  • Wang Kelian Sunday Market


A huge array of northern delicacies awaits adventurous foodies. Choose from a delicious  spread of flavorsome  rice dishes, noodle soups, traditional salads and fresh seafood. Tasty and affordable, you can find them at the numerous hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and food stall in Perlis. Those fringing the coastline also offer superb views.

Authentic local favourites :

  • Laksa Perlis

Don't leave Perlis without trying laksa perlis, one of the state's specialties. A combination of rice noodles and fish gravy topped with boiled egg, cucumber, onion and herbs, this dish is savoury as it is spicy. It is sometimes complemented by pulut udang, a glutinous rice snack with sambal prawn filling.

  • Grilled Catfish

An enticing smoky aroma accompanies the succulent flesh of the catfish. Dipped in a sauce made from tamarind, chili and sugar, it is eaten with rice and herb salad

  • Seafood

The coastal town of Kuala Perlis is famous for seafood fresh from the sea. The seafood eateries come to live at night, serving mouth-watering lobster, fish, crab, prawn, cockle, octopus and squid dishes that are cooked in a variety of styles.

The attractions in Perlis are spread throughout the state and are easily accessible by road. Make a trip to the countryside and experience the pastoral charm as well as the relaxing atmosphere.


  • Kampung Ujung Bukit Homestay
  • Putra Golf Club

Sungai Batu Pahat

  • Bukit Ayer Recreational Park

Kuala Perlis

  • Kuala Perlis
  • Al-Hussain Mosque


  • Chuping Sugar Cane Plantation


  • Lake Melati

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