Kota Mahsuri is a cultural center built around the original home of Mahsuri, a local heroine who was accused of adultery and sentenced to death about 200 years ago. The place is also known as Mahsuri’s Mausoleum, Mahsuri’s Tomb or Makam Mahsuri in Malay. Mahsuri was a woman of good manners but fall victim to envy and jealousy. With her dying breath she laid a curse on the island “The shall be no piece and prosperity on this island for a period of seven generations”.
Read more on the Story of Mahsuri.
The building complex consists of a modern building housing the ticketing booth and exhibition gallery displaying traditional tools used in the old days and Malay musical instruments. Some traditional houses are within the complex with one is called ‘Rumah Kedah’ which displays the building style of the people of Kedah. Displayed in and outside the house are traditional tools used by farmers to harvest and process rice. Other buildings include one that is used for cultural musical performances about the story of Mahsuri.
The main attraction in the complex is the Mahsuri’s Tomb which is the final resting place of the folk heroine. However the actual location of the grave is kept secret to avoid any superstitious and mischievous act being done at the grave. As a cultural center, there are also a few stalls in Kota Mahsuri selling Malay tradisional cakes and snacks such as the ‘Peneram‘ and ‘Kuih Karas‘. They are served hot and visitors can also view the process of preparing those delicacies.
|Daily||09:00 am to 06:00 pm|
|Friday & Saturday||03:00 pm|
Tel : +6.04.955.6055
Kampung Mawat, Ulu Melaka, 07000, Langkawi, Kedah Darul Aman