Alor Setar is the state capital of Kedah, Malaysia. one of the northernmost capitals in Malaysia, it is close to Thailand and only about 80km to Penang. As a Muslim state, Alor Setar operates from Sunday to Thursday, observing Friday and Saturday as weekends.
Alor Setar has few but prominent travel destinations. The religious sites such as the Tou Mu Kung temple and mosques are must visit places. Alor Setar is also home to an old fort called Kota Kuala Kedah. Other tourist destinations are the National Science Centre, state museum, Kedah State Art Gallery and the Wednesday Market, which is a market selling a variety of handicrafts.