Alor Setar, recently known as Alor Star for a very brief period, is the state capital of Kedah, Malaysia. Located on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula very near Malaysia's border with Thailand, the city has long been influenced by Thailand and in fact is home to a large number of Thai temples. Direct Flights will set up the arrangements you'll need for your discount travel to Alor Setar, so book with us today and get ready for an incredible holiday.
Alor Setar, Malaysia
Alor Setar, recently known as Alor Star for a very brief period, is the state capital of Kedah, Malaysia. Located on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula very near Malaysia's border with Thailand, the city has long been influenced by Thailand and in fact is home to a large number of Thai temples. But despite the strong Thai influence, Alor Setar is very much a Malay city and its population has fewer Chinese and Indians than other Malaysian cities on the same coast.
Cities in Kedah feature an old-world charm, and Alor Setar is no different. Most tourist sites within the city are within walking distance of each other, and travellers on cheap holidays to Alor Setar can use several landmarks as guides during their walkabout: one of the most prominent is the Menara Alor Setar, a telecommunications tower that also provides panoramic views of the city from the top. Other landmarks include the Balai Nobat, a three-tiered octagonal tower that houses the sacred instruments of the Royal Orchestra; and one of the
largest mosques in Malaysia, the Moorish domed mosque Masjid Zahir, with numerous arches and columns. Be sure to check out these sites and more when on cheap holidays to Alar Setar. With Direct Flights you can book cheap flights from Australia to Alor Setar and combine them with discount accommodation in Alor Setar and discount car hire in Alor Setar to create a discount travel package to Alor Setar.
Nearby is the old Sultan of Kedah's Palace, a Thai/Malaysian architectural fusion that's now the Royal Museum showcasing a variety of royal artifacts. Next door is the Balai Besar - the intricately decorated Great Hall used by the Sultan for royal and state functions. Museums in Alor Seta include the State Museum which houses historical and cultural artifacts of the ancient Hindu-Buddhist civilisation in the Bujang Valley. And the Kota Kuala Kedah is an old fort built to defend the area against seaborne enemies. Reportedly built by stone masons especially brought in from India, it is now a fishing village known for its seafood.
But the city offers much more to visitors on Alor Setar travel packages, and you can see it all by booking discount travel to Alor Setar through Direct Flights, your online travel specialist. With Direct Flights you'll be able to book cheap flights to Alor Setar or Alor Setar travel packages that also include hotel accommodation, all at the better prices that are available online.
Travellers on Alor Setar travel packages also use their accommodation in Alor Setar as a base to explore the nearby wonders of Kedah. Lush tropical jungles and rainforests, peaceful, serene lakes, crisp, clear mountain air, golden beaches, rustic charm and exotic wildlife: Kedah is a retreat from hectic urban life and an idyllic haven of peaceful tranquillity.
Direct flights to Alor Setar arrive several times a day from Kuala Lumpur, and connecting flights from Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Bangkok, Athens, the USA or anywhere else in the world are plentiful via Malaysia's capital. Direct Flights will set up the arrangements you'll need for your discount travel to Alor Setar, so visit our web site today and begin your journey.