Attractions in Merbok

A longer stay near UiTM Cawangan Kedah means that you are ideally based to explore the surrounding area.

INTERESTING PLACES
TANJONG DAWAI TANJONG DAWAI
Tanjong Dawai is famous for its seafood,  anchovies, fresh prawn paste, fermented shrimp and salted fish like ikan gelama and tamban. Also available are dried shrimps, fish & prawn crackers and cuttlefish.
SEMELING JETTY SEMELING JETTY
Do not miss the 2 hour eco-tourism round trip boat tour to Tanjung Dawai to experience the breathtaking scenery and to get a closer look at the mangroves, birds and fish along the way. End your day with a sumptuous dinner at the restaurant while enjoying the sunset.
MANGROVE GALLERY COMPLEX MANGROVE GALLERY COMPLEX
This is a historical museum located at the Semeling Pier that comes with an auditorium and restaurant. There are over 30 species of mangroves and 80 species of birds and visitors can use the one kilometer long pedestrian ramps provided in the complex.
CANDI BATU PAHAT CANDI BATU PAHAT
Candi Batu Pahat which is believed to have been built in the 17th Century are the remains of temples and statues of Indian Gods and Goddesses which is similar to those of historical sites in India.
BUJANG VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM BUJANG VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
The Bujang Valley archaeological museum houses numerous artifacts, gem stones, beads, etc. For the record, fifty candis or temples were found along Sungai Bujang. Visitors interested in history and archaeology should not miss out on this area in Kedah.
GUNUNG JERAI GUNUNG JERAI
This is the highest peak in Kedah. On clear days, different vantage points on the mountain offer spectaculars views of the rolling rice fields, Penang island as well as the legendary island of Langkawi. A forestry museum is also located in the vicinity of this resort.
BATU HAMPAR RECREATIONAL FOREST BATU HAMPAR RECREATIONAL FOREST
A favourite weekend retreat located in the district of Yan where picnickers enjoy the cool depths of the waterfalls.
SERI PERIGI RECREATIONAL FOREST SERI PERIGI RECREATIONAL FOREST
Seri Perigi at Yan is a ‘waterfall in a park’. The stream that runs has its beginning in Gunung Jerai.
PANTAI MERDEKA PANTAI MERDEKA
Pantai Merdeka is a beautiful beach surrounded by tall swaying palms trees.
TUPAH RECREATIONAL FOREST

TUPAH RECREATIONAL FOREST
Tupah Recreational Forest is popular picnic spot with the locals. Also, the road heading to this place is quite narrow.