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Alor Setar

The capital of the state of Kedah on the west coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, Alor Setar ranks as the tenth-largest city in Malaysia by population. The city remains very conservative, adhering to a strict interpretation of Islam and cultivating a deep loyalty and respect for the local monarchy. Alor Setar's location in the northwest of the peninsula makes taking a trip over to neighboring Thailand simple. Despite heavy Islamic influence in the area, the many historical attractions in Alor Setar represent multiple Asian religions. Take a peek at our world travel planner: Alor Setar and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Where to stay in Alor Setar

The amount of choices for where to go for a night's rest is disproportionately small for a city of Alor Setar's size. Most of the options cluster in the center of the city to the east of the river. The hotels in general are three-star, but you can find a few four- or five-star accommodations if you look along the outskirts of the city. Also find a few budget-traveler options spaced around the city.
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