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Langkawi Legend - The Tomb of Mahsuri
The tomb of Mahsuri was built centuries after she was unjustly killed at Padang Mat Sirat, after which her body was said to have been unceremoniously thrown over a cliff somewhere on the island and never recovered. The location where the dastardly deed was carried out still exists today. It is right next to the traffic lights on the main road that runs through the town of Padang Mat Sirat. A huge concrete keris marks the actual spot next to an old tamarind tree. It is not the tamarind tree that many Langkawi folk say was among the mute witnesses of the execution. The real tree died ages ago.

However, the Mahsuri Memorial Complex in complex in Kampung Mawat, Ulu Melaka,  attempts to recreate and celebrate the life and times of Mahsuri. The place exhibits replicas of wooden houses that could have been in use during her days. The main house, built high on wooden stilts displays a small bedroom, an enclosed veranda with low windows and a spartan kitchen. A group of women living around today's Kampung Mawat would gather in the house during certain time of the week to perform traditional songs.

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A circular grassy spot opposite the theatre is the Tomb of Mahsuri. It has been rebuilt from the earlier one constructed under the supervision of Malaysia's first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, who had served as the island's District Officer in 1936. The main building comprises the ticketing counter, souvenir shops and the Mahsuri Museum, which showcases many aspects of the legend.





Opening Hours:
Open 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Theatre Showtime:
3.00 pm daily (except Wednesdays)

Theatre Ticket:
Malaysian: RM5 / Foreign: RM10

Malaysian: RM5 adult & RM2.50 child / Foreign: RM10.00 adult & RM5 child.

Kota Mahsuri,
Kampung Mawat, Mukim Ulu Melaka,
07000, Langkawi,
Kedah Darul Aman.

Tel : +604 955 6055 Fax : +604 573 7773