Mahsuri Tomb And Museum Overview

Mahsuri Tomb and Museum is the crypt of the legendary Princess Mahsuri. Also known as the Makam Mahsuri, almost all the natural attractions of the museum have fables attached in true Malay style and Mahsuri’s Tomb is definitely the most famous legend here.

Having great historical significance, Mahsuri tomb is the tomb of Makam Mahsuri - once upon a time, the prettiest lady alive on the island. She, along with her family, was an immigrant of Thailand and had upon her, the eyes of all men around; including the chief of the island. What followed thereafter led to her terrible death and come across to visitors in the forms of various mysterious stories.

However, it is believed that when Mahsuri died, she bled white blood that depicted her innocence. This place certainly makes for a visit for all history buffs, storytellers and learners who would like to dig deep into the past of this island.

Location: Jalan Makam Mahsuri, Kampung Mawat, Mukim Ulu Melaka

Timings: 8 am to 6 pm on weekdays and 8 am to 6:30 pm on weekends

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• Visit the marble tomb of Mahsuri, which is laid in a fenced garden surrounded by beautiful green trees.
• Learn about the fascinating legend of Princess Mahsuri and her curse at the traditional reconstructed Malay house of Makam Mahsuri.
• Stroll around the peaceful gardens and take in the beauty of the natural surroundings.
• Watch an intriguing video presentation of Mahsuri’s tale in the theatre audio-visual room.
• Read the written narratives of Mahsuri’s folklore in the diorama room.
• Witness the jewellery and the weapon with which Mahsuri was killed at the museum.
• Head to the souvenir and gift shop and buy charming souvenirs, clothes, t-shirts, bags, and other items.
• Witness the spectacular folk music performance by Malaysian women held every weekend.
• Make all your desires come true by dipping your hand in the wishing well.
• Munch on delicious snacks and beverages at the various food outlets located at the museum.
• Get photos clicked at the Photo Express Stall and receive printouts of the same within five minutes!

How To Reach

he Mahsuri Tomb is located on Jalan Makam Mahsuri, roughly 17 kilometres from Langkawi International Airport in Padang Matsirat. The mausoleum is nestled in the interiors of the Langkawi village of Mawat and is only a 20-minute drive from the airport. Simply follow the numerous English and Malay signposts that will lead you to Makam Mahsuri.

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Best Time To Visit

You can visit the Mahsuri Tomb and Museum at any time of the day between 8 AM and 6 PM. In comparison to other Langkawi tourist sites, the place is less crowded. If possible, visit the tomb over a weekend to see a special program of Malaysian ladies performing folk music on a traditional Malay instrument called caklempong.

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