Ibrahim Hussein Museum
Ibrahim Hussein Museum is a fine arts establishment named after its founder, a renowned Malaysian artist. While Hussein's work (as well as his personal decorative style) sets the tone for this modern gallery, the work displayed is true to the greater community. It receives surprisingly little attention despite the superb quality of work showcased here.
Legend has it that the beaches of Langkawi turned white when they were soaked with the innocent blood of Mahsuri, a legendary Malay princess. Her mausoleum is at Kampung Mawat, and it is flanked by a few museum-like exhibits exploring this legend. If the white-sand beaches weren't symbolic enough, the white-marble tomb drives the point home.
Matsirat Rice Fields
During the rainiest months (April and May), burnt rice hulls peek out of the soil at Padang Matsirat. More than a century ago, local villagers burnt their fields to spite the invading Siamese, and many at the time thought they were paying the price for the unjust execution of Princess Mahsuri.
Pregnant Maiden Lake
This lake sits at the center of Dayang Island, and it is cloaked in legend like many of Langkawi's sites. Tourists usually come as part of an island-hopping tour, and most guides will stop by the lake to give everyone a chance to take a fresh-water swim.