Mahsuri's Tomb
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Oscardog16
Adelaide, Australia873 contributions
Dec 2022
A gravestone and a small museum to recount the legend of an execution and a spell cast over Langkawi. There are enough signs in English to get the gist of the story, but you can read the abbreviated version in the TA reviews. There are no signs to indicate which direction the museum flows, we ended up reading the story from the end to the beginning. There are also some caged birds which are being kept in deplorable conditions.
Written 26 December 2022
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ASHIKINTARMIZI@SEU338E
Kuala Kangsar, Malaysia58 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
The place that tell the legendary of Mahsuri that was sent for death sentence even though she was innocent.
Written 17 June 2020
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NUR FATIHAH@SEU338E
Kangar, Malaysia45 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
As a Malaysian, I am passionate about legendary stories and one of them is 'Lagenda Mahsuri' . So when I visit Langkawi, I did not want to miss the opportunity to visit this tomb. It's great place to take your child to learn the history of Langkawi's legend.
Written 17 June 2020
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mushroom001
Puchong, Malaysia453 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
As a first timer, the place is a must. But if you already been to langkawi multiple times, this place got nothing more to offer. With entrance fee of rm12 for malaysian adult, i think it's quite expensive considering the exhibitions are old and outdated. I think the last time i went there 10 years ago, the exhibit today are the same with no refurbishments. I see some renovations are on going, hoping will update the exhibition too.
Written 10 March 2020
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xxinxx
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10 contributions
Jan 2020
RM12 is such a hefty price for a place that is in poor condition. Scenic view around the area, but once we went inside it was a total disappointment. The tale itself is interesting but the exhibition was unimpressive. I learned about Mahsuri when I was young and hope to know more about it here, but I didn't learn much from the visit. It was dull, boring, not interactive and overall just unappealing. One reviewer put it best "reminiscent of primary school class project" and I agree with that.

The exhibition itself is a bit confusing, Why, out of sudden, there's information about sun and planet? What's that got to do with the folklore?

The only nice thing about the place is RM2 mint ice cream sold at the compound.
Written 17 February 2020
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Shawal
Butterworth, Malaysia39 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
It’s a must to go to this place. 1 of Langkawi’s legend. Not only tomb, can visit her house and her well.
Written 19 December 2019
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Tinamue
Bangkok, Thailand179 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
A beautiful maiden marries a prince and gives birth to a son before prince goes off into war. Evil mother in law plots and gets maiden convicted for adultery. After several attempts to execute the maiden, the evil plotters finally succeed but before she dies, the innocent maiden casts a spell on Langkawi lasting for seven generations. Fortunately, she died in 1819 and we are now in 8th generation, so the island’s spell of bad luck has expired.

The maiden’s grave is here and so are several buildings from that time, which are quite interesting. There is also a well with water that supposedly kept the maiden pretty. However, the exhibition seemed a bit disorganized or even random and the museum section mostly focused on various renditions of the tale of Mahsuri
Written 22 November 2019
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Azmil K
Port Dickson, Malaysia212 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
A must visit place when you are in Langkawi. Here lies the tomb of Mahsuri. The tomb of a beautiful lady framed for adultery, executed and cursed the island for seven generations. Google about this folklore, it will surely make your visit interesting.  

At the entrance there are a traditional band, comprising of mainly woman. Playing soothing traditional music on traditional instruments.

Later you will walk the path to Mahsuri's tomb. This complex is not only about the tomb, there is more interesting things to see. You can walk through shady trees with benches on the side for you to relax. 

There are different wooden houses which you can go into. Mind you, you need to take off shoes before entering the houses. Most places in Malaysia is like this. Even in Malaysian homes, we don't wear shoes in our homes. There are houses with a replica of traditional wooden fire kitchen. A replica of the chieftains house. With potraits of the Mahsuri and her seven generations. One even houses a quaint Malay restaurant where you can sit and have drinks and light snacks. All through the complex that there are information on different items in the area. Which is rather educational.

The whole complexs is well planned out with ample walking space. There's even a well which locals believe to have medicinal benefits. Along the path to the well, you will come across a shed with local women preparing local sweets. We bought some to eat on our way to the next destination. Below one of the houses, you will find traditional equipments used in the production of rice. There are a parking and modern toilets. A must visit place. Really worth the nominal entrance fee.

Written 20 August 2019
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Azlan A. Aziz
13 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
A visit to Langkawi Island will not be compete without paying homage to Mahsuri, the legendary maiden who was killed unjustly and cursed the island to barren years. The entire complex was well designed with ample parking spaces. Due to our hot weather, it is a good idea to wear appropriate light coloured clothing. I wore a black Polo T-shirt, and was already sweating after the short walk from the car. I felt the layout was well thought out, and loved the landscaping and how everything complemented each other. The wooden Malay house was very fascinating because you get to enter a replica of a village chieftains home, compete with kitchen, to see how people lived at the turn of the century. The tomb was in a large enclosure which was a good idea as it will prevent people performing anything deviant. After Moslems recite some chosen verses from the Quran, we can then walk around the enclosure and try to spot Green Snakes living in the trees within the enclosure. There is a quaint Malay restaurant within the compound that served a decent tasting Laksa and Nasi Goreng, which is what we had to cool off. What will be more interesting if they can enact the sentencing and execution of Mahsuri, or, maybe place actors wearing period costumes as guards or kampung people milling about the compound. Tourists can then take take photos for a token fee.
Written 10 July 2019
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Ian B
Brisbane, Australia180 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited as part of our shore excursion. Our guide explained that Mahsuri had placed a curse on Langkawi for 7 generations after being wrongly accused of and sentenced to death for adultery. The curse has now expired and that is why Langkawi is now enjoying more prosperity. When you enter the main building there were 4 women playing traditional percussion instruments. You can then see some of the ancient weapons, jewellery etc and a short film about Mahsuri. Outside they have a Malay house and the shrine to Mahsuri.
Written 7 July 2019
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