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Mahsuris Tomb (Makam Mahsuri)

TIME : 2016/2/22 11:56:31
Mahsuri's Tomb (Makam Mahsuri)

Mahsuri's Tomb (Makam Mahsuri)

Mahsuri’s Tomb - or Makam Mahsuri - is a shrine to one of the most beautiful women to have ever lived on Langkawi.

There are at least 14 versions of the legend of Mahsuri although we do know that she was the daughter of Thai immigrants and married the warrior Wan Darus. The legends revolve around an accusation of adultery and her death by stabbing.

The stories say that white blood flowed from her proving her innocence and that with her final breath she cursed Langkawi for seven generations. The last of those seven generations passed just as tourism came to Langkawi and it began to prosper again.

Aside from a small museum about the Mahsuri legend there is also a traditional Langkawi house to explore and a handicrafts shop at the memorial compound.

Practical Info

The best way to get here is to drive although a number of tourist buses have this as a stop on their route.