Kedah beckons visitors with picturesque views and rustic charm. The state is known as the Ricebowl of Malaysia for its vast expanses of rice fields. Kedah is also touted as the most ancient state in Malaysia. It lays claim to some of the most outstanding historical attractions in the region. The most prominent is Bujang Valley, which was the cradle of a thriving ancient civilisation. The state capital of Kedah is Alor Setar, a bustling town with impressive landmarks and historic buildings. Langkawi, a world-renowned island resort, is also situated in Kedah.