Alor Setar Tower is nestled in the heart of Alor Setar. Standing majestically at 165.5 metres, it is a prominent modern landmark that reflects the rapid development in the state of Kedah. It was built in 1994 and completed in 1996.
The tower functions as both a telecommunications tower as well as a tourist attraction. The tower's platform allows visitors to enjoy breathtaking views, that stretches from Gunung Jerai or Mount Jerai (formerly known as Kedah Peak) to the Straits of Malacca. From the tower, you will see vast expanses of paddy fields which lie just outside of Alor Setar - an amazing view especially during harvest time.
At its tip is the Seri Angkasa Revolving Restaurant, specialising in a variety of delicious local and international cuisine. From here, one can enjoy a spectacular view of Alor Setar and nearby Butterworth. On clear days, one can see as far as the neighbouring country of Thailand!
The tower also serves as an observatory tower from which to look for the crescent moon marking the beginning of Muslim religion months. The observation deck stands at a height of 88 metres from the base of the structure.
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