The state is famed for its padi fields and is known as "The rice bowl" of the country.
- Alor Star - largest city and capital of the state
- Sungai Petani - second largest city and industrial hub
- Kulim - third largest city and earmarked for hi-tech industrial development
- Bukit Kayu Hitam - Malaysia's main road crossing into Thailand
- Changloon - 8km from Bukit Kayu Hitam, it is one of the main border town crossing into Thailand
- Langkawi - the 99 islands of "the land of all one's wishes"
- Padang Serai - the important town at Southern Kedah
- Lunas - another important town at Southern Kedah
- Pedu - a man made lake surrounded by virgin rainforest and scenic mountains
- Kuala Kedah - ferry point to Langkawi ,next to Alor Star
Most people in Kedah speak in Malay-Kedahan dialect but English is widely spoken and understood by many Kedahan. Besides that, several Chinese (Mainly are Hokkien) and Indian dialects are also spoken by the minority Chinese and Indian population in Kedah.
There is no international flight serving the state, though you may find numerous domestic flights connected from KLIA (IATA: KUL). Malaysia Airlines, Firefly and Airasia fly daily to and from Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (Alor Setar Airport, IATA: AOR).
- Bukit Hijau Waterfall The best sight-seeing in the northern Penisular Malaysia
- Tan Kee Roast Duck - famous food at Northern Malaysia, originated from Lunas, Kedah.
- You can buy all you need, like medicine at 'Thong Choon Tong' medicine shop at Lunas Main Road, is maintained more than 3 generations.