The state capital of Kedah, Alor Setar is arguably one of the spots in Peninsular Malaysia that’s richest in Malay culture. You won’t read many tourist tales about living life up in this northern state capital. But despite the development and its status of state capital, by most accounts, Alor Setar is still one of those old town spots. And it’s worth visiting if only for its scenic views of paddy plantations in the outskirts (hello, impromptu photo shoots!) and her treasure trove of architectural wonders.