Update on 2012/10/03
Wat Thaicharoen (0.5hr)
Beautiful and Ornate Thai Architecture
This Thai Temple is situated at Kampung Begia. Visitors are allowed to seek refuge and consult the monks. Apart from being a popular monastery, the ornate architecture of the temple is simply mind-blowing. One of the most outstanding buildings would be the gold and red coloured building with the four-faced Buddha.
Kampung Begia, Sik, Kedah (+604-9222078 Kedah Tourism)
Watt Chong Charern Suddhaward (0.5hr)
Thai Temple with a Unique Twist'
Wat Chong Charern lies en route to Beris Lake. One of the must-visit sections would be the gazebo. The gazebo houses two gigantic elephant statues which are intricately crafted. Next to it is the statue of the Goddess of Mercy which is quite a rare sighting in a Thai temple.
Kampung Chong, Sik, Kedah (+604-9222078 Kedah Tourism)
Beris Lake (Tasik Beris) (1-1.5hr)
Unique and Large Man-Made Lake
Beris Lake is a large man-made lake which is resulted from the construction of the Beris Dam. With its beautiful scenery, especially in the morning and late afternoon, the lake makes a wonderful fishing and picnicking destination. Otherwise, you can just lie on the grass and enjoy the warm sun on your skin.
Tasik Beris, Sik, Kedah (+604-9222078 Kedah Tourism)
Beris Lake Vineyard (Ladang Anggur Tasik Beris) (1-1.5hr)
The Only Grape-Growing Place in Malaysia
Is it possible to grow grapes in a tropical country? Beris Lake Vineyard has the answer. This 34-acre vineyard is the first in Kedah and is strategically located beside the Beris Lake. At this vineyard, you will have swell time learning about grapes and its growing process - from sowing to harvesting.
Lot 264, Kampung Ternas, Ternas, Sik, Kedah (+604-4620466)
Home of Kedah-Specialty Laksa
Laksa Buyung is made by slow-cooking the laksa in a large earthenware pot, which is said to be able to enhance its flavour. Laksa Buyung comes with condiments of shredded cucumber, salad leaf and a whole hardboiled egg. For those who like more zing, squeeze a lime or two on the laksa and mix.
12:00-18:00, closed on Fri.
Laksa Buyung (RM2.50)
Pekan Sik, Sik, Kedah (+604-4212205)
Restoran Nasi Kandar Sickenter
The Stall for a Plate of Good Old Nasi Kandar
If you’re a fan of the famed Nasi Kandar as well as simple Malay-style greasy spoon delicacies, make your way here for a gastronomic experience. A newly opened restaurant, this outlet also serves everyday favourites such as fried noodles, fried chicken and fish egg curry. For a refreshing drink, opt for lime juice with syrup.
Mee Goreng (RM3.50++)
No 44, pekan Bt Lima, Sik, Kedah (+604-9222078 Kedah Tourism)
Lata Mengkuang Park (1hr)
A Place for the Naturalists
Located 12 kilometer away from Sik, Lata Mengkuang is a lowland dipterocarp forest that has a beautiful 20 meter-high waterfall. Besides swimming and picnicking near the waterfall, you can also camp overnight and go for a nature trail trekking to see the abundance of flora and fauna that exist here.
Along K10, Sik, Kedah (+604-9222078 Kedah Tourism)
Pak Hun Gum Temple (0.5-1hr)
A Temple in a Cave
Pak Hun Gum Temple is one of the oldest Chinese temples in Baling. It has recently been refurbished and renovated with the donation collected by the locals. What makes this temple unique is its location inside a small limestone cave. Besides offering prayers to the Goddess of Mercy, many came to predict their fate.
Along K10, Kampung Seberang Pekan, Baling, Kedah (+604-9222078 Kedah Tourism)
Baling Clock Tower (0.5-1hr)
A Commemoration of Independence
One of the most famous landmarks in Baling would probably be the monolithic Baling Clock Tower which was erected to commemorate the Independence Day of Malaya in 1957. The tower has the word ‘Merdeka’, which means ‘independence’, inscribed on it. There are several nice huts built next to the clock tower for sojourners.
Along K10, Baling, Kedah (+604-9222078 Kedah Tourism)
Aneka Ciptarasa Zack (Western Food)
Western Food Specialist in Baling
Citarasa Zack's Western Food is a popular food hangout for locals and visitors like who are seeking for some western flavors. Located next to a park and a children’s playground, it’s a really peaceful and relaxing place to enjoy a good meal. There’s a good variety of food to choose from soup to dessert.
Pasta (RM6.90), Fried Chicken (RM9.90)
Kiosk Padang, Dewan Tun Abdul Razak, Baling, Kedah (+604-9222078 Kedah Tourism)
Wing Kei Stall
Offering Crispy Pork Skin and More!
Sometimes, all you need for a satisfying munch is as simple as having crispy fried pork skin. At RM2 per packet, it doesn’t rip the wallet! Enjoy this specialty along with other Chinese favourites such as the wat tan hor, char koay teow and Chinese fried rice at the Wing Kei stall.
Fried Noodles (RM3.50++)
Jalan Badlishah, Baling, Kedah (+604-9222078 Kedah Tourism)