Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A visit to Mahsuri Mausoleum

After took the Langkawi cable car up to to the Top Station, we headed towards Mahsuri Mausoleum on 31.5.2013. Among all the legends that surround Langkawi, the legend about the maiden Mahsuri is the most famous. Mahsuri was a a beautiful maiden who was unfairly accused of adultery. She began to bleed white blood, a sign of her innocence, with her dying breath.
Mahsuri Mausoleum is a historical complex which located in Kampung Mawat. The entrance fee for foreigners is RM 10 for adults and RM 5 for children below 12 years old. RM7.00 for Malaysians. Make sure to bring If you looking for what to do in Pulau Langkawi, put the Langkawi cable car and sky bridge on a must visit. The cable car ride will bring you up to about 708 meters above sea level. It took about 20 minutes to ride up the hill.your Mykad as proof. There is also a museum which detailed story of the legend.

This is a must-see destination as it defines the entire history of this magnificent island.
 The place is opened daily from 8.00 am. to 6.00 pm. 20 minute drive from Langkawi International Airport. We tracked the location using GPS.
Inside, you will be able to immerse yourself in the tale that defined Langkawi.
Following the old Hudud punishment for adultery, Mahsuri tied to a tree and  stabbed to death by the village elders. In her last breath, she laid a curse on the land to be a barren land for seven generation.
Picture of Mahsuri's great grandchildren. Her name is Wan Aishah, the 7th generations of Mahsuri. The curse was broken when the seven generation of Mahsuri,Wan Aishah was born.
Some Malay ladies in traditional costumes playing folk music on old traditional instruments to welcome the guests.
The tragic tale of Mahsuri is regularly performed by the Kota Mahsuri Drama Group.
The legendary Mahsuri Tomb. The tomb of Mahsuri was built centuries after she was unjustly killed at Padang Mat Sirat. Beside the tomb, the whole story of the maiden is written on a panel.
In Mahsuri Complex, you can also see the traditional Malay houses where Mahsuri and her family lived before.
This old Malay house was belonged to Mahsuri's father, Pandak Mayah. 

We climbed up the stairs and got inside the house to explore some of the typical household belongings of a Malay family of 18th and 19th century.
Mahsuri Well which water is believed has healing properties. It blesses those who dip their hands into it. Girls, still remember the story of Woman at the Well. Jesus told the woman he could give her "living water ", so that she would never thirst again. Jesus used the words living water to refer to eternal life.

Both of you were busy drawing water from a well with a bucket. What a great experience for young and old.
Girls, both of you visited langkawi island at two years and four years old. The time flies by so fast, and before dad and mom know it, both of you are grown up. It was great that we had a chance to explore this island again. Mahsuri Mausoleum is one of the most legendary landmarks in the island. Dad and mom glad that we learnt about how the interesting folklore of the young village beauty, Mahsuri. Traveling is a form of learning. We will plan our further travel and cherish every moment of togetherness.

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