Hi readers, this is the continuation from episode 1. If you missed the episode 1,you can refer to my previous post. After check-in to Hotel Bella Vista we freshen up and then went to our first destination of the day “Makam Mahsuri”
Before I go further on Makam Mahsuri I would like to share some details about Mahsuri. Mahsuri was the daughter of a Thai couple who moved from their native Phuket to the island of Langkawi in search of a better life. She was the most beautiful in all of Langkawi and married the warrior Wan Darus. As was required of him, her husband had to go to war, leaving Mahsuri behind to fend for herself. It was during this time that Mahsuri befriended a young man named Deraman. The village chief’s wife was jealous of Mahsuri’s beauty. She spread a rumour that Mahsuri was unfaithful and was having an affair with Deraman in the absence of Wan Darus. Eventually the rumours grew strong enough that the villagers openly accused her of adultery. Mahsuri pleaded her innocence, but no one believed her.
Mahsuri was to be tied to a tree (or pole) and stabbed to death but it didn’t work. After every execution attempt failed, Mahsuri told them to kill her with her family’s kris. When she was stabbed, white blood flowed from the wound, signifying her innocence. Some birds flew above her to cover her body. With her dying breath, Mahsuri cursed Langkawi to have seven generations of bad luck. The kingdom was soon taken over by Siam. The villagers at Padang Mat Sirat burned their own paddy fields rather than let them fall into the hands of the Siamese.
Now back to story, we drove to Makam Mahsuri. Please refer to location map below:
This place has a free carpark and there is a lot of souvenir stalls around,they are famous for selling variety of “sarongs”. You can walk from the carpark to the main entrance. Refer to pic below:
Ticket price are charged at RM5/pax
Some of the shots taken inside Makam Mahsuri
We have completed Makam Mahsuri and my rating for this place is 2/5. If you are on a short trip to Langkawi, you can skip this place.
My lady in action..
Some shots taken nearby hotel
We have completed day 1, we didnt go a lot of places since its a tiring day and we planned a lot of places for Day 2, stay tuned for episode 3 soon. Please subscribe at the top left corner for free and please share my post via FB and tweeter by clicking at the buttons below. Thanks for reading..Sharing is Caring….Thavax