Guar Chempedak (GPS: 5.85408, 100.46224) is a small town in Yan District, Kedah. It is a rural community located midway between Alor Setar and Sungai Petani. Located just north of Gurun, Guar Chempedak is the town you will pass by if you are on your way to the many popular waterfalls of Kedah such as Seri Perigi, Titi Hayun and Batu Hampar. By the way, the word "guar" means hillock in the northern Malay dialect, not "gua" which means cave in Malay.
There isn't much of interest at Guar Chempedak. Having said that, I have to say that Guar Chempedak has one of the loveliest country roads in Kedah. The road, Jalan Guar Chempedak, links the pekan (village heart) with Yan Kechil. Along the way, it passes through the villages of Teroi and Titi Serong. What I love about the road is that it is lined with tall trees, so it feels like you are driving through a green tunnel. If you look to your left, you will see green paddy fields with Gunung Jerai in the distance. I stopped the car once so that I can take a few shots of the mountain.
Exit the North-South Expressway at the Gurun Interchange, Exit 173, and turn north on Federal Route 1 to reach Guar Chempedak.
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