Guar Chempedak, Kedah

Jalan Guar Chempedak, KedahJalan Guar Chempedak, Kedah (25 July, 2010)

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.

Getting there

Exit the North-South Expressway at the Gurun Interchange, Exit 173, and turn north on Federal Route 1 to reach Guar Chempedak.

Location of sights in Guar Chempedak on the map

Sights in Guar Chempedak

  1. Masjid Al-Wusta (GPS: 5.86025, 100.45577)
  2. Pasar Tani Guar Chempedak (GPS: 5.85592, 100.45006)

Shopping in Guar Chempedak

  1. Arked MARA (GPS: 5.85775, 100.45444)
  2. Kompleks Majlis Daerah Yan (GPS: 5.85775, 100.45718)

Eating places in Guar Chempedak

  1. Dataran Guar Chempedak (GPS: 5.85822, 100.45511)

Public Amenities in Guar Chempedak

  1. Guar Chempedak Police Station (GPS: 5.85781, 100.4577)
  2. Guar Chempedak Post Office (GPS: 5.85703, 100.45278)

Banks in Guar Chempedak

  1. Agrobank Guar Chempedak (GPS: 5.8572, 100.45315)
  2. Bank Islam (GPS: 5.8576, 100.45793)

Schools in Guar Chempedak

  1. Sekolah Kebangsaan Guar Chempedak (GPS: 5.85951, 100.45688)

Nearby waterfalls and forest parks

  1. Batu Hampar (GPS: 5.77753, 100.39659)
  2. Seri Perigi (GPS: 5.80982, 100.40693)
  3. Titi Hayun (GPS: 5.79352, 100.40306)

Guar Chempedak is on the map of Kedah

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