Tanjung Dawai (GPS: 5.68186, 100.3672) is a coastal village in Kuala Muda District, Kedah. It is located on the northern bank of the Sungai Merbok estuary.
Like Kota Kuala Muda a little further to the south, Tanjung Dawai is a fishing village. The place is where fishing boats come in at the end of the day with their catch. There are stalls set up beside the sea where people can have a meal while enjoying the coastal scenery.
Exploring Tanjung Dawai with GPS
It's now so much easier to visit and explore Tanjung Dawai with the ease of GPS. I have pinpointed most of the places of interest in the coastal town with GPS coordinates, so you only have to key it into your GPS device to get there!
Near the mouth of Sungai Merbok is the fishing village itself, a cluster of wooden huts on stilts. It is full of character and a favourite among photography enthusiasts.
There is a jetty here belonging to the Malaysian Fisheries Department (Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia). Among the sights in Tanjung Dawai includes a Chinese temple, and the Tanjung Dawai Mosque. There is also the skeletal remains of a discarded boat.
The approach to Tanjung Dawai from Jalan Kampung Sungai Pial.
The most straightforward way to reach Tanjung Dawai is to take Kedah State Route K1 which branches out of Federal Route 1 at the town of Bedong. On the way you pass through the paddy fields of Kampung Kechik and Kampung Sungai Pial. Continue driving until you reach the seashore.
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