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Rice Garden Museum (Laman Padi Museum) Langkawi    

  Jalan Pantai Cenang, Pantai Cenang, 7000, Langkawi, Kedah |   04-955 1118
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The Rice Garden Museum is a gallery in Laman Padi with a collection of artefacts, photos, charts and tools on the history of rice cultivation in Langkawi. Set in Pantai Cenang, it is divided into the Heritage Gallery, Paddy Gallery, Herb Garden and Garden of Variety.

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What to Expect?

The island of Langkawi is part of Kedah, a state known as the rice-bowl of Malaysia and the highest producer of rice in the country. In honouring its grand rice-bowl title, Langkawi opened the museum in 1998 as an exhibition centre for local rice-related artefacts, charts, photographs and rice planting tools, aiming as well to be an eco-tourism draw.

Laman Padi Langkawi, or Rice Garden Museum, is a popular eco-tourism attraction at Cenang Beach where visitors can learn about rice cultivation in a rustic, natural setting.

This open-air museum is conveniently located and occupies a 14 acre site at the northern end of Cenang Beach just across the street from the Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and the Casa Del Mar hotel.

Chief among the exhibits is an 8 acre working rice farm where visitors can wander among the paddy fields and scarecrows along grassy banks and watch rice farmers go about their work.

The museum is a good place to spend an afternoon. The Heritage Gallery has a series of displays on the sequence of activities pertaining to rice planting; meanwhile the Paddy Gallery is a viewing deck with breathtaking views of a multi-tiered rooftop rice garden. The Herb Garden and Garden of Variety sections are places where you can actually try your hand at rice farming.


It showcases the historical and cultural importance of traditional paddy-farming and offers the visitor a hands-on understanding of the methodologies of rice cultivation. Yes, you can wade out into the flooded paddy field and have a go at planting and transplanting seedlings. Even a few minutes of this will greatly increase your appreciation for rice production (and that nasi goreng). Transplanting the seedlings or ‘saplings’ into the flooded fields takes hours of bent-over work, with water up to your mid calves.

Laman Padi’s other attractions include a unique floating rice garden (which makes for great souvenir photos!) plus there is a traditional rice village and a very pretty herbal garden. The herb garden exhibits detailed descriptions of various medicinal plants and their uses. Many of these plants are still commonly used by locals today. These tried and true natural first aid remedies save time and money as well.

In an effort to attract more tourists and to increase awareness of rice planting activities, Laman Padi hosts periodic rice-based food demonstrations, festivities and themed exhibitions.

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 Address:   Jalan Pantai Cenang, Pantai Cenang, 7000, Langkawi, Kedah

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04-955 1118

Everyday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Reviews 3.9   (600)
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    Ollie Fletcher

    a month ago

    Definitely worth a visit whilst in Langkawi! A really great experience if you are wanting to learn about how rice fields are used. We were shown the traditional practises and could try them for ourselves. We were also shown many other trees/plants/herbs. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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    a month ago

    Despite its small size, the museum cleverly showcased a diverse collection of art and artifacts that were thoughtfully arranged and beautifully lit. What truly impressed me was that admission was completely free, making it an accessible and enjoyable experience for all. Whether you're an art enthusiast or simply looking for a picturesque backdrop, this mini museum is definitely worth a visit.

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    Rosemarie Picton

    2 months ago

    Lovely place to visit. Quiet and peaceful, the museum small but very well presented and informative. We'll worth a visit

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    2 months ago

    Beautiful spot in Cenang just out of the hustle and bustle sits this sweet spot for a relaxing lunch over the working rice fields or opt for an under cover area out of the sun.
    We had a share platter for 100RM for 4 pax!
    Smoked beef, chicken, tofu, omelette, boiled eggs, salads and rice + Iced Lemon Tea.
    Was such a great meal and price!
    Highly recommend for a unique South East Asian meal and experience.
    Once finished take a walk through the rice fields for some pics.

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    Chris Fieldsend

    3 months ago

    There was no one there to direct us or give us any info so we just walked around the rice paddies and admired the view. The heritage gallery museum however was amazing. Excellent exhibits with lots of details about rice production. Recommended just for the museum. Weirdly, we thought we were alone in the museum, but as soon as we exited at 4:30pm, someone locked the door behind us. Something to bear in mind as their opening hours say different.

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