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The field of burnt rice Beras Terbakar is located in the city of Padang Matsirat (Padang Matsirat). This place is of great importance to the locals and is notable for its sad history. In 1821, during the attack on the island of the Thai (Siamese) Army, the commanders decided to burn the rice field to leave the enemy army without food. Rice was collected from all the fields, dumped in a huge pit near the House of the king of the island Ku Halim Bin Ku Hassan, and burned. As a result, the conquerors abandoned their intentions. According to another version, the strategy did not work, and the Siamese conquered the island. Whatever it was, both versions are associated with the Curse of the island by the most beautiful girl Mahsuri. According to local assurances, at this place today, especially after the rain, the Earth exposes burnt rice grains.
Today, the field of burnt rice is located in the courtyard of a traditional village house and is a small area enclosed by a fence. The remains of the burnt rice are stored in a plate next to the donation box. At the entrance to the territory, souvenirs are sold, and the way to the sights is through the shopping rows of the local market.
🕐 Working hours: daily, 9.00-18.00
💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.
🚶 How to get there: a field of burnt rice is located in Padang Matsirat near Langkawi Airport, (field on the map). You can get here by taxi or rented transport. Transport will have to leave on the site in front of the market, and then go through the market to the entrance to the courtyard of the house, where the attraction is located. Pointers to this place are available both on the road and directly on the parking lot, it will not be difficult to find.