"Makam Mahsuri" Pulau Langkawi Tourist Trap Tip by call_me_rhia

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Makam Mahsuri is the place where an old island's belle was once buried. Of course there's a legent connected with it: Mahsuri was a beautiful young woman accused of adultery who was condemned to death for it. As she was innocent, as a sign of her innocence, she bled white blood. She also casted a spell on the island, before dying - saying it would remain barren for 7 generations.

When you visit her tomb you'll soon notice three things: firstly that you have to pay for your entrance, secondly that the (not very old) gravesite is nothing to write home about and, thirdly, that the reason why this attraction was set up was to house some tourist shops selling... you know it... junk.

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  • Updated Jan 25, 2007
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