The Rice Museum (Laman Padi Langkawi) is an eco tourism attraction located at Cenang Beach. As well as featuring an indoor museum, this is a 14acre working rice farm where you can learn about rice cultivation in a natural setting.
The Rice Museum, also known as the Rice Garden Museum and Muzium Laman Padi, is divided up into the Heritage Gallery, Paddy Gallery, Herb Garden, and Garden of Variety. The Heritage Gallery features exhibits on the process of rice cultivation in Langkawi, from seed selection right through to harvesting. The Paddy Gallery is a viewing deck offering spectacular views from a rooftop rice garden, while the Herb Garden and Garden of Variety are the openair spaces where you can wander among the paddy fields and watch the farmers go about their work. Laman Padi Langkawi also features a unique floating rice garden, plus hosts regular rice-based food demonstrations and themed exhibitions.
If visiting over lunch time, be sure to head to the Rice Museum’s restaurant, Laman Ria. It serves up traditional Malay dishes that feature rice as their main ingredient. There are also rice-themed handicrafts available in the museum gift shop.
Located at the northern end of Cenang Beach, the Rice Museum is only 10 minutes from Langkawi Airport and just across the road from the island's popular beach resorts.