With its fabled and historical past, Langkawi is a treasure trove
for visitors. Among the significant sites on the island that have
been preserved for posterity is Makam Mahsuri (Mahsuri's Mausoleum)
about 12 kilometres from Kuab. This shrine was erected in honour
of Mahsuri, a fair maiden who was unjustly accused of adultery.
According to legend, she bled white blood at her execution as a
sign of her innocence. In her dying breath, she laid a curse on
the island that it would remain barren for seven generations. Fact
or fiction, seven generations have since passed and today, Langkawi
is a flourishing tourist destination.