Kota Kuala Kedah at the mouth of the Kedah River is also known as
Kota Kuala Bahang. Kota means fort and this was actually a fort
that was built to ward off Kedah's enemies who came from the sea.
It was reportedly to have been built by stone masons especially
brought in from India.
Today, it is a fishing village, known for the variety of seafood
that is served by the numerous restaurants that have since carved
their business at the old historic site.