Gurun Tourism

Gurun is a mukim in Kuala Muda District, Kedah, Malaysia. "Gurun" in English means desert, however the town does not resemble in the slightest the meaning of its English translation. Gurun derived its name from the word "gerun", which means terrify or "kurun" meaning elephant in the Siamese dialect. These words are associated with an incident during the reign of King Ekataat’s grandsons, Sultan Jaafar Mad Azam Syah]], Sultan of Islamic Siam Kingdom of Ayutthia, who was killed in 1876 by the invading Thai armies when they crushed his body using an elephant. This incident took place behind the current Gurun Police Station.


Find crucial information and trip planning details about Gurun, which is a city in Malaysia. The nearest major city to Gurun is Taiping. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Taiping for its bountiful attractions like Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si, Pinang Peranakan Mansion on your trip to Gurun. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is Tekah Airport. Tour packages of Gurun are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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