Balai Besar was built with a combination of stunning architecture and intricate work of remarkable artisanship. It was built using cengal wood and it is a proof of refinement and artistic Malay carpentry.
The major of Sungai Petani is a clock tower on the main street, Jalan Ibrahim. The cock tower was built in 1936. It is 12.1 m in height. It is topped by a dome-shaped and gold coloured structure. The tower was a present from Lim Lean Teng and George V and Queen Mary to commemorate the Silver Jubilee.
The Gunung Keriang Recreation Park, which is located at 12 km from the heart of Alor Setar City is one of the major tourist attractions in the state of Kedah. The park is a natural habitat for hundreds of tree and plants species.
Pantai Merdeka is a waterfront attraction located at Kota Kuala Muda, about 30km from Sungai Petani. The main attraction of this place would be its natural beauty. If you are looking for a place to stay for the night, there are a few chalets around including Pantai Merdeka Resort. It will takes about a 45-minutes drive from Sungai Petani to Pantai Merdeka Beach.