Padang Besar is a border town located in the northern part of Perlis state in Malaysia. It is situated on the border with Songkhla province, Thailand, 35 kilometers northeast of Kangar and about 70 km southwest of Hat Yai.

Padang Besar is popular for purchasing items from both countries and is bargain hunters' favourites for clothing, leather goods, and household items. There is also a duty free shop here. Padang Besar's Bazaar is heaven sent with goods ranging from traditional to the high-end market.

This border town is the merging point for Thais and Malaysians. Many Malaysians travel up to Thailand through this point and likewise for their Thai counterparts, on shopping, business or recreational trips.

The railway station has a long platform, manned by Malaysians on one side and the Thais on the other. Besides the Immigration checkpoints and some signs, it is hard to distinguish where the border actually lies because culturally, both sides are so enmeshed.


It small town located at the border with Wang Prachan, Thailand is undeniably noted with stalls which opens daily.

Sales are active on Sunday morning every week.

One of the attractions in Wang Kelian Town is Nat Wang Kelian. It is held on Saturday and Sunday. Usually, festivity and the existence of stalls are more visible on Saturday morning till Sunday. However this market is also opened daily.

The privilege of Sunday market is that the local tourist here the chance to cross the brick world of Malaysia-Thailand border without a travel document.