Posted on 12/20/2009 by Correctplace.com
Lembah Bujang (Bujang Valley) is home to the remains of a Hindu-Buddhist kingdom and is said to be the oldest civilization of Peninsular Malaysia. It is also known as ‘Valley of the Tomb Temples’, called Candi (pronounced as "Chan-Dee").
Since 1845, archaeological excavation works had been carried out in Lembah Bujang seeking for the uncovered footprints of the ancient Hindu-Buddhist civilisation that ruled the place from as early as AD300.
Many artifacts and remnants of the temples built in the era have been found, collected, documented and reconstructed by the authorities here.
They are now on display at the archaeological museum. Among the artifacts include inscribed stone caskets and tablets, metal tools and ornaments, pottery shards, ceramics, and Hindu-Buddhist icons.
The most prominent candi at the Bujang Valley is the Candi Bukit Batu Pahat which was built in the 7th Century on the summit of the small hill behind the museum.
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Open daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
(Except during Hari Raya Aidilfitri
/ Hari Raya Haji.)
Admission is free for all visitors.
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Tel: 604-7312322 / 04-7301322
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Kedah Tengah District Forestry Department
08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah
Tel : 604-4212835
Fax : 604-74252835
Facilities available at the museum are a cafeteria, public toilets, a book store, a car park and recreational area.
As for the more adventurous visitors, the Mount Jerai Heritage Trail hiking experience to the peak not to be missed. It's about five hours journey passing through the jungle's exotic flora and fauna. At the peak trekkers can choose to spend the night under the stars at the camping grounds located near the Forestry Museum or at the hill's resort called Peranginan Gunung Jerai Resort.
Gallery Preview of Lembah Bujang :
Gallery Preview of Lembah Bujang :
At the Entrance of Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum
Stone Artifacts exhibits outside the museum compound
3rd Century Ancient Canoes
Excavated Clay and Porcelain Artifacts - pottery,teapots
Buddha & Hindu Statues
Candi Pengkalan Bujang
The most well-known Candi Bukit Pahat
For complete Sightseeing, visit Kedah Virtual Tour Page
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