Lembah Bujang

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.

   Visitor Information
   Open daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
    (Except during Hari Raya Aidilfitri
                                     / Hari      Raya Haji.)

    Admission is free for all visitors.
   Museum Tel: 604-4572005
    Tourism Malaysia office
            Tel: 604-7312322 / 04-7301322
   State Economic Planning office
  District Forestry Assistant Officer
   Kedah Tengah District Forestry Department
   08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah 
   Tel : 604-4212835 
   Fax : 604-74252835

The Lembah Bujang Archaeological Museum was built in 1978 and was officially opened by His Royal Highness, The Sultan of Kedah on the 23rd January 1980. It is situated on Bukit Batu Pahat, Merbok and  is approximately 18 km from Sungai Petani town.

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

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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