Monday, December 2, 2013

Bujang Valley an important heritage site

Bujang Valley or called Lembah Bujang in Malay is a rich archaeological site near Merbok in Kedah. More than 50 candis (temples) of Hindu and Buddhist origins have been found along the Sungai Bujang (Bujang River) and to date, eight have been restored using original materials. Situated here is the Lembah Bujang Archaeological Museum. which is a treasure trove that exhibits pottery, stone statues of Hindu deities, Soong and Ming Dynasties ceramic wares, ornaments, beads and semi precious stones. Also on display are artefects that are evidence of a trading port handling cargo from Arab, Chinese and Indian traders and maritime traders from the Malay Archipelago. Within the grounds of the museum are also many candies and temples restored with original materials. Entrance to Lembah Bujang Archaeological Museum is free. To get to the museum, first travel to the small village of Bedong; from here, signposts will direct you to the museum.


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