Archeology Museum Bujang Valley (Museum Arkeologi Lembah Bujang) that sits on Batu Pahat Hill was officially opened by His Royal Highness, The Sultan of Kedah 23rd January 1980. This museum is the first archeology museum built in Malaysia, under the Museum and Antiquity Department.
Bujang Valley was the oldest centre of international and entrepot trade for Malaysia. The numerous artefacts uncovered in the Bujang Valley -celedon, porcelain, stoneware, clay, pottery, fragments of glass, beads and Persian ceramics – are some proofs that support the observation.
Bujang Valley is the oldest and richest historical site in Malaysia. It is situated between Gunung Jerai in the north and Sungai Muda in the south occupying an area of 400 sq. Among them are Candi Batu Pahat, Candi Pangkalan Bujang, Candi Pendiat and Candi Sungai Batu.
How to get there
Use the PLUS – North South Highway. If you’re driving from Kuala Lumpur, head north for Kedah, and if you are driving from Perlis or Alor Star, head south. Take the Sungai Petani exit. From the exit, follow directions towards Merbok. When you get to Merbok, look out for signs to the Lembah Bujang Archeology Museum.
Trains stop at Sungai Petani and Alor Star.
If you prefer to make a day trip to Lembah Bujang from Alor Setar, it’s only an hour away. There are also several 3-star hotels to stay at Sungai Petani.