Bujang Valley Malaysia’s oldest trade centre
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 archaeology 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.
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.