Opening Hours: Daily 09.30 to 17.00 hrs. Closed Fri. 12.15 to 14.45 hrs. Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya
Lembah Bujang has
a deep history that goes back 1,500 years . The rich archaeological finds have
at least sealed an important part of Malaysia's history - the evidence that Malaysia and South
East Asia had already entered the international arena of economics and ergonomics a long, long
stretches all the way from Gunung Jerai in the North to Sungai Muda in the South.
The area concentrated around the mouth of Sungai (River) Muda has been of economic importance to
Kedah since as early as the 5th Century AD. By the 7th century, trade with the Indians, Arabs and
Chinese merchants in the Straits of Melaka had increased tremendously and the Bujang Valley
evolved into an entrepôt. The early mariners were totally reliant on the monsoon seasons, which
also was dictated by the wind patterns. Therefore, it was impossible to make a voyage from China
to India in one season. The traders had to wait out for the wind change in safe harbours such as
at Bujang Valley.
With the influx
of foreigners and locals alike, places of worship mushroomed - located up in the
higher grounds. Kedah's cultural development during this era was strongly influenced by the
people from various cultural origins namely a mixture of Indian, Sri Vijayan and Khmer. The
valley became an archaeological paradise after the discovery of the candi in the area in the
1840's. Candi came from the word "Chandika' - the name of Lord Siva's wife. She was also known as
Durga - the deity of death. The candi, in retrospect has two functions. One; it is a sacred place
to pay respect to the deceased members of the royal families. Two; it is a place to conduct
religious activities. The candi structure can be divided into 3 sections.
that the candi (pronounced 'chandi') can be divided into the Buddhist phase
from the 5th to the 10th century; and the Hindu phase from the 10th to the 13th or 14th century.
Hindu images have been excavated at the various candi sites such as the Ganesha (the elephant
faced deity) and the Durga (the consort of Siva) and a bronze
The museum is situated at the foot of Bukit Batu Pahat Bujang Valley in the vicinity of a
Hindu - Bhuddist site dated 4th to 14th century. Displays are artifacts from the archaeological
excavations carried out in the area. Visitors can also visit the excavated sites. For more
information read this article.
Guided tour (by appointment), waterfall and picnic spot in the vicinity, research facilities.
Facilities in the Museum: SHOP MEALS/SNACKS/DRINKS CAR PARK
Distance from town centre (Sungai Petani): 26 km
View Larger Map
From the train near Bedong, Kedah - 9.6 km
Traffic light near SP town and out from SP Selatan Toll Exit- 15.1 km
2nd Mum lives near here - 17.7 km
View of paddy field near Permatang Tok Labu - 21.4 km
Malay housing complex near Batu Lima / Sik - 29.9 km
Container ship near Butterworth Wharves - 36.0 km
Cargo near Butterworth Wharves - 38.3 km
Tg Tokong Road near Island Plaza - 34.4 km
Dusk tanjong Tokong near Paradise Sandy Beach - 33.0 km