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Lembah Bujang (Bujang Valley)

Home to the most important Hindu-Buddhist kingdom in the Malay Peninsula, Lembah Bujang dates as far back as the 5th Century. By the 7th Century, it had become part of the huge Sriwijaya Empire of Sumatra. Lembah Bujang reached its architectural peak in the 9th and 10th Century; Hindu and Buddhist temples were scattered all over the area. Archeologists have unearthed more than 53 temples or "candis" (shrines). The kingdom had traded with India, Khmer, and Sriwijaya. It was a kingdom that was rich in history, culture, and trade. Nonetheless, the kingdom crumbled and temples were deserted with the coming of Islam in the 14th Century. These temples remained buried in the jungle until British archeologist Quatrich-Wales first excavated them in 1936. The Muzium Arkeologi Lembah Bujang (Bujang Valley Archeological Museum) chronicles these excavations. It also displays stone carvings, pottery shards, and other findings. Behind the museum, visitors will be treated to the sight of temples or "candis". The most significant and largest temple would be the 1000-year-old Candi Bukit Batu Pahat.

Gunung Jerai

Formerly known as "Kedah Peak", this forest-clad Gunung Jerai is a massive limestone outcrop that rises 1200m above sea level. As the highest peak in the state, it adds a touch of variety to the scenic flat plains seen throughout the area.

Please visit Gunung Jerai under Highlands

Alor Setar

The capital of Kedah state is approachable from all parts of the Peninsula by all transport means. Alor Setar has many modern structures and shopping complexes of historical significance.

Please visit Alor Setar under Cities

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