Bujang Valley Museum
The Bujang Valley is a sprawling historical complex and has an area of approximately 224 square km. Situated near Merbok, Kedah, in northern Malaysia, between Gunung Jerai in the north and Muda River in the south, it is the richest archaeological area in Malaysia.
Archaeological research indicates that there was an old Hindu-Buddhist empire built here. The name itself roughly translates as "Snake Valley". The area consists of ruins that date back more than 1,500 years old. More than fifty ancient tombs, called Candi, have also been unearthed, many of which were built during the Bujang Valley civilization's heyday.
The Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum, which was established in 1980, contains many of the most important artifacts.
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