Bujanga Valley of the Dragons - Kedah Malaysia
As our boat meanders up the rivers surrounded on both sides of the river by dense mangrove swamps we may have opportunities to observe Monitor Lizards, Little Herons, Brahminy Kites, Sea Eagles and Kingfishers. Sungai Batu is sited at the base of Mount Jerai, once rich in magnetite, haematite and geotite.
Ancient Indian (Tamil) records from the Cangkam Period (200BCE to 200CE) specifically refer to iron imported from this area (then known as Kataram). We will visit several archaeological sites including its modest Archaeology Museum to observe artifacts retrieved from the digs. To date, 97 sites have been identified including a sunken ship, not far from this riverside jetty. They show the existence of a Hindu/Buddhist civilization that used the valley as a trading centre from the 1st to 14th century.
Join us on a fascinating journey to ‘Bujanga’ and let us together unravel the historical puzzle of a lost civilisation, considered as South East Asia’s most important discovery in several decades, almost a thousand years older than Angkor Wat and Borobudur.
Penang Island - Kedah - Sungai Merbok - Sungai Batu archaeological dig
Minimum no. of Persons
Place of Departure
Straits Quay Tourist Centre
Merbok River and its ecosystem, Sungai Batu archeological dig, site of the oldest civilization in South East Asia
Bujanga Valley of the Dragons ~ valid till 31st March 2017 (rates based on per person per package)
||Thursdays & Sunday
||8.00am to 3.00pm
||Light cotton slacks (neutral colours), walking shoes, long sleeve shirt (neutral colours), and sun protection
RM530 per person
Children under 12 years old RM296.80 per child
||Minimum 2 persons maximum 12 persons.
||Average open paved corridors, initially flat followed with gentle incline both uphill and downhill
- drinking water
- Boat ride in ‘Sungai Merbok’
- return transfer to Strait Quay Tourist Center
* The client shall pay the expenses incurred when he or she asks for their personal purposes such as shopping, etc.
**Please Note that there will be a credit card charge on payment made. Conditions apply
8.00 am Pick up from Straits Quay Tourist Center
9.00 am Explore the Merbok River by boat and learn of the importance of this river and its ecosystem
11.00 am Visit Sungai Batu archaeological dig, site of the oldest civilization in South East Asia
11.45 am Arrive at Museum and tour their indoor and outdoor exhibits
1.15 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Return Transfer to Georgetown
2.45 pm Arrive at Hotel
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