A large complex of ruins and new evidence for large-scale iron smelting notwithstanding, the Bujang Valley complex in Malaysia’s northern state of Kedah is not living up to its potential for tourism, laments one newspaper.
Bujang Valley impetus to tourism
New Straits Times, 19 September 2010
The discovery of a 110AD monument in the Bujang Valley could have given archeological tourism a kickstart but sadly, it has not so far, writes SUBHADRA DEVAN.
They came, they built, they exported. All in Sungai Batu, part of the archaeological expanse we call Lembah Bujang (Bujang Valley) in Kedah, way back in 110AD.
Given the easy accessibility to the sites, Bujang Valley is a good start for our country’s archaeological tourism. However, it seems to need a kickstart as it is today underrated — even among the local populace.