Sunday, June 23, 2013

Historical sights in Kedah

Some of the many historical Sights in Kedah

Balai Besar

Balai Besar is an impressive wooden pavilion, built in 1898, which embodies certain aspects of Thai architecture. This 'great hall' is used frequently for royal and state functions.

Balai Besar, Alor Setar, Kedah

Bujang Valley (Lembah Bujang)     

History enthusiasts and archaeologists should make a trip to the Bujang Valley located at the foothills of Kedah Peak.  This archaeological area was the site of an ancient Hindu-Buddhist kingdom that ruled the region from the 4th century AD. Archaeologists have unearthed over 50 Hindu temples or ‘chandis’.

Kedah Royal Museum
The Kedah Royal Museum (Muzium Di Raja) located in Alor Setar has a mixed of Thai and local architectural design. The original wooden building of the museum was a palace built during the 18th century. In 1983 the palace was converted to the Kedah Royal Museum.  The museum houses many interesting collection of objects and artifacts of Kedah's royal and cultural heritage.

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