30 JUNE 2012
LENGGONG LISTED ON UNESCO
The Lenggong valley in Hulu Perak is one of Peninsular Malaysia’s most crucial areas for archaeology. While it stands as a rural area today, it’s also the site of the oldest known place of human activity in the peninsula – with excavations having revealed numerous traces of Malaysia’s prehistory. Almost like an open-air natural museum, one can find that it houses various legends, cave drawings, skeletons and precious items, including jewellery, pottery, stone tools, and weapons. Thanks to its rich archaeological characteristics, Lenggong Valley was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2012.