03 January 2017

#1186 Malaysia

Lenggong (Chinese: 玲珑) is a town, a mukim and a parliamentary constituency in Hulu Perak DistrictPerakMalaysia. Lenggong is famous for its archaeological sites.

The Lenggong valley in Hulu Perak is one of Peninsular Malaysia's most important areas for archaeology, as excavations have revealed many traces of Malaysia's prehistory. It is the site of the oldest known place of human activity in the Peninsula. Today it is still a rural area, with small kampongs surrounded by green vegetation and limestone hills. Lenggong can be likened to an open-air museum, and is home to legends, skeletons, cave drawings and precious finds such as jewellery, pottery, weapons and stone tools. Many of the caves in the Lenggong area have revealed evidence of ancient humans having lived and hunted in this area.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 2012

Thank you, Anny May !

Sent on: October 27, 2016
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