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Lenggong Valley the World Heritage Site

Lenggong Valley is the site of the oldest known place of human activity in Peninsular Malaysia. And the most significant archaeological discovery here was the Perak Man. The Lenggong Archaeology Museum is an open air museum which houses numerous historical artifacts dating some 1.3 million years ago. The Lenggong Valley was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 30th June 2012.

Lenggong Archaeological Museum or Kota Tampan Archaeological Museum is located in Kota Tampan, near Lenggong. It is a pre-historical site dating back 74,000 years ago.

The city of Lenggong is located 100 kilometers to the north of Ipoh, through Kuala Kangsar (onwards to Grik). It is recognised as one of the oldest site of human activity in West Malaysia. Lenggong Archaeological Museum also displays ‘Perak Man’, the oldest human skeleton found in Peninsular Malaysia in the caves nearby. This skeleton is dated 10,000 to 11,000 years from the Stone age, starting in the Palaeolithic era.

The Lenggong Archaeological Museum is situated near the Lipur Lata Kekabu Rainforest, only 2 km from the site.

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