…Exploring Lenggong Valley, UNESCO World Heritage Site…
I’m here wishing all of you happy holidays and make full use of them , ya! As for me, I only have one day off and this weekend is going to be my nightmare, my weekend on call….
Ain’t going back home as the journey is too far for one day, so I decided to take my off day exploring around Lenggong Valley…
For your information, Lenggong Valley is the latest Malaysia UNESCO World Heritage site as at 30th June 2012 for its magnificent finding of “the Perak Man”, the oldest human skeleton found in Malaysia, which had been dated back to around 11,000 years old ago. Since then, Lenggong Valley has became an important archaeological site where evidences of human settlement from the Palaeolithic age were found.
Other UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malaysia…
Cultural -Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley (2012)
-Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca (2008)
Natural – Gunung Mulu National Park (2000)
– Kinabalu Park (2000)
How to get there? Well, Lenggong is a town located in between Gerik and Kuala Kangsar, exit North-South Expressway at Kuala Kangsar and you can reach Lenggong within 30 minutes.
But before this, for those who travel from Kuala Kangsar, I’m sure you will passed through Raja Muda Nazrin Bridge, and on your right hand side, is Raban Lake, and I am introducing to you the best lotuses paradise I’ve ever found in Peninsular of Malaysia so far!
I’ve always dreamt of having a photo shooting in such a picturesque environment since I came to Gerik. And I finally did it today! It was so great!
I drove there alone in the morning and it was raining by the time I reached the lake, I thought I couldn’t make it since it was raining and I didn’t have a boat (initially I chartered a boat but the boatman was busy today).
I was lucky that the owner of the chalet lent me a boat when the sun was rising! Well, people said, sometimes you must do something crazy, memorable and meaningful before you stepped into your thirties (middle age) and I guess I did it today…;P
I paddled the boat myself! Alone in the middle of the lake, taking pictures here and there, and this was my 1st experience! And my advice to you all is not to do it alone…But the environment was superb which I just could not resist! Try to imagine the scenario of you all alone lying in the boat while surrounded by all lotuses in the middle of the lake and I think I need more of such an activity next time…
Follow my next entry for more lotus pictures…..
Next, exploring the Lenggong Archeology Gallery which is just located 15 minutes away, but sorry to say that the gallery is dull and lack attractions. I have to admit that the Lenggong Valleys holds the key to one of the earliest oldest human civilizations outside the African continent once lived, but from the tourism aspect, it is far back behind other UNESCO World Heritage Sites as only little artifacts and different types of stones and rocks discovered in Hulu Perak were displayed in the gallery, and the Perak Man which we see here is just an imitation while the real Perak Man is still being kept in the National Museum.
For those who visit Lenggong, (especially for those non-muslims), no one can leave Lenggong without trying their local famous fish balls! Sharing with you the pictures and the location of the restaurant which you can try before you end your trip to Lenggong Valley…