(Pleasant) Trip Around North 2 - Lembah Bujang, Jeti Semeling


After we had our breakfast, walked around the Regency resort, couldn't stop repeating "We'll come back again!!", we checked out at around noon and drove downhill. Hon, being a very VERY flexible and Free-n-Easy traveler, and me, being a clueless guide,we sorted to visit the Lembah Bujang Archeological Museum at Yan, about 20 minutes driving distance from Jerai foot hill.

We drove on K144 and K1 road across Yan. It wasn't too hard to find our way, thanks to the gracious GPS, and the view was irresistibly yummy! Gunung Jerai as the backdrop with vast greenly paddy field, awesome! I had to keep it to myself most of the time as everytime I was amazed (you know how is it like when I am amazed), it would distract the driver and his eyes would be removed from the road to the view, so BIG no no.

Arriving at the valley, it looked deserted and quiet, so we got a little confused. Seeing our confusion, a staff or gardener told us the gallery was closed due to black-out, so we could only visit the outdoor area.

The valley mesmerized us! Like any other historical complex and archeological ruins I've been to, this one amazed me as well. (...or should I say, I am easily satisfied? LOL).

On a greensward, there stood a few stoney tomb, monuments etc, with trees, Jerai hill and clear blue sky as backdrops. Everything is so breathtaking! It amazed Hon as well. That view reminds me so much of the pictures of Machu Picchu, and, the expected answer from a kaki travel, "我也要去!!"

Next to the archeological remains is another attraction for us, waterfalls! The water flows on rocks, the current is not strong and it is perfect for picnic! We walked across the stones and wet our feet with the water, as some sort of been-here marking.

Had our lunch at the corner of the entrance, and took another direction to go back to Perlis following the GPS, through Semeling.

On the way, we crossed a river (Sungai Merbok) and saw a contemporary building at the river bank from the flyover, so we went in to take a look. The name of the place is 'Kompleks Perlancongan Hutan Paya Laut Sungai Merbok' or publicly known as Jeti Semeling. It is a jetty point with restaurants and the building is actually a gallery that showcased the various tourism spots around Kedah including Lembah Bujang and Gunung Jerai, as well as the introduction of mangrove forests. The weather was hot outside, so the air-conditioned gallery was very much appreciated.

After the air-cond refreshment, we hopped on the car and continued our journey to Perlis. The GPS led us to somewhat familiar place, and seconds later I realized we passed by the Laguna Merbok area, the venue where Sungai Petani Zumba Party was held.

After we got back to Perlis, I headed back home to take a look at my kids, went around town for some 'number buying' business for dad, and headed our way to Timah Tasoh Lake for the second night stay...

to be cont...


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