Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley



CountryMalaysia
UNESCO RegionAsia and the Pacific
CoordinatesN5 4 4.47 E100 58 20.38
Inscription Date2012
Property (ha)399
Buffer Zone (ha)1,787
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
Unesco Reference Number1396
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1396
DescriptionSituated in the lush Lenggong Valley, the property includes four archaeological sites in two clusters which span close to 2 million years, one of the longest records of early man in a single locality, and the oldest outside the African continent. It features open-air and cave sites with Palaeolithic tool workshops, evidence of early technology. The number of sites found in the relatively contained area suggests the presence of a fairly large, semi-sedentary population with cultural remains from the Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Metal ages.
StatusWorld Heritage Site