Favorite thing: There were around 8 candis reconstructed...apparently there must be hundreds of them. Somehow the magical of the reconstructed sites do not appeal to me - ithe photos of the finding in the original state shown in the museum was more intriguing.
Behind the museums you will see an array of caskets.
You must remember that unlike many chedis, these were not built to house ashes etc,...it is not a tomb temple.
Archaeologists revealed that the Candi Bukit Batu Pahat with six intact granite caskets with nine chambers. The chambers contained mainly Tantric symbols, gems and other small objects considered precious or magically powerful.
The purpose of the multi-chambered caskets, with their foundation deposits, was to ensure by magical means. that the shrine, image or stupa built above them, had the magical power.
Beyond the museum, you will need to walk along beautifully landscaped park which houses some of the sites. Many of the temple sites were reconstucted using the orginal materials.
You will need walking shoes to climb these gradual steps.
There is a museum Gallery One which is opent daily and it is free to the public. On ehte day we were there, the State minister was due for an official visit, so it was tip top!!! and people were really decking like Xmas tree!!!
Anyway, i was rather impressed by the small town had such a well presented albeit small museum.
Lots of photographs some relocated stone pillars, pots and jewels.
Fondest memory: The picture below is one of the carved stone findings - this must be the leg or the end part of the stairs reaching into the temple. It must be quite glorious in those days
Why I say so important?
This Bujang of today is the Langkasuka of ancient time Hindu kingdom that specially build in the old peninsular of Malaysia for ships of India, Arabs, Persia, oChina and others to stop for rest, refill and waiting for the monsoon to change before they can return home.
More coming soon....