The state of Kedah consists of mainland and Langkawi is located at the north west of Peninsular Malaysia and is the most ancient state of the country with civilization dates way back to the 4th century AD. The archaelogical discoveries in Lembah Bujang or Bujang Valley showed that this valley was the cradle of Hindu-Buddhist civilisation in 1136, before Parameswara founded Melaka in 1402.
It was one of Southeast Asian trading centre from 4th to 12th century AD. Close to 1,000 artefacts have been escavated and are now being exhibited at Bujang Valley Archaelogy Museum.
This state is also the main producer of rice and produces up to one third of the rice in the country, hence is known as the Rice Bowl of Malaysia.
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