Lenggong Valley lacking appreciation as a Unesco site, say experts

Neglected: A visitor taking pictures of the Kota Tampan archaeological site where palaeolithic culture was discovered. Overgrown shrubs seem to have overtaken the excavation site in Lenggong, Perak.

IPOH: The condition of archaeological sites in Lenggong Valley today is partly due to the local community’s lack of involvement, say experts.

Perak Heritage Society committee member Mohd Taib Mohamed said there was no sense of belonging among the locals as they did not appreciate the World Heritage status recognised by Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) for Lenggong Valley.

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