|Elevation:||1,217 m (3,993 ft)||Prominence:||1,184 m|
|Ribu category:||Kurang Tinggi||Province:||Peninsular Malaysia|
|Google Earth:||kml||Other names:||Kedah Peak|
Previously known as ‘Kedah Peak’, Gunung Jerai is a very striking mountain being located near the coast not far from the island of Penang, and surrounded by flat land. In ancient times it was used as a navigational aid by traders from overseas.
There is a road to the top where there is actually a Resort, a Museum of Forestry and a telecommunications tower, but some folk hike to the top through forest from the south side instead of opting for the 11km (30 minute) drive from the north.
|Getting there||Penang is the nearest large airport, but Alor Setar is not far away either. Gurun is the closest train station.|
|Accommodation||For those with large budgets, you could stay at the Resort near the summit, otherwise this is a fairly easy day trip from Penang, assuming you start very early.|
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