Raya Langkawi

Facts

Elevation: 881 m (2,890 ft) Prominence: 881 m
Ribu category: Google MarkerSpesial Province: Peninsular Malaysia
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Gunung Raya is the highest peak of Langkawi island and is easily accessible to all, as you can either trek up over 4000 steps (!) through forest to the summit or else drive up the 13km-long road to the top. It takes fit people around 2 hours to hike up the steps. Gunung Raya Golf Course lies at the base of the mountain and for those driving to the top it only takes around 25 minutes from Jl Ulu Melaka. Dusk and dawn are the best times for both photos and observing wildlife including monkeys and also hornbills if you are lucky.

At the summit there is a eight-story tower from the top of which you have views of the Andaman Sea and in clear conditions the southwestern coast of Thailand. There are a couple of restaurants at the top too (which may or may not be open as recent reports suggest they all closed on February 1st 2018) and it is a popular place to visit for sunset.

Practicalities

Getting there Langkawi is a popular holiday island with an airport.
Accommodation Lots available on the island.
Permits Not required.
Water sources Take sufficient supplies and assume the restaurants at the top will be closed.
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