Have you got an undying passion for nature and hiking? Do you think you have covered all the good hiking trails? Probably not Gunung Raya Mountain! If you haven’t been there already, then, by all means, it should be your next destination for hiking. Gunung Raya Mountain is ideal even if you are not an experienced hiker. If you are not confident about your hiking skills, you can still take part in a nature tour. An ideal time for hiking is between November and March. Stay at one of the Langkawi resorts, and schedule the hike which will take more than one day. The benefit of hiking between November and March is that there is less likelihood of rains.
On the surface, the mountain is formed by a large structure of granite. From the top of the mountain, you can observe the city’s lush greenery, which includes neighbouring islands and the Andaman sea. On the mountain itself, you will find a museum, park, and satellite control tower. You do not have to carry food with you for when you feel hungry during the hike. There are cafes located on the way to the mountaintop and are geared especially towards hiking tourists. These cafes would warm you up with yummy Vietnamese cuisine. Or if you are staying at a hotel like The Datai Langkawi or any other, you can get your lunch arranged there. They will pack a nutritious lunch so that you can have it while hiking. Having a proper lunch is always a benefit for serious hikers, while cafes are good to stop at for an occasional bite.
The mountain is worth climbing, as it is the highest in Langkawi with 881 metres in height. While hiking, you will be greeted by wildlife unique to Langkawi. Squirrels, flying foxes, monkey, sea eagles with white bellies and hawk eagles are among them. And the mountain has a number of legendary tales surrounding it as well. The locals would enlighten you about how the mountain came to be due to a curse from a giant named Mat Raya who once occupied the area. If you are taking a vehicle, it will approximately take about 30 minutes to reach the top of the mountain. En route, you will come across a number of attractions.
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