Gunung Raya, Langkawi

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#6 of 13 in Nature in Langkawi
As the highest point on Langkawi, Gunung Raya provides sweeping panoramas of the rainforest-clad island. Reach the 881 m (2,890 ft) summit by cable car or by climbing the 4,200 steps. Keep an eye out for small waterfalls, tropical birds, monkeys, giant lizards, and colorful butterflies among the lush vegetation. A viewing tower sits at the top of the summit, offering 360-degree views. If you choose to hike, bring plenty of water--the tropical heat makes for an exhausting climb. Make Gunung Raya a centerpiece of your Langkawi vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Langkawi itinerary planning website .
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  • I took an uber to the top and saw one of the best sunsets in Langkawi. I don't know why people bother to pay for the touristy experience at the cable carts when you get the same view if not better up ...  more »
  • Shame the tower is still shut at the top with no tea shop in sight. Windy road to the top with stopping points to take a look at the views through the rainforest.  more »
  • Ascent made by car in 15 20 minutes. The trip is worth it: animals on the road and great view to the arrival on the island. Too bad the place was left abandoned.
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  • Beautiful place very quiet The weather is cool better than whole island you can go there using a car to get the top of mountain there is a black cute monkeys over there it depends on your luck i met one of them. the sunset is perfect over there the view is really awesome.
  • Highest point and one of the best view point in langkawi island. best time to reach is one two hours before sundown because you can feel the beauty of the environment.
  • A place to have a panoramic view of Langkawi. You do need pay to go up to the tower to have the panoramic view. The sunset view is great on a non cloudy day. It is actually a deserted resort and you need to drive through some hillside roads to reached the top of the hill. Not recommended for amateur drivers especially after sunset.
  • Must see place with excellent views and very clear air! Its a very beautiful road to the mountain with pretty rural landscapes, and on the tower you can drink a delicious ginger tea which can be very timely, given the coolness in the mountains))) Parking below the observation tower is always free and empty - no problem to find the place.
  • The way up is enjoyable. The tower house is definitely closed. Not a good point to see sunrise or sunset.
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