Gunung Raya, Langkawi

3.6
#5 of 12 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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  • October 5, 2017
    Incredible views. We were the only people at the observation at around 1pm for the entire 30 min we stayed. Saw some viper looking snake, massive lizard and monkeys on the drive up. Cheap, empty, and ...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Decided to walk/trek up Gunung Raya from Lubuk Semilang forest reserve. The forest reserve has a car park & is frequented by locals who delight in picnics & swimming in the stream Gunung Raya stands a...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    Gunung Raya is an amazing top spot in Langkawi , as it is the height peak in Langkawi, there is a nice road to go over there and lot of wild life you can see when you are going up to that spot we have...  more »
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  • February 4, 2017
    The view is amazing. For 10 ringet you go up the tower and enjoy the sights while drinking a cub of tea.
  • July 18, 2017
    Nice place to enjoy the scenery
  • March 3, 2017
    A very tranquil and peaceful place for relaxation. Pay RM10 to go up the tower and you will be able to have a 360° view of the whole of Langkawi. Can get quite chilly so do bring a jacket. Drive up here was very smooth and easy, only hearing birds chirping and nothing else. Took only about 30 mins or less. Views were spectacular during clear and sunny days. Do stay around for sunset, but be prepared to drive down the mountain in darkness. Do not expect any souvenir shops and shopping. This is a place purely for the views and relaxation of the mind. A bit outdated and needs some upgrading, but did not spoil overall experience.
  • December 20, 2016
    Very cooling and windy, quiet and relaxing with beautiful view 😄.
  • December 9, 2016
    Very quiet and peaceful .Good for who like freedom and forest.Also good view, can see full Langkawi.But before going up mke sure your vehicle it's full fuel.

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