Gunung Raya, Langkawi

3.8
#5 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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  • We hired a driver for 4 hours to take us to the hill top for 170 RM for our group of 4. The drive is about 45 minutes from Cenang. At the hill top sits a resort that has been closed. However, the towe...  more »
  • The approach is already rewarding: great ditch through a great landscape and on the road - with a bit of luck - wildlife viewing (Monkey). At the end of the road, then the visitor will find a collection of buildings including a tower-like building in which he can take the a lift on a platform, from which he has terrific views of the entire island. The ambiance of this place is slightly annoying: A bored employee of the plant grew visibly angry only reluctantly his smart phone to the side to serve us... The delivery of paid tickets then only took place after our dedicated call and also our question was rejected negative after a reduction for senior citizens. Also frustrating was that throughout the facility are no toilets available and the plant is located in a very sorry state (roofs broken; Rattling of loose components in the wind). An existing restaurant with hotel was closed and seems not to be opened. Conclusion: a desolate system with interferes with their morbid impression an exceptional landscape experience...
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  • Lowest score I have ever given on Trip Adviser and I only went because you all told me it's great....Its a horrible drive to the top much further than any map suggests and for what. There is a bunch o...  more »
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  • Nice view from up here
  • Like Genting Highland when after rain☺️☺️
  • Awesome morning view with rainbow 🌈
  • The view is amazing. For 10 ringet you go up the tower and enjoy the sights while drinking a cub of tea.
  • 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.

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