Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir), Melaka

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Mount Ophir, or more commonly known by its Malay name, Gunung Ledang, is a mountain situated in the Gunung Ledang National Park located in Tangkak District, Johor, Malaysia. The summit is located between the border of Muar and Malacca. Standing at 1,276 m (4,186 ft), with a clear trail leading to the peak, the mountain is a popular destination among amateur climbers. Mount Ophir is also the 64th highest mountain in Malaysia and arguably the most climbed mountain in the country.Origins of its nameThere are a few popular opinions regarding the origin of the mountain's name. According to one opinion, ancient history points to the mountain being the site of rich gold deposits, luring traders from as far as Greece and China. Ophir was a biblical-era land rich with natural resources mentioned in the Torah, also known at the Hebrew Bible.In the 14th Century, the Chinese seafarers plying the Straits of Malacca called it Kim Sua meaning the 'golden mountain', possibly from the Hokkien or Taiwanese words: kim, or in characters 金 meaning gold and sua, or 山 meaning mountain.Another source said that the Javanese during the period of the Majapahit empire named the mountain Gunong Ledang, which means 'lofty mountain', from Archaic Javanese word ledang meaning 'show-off'.
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  • I'm just an occasional trekker. This was not an easy trek for me but definitely a fun one. The boulders with rope no harness was quite scary, glad to have survived.  more »
  • Lovely gunung to explore. Not too difficult and you make pace yourself to relax along the streams and waterfall. Lovely pool to soak in !!  more »
  • It was a good training ground for other mountains. The climb up and down took 8 hours. You need to carry around 3 litre of water. Bring some fruits or sweet snacks. The more enjoyable part was climbin...  more »
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  • Nice intermediate hike with lots of ladders and ropes
  • Very nice
  • superb nice place
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  • Beautiful

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