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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  • Wild natur, birds singing and nice water. Remember good shoes on, food and something to drink, bath clothes and a plastik bag to put trash in, in your backpack. Enjoy the nature, remember to take your...  more »
  • We climbed Ophir in early Jan. Information on how to plan for a do-it-yourself hike is scattered over the internet so I will do my best to put a review here to consolidate relevant information u may n...  more »
  • At 8.45am on 24 Dec 2017, a group of about 20 of us set our journey to conquer Ledang peak via the Sagil/Lagenda trail. There are many reading materials on this trail, so it is good for you to do litt...  more »
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  • You can't go hike urself without attached to a guide. A lot of ladders when reach to submit. Total spent 5 hours for me to going up and down.
  • Nice intermediate hike with lots of ladders and ropes
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  • Very nice
  • superb nice place

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