5 Incredible Things To Do In Mount Jerai | Kedah’s Peak

If you’re traveling on ferry between Langkawi and Penang, Gunung Jerai or formerly known as “Kedah Peak” is certainly the majestic peak that will capture your heart. I have been eying on this summit since our last visit to Titi Hayun Recreational Park some time ago. Enormous limestone outcrop that rises 1,175 m above sea level, Mount Jerai being the highest in the state of Kedah erupts majestically over a vast flat plains of paddy field. Breathtaking, scenic, this is the picture that has been playing in my mind since then!

Captivating Hydrangaes
Captivating Hydrangaes

Steep in history, Gunung Jerai was once considered sacred by the ancient Malays hence there are evidences of Hindu-Buddhist civilization dating back to the 4th century. Similar to many other summits, Mount Jerai also shares a fair bit of fascinating tales. One of the most famous folklore is King of Fangs or “Raja Bersiong” – a story of a cruel king that ruled an ancient kingdom within Bujang Valley, also liked to consume human blood.

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