About Gunung RayaGunung Raya is the highest mountain in Langkawi. It peaks at 881 metres in height. Said to be the dense forest reserve it is a home to huge wildlife like the leaf monkeys, flying foxes, macaque monkeys, squirrels, mountain hawk eagles, white bellied sea eagles, and great hornbills.
Highlights: The locals believe that the mountain Gunung Raya is a cursed form of the giant known as the Mat Raya who resided in this island.
What to see?: In order to reach the top of Gunung Raya one has to go past the 30 minute long scenic drive. This ride will have several lookout points along the way. The peak of the mountain is a humongous granite formation that brings forth a spectacular view of the verdant surrounding of the Langkawi. One can even see the Andaman Sea and the neighbouring islets during the ride.
Best Time: It is open daily but the months of November and March is said to be ideal as the skies are relatively clear with little to no rainfall.