Located at Jalan Air Hangat, Gunung Raya is the highest mountain in Langkawi with an altitude of 881 metres. The mountain peak is a granite formation and is located at the centre of Langkawi which provides an amazing panoramic view of the Island and the surrounding seas.
Gunung Raya is believed to be a cursed form of Mat Raya, a giant who once lived on the island. The D’Coconut Hill Resort at the top of the mountain houses an observation tower with the best of the views of the Andaman Sea, the mainland of Thailand and Langkawi at a cost of RM 10. A total of 4287 steps have to be climbed to reach the top.
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