18 Mountain Peaks to explore in Malaysia
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Bukit Tabur is a ridge located in Hulu Gombak Forest Reserve, Selangor, Malaysia. It is also known locally as Bukit Hangus, Dragon's Back and Crystal Hill. The quartz ridge is very prominent as it is part of Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and can be seen from the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2. Hikers enter the trail near Kampung Klang Gates, 50 metres from the gates of the Klang Gates Dam, at the back of Taman Melawati for a 3-4 hour climb.
Mount Lambak is a small mountain in Kluang District, Johor, Malaysia. The summit is 510 m above sea level. It has been developed as a recreational and tourist attraction called Mount Lambak Recreational Forest. Pathways and wooden bridges make it relatively easy to climb to the summit, and a picnic spot at the base of the mountain has car parking, benches, a small children's playground and toilets.
Gunung Brinchang is the second highest mountain in the Cameron Highlands after Gunung Irau. This mountain attracts many visitors due to its easy accessibility. At slightly more than 2,000 meters, the peak of Brinchang is where you get a magnificent view of the Cameron Highlands landscape, draped in lush rainforest.
Mount Belumut, standing at 1,010 metres, is a mountain located in Kluang District, Johor, Malaysia. For the average climber, the climb to the summit takes four to six hours and the return to the foot takes three to four hours. it's about half-an-hour's trek to the summit. A huge boulder, named the Crown Rock, sits on the summit. The boulder got its name because it looks like a giant crown.
Mount Irau is a high mountain located at Perak. Its summit is 2110 meters, making it the 15th highest mountain in Malaysia. One must hike about three hours to reach Irau from the base of the mountain. It takes around 3-4 hours to reach the peak.
Mount Jerai, formerly Kedah Peak, is a mountain in Kedah, Malaysia with a height of 3,854 feet. Within Kedah itself, the mountain stands at the border of Kuala Muda and Yan districts. The mountain is a massive limestone outcrop and is a lone feature from the surrounding geography of the area.
Kinabalu is the highest peak in Borneo's Crocker Range and is the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago as well as the highest mountain in Malaysia. The mountain and its surroundings are among the most important biological sites in the world, with between 5,000 and 6,000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 mammalian species identified. Among this rich collection of wildlife are famous species such as the gigantic Rafflesia plants and orangutans. Mount Kinabalu has been
Mount Tahan, at 2,187 m, is the highest point in Peninsular Malaysia. It is located within the Taman Negara national forest, in the state of Pahang. The mountain is part of the Tahan Range in the Tenasserim Hills and is popular with local climbers.
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is the state mosque of Johor, Malaysia. Located along Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru, the mosque was constructed between 1892 and 1900, under the direction of Sultan Abu Bakar. The mosque also features some Moorish architecture elements, along with some minor Malay influence. The mosque sits on top of a prominent hill, overlooking the Straits of Johor.
Kinabalu Park, in the State of Sabah on the northern end of the island of Borneo, is dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m),. It has a very wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and scrubs on the higher elevations.