Gunung Ledang, Melaka

Posted by Tuan Rumah | 7:29 AM | , | 2 comments »

Ledang from distance

Waterfall at Ledang
At the peak of Ledang

European explorers of old called it Mount Ophir, the legendary mountain of old. Tales tell of a princess with magical powers living on the mountain, who was wooed by a Malaccan Sultan. To dissuade his amorous advances, she set him seven impossible tasks to complete.

Whatever the legends may say, Gunung Ledang (1276metres) beckons all. King Cobras and pythons call the verdant slopes home, as do a variety of orchids and carnivorous pitcher plants. Walking past by the waterfall is so refreshing. It is one of the best waterfall in peninsular Malaysia. Ledang is arguably the most climbed mountain in Malaysia as it is accessible from major cities on the west coast of the peninsular. Popular routes start in the towns of Asahan and Sagil, the former being the easier ascent.

To get to Gunung Ledang, you can take the North-South Expressway to Sagil, Johor or Asahan, Melaka. Alternatively, you can take a bus to Jasin, Melaka and from there proceed via bus or taxi to Asahan. By train, head to Segamat, Johor. Sagil is just a bus-ride away. Climbing the mountain from start to finish takes between 2 to 3 hours from both Sagil and Asahan.


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2 comments

  1. Anonymous // December 12, 2013 at 5:43 PM  

    Hi I'll be visiting Melaka for 3 days(Fri-Sun). I thought of visiting the waterfalls as part of my holiday, but I am not really sure how to get there. We'll be staying at a hotel nearby Jalan Bunga Raya. Is there a bus to get there? Thank you so much:)

  2. Xiiao Xin小欣日记 // June 7, 2015 at 5:41 AM  

    can i know the address?