Gurun, Malaysia · 2 hotels available
Located in Kedah itself, the mountain stands at the frontier of Kuala Muda and Yan districts. With the height of 3,854 feet (1,175 m), Mount Jerai (Malay: Gunung Jerai), formerly known as Kedah Peak. The mountain is a gigantic limestone outcrop and is a solitary characteristic from the surrounding geography of the area. There is an information board on top of the mountain stating that it used to be an island called Pulai Serai before the sea levels subsided letting it develops a mountain. Gunung Jerai plays a crucial role, from the historical point of view of this state. Indian and Arab merchants were already heading to the Merbok coastline at the foothill, even before the Malacca Sultanate became well known. Consequently, they traded and even made a life there. They built a complex of temples that have now been excavated and preserved at the Lembah Bujang Archeological Museum site, considering this place to be sacred. Current archeological findings revealed the existence of the "Temple of the Ninth Water Pool", that is believed to be Raja Bersiong's private pool, as legend has it that the 'king of fangs', once had his ancient kingdom within this vaccinity. This fair share of historical and mesmering folklore have made visitors continously come to this mountain.
There are 2 different airports in Kedah, an international airport in Langkawi and a domestic one in Alor Setar (Sultan Abdul Halim Airport). You may find numerous domestic flights (MAS, Firefly, AirAsia) connected from KLIA and KLIA 2. Airport transfer is available from Sultan Abdul Halim Airport to Gunung Jerai.
The KTMB “Senandung Langkawi” train is a daily overnight train that operates all the way from JB Sentral to the Hat Yai Junction in the South, stopping by in KL Sentral, Butterworth, Sungai Petani and also in Alor Setar. From the train station, take a taxi straight to the Gunung Jerai.
From Kuala Lumpur, you can take an express bus straight to Kedah, either to Sungai Petani or Alor Setar. The journey would take approximately 4 to 5 hours to get there. The express bus will stop at Terminal Bas Shahab Perdana. From there, take a local bus to the foothill.
Indulge in the beauty of Jerai garden that this resort has to offer. Business or leisure travellers will find this place a perfect choice as we are strategically located in the heart of Gunung Jerai. The Regency Jerai Hill Resort is a stretching 5-acre haven located 1, 200 meters atop Kedah's highest peak, set amidst soaring limestone outcrops and prospering greenery. With its tranquil ambient and crisp cool mountain air, this 4-star highland retreat truly is a breath of fresh air.
Strategically located in Alor Star, this hotel is surrounded by a wide range of restaurants, healthcare centers, shopping complexes, and commercial hotspots. The Star City Hotel features 98 deluxe rooms and suites, fully equipped conference rooms, and banquet facilities. For dining, guests can indulge in some local and Western delights at the on-site restaurant. Within proximity, you will find Lye Huat Garden, The Paddy Museum, Bukit Kayu Hitam, Gunung Keriang, and much more. Starcity Hotel awaits your visit.