At 1,200 m above level, Kedah Peak, as it was previously known, is a majestic limestone hill, covered by lush greenery offering spectacular views of the valley below of a vast expanse of relaxingly cool green padi fields. At the peak, you can find the forestry museum where many species of wood from gunung jerai forest are displayed. Perfect for jungle trekking, bird watching and camping.
From the historical viewpoint, Gunung Jerai plays an important part in the history of Kedah. Even before the Malacca Sultanate became famous, Indian and Arab merchants were already making a beeline for the Merbok estuary at the foothills. After travelling from the Bay of Bengal, the first glimpse of this strategically located mountain was a welcoming beacon to the sea farers. As a result, they traded and even settled down at the foothills.