Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir), Ledang District

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Mount Ophir, or more commonly known by its Malay name, Gunung Ledang, is a mountain situated in the Gunung Ledang National Park located in Tangkak District, Johor, Malaysia. The summit is located between the border of Muar and Malacca. Standing at 1,276 m (4,186 ft), with a clear trail leading to the peak, the mountain is a popular destination among amateur climbers. Mount Ophir is also the 64th highest mountain in Malaysia and arguably the most climbed mountain in the country.Origins of its nameThere are a few popular opinions regarding the origin of the mountain's name. According to one opinion, ancient history points to the mountain being the site of rich gold deposits, luring traders from as far as Greece and China. Ophir was a biblical-era land rich with natural resources mentioned in the Torah, also known at the Hebrew Bible.In the 14th Century, the Chinese seafarers plying the Straits of Malacca called it Kim Sua meaning the 'golden mountain', possibly from the Hokkien or Taiwanese words: kim, or in characters 金 meaning gold and sua, or 山 meaning mountain.Another source said that the Javanese during the period of the Majapahit empire named the mountain Gunong Ledang, which means 'lofty mountain', from Archaic Javanese word ledang meaning 'show-off'.
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  • Please don't try to rename the famous Gunung Ledang with a colonizer name. The hiking is more challenging than the taller mountain such as Kinabalu. Come prepared, physically and mentally, if you know...  more »
  • Heard from various people about G. Ledang but never been there even once. So, I had promised myself to be there and opportunity came knocking the door when there are few days of public holiday in Mala...  more »
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  • Nice place to hike with wonderful people around.
  • Nice environment for those who seek calmness in nature.
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