Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mt Ophir (Gunung Ledang) Set #2

Mt Ophir or Gunung Ledang is 1276m (4187ft) high. Legend has it that a beautiful princess who lived there was courted by the Sultan. She agreed to marry him only if he could fulfill three of her wishes. He managed two of them but could not deliver the last which was to give her the blood of his son. As expected, the princess did not marry him.

From the map taken at the visitor lounge of the resort, it would appear that there are three routes up to the top of Mt Ophir. We took the centre route not intending to climb to the top for it would have not been possible given that we were not well-equipped to do so. However, we had an enjoyable leisurely walk next to small waterfalls observing people cooling themselves in the cold water and looking at the trees, termites, fungi and hoping to see the dusky leaf monkeys again.

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