The Highlands

Jerai & Bujang Valley

A rare feature of the itain is the abrupt transition from hill dipterocarp forest to nique flora types of the montane forest. The mountain is water catchment for irrigating the lowland rice plains that h out from its northern foothills to the distant horizon. Meandering through the forested hills of the reserve are ng trails that display a diverse range of vegetation like ferns, orchids and rhododendrons. Fauna observed includes edeer, long tailed macaques, dusky leaf monkeys, squirrels, loris and many bird species.

Kedah State Forestry Department
Tel: 04 733 3844
Fax: 04 731 0610

Archaeological Museum Bujang Valley
08400 Merbok, Kedah Darul Aman
Tel: 04 457 2005
Fax: 04 457 4185


About 60 km north west of Penang in south west Kedah. About 35 km from Sungai Petani and Alor Setar. About 430 km from Kuala Lumpur via the North/South Expressway. Bujang Valley Archaeological Museum at Merbok is about 17 km from Sungai Petani.


Size: 1600 HA . Peak: 1,216 Meters

Facilities: Hill resort and forestry museum near the top of Gunung Jerai. Walking trails, picnic areas,parking. Archaeological museum and reconstructed ancienttemples

Accommodation : Gunung Jerai Resort on highest north facing peak ofGunung Jerai. No accommodation at Bujang Valley Archaeological site. Range of hotels at Alor Setar and Sungai Petani.

Attractions: Cool climate, panoramic views walking trails, birdwatching, historic area at Gunung Jerai, Ancient artifacts and temples at Bujang Valley.