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Mount Raya Tangga Helang Seribu Kenangan Kota Mahsuri
Langkawi consists of 99 islands off the sea of Perlis and Thailand. The main island is Langkawi Island which is about 30 km from Kuala Perlis and 51 km from Kuala Kedah. It covers a land area of 467 km2 and is a popular island resort.
Top of Gunung Raya

Mount Raya / Gunung Raya is the highest peak in Langkawi. The height is about 853 m above sea level. This mountain is not popular unlike Mount Machincang. However, there is a road leading to the top of Raya Mountain. This road can be accessed using the Ulu Melaka Road (if I remember correctly).

There are beautiful sceneries of islands surrounding Langkawi Island on the way up to the top. Almost at the top of the mountain, there is place called Tangga Helang Seribu Kenangan meaning Eagle's Ladder a Thousand Memories. There you can see some notes regarding Raya Mountain. This 'ladder' has 4287 steps built between year 2000 and 2001. The lowest step is at 55.4 m and the highest step is at 787.8 m above sea level. The distance is about 3.1 km.

As for geological formation, the core of Raya Mountain is made up of late Triassic Granite and on the top part is early Permian Singa Formation. The uses of granite, formation of granite, Singa Formation, Tepor Island and Mahsuri's ring.
Langkawi is an interesting island with its fables and geological formation co-existing with modern technology.
Kota Mahsuri

Kota Mahsuri is located about 12 km from Kuah and is built in honour of Mahsuri, the most famous legend from Langkawi. There were 3 versions of the accusation of Mahsuri until the execution of Mahsuri.
Mahsuri's Well

The first version is by Ismail Hanapiah. According to him, the wife of Dato Pekerma Jaya, Wan Mahora who was Mahsuri's mother-in-law was jealous of her. When Mahsuri's husband was away, Mahsuri befriended a man called Derambang from Batu Bahara. This gave Wan Mahora a chance to accuse Mahsuri of committing adultery. Dato Pekerma Jaya believed her and so Mahsuri was sentenced to death. Mahsuri pleaded for her life saying she was innocent but was ignored. However, the spears thrown at her could not injure her. After a few days, knowing that they really want to kill her and not wanting to suffer anymore, she revealed that only her family keris / dagger could kill her. When the executioner stabbed her, milky white bood flowed out and vanished into air proving her innocense.
Teratak Sri Mawat

The second version is by Hajjah Tom. According to her, Datuk Muda Laksamana, son of Langkawi's leader was jealous of Datuk Pahlawan. He accused Mahsuri of committing adultery with Datuk Lela while her husband was escorting Datuk Syahbandar. Mahsuri was executed by Datuk Muda Laksamana himself because his men could not do it.
Teratak Sri Tama

The third version is by Phuket people. According to them, Mahsuri was accused by Wan Derus younger brother because of jealousy when Wan Derus was away on trade mission. Dato Pekerma Jaya believed him aithout investigating and sentenced Mahsuri to death. When she was executed with her own weapon as no other weapon counld kill her, no blood fell onto ground but into the air.
Makam Mahsuri

Before she died, she bled white blood and cursed the island that it would remain undevelop and barren for 7 generations. After her family's 7th generation, Langkawi began to develop. I think this is because the island people and the government decided to support the legend of Mahsuri. It is opened daily from 8 am to 6.30 pm.

There were some of the traditional houses in Kota Mahsuri. They were Teratak Sri Mawat and Teratak Sri Tama. I did not enter these houses because I spent too much time in the museum reading the history of Mahsuri and had to check-out before noon. The entrance fee was Rm5.00.
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