Gunung Datuk

Gunung Datuk, or Mount Datuk, is a mountain in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan, with an elevation of 884m. About 100km from Kuala Lumpur and 50km from Melaka, it’s a popular one-day hiking destination for KL-ite and Malaccans due it is proximity from these cities

Apparently, the mountain is named after Dato’ (or Datuk) Perpatih Nan Sebatang, who introduced the “Adat Perpatih” system when Negeri Sembilan was ruled by the Minangkabau. Legend has it that Datuk Perpatih Nan Sebatang, had in 1372, used Mount Datuk as an assembly place to gather all leaders for the election of future Dato’ Lembaga (clan chief). There is also a footprint at the summit which was believed to be left by the legendary warrior, Hang Tuah, when he jumped from mountain to mountain.

It is about 10 kilometre from Tampin town through Tampin - Seremban road, and 35 kilometre from Seremban town.Its forest is rich in flora and fauna and climbers will love the Gunung Datuk (Mount Datuk), standing at 880 meter above sea level.A spectacular view awaits those who are willing to take a three-hour hike up the mountain.To climb this mountain, one would need to pay RM5 per entry. Guide can also be hired, but not necessary since the trail is wide and clearly marked.To climb this mountain, one would need to pay RM5 per entry. Guide can also be hired, but not necessary since the trail is wide and clearly marked.

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