Cameron Highlands is a top tourist destination in Malaysia. Even among residents in Malaysia. Cameron Highland location is in the central part of Peninsular Malaysia. It is a great destination for family, couples, and nature lovers. There are more than 140 hotels and accommodations in Cameron Highlands. The green vegetation and crisp cool air in Cameron Highlands is a welcoming change from the heat and humidity from other cities in Malaysia.
Visitors can learn about the natural surroundings, go for walks or simply enjoy the beautiful landscape in this sprawling hill station. Cameron Highland is also well known for having the largest tea production plantation in the region. It is also a major vegetable supplier for the country and Singapore.
The attractions highlights are tea estates, aborigine villages, vegetable farm, honey bee farms, strawberry farm, butterfly park, waterfalls, old temples, food areas, the morning and night market and much more.
Boh Tea plantation
The Boh Tea plantation was founded in the year 1929 and covers three tea estate.The first tea garden in the history of Cameron Highland are the Habu Tea Garden, then in later years accompanied by Fairlie Tea Garden, and the Sungai Palas Tea Garden. These plantations offer scenic views. Tour around Cameron Highlands would not be complete, without visiting the Boh Tea plantation.
If visitors do want to get a chance to learn how tea is processed and packaged into the final product, there is guided factory tour at the Sungai Palas Tea Centre. After the end of the factory tour, an excellent pit stop at their café is highly recommended to enjoy a variety of drinks and snacks that are offered over there. The Sungai Palas tea plantation is near the Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm in Brinchang. It is the same route towards Gunung Brinchang. The tea center is closed on Mondays and operates from 9 am to 4 pm daily.
The butterfly farm is ideal for families and nature lovers where you can come and discover these beautiful insects. Essentially it is a garden built on a hill slope, and known to be one of the older tourist attraction. The Butterfly Farm located nearby to Kea Farm. The highlights of this farm are the free-flying butterflies, and a mini Insectarium and tortoise pen. The park is opened daily with tickets ranging between RM 2 to RM 5, which includes a free guide tour when available.
Vegetable, Strawberry & Honey Bee Farms
Travelers are encouraged to head into Tringkap or Kuala Terla if you want to experience how vegetable farms are being operated. There are also large strawberry farms nearby which are known as Taman Agro Tourism Cameron Highlands.
The honey bee farms are also nearby, which are called the Feng Gu, Ringlet, Tringkap farm. Experience how local honey is cultivated and also get to know the role of bees in balancing the ecosystem. Various types of honey are also available for tasting.
To experience the cultural temples in Cameron Highland, travelers could head to the Sam Poh Buddhist Temple. It was built in the year 1972 and houses a large Buddha statue. The temple location is situated on a hill which offers an excellent view. Another temple that could be found is a colorful Hindu temple which is called the Sri Thandayuthapani Swamy Temple.
For people that are nature and trekking lovers. Cameron Highland’s beautiful forest that could be accessed through Tanah Rata which leads to the surrounding mountain areas. Some tracks are ideal for an evening stroll while there are also hard ones that require good fitness level.
Before embarking to these trails, I would suggest talking to a local guide so you could get detailed information about the trails. Do note that some trails may be closed due to inclement of weather.
Adequate equipment before proceeding trekking are warm clothing, torchlight, and water. Also, there is no harm in informing a guide or hotel staff before proceeding trekking, as these tracks may be harder than expected.
It is located between Tanah Rata and Brinchang. The 18-hole Cameron Highlands Golf Course is quite challenging with its tricky greens and terrain.
Several Beautiful waterfalls in Cameron Highland is must of for most travelers paying a visit. Just to name a few the Lata Iskandar waterfall in Tapah is a favorite picnic spot and a pit stop for travelers. Two other famous waterfalls are the and Robinson Waterfalls which hikers can get to from Trail 9 and the Parit Falls, located off Trail 4.
Morning and Night Markets
The markets in Cameron Highlands consist of two types, Pasar Pagi (Morning Market) and Pasar Malam (Night Market). The morning market is located in the center of the Kea Farm town and operates daily from 8 am while the night market is situated in Brinchang and sets up at about 3 pm till late night. Products vary from gifts, food, to clothes.
Excellent Food Centre
Located at the food court opposite Hong Leong Bank, this is a favourite lunch spot among the locals. They serve reasonably priced delicious fast food, this. This stall has been in operation since the late 80’s and the chicken chop rice is among the favorites on its menu.
A new café to open in Tanah Rata. Barracks Café orignally was a military barrack build by the British during World War II. This place offers you a unique dining experience in an actual British military barrack with a beautiful garden nearby. The Barracks Café offers a variety of dishes like Pasta, Salad, Rice Dishes as well a selection of cakes and pastries.
Have a wonderful day ahead, sincerely D Asia Travels Sdn Bhd. Writer, Hilman Mohamed Anwar.