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15 Best Things to do in Cameron Highlands

 
  • The Cameron Highlands in Malaysia is one of the pervasive hill stations of the country. Sir William Cameron in 1885 founded the Highlands. It houses a number of small as well as large farms, plantations, gardens, and waterfalls. Here are 15 most scenic spots in the region that are favorites to tourists with salubrious nature and spellbound aroma. The Boh plantation is a tranquil plantation in the Highlands and a major point of visitors; the serenity attracts thousands of tourists towards here every year.
    The Lavender garden, butterfly farms, Thompson falls, honey bee farms, strawberry farms etc enhance the whole beauty of the Highlands to the next level. This pristine hill station turns everyone’s soul to a state of sublime where the thought of humdrum routine of life never knocks.

    Here are some Best Things to do in Cameron Highlands:

  • 01Visit to Boh Plantation

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    Boh Plantation is a must visit destination in Cameron Highlands due to its scenic vistas, harmony and tranquillity and last but not the least cool fresh pure breathable air. Founded in 1929 by J A Russel, the British Businessman, BOH plantation holds 3 major Tea gardens in Habu, the first one, the Fairly Tea Garden and the Sungai Palas Tea Garden. The tea products are not only sold and consumed within Malaysia but it has huge demand in International markets too. In a total of 8000 acres remain covered with tea plants and exploring it fully is an adventure in itself. However in Sungai Palas there is availability of tour guide who can help regarding tea leaves how tea is processed. The five steps of tea making are briefed in the tour of 30 minutes

     

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    Highlights: Process of tea making.

    Location: Ringlet, Sangai, Palas and Habu

    Timings: 9:00am to 4:30pm except Monday

    Price: Entrance free
  • 02Lavender Gardens

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    If the interest lies in scenic vistas, enjoying charismatic natural surroundings and enclosing the panoramic beauty in the form of pictures, then an ideal location to visit in Cameron Highlands is the Lavender gardens. Beautiful landscaped garden covered with purple haze lavender is a brilliant sight to admire. Though not very big but it has well paved pathways that gives an excellent view of the entire colourful scenic extravaganza. A leisure walk along the garden is a splendid way to spend some quality time with loved ones in midst the treasures of nature. Apart from nature display the garden provides enough entertainment for the visitors in the form of cafe, souvenir shops, games centre for the younger ones and mini bee history section which is quite popular.

    Location: Tringkap, Malaysia

    Timings: 9:00am to 6:00pm (Monday to Thursday), 9:00am to 7:00pm(Friday to Sunday)

    Price: For adults RM5 and for kids RM3
  • 03Mossy Forest hike

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    The highest elevations of Cameron Highlands as well as other mountain ranges remains filled with forested areas and those areas are often referred as mossy forest. Since these high mountains strip moisture from the laden clouds they are claimed to be cloud forests or mossy forests. As a result as per the casual appearance all the forest trees are found to be dwarfed after proclaiming 10m tall. One can find large number of mosses, ferns liverworts, and fern allies, along with pitcher plants, rhododendrons and wild orchids in these forested areas. For the walking enthusiast and the hiking lovers this is an excellent opportunity to enjoy nature up close and in its most original form. Over viewing the misty mountains and midst of green vegetation it is a hike that sure pumps some blood in the lungs.



    Location: Sungai, Palas Estate Road, Malaysia

    Price: Free tour for all
  • 04Visit Butterfly Farm

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    One of the oldest tourist attractions of the Cameron Highlands, the Butterfly farm is an excellent location to enjoy the beauty of these lovely species in a rainbow of colours. Though in itself the farm is not that big but it has a wide collection of living butterflies. Another interesting feature of this farm is the wide collection of beetles displayed in this farm. The collection includes Cheirotonus arnaudi, Odontolabis femoralis, and other major popular species. The butterfly farm is located close to the kea Farm and on the same road one can also visit the Butterfly garden too to explore the subject more. It’s about 20 km in distance from Tanah Rata. There is a souvenir shop as well as a restaurant within the farm which provides light snacks and refreshments.

     

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    Location: near Kea Farm

    Timings: 8:00am to 6:00pm

    Price: For adults RM5 and for kids RM2
  • 05Thompson Falls

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    An extraordinary scenic location, the Thompson Falls is a perfect place for all those nature lovers who love tranquillity, peacefulness and harmony in the ambience. Away from the city buzz and not much crowded this is an excellent location to take off the shoes and sleeve up the pants and immerse into the cold and refreshing waters. Located near Tanah rata, this place has enough attractions to explore. The refreshing waterfall surrounded by verdant greenery is a visual treat. The view from the top can be fetched by climbing the stairs and it’s more arresting. There are several local shops serving snacks and refreshments which make the location more happening. There are souvenir shops, handicraft shops etc for the interested visitors.

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    Highlights: Swimming at the cool pools

    Location: near Tanah rata

    Price: Free tour for all
  • 06Honey Bee Farms

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    Considered as a novelty in Cameron Highlands, the honey bee farms are known for their production of delicious honey which is kept up for sale as well as displayed for the foreigners. There are three major honey bee firms present in Cameron highlands and they are located in Ringlet (Highlands Apiary Farm), Brinchang (Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm) and Tringkap (Cameron Tringkap Bee Farm).All these firms are a prime attraction for the travellers though each vary with the other in terms of size, capacity and honey production. The bee farms are open for the travellers to visit and there remains range of other attractions like vegetable farms, strawberry picking and interesting kid’s activities to entertain the visitors. There are souvenir shops too within the honey bee farms.

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    Highlights: gallery of bee nests and avid lush garden filled with unique and attractive flowers

    Price: Free tour for all
  • 07Big Red Strawberry Farm

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    A notable attraction in Cameron Highlands is the Big Red Strawberry Farm which is also known as Taman Agro Tourism Cameron Highlands. Indeed it is a magnificent place where onlookers can enjoy the scenic view and consider it as an one stop destination the farm and the garden, to relax, unwind and enjoy harmony. Located in the new Brinchang town it is near to the famous Cactus valley. The farm is famous for growing organic salad vegetables and fresh strawberries. The greatest attractions for the travellers to this stop is to hand pick fresh strawberries or enjoy some freshly made strawberry ice cream. The farm holds a large cafe serving delicious refreshments, a vegetable shop and product shop or a gift. There is a 200 car parking lot for people visiting with a car.

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    Highlights: Visit the beautiful tomato garden based within the premises.

    Location: Brinchang

    Timings: 8:30am to 5:30pm daily

    Price: Free
  • 08Visit Markets

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    Markets are always a popular tourist destination in any location and the same is no different in Cameron Highlands too. There are two major types of market in this location the morning market which is popularly referred as Pasar Pagi and the night market which is majorly termed as pasar Malam. The two markets of the Cameron Highlands is located in two most prominent areas, the Kea Farm town and the Brinchang town.

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    The morning market is accessible in Kea farm from 8 in the morning every day. The night market on the other hand starts from 3pm in the evening in Brinchang and continues till late night. Almost all kinds of goods are available in both these markets starting from clothing to accessories, gift shops to household products, vegetable, fruits and even spices. Locals and travellers makes the markets quite crowded every day.

  • 09Time Tunnel Museum

    The Time Tunnel Museum is often considered as the “Local Museum” in Cameron Highlands, set up in 2007 by a young avid collector See Kok Shan. It is the first memorabilia museum of the country where the collection provides great details about the history and the culture of the Cameron Highlands. Since See Kok Shan belongs from this land only, he has a collection of his own and not purchased. There several sections in the museum which displays with pictures and models about lifestyle in the early years and how it has changed in course of time. In a nutshell it is a wonderful way to explore the rich history of Cameron Hioghlands and how the people of the land has changed them and accepted modern thinking to their benefit.

    Location: In the heart of Brinchang town

    Timings: 9:00am to 6:00pm

    daily Price: For adults RM5 and for kids RM3
  • 10Jungle Trail

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    If the love is jungle hiking then Cameron Highlands provides the right stage for the adventure lovers. Amidst breathtaking scenic vistas the hiking enthusiasts can enjoy the hilly terrain which can be divided into various stages of difficulty. While some parts of the terrain can be compared to leisure walks, while some a little difficult and others a little strenuous too. Most of these tracks move through dense jungles and provide great sceneries to enjoy along with the view of misty mountains.

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    The jungle trail is divided in to 1 to 10 difficulty levels either in climbing Gunung Brinchang or maybe crossing Gunung Beremban. There are easy tracks available too which can be better confirmed from local guides. However it is advisable not to travel alone as some trails may get blocked in bad weather.
  • 11Agro Technology Park in MARDI

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    One of the greatest attractions of Cameron Highlands, the Agro Technology Park in MARDI can be broadly divided into six major areas the Herb Garden, English Garden, Rose Garden, Orchid Garden, research centre and an information centre. The Latter sells some of the best souvenirs for the tourist to buy and one can find MARDI’s latest technological and publication details here. The greatest attraction is the collection of 40 varieties of roses, 100 citrus fruits, 10 varieties of strawberries, four significant types of apples, and many other versatile fruits. This is a 42 acre park which is known to have almost 100000 visitors every year. It is the brainchild of Malaysian Research and Development Institute (MARDI) and the oldest research centre of the country.

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    Location: in Tanah Rata

    Timings: 8:00am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 5:00pm (Weekdays), 8:00 am to 5:00pm (Weekends)

    Price: For adults RM5 and for kids RM3
  • 12Sam Poh Temple

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    Nestled at the back of the town at a small hill top, the Sam Poh Temple is the largest religious construction of the Cameron Highlands. Though primarily the temple is Buddhist in nature but one can find several brass statues of likewise religion inside. The greatest attraction of this temple is the Oriental architecture that designs the whole structure. Significant use of artefacts and designer construction are indeed admirable.

     

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    Built in 1972 it provides a fascinating view of the town from the top. The main statue of the temple is a giant Buddha structure . The temple being one of the prominent religious centre of the hill station, it remains quite crowded almost throughout the year. Highlights: The natural surroundings and the oriental architecture of the temple Location : near Brinchang Town
  • 13Mah Meri Art Gallery

    A prominent and quite interesting tourist destination is the Mah meri Art Gallery. The art gallery is a museum of unbelievable and fascinating wood carvings which is a private collection of beautiful handicraft work of the indigenous Mah Meri people of the Carey Island in Malaysia. The museum displays hundreds of statues, masks and sculptures out of mangrove hardwood. Being truly world class in terms of craftsmanship and quality they have received the greatest honour of Seal of Excellence by the UNESCO authorities. The sophisticated designs, the fine curvatures and the immense thoughtfulness is the essence of these great structures.

    Location: Tanah Rata

    Timing: 10:30am to 7:30pm

    Price: For adults RM37 and for kids RM21
  • 14Mount Batu Brinchang

    Mount Batu Brinchang, also termed as Gunung Batu Brinchang is the highest mountain in the beautiful destination of Cameron Highlands which can be reached through car. Situated on the Perak Pahang border of Malaysia, the greatest attraction of this mount is that the summit of the same can be reached by a car ride through concrete roads.

    There is a micro station present in the summit and the observation tower is the ideal place to savour the beauty of surrounding area. Infact the watch tower provides the best views of the pictorial Titiwangsa Mountains. The best way to reach the destination is through Brinchang town. Though car rides are available from the town one can also avail hiking route and enjoy trekking for 12kms which takes about 3 hours to reach the top. Even the trekking trail starts from Brinchang town only.
  • 15Cactus Valley

    One of the greatest attractions of Cameron Highlands is the Cactus Valley located in Pahang region. The valley boosts a wide collection of cactus plants of versatile origin and nature where some are as old as 60 years and still living. It has a good collection of plants and foliage which includes roses, calla lily impatiens, fuchsia, ananas, camellia, hibiscus, rhododendron, bird of paradise, glory bush, clivia miniata, peaches, hippeastrum, geranium, coleus and many others. Even various apple trees and passion fruits are also cultivated in this region. One of the interesting part of visiting this place is that all these versatile plants cultivated and stored here are available for sale too. The specimen are grown in pots and can be easily carried. The retail section at the valley does the entire sale.

    Location: Brinchang

    Timing: 8:00am to 6:00pm

    Price: For adults RM4 and for kids RM2