Top 10 things to do in Cameron highlands, Malaysia

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Top 10 things to do in Cameron highlands, Malaysia
Cameron Highlands is the most popular of the highland retreats in Malaysia. Emerald tea plantations unfurl across Malaysia's largest hill-station area. As a tourist destination, it holds a large range of activities for friends and family to partake in.

 The Cameron Highlands encompass a string of townships, including (north to south) Kampung Raja, Tringkap, Brinchang, Tanah Rata and Ringlet. Named after explorer Sir William Cameron, who mapped the area in 1885, the highlands were developed during the British colonial period. Located at almost 2,000 meters at its highest point, Camerons offers visitors a moderate climate with daytime temperatures averaging around 25°C and 18°C at night.

  • 1. Tour the Boh Tea Plantation

    1. Tour the Boh Tea Plantation1. Tour the Boh Tea Plantation

    The Boh Tea Company was founded in 1929 and is one of the most famous brands of tea in Malaysia. As such, one of the highlights of a trip to the Cameron Highlands is the chance to visit the source at the Boh Tea Plantation where you can enjoy the lush green terraces and learn how the tea is harvested and grown. There is also a delightful tea shop here where you can sample some of the signature brews for yourself and also pick up a few packets as a souvenir of your trip here. The vistas across the plantation here are simply stunning and this is one of the best places to check out the scenery that the Cameron Highlands is so famous for.

  • 2. Admire Sam Poh Temple

    2. Admire Sam Poh Temple2. Admire Sam Poh Temple

    Visitors may be surprised to see a Chinese temple on a hillside in the Cameron Highlands but that is exactly what you will find at the Sam Poh Temple. This colorful building is dedicated to Zheng Ho who was a famous admiral and also a eunuch, and the structure houses what is said to be the fourth largest Buddha statue in Malaysia. The temple sits just one kilometer away from the top of Brinchang and offers a wonderful glimpse of imperial Chinese art work and history.

  • 3. Climb Mount Brinchang

    3. Climb Mount Brinchang3. Climb Mount Brinchang

    One of the main peaks in the Cameron Highlands is Mount Brinchang and the main way to get to the top is to take a drive along a winding mountain road which is as hair-raising as it is exciting. Once you get to the summit of the mountain you will find an observation tower where you can enjoy the gorgeous scenery and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

    Some of the sights to look out for include the lush valleys covered in tea plantations as well as forest lands filled with wild flowers. The mountain stands at a height of 6,666 feet above sea level and also has the claim to fame of being the highest parts of Malaysia that is accessed by cable car. There is also the possibility of trekking to the summit through the forest if you are feeling active.

  • 4. Visit the Orang Asli Villages

    4. Visit the Orang Asli Villages4. Visit the Orang Asli Villages

    Orang Asli means ‘Original People’ in Malay and refers to the various indigenous groups that live in the Cameron Highlands. To that end, you will find a number of traditional Orang Asli villages dotted around the area and many of them are located on the main road that leads up to Tanah Rata, the central town in the Cameron Highlands. There are also a number of villages that are still found in the middle of the jungles here, so if you want to really see a traditional working village then you can take a tour with a guide who will take you out into the more remote areas.

  • 5. Pick some Strawberries at Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm

    5. Pick some Strawberries at Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm5. Pick some Strawberries at Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm

    Raaju’s Hill Strawberry Farm is known for having some of the juiciest strawberries in the Cameron Highlands. One of the reasons for this is that the farm is strategically located in a misty valley, but whatever the reason, this is one of the best places to pick strawberries in town. This is a great activity, especially for anyone who is travelling with children and you can pick half a kilo of strawberries that you can then take home and savor. If you prefer to just admire the strawberry fields but still want to sample some of the delicious fruit, then you can visit the onsite cafe where you can enjoy a full English cream tea with strawberry jam as well as their signature strawberry juice.

  • 6. Visit the Time Tunnel

    6. Visit the Time Tunnel6. Visit the Time Tunnel

    The Time Tunnel is billed as a museum although you will find less of an organized gallery here in favor of a series of displays that hark back to a different time in the Cameron Highlands. The aim of the Time Tunnel is to look back at Malaysia’s past and to that end, you will find old curios such as vintage signs, postcards, photographs, and even a barber’s chair. This is not one of the largest museums in Malaysia but it does provide an interesting insight into the history of the Cameron Highlands and its environs.

  • 7. Spend the Morning at Pasar Pagi

    7. Spend the Morning at Pasar Pagi7. Spend the Morning at Pasar Pagi

    Pasar Pagi literally means Morning Market and this is the place to come if you are looking for a toothsome breakfast in the Cameron Highlands. You will find the Morning Market in KEA Farm Town and as well as some delicious street food and other local breakfast bites you can also expect to find other items for sale like souvenirs and handicrafts.

  • 8. Explore the Agro Technology Park

    8. Explore the Agro Technology Park8. Explore the Agro Technology Park

    One of the big highlights of the Cameron Highlands is the Agro Technology Park at MARDI (the Malaysian Research and Development Institute) which is a must-visit for anyone interest in agro technology. The park is divided into different areas such as a fragrant Herb Garden, a manicured English Garden, a heady Rose Garden, and a colorful Orchid Garden. There is also a research center here that is focused on agro technology techniques and you can explore the gardens that spread over 42 acres and take in 100 different species of citrus fruits, 10 types of strawberries, and 40 different kinds of roses.

  • 9. Check out the Mossy Forest

    9. Check out the Mossy Forest9. Check out the Mossy Forest

    As the name suggests, the Mossy Forest is an area known for its moss, lichen, and gorgeous ferns. It is also one of the highest points of the Cameron Highlands and you can expect to see trees here that tower to a height of up to 10 meters. The plants thrive here thanks to the low lying mist that blankets the area and you can observe lush green vistas as far as the eye can see. To get to the forest you can walk along a handy boardwalk that stretches for two kilometers through the greenery and starts at the main road in the Cameron Highlands and takes you all the way up to the summit of Mount Brinchang.

  • 10. Sample the Steamboat

    10. Sample the Steamboat10. Sample the Steamboat

    The Cameron Highlands is known for its Steamboat cuisine which is said to have been inspired by European fondue in the days of old. Steamboat is the name for a large bowl of bubbling broth set over a burner to which visitors can then add their own raw ingredients. Some of the items that you can choose from include meat, vegetables, noodles, fish balls, and tofu, and this is the perfect way to warm up after an afternoon trekking over the misty peaks of the Cameron Highlands.

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