The Cameron Highlands is 200km north of Kuala Lumpur, and is the highest region in mainland Malaysia. The area is popular with locals and tourists keen to enjoy its cool temperature and lush, green surroundings. As the tea-producing capital of the country, the Highlands are the perfect place to enjoy a nice cup of tea and relax while scoping out the lush landscape. From jungle trekking to picking up a bargain at one of the night markets, the Cameron Highlands are the perfect combination of relaxation and sightseeing.
Top 5 Things to See and Do in the Cameron Highlands
1. Tour the tea plantations
2. Do some jungle trekking
3. Tanah Rata
4. Sam Poh Temple
5. Climb Gunung Brinchang
Other Things to See and Do
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1. Visit a bee farm
There are three bee farms in the Highlands, although Tringkap Bee Farm is the best. The farms are usually free to tour, and it’s pretty cool just to watch the worker bees buzzing around collecting the honey. The best part of the trip is the honey tasting at the end! Plus, you’ll also have the opportunity to buy fresh honey. Admission is free.
2. Find tranquility at Robinson Waterfalls
By following jungle trail number 9 you’ll find yourself at Robinson Waterfalls. These falls are very serene, quite, and a great way to fill a relaxed afternoon, especially if you are there in the wet season (November-March) when the waterfalls are the most impressive.
3. Take in beauty at the Flower Festival
The Highlands are Malaysia’s leading producer of flowers and as such are a great location for an annual flower festival. The festival takes place in August/September every year. Aside from displaying the flowers and agriculture grown in the area, the festival also includes parades, competitions, and cultural shows.
4. Eat strawberries until you burst
Strawberries are delicious here! They grow everywhere and they are served a hundred different ways. Try the strawberry lassi or for something more unique, strawberry coffee.
5. Walk through Cactus Valley
This is a nice outdoor site, with beautiful flowers and plants everywhere you look. Walk along the various terraces and check out the different fruits and vegetables. There are some neat gifts for sale, as well as cacti and other potted plants.
6. Go golfing
The golf course here is beautiful and a promising challenge for beginners and advanced golfers alike. The course is 18 holes with varying greens and terrain. Expect to pay between 10-20 MYR.
7. Eat at Rosedale Bistro
This is a popular little café for locals and travelers alike. Aside from the pleasant atmosphere, the menu offers everything from local food to Chinese and European dishes. It’s inexpensive and the WiFi is free.
8. Visit the Butterfly Farm and Garden
This garden features a huge variety of different bugs and butterflies. Entry is cheap and it’s open all day long. Next door, there is a butterfly farm too. Adults pay 7 MYR while children enter for 4 MYR.