Cameron Highlands

Malaysia is home to lush green land areas and one of these is the Cameron Highlands. Cameron Highlands is known as Malaysia’s largest hill-station area with vast tea plantations, fresh climate and hiking trails

Highlights

  • Cameron Highlands is the largest tea-growing region in Malaysia
  • In Cameron Highlands is possibile to see the mossy forest that grows only at the highest elevations
  • The entire area is filled with charming country houses inspired by English heritage
  • One popular activity in Cameron Highlands is to have tea and scones at the Smokehouse

The wondrous highlands was discovered by Sir William Cameron in 1885 and was named after him later on.
Cameron Highlands in Pahang, occupying an area of 712 square kilometres (275 sq mi), are nestled at elevations ranging from 1,100 meters to 1,600 meters above sea level. At this elevation, Cameron Highlands enjoys a cool climate. Temperature typically varies from 25° to 18° but rarely it drops below 9°.

BOH Tea is Malaysia’s Most Popular Tea Brand since 1929. It was founded by J. A. Russel – a British businessman during the British colonial era. Today is the largest black tea manufacturer in Malaysia. BOH Tea plantation is a must-visit place in Cameron Highlands. The green rolling hills and the neatly arranged rows of tea plants will definitely be something you’ll consider breathtaking.

The Mossy Forest (also known as cloud forest) is a unique environment which usually grows in elevated regions of the Cameron Highlands. At such heights, low-level clouds serves as a blanket over the rainforest enveloping it with constant mist and moisture which makes a perfect environment for moss, ferns, and lichens. Cameron Highlands’ Mossy Forest is the perfect place for nature lovers who enjoy hiking.

To experience all that the Cameron Highlands has to offers, you will need to stay at least one night in one several tudor-style accommodation scattered across Tanah Rata.

HOW TO GET THERE

The only way to get to Cameron Highlands is by road. The Simpang Pulai Road is the most popular road taken by most tourists coming from Kuala Lumpur or Penang. The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands is about 3 hours.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Cameron Highlands can be visite year-round, however, the best time to go there is during the off peak season. Cameron Highlands is normally very crowded during the school holidays, weekends and festive holidays.

ACCOMMODATION

The Cameron Highlands Resort

The accommodation at Cameron Highlands Resort captures the nostalgic elegance of an age where quality and care were a way of life.
Sleep in the comfort of large four-poster beds surrounded by a mass of soft cushions, or curl up on the day-bed and read a book, whilst nibbling on fresh strawberries and sipping a cup of locally grown tea.

Each room features an elegant colonial design that is spacious and comfortable. All rooms and suites enjoy a beautiful view of the golf course against a backdrop of rolling hills and lush green forest.

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