Cool weather, rolling hills of scenic tea plantations, and a whole range of leisure activities make Cameron Highlands a desirable tourist destination. Among all the attractions in Cameron Highlands, tea plantations are obviously one of the defining points that distinguishes it from the rest of the hill resorts in the country.
One of the most popular tea plantations in Cameron Highlands is BOH Tea Plantation Sungei Palas, which has over 75 years of experience in the tea industry. The BOH Tea Centre offers visitors a magnificent view of the tea plantation from its 20-foot overhanging platform.
With refreshing climate between 15 and 25 degree Celsius all year-round, activities here are generally nature and agrotourism-based. Markets, farms and nurseries make up the majority of the attractions. Nature lovers also have a wide choice of trails to explore the jungle of the Highlands.
However, no nature tour is complete without a visit to Mossy Forest, which is over 220 million years old, at the peak of Mount Brinchang. At 6,666 feet above sea level, the mountain is the highest point in Malaysia accessible by road. On a clear day, a part of the Straits of Melaka can be seen from the observation tower of Mount Brinchang.
While plucking strawberries and savouring scones with teas are the usual activities in every visitor’s to-do list, you should also visit the Time Tunnel to learn more about the background and history of Cameron Highlands. One of the main attractions in Cameron Highlands, this local museum in Brinchang houses over 1,000 artifacts besides a gallery of monochrome pictures depicting the Highlands’ development since the early days.
How to get there
By car, the journey to Cameron Highlands takes about three hours from Kuala Lumpur. You can take the newer road via Simpang Pulai or the original road through Tapah (the road from Tapah to Cameron Highlands is narrow and has a lot of sharp bends). Daily bus services to Cameron Highlands are also available from Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang.