The emerald hills of the Cameron Highlands are just waiting to be explored. From the aromatic tea plantations, to traditional towns and hiking trails, the Cameron Highlands have a lot to offer an adventurous traveller. The area that makes up the Cameron Highlands is the largest hill station in Malaysia. Thanks to their height, the highlands are quite cool and refreshing. The conditions provide the perfect place to grow tea and strawberries, so it’s no surprise these industries have sustained this area for centuries.
The British developed this area in the 1800s, so some of the townships have a distinctly colonial feel. Visit Tringkap, Brinchang, Ringlet or one of the other mountain towns to see this for yourself. Little bungalows and gardens are scattered around the hills of the Cameron Highlands, so you might choose to stay in one of these bungalows during your stay. You might even find a mock Tudor building to stay in due to the British influence (the entire region is named after William Cameron the British explorer).
Head to Tanah Rata, the main town in the Highlands, to discover a little more about local culture. Nearby Brinchang is another great destination, it’s a little messier and more informal than the main town which makes it feel more authentic. A ‘must’ for many is a visit to one of the famous tea plantations while you’re here. The exquisite local blends are unique and delicious. You might even be able to join in with the farming process if you go at the right time of the year.
Trek through the hills along green jungle trails to find stunning waterfalls, beautiful orchids and the hill tribe villages of the Orang Asli people. The Cameron Highlands are a beautiful cool retreat for anyone who has spent their holiday in the hotter parts of Malaysia. The highlands aren’t too far from Kuala Lumpur either, so it’s easy to slot them into your itinerary.
Plan your trip to the Cameron Highlands today.