Cameron Highlands is very much known for its cool and pristine weather. Besides that, it has a rich natural environment where some of the freshest vegetables, flowers and the infamous tea can grow.
This makes Cameron Highlands one of the top travel destinations in the region, if not the world. With more than 71,000 hectares of land space, there are more than just landscapes here for anyone to enjoy.
Top 10 things you can do in Cameron Highlands
This type of dining is very unique and distinct here in Cameron Highlands. While you can expect to enjoy charcoal steamboat mostly around coastal towns and cities, you can enjoy Chinese charcoal steamboat at almost every corner especially in Brinchang town.
This is one unique place to visit where you get to see different types of cactuses. It is reported that some are more than 60 years old in this farm not far from Brinchang town. Besides that, you can see how fruits like apples and passion fruits are grown.
To know how the local culture works and the life of the people, you must visit the markets. If you are around Kea Farm, the morning market usually comes around and goes on until about 8.00am each day where you get fresh produce from the farms.
The infamous Pasar Malam meanwhile comes out on weekend nights and pre-holidays sometimes starting as early as 4.00pm at the heart of Brinchang.
Beautiful Tea and Farms
Boh Tea plantation
This is perhaps the one place most synonymous with Cameron Highlands. It is ‘the’ place you must visit when you come here which is one of the earliest founded tea company in Malaysia.
Founded in 1929, the Boh Tea Plantation operates 3 gardens here known as Habu Tea Garden which was the first garden, the Sungai Palas Tea Garden and the Fairlie Tea Garden.
No visit to Cameron Highlands is complete without visiting the farms here. The cool weather makes Cameron the most ideal place to grow vegetables and flowers which is why you must visit the farms during your trip here.
If you want to learn more about how cauliflowers and cabbages are grown, visit the farms in Kuala Terla or Tringkap or you can head out to the Taman Agro Tourism Cameron Highlands to try handpicking your own strawberries.
Religious places of worship
There are several places of worship you can visit here. In Brinchang, there is the Sam Poh Buddhist Temple which is located on a hill and is home to a large statute of Buddha while you can head out to the Hindu Sri Thandayuthapani Swamy Temple.
Butterfly and Bee farms
The Butterfly Farm here is located not far from Kea Farm which is only minutes away from Brinchang town. If you like nature and is a lover of this beautiful insect, you can visit the farm where you can be close to some of the most amazing butterflies while there is a mini insectarium here as well.
Butterflies are common here in Cameron Highlands but you can visit the bees too. Contrary to beliefs, they are actually quite harmless. If you intend to visit bee farms, you can find them at Kea Farm, Ringlet and Tringkap where you can learn how honey is made and buy some products home too.
Waterfall & Jungle Trekking
If you are a lover of nature, there are a lot of jungle trails you can enjoy here. This is where you can take some time to be close to nature and enjoy slow walks up the likes of Gunung Beremban or Gunung Brinchang. All the tracks are marked between 1 and 10 which refers to the level of difficulty.
Jungle trekkers will surely be happy to be rewarded when you reach the beautiful waterfalls amidst the mountains. Among the popular ones here include Parit Falls which is located along Trail 4 and if you take Trail 9, you will come across Robinson Falls. The Lata Iskandar waterfall meanwhile is one of the more popular picnic stops here.