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The Cameron Highlands is a district in Pahang, Malaysia occupying an area of 712.18 square kilometres. To the north, its boundary touches that of Kelantan; to the west, it shares part of its border with Perak.

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The Best Things to Do and Visit around Cameron Highlands

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1 - Agro-Technology Park Mardi Cameron Highlands

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2 - Boh Tea Estate

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3 - Tours & Sightseeing | Lata Iskandar Waterfall

   18 km away

Wave goodbye to KL's towering skyscrapers and searing heat, and head to Cameron Highlands. This area is Malaysia's prime producer of fresh fruits, vegetables – and of course, tea! On this full-day tour, you'll explore tea plantations, English gardens, a famous waterfall, and bustling markets. See colourful butterflies in insect farms, pick some strawberries and cool off in a waterfall while admiring the scenery. Your tour ends with some hustling at the local fruit and veg market.

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4 - Mount Batu Brinchang

   12 km away

Mount Batu Brinchang is the highest mountain in the Cameron Highlands area that can be accessed by car. It is situated at the Perak-Pahang border in Malaysia. It is one of the mountains in Malaysia where its summit can be reached by road. Due to easy accessibility, this mountain enjoys many visitors all year round.

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5 - Sam Poh Tong Temple

   31 km away

The Sam Poh Tong Temple is a Chinese temple built within a limestone cave and is the oldest and the main cave temple in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

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6 - Kellie's Castle

   32 km away

Kellie's Castle is a castle located in Batu Gajah, Kinta District, Perak, Malaysia. The unfinished, ruined mansion, was built by a Scottish planter named William Kellie-Smith.

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7 - Ipoh

   35 km away

Ipoh is the capital city of the Malaysian state of Perak. Located by the Kinta River, it is nearly 180 km north of Kuala Lumpur and 123 km southeast of George Town in neighbouring Penang.

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8 - Gunung Lang

   36 km away

Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125-metre curved pedestrian cable-stayed bridge in Malaysia, completed in 2005. The bridge deck is located 660 metres above sea level at the peak of Gunung Mat Cincang on Pulau Langkawi, the main island of the Langkawi archipelago in Kedah.

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Located in the state of Pahang in Malaysia, Cameron Highlands is a district that became a mountain resort in the 1930s. It is filled with many tea plantations that are now a huge part of the economy. The region has become an important tourist site.

Cameron Highlands is the largest mountain resort in Peninsular Malaysia. The Cameron Highlands is almost 5000 feet (1,500 meters) above sea level. This is why the region enjoys a mild climate.

In addition to the plantations, one can participate in excursions to the Mossy forest, where you will admire the largest flower in the world that is the Rafflesia. Close to the village, this jungle walk leads 1.2 miles (2 km) further to the second-largest mountain of the country, Gunung Brinchang. You can also try to climb the highest mountain in Malaysia, Gunung Irau. A little more than 6.2 miles (10 km) south of the village, you can bathe in a series of waterfalls in the wild, the Lata Iskandar waterfall. You can also find organized tours to visit a traditional village of Orang Asli, the indigenous people of Malaysia. As you can see, there is a lot to see and do in Cameron Highlands. You can easily spend several days there without getting bored!

On the way, you will see the first agricultural farms, specialized in the culture of strawberries. You can then stop for a strawberry milkshake! The strawberries, specialties of the area, are really delicious. In addition to these farms, you can visit cactus gardens and butterfly farms. There are also a few convenience stores along the road.

The appearance of neon green mountains of tea plantations is a real visual shock. It is a unique landscape, and to discover it after hours of walking is a real reward! You can at any time go up in the hills and walk freely in the middle of the tea clods. At the approach of Sungai Palas, you can go through small lost villages, posed in the middle of the plantations. Your senses will be awakened in these tea fields, you can even buy some at the local store.

Cameron Highlands is not a very rich area in terms of historical heritage, but it is an ideal destination to relax in the middle of nature and discover its impressive scenery, it is the place with the most beautiful landscapes in Malaysia so do not miss it!

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Cameron Highlands

When is the best season to go to Cameron Highlands ?

It rains very frequently in Cameron Highlands but the least rainy months are January, February, June and July.
The average temperature in Cameron Highlands is 26 °C. Bring warm clothes if you go there because in the morning, evening and some afternoons, the temperature does not exceed 15-20 °C.

The Cameron Highlands Resort is the ideal place where many hikes begin and end. Tanah Rata is also a strategic place to stay as many hiking trails start or end there too. There is also a better selection of restaurants, cafés, and hotels in this area. 

There are several options for traveling from Langkawi to Cameron Highlands.
Take the ferry from Langkawi to Penang, then the bus to Cameron Highlands. The ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis is shorter, but you have to make several stops. Then take a cab to Arau station and take a train to Ipoh. From Ipoh, you can take a cab or bus to Cameron Highlands.

Fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur and continue on your way. The other option is to fly from Langkawi to Penang, then go to Butterworth on the mainland to take a train to Ipoh or a direct bus to Cameron Highlands.

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