Things to do in Cameron Highlands
Nature and Jungle Trekking in Cameron
Cameron Highlands is the perfect place to go jungle trekking as you get to be close to nature without having to worry about the heat or humid weather in other parts of Malaysia.
There are several treks that have been designed for nature lovers which include hiking up Mount Brinchang or into Mossy Forest. Besides hiking up the mountains or into the woods, you can head out to the beautiful waterfalls here like the Parit Falls and the Robinson Falls.
Fruit and Vegetable Farms visit
In Cameron Highlands, you will not miss the rich and vast fruits and vegetable farms due to its cool weather. You can see them around the main towns of Ringlet, Brinchang and Tanah Rata while you can see how some of these are produced at the MARDI Agro-Park.
If you are a flower-lover, there are several flower farms located around the Kampung Raja, Bertam Valley areas where you get to see a wide range of roses, daisies and such.
There is a unique place here known as Cactus Valley which is located not far from Brinchang town that has a broad range of strange looking cactus plants and species as well as many other types of flowers.
Visiting Tea Plantations
There are a few main tea plantations in Cameron Highlands and the Boh Tea Plantation must surely be your first option. Founded in 1929, Boh operates the Habu Tea Garden which was the first here as well as the Fairlie and Sungai Palas tea gardens. Besides that, you can visit the Bharat Tea plantation and Cameron Valley too.
Charcoal Steamboat in the chilling weather
Naturally, you should enjoy the freshest vegetables and fruits here in Cameron Highlands. One of the perfect ways to do this is to try out the charcoal steamboat.
There are many such restaurants around here where you get to dip the freshest vegetables and seafood into a hot boiling pot of soup while those who like spicy food can try out the Tomyam version, ideal for the cold weather here.
Religious and historical places
The people of Cameron Highlands come from different religious and backgrounds. If you are visiting Cameron, you can visit the Sam Poh Buddhist Temple which is located on a hill in Brinchang town which gives you a great view of the surroundings.
The Sri Thandayuthapani Swamy Temple meanwhile is a place of worship for the Hindus here.
Butterfly and Bee Farms
There is a Butterfly Farm here located not far from Kea Farm around the Brinchang area. There are a broad range of butterflies roaming around here while there is a mini insectarium as well. Bee farms are popular attractions here as well where you get to see how honey is produced and shops that sell these products.
Night Market or Pasar malam
The most popular market in Cameron Highlands will surely be the Pasar Malam which is located in the middle of Brinchang town. Just about anyone you know will tell you to visit the Pasar Malam that comes out in the evening and goes on until the wee hours of the morning. Besides that, there is the morning market in Kea Farm where you can find the freshest produce of Cameron Highlands