Places to visit in Cameron Highlands

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Places To Visit in Cameron Highlands

If you intend to travel to Malaysia, you should know that the weather can be so hot and warm. There is one place that is cool and less warm that you can visit while you travel to Malaysia which is Cameron Highlands. If you plan to visit Cameron Highlands, there are 27 places to visit in Cameron Highlands that you should consider in your itinerary! 

Cameron Highlands is a district in the state of Pahang, Malaysia and situated up in the hills. It is famous for its tea plantation and strawberries farm. It is also home to various types of flora and fauna.

In this post, WWB Writer Nisa Haleman will take you to 27 places to visit in Cameron Highlands and share with you other information that you need to know when planning a visit there.

So, let’s begin with the best places to visit in Cameron Highlands!

27 Places To Visit in Cameron Highlands

  1. BOH Sungai Palas Tea Plantation
  2. Bharat Tea Estate (Cameron Valley Tea House 1, Cameron Valley Tea House 2 and Cameron Valley Tea House KT)
  3. Big Red Strawberry Farm
  4. KHM Strawberries & Jam
  5. Time Tunnel Museum
  6. 5D Wall Art Museum
  7. Cameron Lavender Gardens
  8. Tan’s Camellia Garden
  9. Robertson’s Rose Garden or Rose Centre
  10. Green View Garden
  11. Cameron Highland Butterfly Garden
  12. Cameron Tringkap Bee Farm
  13. Kea Farm Market
  14. Brinchang Night Market
  15. Cactus Point
  16. Cactus Valley
  17. Cameron Highlands Jungle Trekking
  18. Mossy Forest
  19. Thompson Falls
  20. Lata Iskandar Falls
  21. Robinson Falls
  22. MARDI Agro Technology Park
  23. Sam Poh Temple
  24. Mah Meri Art Gallery
  25. The Sheep Sanctuary
  26. Cameron Square
  27. Cameron Adventurous

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  1. BOH Sungai Palas Tea Plantation

Cameron Highlands is situated over 5,000 feet above sea level, so its soil is perfect to grow tea leaves. BOH is one of the renowned tea brands in Malaysia. It was founded in 1929 and has become one of the largest tea manufacturers in Malaysia.

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BOH Sungai Palas is one of the most attractive parts of Cameron Highlands and a must-visit.

Situated at Brinchang, it has a tea factory where you will get to learn about tea production. You could also take the opportunity to walk in between the tea terraces in the tea field. 

Or you can have high tea at BOH Café! 

Have scones or cakes and try out the various flavours of tea on the balcony of the café overlooking the tea field in the cool weather. Tea prices range from $1 to $1.20 per mug or $2.40 to $4.60 per teapot while scones, cakes and sandwiches prices range from $1 to $3.40 per piece.

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BOH Café is often jam-packed with people and if you have the extra moolah to spend, you can also book a reservation for a luxurious high tea dining experience. 

It has 4 types of rooms for booking ranging from $48 to $110 with up to 2 hours of use and a high tea dining set for 2 pax at $23. Further information can be found here.

Afterwards, you can visit the Tea Gift Shop to buy souvenirs for your family and friends.

Opening hours: 

8.30 am to 4.30 pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

*Closed on Mondays, except for selected public and school holidays.

Address:

39100 Brinchang, Cameron Highlands

Entrance fee:

Free

For high tea dining reservation, you may contact:

Mr Tanakumara – tana@boh.com.my, +6016-6786 844

En Muhammad Farid – farid@boh.com.my, +6011 36638 328

  1. Bharat Tea Estate (Cameron Valley Tea House 1, Cameron Valley Tea House 2 and Cameron Valley Tea House KT)

The Bharat Tea Estate is one of the tea manufacturers and also one of the places to visit in Cameron Highlands. 

Bharat Tea Estate has three tea houses so don’t worry if any of them is crowded with tourists! You can also visit Bharat tea houses if BOH Sungai Palas café is crowded with people. Although there are three tea houses, there are not situated at the same location. 

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The three tea houses are:

  • Cameron Valley Tea House 1
  • Cameron Valley Tea House 2
  • Cameron Valley Tea House KT

You can walk in the tea field to enjoy and take pictures with the tea terraces in the background. $1 is required for payment to enter the tea field. And then afterwards, you can have tea with scones, sandwiches or cakes at the tea house. 

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The price of scones, sandwiches and cakes ranges from $1 to $3.80 while for tea, the prices range from $2 to $2.80 per mug or teapot. You can also order a set of 4 scones with strawberry jam and whipped cream and a pot of tea for $4.10. 

Similar to BOH Café, you can also make a reservation for high tea dining. More information can be found here.

Opening hours: 

Cameron Valley Tea House 1 – 

9.00 am to 6.00 pm (Monday to Thursday), 8.00 am to 7.00 pm (Friday to Sunday)

Cameron Valley Tea House 2 – 

8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Monday to Thursday), 8.00 am to 7.00 pm (Friday to Sunday)

Cameron Valley Tea House KT – 

8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Monday to Thursday), 8.00 am to 7.00 pm (Friday to Sunday)

Address:

Cameron Valley Tea House 1 – 

Batu 34, Jalan Besar, Cameron Highlands, Pahang Darul Makmur

Cameron Valley Tea House 2 – 

Batu 34.5, Jalan Besar, Cameron Highlands, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia.

Cameron Valley Tea House KT – 

Batu 50, Kuala Terla District, Cameron Highlands, Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia.

Entrance fee:

Tea field plantation: RM3 ($0.70) per person

(The tea house entrance is free)

For high tea dining reservation, you may contact:

Tel: 05-4915100

Email: enquiry@bharattea.com.my

  1. Big Red Strawberry Farm

Besides situated thousands of feet above sea level, Cameron Highlands has a cooler environment than other areas in Malaysia. This makes it an ideal place to cultivate strawberries.

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Big Red Strawberry Farm or also known as Taman Agro Tourism Cameron Highlands is one of the largest strawberry farms in Cameron Highlands. 

Besides strawberries, there are also a wide variety of vegetables and flowers cultivated hydroponically on the farm. 

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Hence, Big Red Strawberry Farm serves as a one-stop garden and farm for you to relax and lounge around and must be on top of your list of places to visit in Cameron Highlands!

The entrance to the farm is free! On top of that, you can also buy strawberries and are allowed to self-pick them. The price is charged by weight. Since the strawberries are cultivated through hydroponics technique, they are available all year round!

There is also a strawberry dessert cafe to relax and unwind after you have picked your strawberries and a shop with products based on strawberries to be purchased.

Opening hours: 

8.30 am to 6.00 pm (Monday to Saturday)

9.00 am to 6.00 pm (Sunday)

Address:

Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang

Entrance fee:

Free

  1. KHM Strawberries & Jam

KHM Strawberries & Jam started as a simple hobby by the owner. But now there are full-fledged strawberries cultivated at their farm! It is one of the places to visit in Cameron Highlands.

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The farm is situated right beside the owner’s house with a café in between. Entrance to the farm is also free and self-picking of strawberries are allowed for purchase. The price is also based on weight. 

Once you have done your strawberry picking, you can relax at the nearby café. 

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The café serves tea, scones and cakes and they also sell homemade products based on strawberry for example strawberry ice cream which you can try out!

A heads up though, the parking can be a nightmare as the road towards the farm is narrow and there is insufficient space to park. Hence, it is best to visit KHM Strawberries and Jam at the earliest hour possible to avoid the crowds.

Opening hours: 

8.30 am to 6.00 pm (daily)

Address:

No. 9, Taman Sedia, 39000 Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands

Entrance fee:

Free

  1. Time Tunnel Museum

If you would like to travel back in time or if you were curious and would like to learn more about Cameron Highlands’ history, then Time Tunnel Museum is the place to visit in Cameron Highlands!

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There is a lot of memorabilia from the past displayed in the museum. Some of them were even from the pre-war days! 

About 1000 items exhibited are privately owned by local Cameron Highlander, See Kok Shan. Besides vintage items, there are also pictures of Cameron Highlands from the pastdisplayed in the museum. 

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Opening hours: 

9.00 am to 6.00 pm (daily)

Address:

Time Tunnel UT/MR/F-255, Jalan Sungai Burong, 39100 Brinchang, Cameron Highlands

Entrance fee:

Adult: RM5.00 ($1.20)

Child: RM3.00 ($0.70)

  1. 5D Wall Art Museum

5D Wall Art Museum is the first Cameron Highland attraction of 5D paintings. 

The museum is located at Kea Farm and is not far from the Kea Farm Market! So, if you are shopping at Kea Farm Market, it is worth stopping by the 5D Wall Art Museum nearby.

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Elevate your imagination by visiting the museum with their magical 5d paintings.

 Lying down on a train railway, a step leading towards a painting of a door (that looks so real) – it is as if you are experiencing them in the real world when you view the effects from the paintings! 

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This place is also a good place for those who like to take selfies. Get your phone camera on, take a pose and click click click!

Opening hours: 

8.00 am to 6.00 pm (daily)

Address:

Kea Farm Vegetable Market, Kea Garden, 39100 Kea Farm, Cameron Highlands, Pahang.

GPS Coordinates: N4.5034819, E101.4068767

Entrance fee:

Adult: RM25 ($6.10)

Child: RM20 ($4.90)

  1. Cameron Lavender Gardens

Cameron Highlands is famous for pretty flowers and beautiful gardens. One of the places that you can visit for these is Cameron Lavender Gardens

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In the garden, you can see different breeds of lavenders from different countries as well as flowers like roses, rhododendrons, hydrangeas and so on. 

There is also a photo booth station with the lavender garden in the background that you can stop by to take pictures on your own. 

Or you can pay the photographer standby who is ever ready to help you take your picture with the beautiful background! 

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For those who love taking pictures, Cameron Lavender Gardens is one of the must-go places to visit in Cameron Highlands. Also, before you leave the premises, remember to try their lavender ice cream on your way out!

Opening hours: 

9.00 am to 6.00 pm (Monday to Thursday)

9.00 am to 7.00 pm (Friday and Weekends)

Address:

59, Brinchang 39100, Malaysia

Entrance fee:

Adult: RM15 ($3.70)

Child: RM10 ($2.40)

  1. Tan’s Camellia Garden
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Apart from Lavender Garden which is mostly dedicated to lavenders, there is also a garden for camellias. 

Tan’s Camellia Garden is one of the places to go in Cameron Highlands especially for people who love camellias or flowers in general.

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Here you can see many colours and hues of Camellias in different sizes and shapes as well as other exotic local flowers. 

The garden is taken care of by Mr Tan Chin Pa and his wife who are very friendly and passionate about their flowers and they don’t mind sharing with you their knowledge about the flowers in their garden!

Opening hours: 

9.00 am to 10.00 pm (daily)

Address:

39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang,

Entrance fee:

Free

  1. Robertson’s Rose Garden or Rose Centre

Another of the places to visit in Cameron Highlands is Robertson’s Rose Garden or also known as Rose Centre.

Unlike other gardens, Robertson’s Rose Garden is situated at Sungai Palas where you will get to a hilltop with a beautiful scenic view. 

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There is also a tea field in the background while at the same time you will be surrounded with different colours of roses plus other flowers such as carnations and sunflowers. 

A paradise on earth!

There is also a gift shop and a cafe for you to have a quick rest and if you want to, you should try their scones! 

Opening hours: 

10.00 am to 6.00 pm (daily)

Address:

Brinchang, 39000 Cameron Highlands, Pahang 

Entrance fee:

Adults: RM5 ($1.20)

Child: RM2 ($0.50)

  1. Green View Garden

Green View Garden is another garden that you can visit in Cameron Highlands 

There are fields of a variety of flowers and a flower nursery for you to shop in here. There are also patches of vegetables grown in hydroponics and a strawberry farm. 

On top of that, there is a mini petting zoo where you can feed animals like goats and rabbits. 

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Unlike the other gardens in Cameron Highlands, Green View Garden has an in-house chocolate factory that produces its chocolate product called Avant Chocolate. Make sure to stop by the shops within the premises if you are keen to try their chocolate! 

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On the way out, you will pass by shops that sell flowers and fresh produce of fruits and vegetables and cafes that serve cakes, ice cream and coffees for refreshment. 

Opening hours: 

9.00 am to 6.30 pm (daily)

Address:

Green View Garden, 11, Taman Matahari Cerah, Kampung Raja, 39000 Cameron highlands, Pahang

Entrance fee:

Free entrance

Mini petting zoo: RM6 ($1.50) Adult / RM4 ($1.00) Child

  1. Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden

Interested to know more about butterflies of different species? Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden is the place you should go!

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Cameron Highlands Butterfly Garden houses varieties of butterflies where you can see them flying everywhere. However, there will be a time when there are few butterflies due to their short lifespan. 

The garden then has to wait for the metamorphosis of the butterflies to end to let them into the garden.

Apart from butterflies, there are various insects, reptiles like snakes and lizards and birds displayed in a glass enclosure for you to view when the butterflies are nonexistent.

If you’re up for a different experience, the Butterfly Garden is the place you should visit in Cameron Highlands.

Opening hours: 

8.00 am to 6.00 pm (daily)

Address:

P.O. Box 5, 39007 Tanah Rata, 43rd Milestone, Green Cow

Entrance fee:

Adult: RM5 ($1.20)

Child: RM2 ($0.50)

  1. Cameron Tringkap Bee Farm

There was a quote by Albert Einstein that says “If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.”

Scary to think about it but in hindsight, isn’t now an apt time to learn more about bees especially when you can learn about it at Cameron Tringkap Bee Farm?

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Cameron Tringkap Bee Farm is just right after the Lavender Garden. 

It is a small museum where you can learn about rearing bees and how honey is produced. You can also buy honey-based products from their gift shops if you want to.

Might not sound interesting but why not give it a chance to include this Bee Farm as one of the places to visit in Cameron Highlands. You might gain beneficial knowledge or two.

Opening hours: 

9.00 am to 5.00 pm (On most days – they close at 6.30 pm on weekends and open later at 10.00 am on Tuesdays)

Address:

Lot F121, Jalan Besar Bee Farm, Tringkap, 39010, Cameron Highland, Pahang

Contact: +605-496 1361

Entrance fee:

Free

  1. Kea Farm Market

It is recommended to visit Kea Farm Market on the last day of your trip to Cameron Highlands. 

Here you will get to shop for various fruits and fresh vegetables that you can bring home or to the city where you are staying. You will be blinded by the freshness of the fruits and vegetables sold at the market.

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There are also small shops selling souvenirs and street food like steamed corn or sweet potato and strawberries dipped in chocolate as well as shops selling fresh flowers.

The downside is, the market is located at the roadside. 

As it is one of Cameron Highlands attractions, it can be really hard to find a spot to park your car (if you drive a car up to Cameron Highlands) especially during peak hours. 

So if you intend to do some shopping, make sure to come early before anybody else!

Opening hours: 

8.00 am to 6.00 pm (daily)

Address:

43&44, Medan Argo, Kea Farm, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang

Entrance fee:

Free

  1. Brinchang Night Market

Night markets or Pasar Malam in Malay is a local shopping bazaar and a common fixture in Malaysian life. Everywhere you go in Malaysia there will always be night markets within the area. Cameron Highlands is not spared from them either!

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Brinchang Night Market is one of Cameron Highlands attraction places and stretches along Jalan Sungai Ruil in Brinchang town along the main road. 

The Night Market boasts a variety of stalls selling souvenirs, street food snacks, clothes, fresh produce like vegetables and fruits and flowers. 

If you like to shop, Brinchang Night Market should be one of your shopping destination on your list to Cameron Highlands!

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Opening hours: 

4.00 am to 11.00 pm (Fridays and Saturdays)

Address:

Jalan Sungai Ruil, Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang

Entrance fee:

Free

  1. Cactus Point

Cactus Point as the name suggests is one of the oldest nurseries in Cameron Highlands selling mostly succulents. There are flowers like orchids and exotic plants like pitcher plants sold here too and is one of the places to visit in Cameron Highlands.

Places to visit in Cameron Highlands

Here there are a variety of succulents to choose from. 

So, if you think you are not good at taking care of flowers but you still want to give it a try, maybe you can start by learning to take care of succulents. They are less demanding than flowers and don’t require much attention. 

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Opening hours: 

9.30 am to 5.00 pm (Daily)

Address:

42, Jalan Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang

Entrance fee:

Free

  1. Cactus Valley

Another nursery that sells cacti and succulents that you can visit in Cameron Highlands is Cactus Valley. Cactus Valley is located right beside Big Red Strawberry Farm (literally just a few steps!). 

Hence, you can just stop over to Cactus Valley after your visit to Big Red Strawberry or vice versa!

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Cactus Valley is situated at the hillside and houses a variety of succulent and cacti where some of which can be as old as 60 years! 

There are also various flowers for sale for example roses, calla lily impatiens, hibiscus and there are vegetables grown in hydroponics nearby. Apple trees and passion fruit are grown here too and available for sale.

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It is a place worth visiting as you can enjoy the scenery within the valley. It is a great place to take photos too! Hence, Cactus Valley is one of the most recommended places to visit in Cameron Highlands!

The downside will be it can be jam-packed with people but do not fret as you can go through a similar experience at Cactus Point.

Opening hours: 

8.00 am to 7.00 pm (Daily)

Address:

Cactus Valley, Pekan Lama, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang

Entrance fee:

Adult: RM5 ($1.20)

Child: RM3 ($0.70)

  1. Cameron Highlands Jungle Trekking

For those of you who are hiking junkies, this will be the most exciting thing for you to do! Do you know there are 14 jungle trails that you can explore in Cameron Highlands? These trails are one of Cameron Highlands attractions!

The trails are ranked from easy to moderate and tough! So, choose your trails wisely and best if you go in a group. And for moderate and tough trails, it is recommended to do it with a guide. 

Some hotels for example Lakehouse Cameron provide a tour package for jungle trekking, hence best to check with your hotel for any tour guide recommendations.

TrailsTrail Difficulty RankingDescription
1ToughStarts from north of Brinchang Town and to Mount Brinchang. This trail is not well marked, hence better come with a guide
2ToughStarts Sam Poh Buddhist Temple and merges with Trail 3.
3Moderate to ToughStarts at Arcadia Cottage near a golf course and merges with Trail 2 and Trail 5 for shorter paths, Trail 7 and Trail 8 for longer treks
4EasyStarts nearby Century Pine Resort Hotel and leads to Parit/Thompson Falls
5Easy to ModerateStarts at MARDI Agro Technology Park and merges with Trail 3 towards Mount Beremban or to Arcadia Cottage or use Trail 2 towards Sam Poh Buddhist Temple
6Moderate to ToughStarts from Bharat Tea Estate road and merges with Trail 10 at Mount Jasar summit
7Very ToughStarts from MARDI Agro Technology Park leading to a steep ascent to Mount Beremban. You can descend from the top on Trail 3 (recommended) or hike down to Trail 8 for another 2-3 hour adventure
8Very ToughStarts from Robinsons Falls and leads up to Mount Beremban
9ModerateHike down from Robinsons Falls to the power station and walk down to Trail 9a or return via the same path and take the local bus to Tanah Rata
9aModerateLess steep than Trail 9 and exits near vegetable farms and the Boh Tea Plantation road. Alternatively, walk to Trail 9 behind the power station or take a local bus back to Tanah Rata
10,11,12Moderate to ToughTrail 10 starts from Oly Apartment up to Mount Jasar and continues to Mount Perdah. To avoid going up to the summit of Mount Jasar, use Trail 11 instead where it merges with Trail 12 and exits near the weather station.
13ModerateStarts from behind Cameronian Holiday Inn and merges with Trail 14
14ModerateStarts from the main road leading to Bharat Tea Plantation and walks up to Bukit Mentigi exiting at Tanah Rata road. Recommended joining a guided tour.

More information can be found here.

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A few tips before you start your journey. Please make sure to:

  1. Bring sufficient water (the most important!) and food
  2. Having a mosquito repellent and first aid kit can be helpful
  3. Wear suitable clothes and shoes for hiking
  4. Bring a fully charged phone and a power bank in case of emergency
  5. Make sure you save local emergency contacts and your hotel phone number. Do inform your hotel concierge about your hiking journey so that they are aware
  6. Bring pens and papers to mark trails
  7. A knife and a torchlight
  8. A camera for memories
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Once you have made sure you’ve got everything in check, start early in the day to enjoy your hike in the jungle. 

You will find there are rafflesia, pitcher plants, huge ferns and wild orchids along the way, and funky looking fungi. If you are lucky you’ll get to see tracks from rare clouded leopards and black panthers.

 For birders, you can stay longer to bird watch over 70 species of montane rainforest birds!

Opening hours: 

Best to start as early in the day as you can!

Address:

The starting point varies according to the trail of choice

Entrance fee:

Free

  1. Mossy Forest

If you are a nature lover you should not miss out on visiting the Mossy Forest.

 

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Mossy Forest is hidden in the hearts of Mount Brinchang where you will see moss-covered trees and plants like ferns growing out of them. 

Since it is situated at an elevated area above sea level, it provides a suitable climate for the growth of moss, ferns and lichens. 

It is also coincidentally called the Cloud Forest! 

If you have watched the movie Lord of The Rings, you will feel like the scenery in the Mossy Forest is plucked out from the movie!

There are a few ways to get to Mossy Forest which are:

  1. Join a local tour operator a) This is the recommended option. Join a local tour operator where they will pick you up from your hotel to Mossy Forest. A few local tour operator that you can choose from are:
  1. Mossy Forest Adventure: Price from RM68 ($16.50) per person.
  2. Cameron Highlands and Mossy Forest Half-Day Trip: Price from RM75 ($18.20) per person.
  3. Mossy Forest Tour: Price is RM50 ($12.20) per adult and RM35 ($8.50) per child. There is a private tour package as well with a maximum of 8 persons at RM400 ($97.30). (Important: The website states that an advanced booking is preferable as the Mossy Forest tour is their most popular tour)
  1. Drive up to Mount Brinchang with a 4WD on your own
  1. Not recommended safety-wise and the road can be rough.
  2. If you decide to opt for this way, don’t forget to download a phone app called Maps.me. The app can help you with the direction in the Mossy Forest.
  1. Hike through Jungle Trail One
  1. The trail starts from Brinchang town and from Trail One you will climb up to Mount Brinchang where the trail will lead you to a beautiful, scenic and mythical forest called Mossy Forest. 
  2. This trail is ranked as tough and not well marked so best to go in groups and with a guide. It is not recommended to hike on your own for safety reasons in this trail as the forest is dense and it can get quite pitch dark inside.

Mossy Forest is a popular Cameron Highlands attraction. Due to the increasing number of tourists visiting the forest, the Malaysian government has built a 200m boardwalk to ensure the preservation of the land in the Mossy Forest. The entrance fee varies between local citizens and foreigners. 

To get to the boardwalk, drive to the intersectional road nearby Boh Tea Sungai Palas.

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As usual, best to visit Mossy Forest as early in the morning as possible and please make sure you have all that you need before starting your journey! (You can refer to post no. 16 for tips!)

Opening hours: 

Best to start as early in the day as you can!

Address:

39000 Brinchang, Pahang

Boardwalk entrance fee:

Locals:

Adult: RM10 ($2.40) 

Child: RM5 ($1.20) 

(For a child under 12 years old / Senior citizens aged 60 years old and above)

Non-Locals:

Adult: RM30 ($7.20) 

Child: RM15 ($3.60) 

  1. Thompson Falls

Thompson Falls is a modest-sized waterfall located in a recreational nature park at Taman Sedia in Tanah Rata. It is easily accessible and has become one of the places to visit in Cameron Highlands by tourists. 

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You can visit the recreational park and walk to the waterfall using the paved walking path.

If you want a bit of adventure, there is a quick entry to the waterfall by using the jungle trail which is Trail 4 where it will lead you to the waterfall. 

The trail starts from Century Pines Resort Hotel and to the road near the Old Smokehouse Hotel. The trail is ranked easy and takes only 30 minutes hence you will not need a guide to hike it. 

The trail is paved and stretches along Sungai Bertam and will lead you to Thompson Falls. Nearby the waterfall there is a watchtower that you can climb up to view Cameron Highlands from the top.

Once you’re there, spend your time enjoying the tranquillity and serenity of the surrounding area. It will be an experience that you cannot forget! One downside though, the waterfall pool is littered and best not to bath in there.

Opening hours: 

Address:

Jungle trail no. 4

Entrance fee:

Free

  1. Lata Iskandar Falls

Lata Iskandar Falls is a waterfall nestled by the roadside at a sharp U-shaped bend en route from old Tapah road to Cameron Highlands. It is estimated to be 25 meters high, cascading down multi-tiered slopes into a small pool below.

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Since its location is at the roadside, it is open daily and the entrance is free. It is a popular tourist spot and a usual place to visit in Cameron Highlands. Hence, it can be very crowded during weekends or holidays. 

Visitors will stop by and take the opportunity to enjoy the scenic and majestic view of the cascading waterfall as well as having their toes dip in or bathe in the shallow pool.

Visitors who are nature lovers can climb up the concrete staircase that leads to the top of the waterfall where they will find a variety of flora and fauna.

At the base of the Lata Iskandar Falls, there are shops selling handicrafts especially made by the Orang Asli. There are also stalls selling drinks and snacks for visitors’ convenience.

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Address:

Exit 59, 35000 Tapah, Perak

Entrance fee:

Free

  1. Robinson Falls

Robinson Falls is located in Tanah Rata and accessible via jungle Trail 9. For hiking junkies, you will find this waterfall when you use Trail 9 for trekking. This is a must place to visit in Cameron Highlands especially for nature lovers!

To get to Trail 9, it takes about half an hour to walk from the bus station. When you reach the bus station, at the T-junction take a right turn to the road that passes Century Pines Resort Hotel and a large field. 

As you near the end of the road, take a right turn again and you will see a row of houses. Here you will need to use the road on your left that will lead you to a small bridge. Follow the path and it will lead you to Robinson Falls.  

Likewise with Thompson Falls, it is not recommended to take a bath in Robinson Falls due to the water being a bit polluted.

Address:

Jungle trail no. 9

Entrance fee:

Free

  1. MARDI Agro Technology Park

MARDI Agro Technology Park is a 42-hectare government research centre that houses gardens of local and exotic flowers and plants.

Historically, it was a former research station established in 1926 by the British and it was handed over to MARDI 95 years ago. Despite it being a government premise, it is open to tourists. Since then, it is one of the most visited places in Cameron Highlands.

The park has six main areas which are:

  1. English Garden
  2. Herb Garden
  3. Orchid Garden
  4. Rose Garden
  5. Research Centre
  6. Information Centre
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MARDI Agro Technology Park houses 40 varieties of roses, 10 strawberries, 100 citrus fruits, an estimated six types of anthuriums, four varieties of apples, pears and persimmons. 

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Within the compound, there are small stalls selling souvenirs, drinks and snacks as well as fresh produce and processed agricultural products. A flower nursery is available for visitors who would like to purchase potted plants or cut flowers.

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There is also a cafeteria serving teas, juice and snacks for visitors who would like to have a refreshment.

On top of that, Jungle Trails 3 and 7 pass through MARDI Agro Technology Park where the trails will lead to the foot of Gunung Berembun nearby.

More information can be found on MARDI’s official website here.

Opening hours: 

8.00 am to 5.00 pm 

(except including School Holidays & Public Holidays except on Tuesday, Eid Mubarak & Eid Adha)

Address:

JKR266, Jalan Persiaran Endah, Tanah Rata, Pahang, 39000 Tanah Rata

Entrance fee:

Adult: RM5 ($1.20)

Student: RM2 ($0.50)

Senior citizens above 60 years old: RM2 ($0.50)

Entrance fee for child below 6 years old and disabled are free of charge

  1. Sam Poh Temple

Sam Poh Temple is a Buddhist temple and a landmark in Cameron Highlands. The temple is also popular among tourists and one of the places to visit in Cameron Highlands. 

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Sam Poh Temple is nestled on the hill in Brinchang town.

It can be accessed via a small road next to Iris House Resort. From here, pay attention to the signboards along the road and in 5 minutes drive, you will reach the temple.

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Apart from admiring the architecture of the temple, due to its location, it provides a beautiful and scenic view of the rest of Cameron Highlands from the top. 

The temple is the fourth largest temple in Malaysia and houses the largest statue of the Lord Buddha. Although it is one of the tourist attractions in Cameron Highlands, most of its visitors are of Chinese descent visiting to offer prayers. 

Make sure to remove your shoes and keep your voice at a low volume when you enter the temple!

Opening hours: 

7.00 am to 7.00 pm (daily)

Address:

4l Miles, Brinchang, 39100 Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang.

Entrance fee:

Free

  1. Mah Meri Art Gallery

Mah Meri Art Gallery is a museum located at Tanah rata and is an interesting place to visit in Cameron Highlands. It is one of the lucky finds in Cameron Highlands as visitors usually will miss out to visit the museum.

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To get to Mah Meri Art Gallery, you can either:

  1. Hire a car to drive to the gallery. Put into your GPS ‘Yung Seng Souvenir Souvenir Shop’ at Tanah Rata as the gallery is located at the shop.
  2. There might be local tours provided by your hotel hence, best to check with the hotel concierge if there is any.

The gallery exhibits a private collection of wood carvings, masks and sculptures

These are carved by the Mah Meri, a group of indigenous people living in Carey Island Malaysia. The Mah Meri indigenous people are renowned for their amazing craftsmanship in wood carving.

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There are hundreds of collections of wood carvings, masks, sculptures and statues showcased in the gallery. 

You will be amazed by the sophisticated and intricate designs of the craftsmanship. Due to its quality of details and craftsmanship, the museum has been awarded the greatest honour from UNESCO, the UNESCO Seal of Excellence.

Opening hours: 

10.30 am to 7.30 pm (daily)

Address:

Mah Meri Art Gallery, No 29 & 30, 1st Floor, Main Road, 39000 Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia.

Entrance fee:

Adult: RM37 ($9.00)

Child: RM21 ($5.10)

  1. The Sheep Sanctuary

The Sheep Sanctuary is an animal farm nestled in the middle of Kea Market Farm behind Kea Valley Hotel. 

It comes with large signage hence it is impossible to miss it out! It is a recommended place to visit in Cameron Highlands and you can do so after you have your shopping at the market farm nearby!

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The Sheep Sanctuary houses about 20 sheeps imported from Australia. 

Upon entrance, after you have paid the entrance fee, you will be given a packet to feed the sheep. Once you get into the farm you can take pictures, get close to, feed, touch and pat the cute, fluffy sheep. 

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Important to note that the pathway downhill leading to the farm is not disabled and stroller-friendly as it can get slippery, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes when you come here! 

On the way out, you can stop by a cafe called Puku Cafe and have a go at their homemade strawberry ice cream! There are so many rave reviews about their ice cream!

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Opening hours: 

9.30 am to 5.30 pm (Monday)

9.00 am to 5.30 pm (Tuesday – Sunday)

Address:

No 187, Kea Farm, Brinchang, Pahang 39100

Entrance fee:

Adult (12 years old and above): RM8 ($1.90) 

Child (3 to 12 years old): RM5 ($1.20)

  1. Cameron Square

Cameron Square is the only shopping mall in Cameron Highlands and should be listed as one of the places to visit in Cameron Highlands if you miss the feel of living in the city!

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The 3-level shopping mall is located along the main road in Brinchang. It houses a variety of retail outlets for example Mr DIY (a local handy mart store), restaurants like Domino’s Pizza, Old Town White Coffee, Teh Tarik Place, a convenient store like 7 Eleven and a health and beauty store i.e. Watsons all under one roof.

There are also family attractions that include a gaming arcade. Next door, there is a small entertainment park for children called Holiday’s Park with theme rides as well as other attractions.

Opening hours: 

10.00 am to 10.00 pm (daily)

Address:

Cameron Square Jalan Aranda Nova, 39100 Greencow (426.93 km) 39100 Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Entrance fee:

Free entrance and parking

  1. Cameron Adventurous

Situated in the Bharat Tea Cameron Valley, Cameron Adventurous offers a ride on the ATVs for all outdoor lovers! 

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Booking is not required hence you can just walk in and rent an ATV to ride within the tea plantation field. 

You will ride the ATV along the terrains of the tea plantation. While riding, take the opportunity to enjoy the pristine view of the surrounding green tea plantation and the tea valley. 

Once you reach the top, snap a picture of the valley or a selfie of yourself with the tea field in the background! There is also a photographer standby to take your picture but it will be an extra charge.

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There are two types of rides i.e.:

  1. ATV ride – visitors will ride at a normal track and the ride duration will take about 20 minutes
  2. ATV Extreme – this will follow an off-road track and the ride duration will take about an hour

Important to note that the ATV can only be ridden by those who are 16 years old and above.

There is also a safari tour however, although it is called a safari tour, it is not a tour to see wild animals. 

This tour is especially for those who are not confident to ride the ATV or for families with children below 16 years old. 

During the safari tour, visitors will not only get to experience exploring the tea plantation as the tour will also lead to a mini zoo.

Cameron Adventurous intends to offer all tourists in Cameron Highlands equal opportunity to enjoy exploring the tea plantation but in a manageable and safe way.  

Cameron Adventurous is one of the places to visit in Cameron Highlands!

Opening hours: 

9.00 am to 6.00 pm (daily)

Address:

Cameron Valley, Kuala Terla, 39000 Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia.

Entrance fee:

Free

ATV rides and 4×4 safari fee:

For Locals:

ATV:

Adult (above 16 years old): RM50 ($12.10)

Child: – 

4×4 Safari:

Adult: RM15 ($3.60)

Child: RM8 ($1.90)

Non-locals:

ATv

Adult (above 16 years old): RM90 ($21.90)

Child: – 

4×4 Safari:

Adult: RM25 ($6.10)

Child: RM15 ($3.60)

When Is The Best Month To Visit Cameron Highlands?

Visiting Cameron Highlands at the correct timing is important because it tends to be jam-packed with tourists and can be congested with heavy traffic.

There are a few things to consider when you plan to visit Cameron Highlands:

  1. Avoid The Monsoon Season 

The monsoon season is usually from November to February. During this season it tends to rain heavily all day which can disrupt your plans especially if you want to go hiking as entrances will usually be closed. Also, heavy rainfall could trigger landslide along the road leading up to Cameron Highland

  1. Avoid Visiting During School Holidays And Festive Seasons

You can get caught in a traffic jam that can last for hours since visitors will usually flock to Cameron Highlands during this time. Hence, best to do research when school holidays or festive seasons start before you plan to visit Cameron Highlands.

  1. Avoid The Warmest Month

June is the warmest month to visit Cameron Highlands as the temperature can go up at a maximum of 29 degrees celsius. 

The best time to visit Cameron Highlands are:

  1. During the off-peak season
  2. During drier months which is between February to April
  3. In the mid-week

What Is Famous In Cameron Highlands?

Cameron Highlands is a popular tourist attraction in Malaysia. It is home to many famous places to visit. Due to this, local and international tourists will usually include Cameron Highlands in their holiday plans!

Cameron Highlands is famous for:

  1. Its cool weather

Unlike in the lowland, locals usually flock to Cameron Highlands to escape from the hot weather. 

Up here the temperature can go up at a maximum to 24degrees Celsius during the day. While at night the temperature drops and can be quite chilling! The temperature during the night can go up at a maximum to 14degrees Celcius.

The cool temperature is one of the Cameron Highlands attractions. It provides sort of an overseas countryside experience, especially to the locals!

  1. Outdoor activities 

One of Cameron Highlands attractions is its outdoor activities. If you are an outdoor lover, Cameron Highlands is the place to visit! ATV rides, bird watching, jungle trekking and mountain trekking. 

These are the activities that are famous amongst outdoor lovers. 

Many trails are ranging from easy to tough that you can choose from and if you love bird watching, you can kill two birds with one stone! 

This is because when you trek along the jungle trails you will get the opportunity to bird watch various kinds of birds that are not found in the lowland!

  1. Tea plantation

This is the most famous thing and place to visit in Cameron Highlands. 

Its long array of lushes green of tea field provides a captivating view from the top. For those who love taking pictures, the view of the tea plantation field provides a serene and scenic view.

The view also provides postcard-worthy pictures which is ideal to share with your friends and family as gifts! 

Tea plantations that you can visit are BOH Sungai Palas Tea Plantation and Bharat Tea Estate!

  1. Strawberry farms

Apart from tea plantations, strawberry farms are one of the main Cameron Highlands attractions.

Due to its temperature and location, Cameron Highlands provides the ideal condition for strawberries to grow! Most of the strawberry farms use hydroponics techniques to cultivate them so that the strawberries are available all year round! 

There are a few strawberry farms that you can visit and one of the famous farms is the Big Red Strawberry Farm or KHM Strawberry Farm

  1. Homemade products and handicrafts

Cameron Highlands is also famous for homemade products and handicrafts.

Since strawberries are widely grown in Cameron Highlands, there are so many homemade products based on strawberries for example strawberry jams, strawberry ice cream, strawberry cakes etc. 

Apart from strawberries, homemade products based on honey and flowers for example lavender are famous too! 

Apart from food, Cameron Highlands is also famous for its souvenirs and handicrafts made by the Orang Asli who live around the area. 

Masks, sculptures, wood carvings – these are handmade by the Orang Asli and you can buy them as souvenirs or for yourself as home decor!

What To Eat In Cameron Highlands?

If you are a foodie, don’t worry! There are plenty of eateries that can be found in Cameron Highlands. 

  1. Steamboat 

Due to its cool weather, visitors will usually opt for something that will warm their body for example having a steamboat. 

There are many steamboat restaurants that you can choose from for example:

  1. Local delicacies

What is unique about 200 Seeds Cafe is their Nasi Lemak is served with sambal made from strawberries!

  1. Non-local delicacies

If you would like to have non-local delicacies you can visit:

Unique Tips You Should Know When Visiting Cameron Highlands 

  • The temperature in Cameron Highlands is cool all year round especially during the night and when it is raining. During the day it can also be a bit warm especially when the sun is out or if you visit Cameron Highlands in June. 

So always check the weather forecast and make sure you pack suitable clothing when visiting there.

  • Although the monsoon season is from December to February, there will still be rainy days afterwards. Don’t forget to bring an umbrella and raincoat with you.
  • If you intend to walk around in Cameron Highlands on foot, make sure you wear suitable shoes and flip flops are not recommended because the roads can be hilly!
  • Always check with your hotel concierge or Airbnb host on information about the entrance to the jungle trails before you plan for your hike. Sometimes when there is a landslide incident, the municipal council will close the entrance trails.
  • It is recommended to rent a car (if you visit with friends) or a scooter because many of the attractions are quite far from the town centre and public transport is conspicuously absent here. 

You can also ride a taxi but the taxi fee can be exorbitant. 

  • Car rental is between RM80/$19.40 (half day up to 5 hours) to RM120/$29.10 (full day up to 10 hours). 
  • For a scooter, it will be RM35/$8.50 (half day up to 5 hours) to RM60/$14.60 (full day up to 10 hours). 
  • Please note that the rental fee can differ from agency to agency for example Expedia, Easybook and Car Rental Cameron Highlands
  • You can also join group tours, hence please check with your hotel concierge or Airbnb host if they offer any!
  • It is recommended to start your day early in the morning to avoid the crowd, especially if you plan to go jungle trekking to experience the beauty of Cameron Highlands!

Now that you know all the important bits of information, plan your itinerary and include all the 27 places to visit in Cameron Highlands and pack your bags now! 

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