Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

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A scenic retreat in the Cameron Highlands

Travelers flock to the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia for the picturesque rolling hills, delicious local teas and pleasant cool temperatures. The mountainous region is full of agricultural gems, displayed in sweeping green vistas at famous tea plantations, and natural attractions, prime for exploring on elevated jungle treks through the clouds. Once you've selected your ideal Cameron Highlands vacation rental, you'll discover a range of attractions await, whether it's visits to the elaborate, colorful temples nearby to experience the serene atmosphere or shopping trips to farmers' markets by day or night to pick up locally grown produce and sample tasty regional cuisine.

Tea tastings in the Cameron Highlands

The rolling green hills of the Cameron Highlands are known for their agriculture, with farms and orchards growing crops like tea leaves and strawberries. Some of the bigger tea plantations here open up their grounds to visitors where you can join tours to learn about the production and packaging process of the leaves and walk around acres of tiered fields snapping photos with a lush green backdrop. These outings are a great opportunity to sample a refreshing cup of Malaysian Highland tea and perhaps pick some up at the gift shop to take home to share with friends and family.

Cameron Highlands after dark

One of just a handful of townships in the Cameron Highlands, Brinchang has plenty to explore by daylight, including quirky attractions and museums and a colorful Buddhist temple that sits on a hill, but you'll also want to visit after sunset to check out the night market. Local growers gather here on weekends to sell their fruit, honey, vegetables, flowers and teas, but you can also find a gamut of souvenirs, many playing on the agricultural theme. Be sure to come hungry as there will be plenty of delicious local dishes to try, from fried noodles and kebabs to sweet treats.

A year-round destination in the Cameron Highlands

Thanks to its elevated location near the tropics, the Cameron Highlands sees pretty consistent temperatures throughout the year, with highs usually topping off near the low 70s, perfect for spending time outdoors on treks through the forest. Cool evenings around 60 degrees call for light sweaters and spiced tea enjoyed on the patio of your Cameron Highlands vacation rental. The primary weather variable here is the rain, with fall being monsoon season. January through February and June through July typically see the lowest rainfall levels, though you can expect wet days year-round, a prerequisite for the lush green countryside you'll enjoy here.

Jungle adventures in the Cameron Highlands

The Cameron Highlands of Malaysia shelter all kinds of wildlife, as well as hundreds of plant species in a mountainous environment as high as 5,000 or so feet above sea level. Many trails into the hills here start near the town of Tanah Rata and lead to waterfalls and jungles where threatened bird species make their homes. One popular spot for hikes is the Mossy Forest, where a series of boardwalks lead through a misty environment of ferns, orchids and low-hanging clouds. After trekking through the chilly mountains, it's back to your Cameron Highlands vacation rental for a warming cup of tea.