Cameron Highlands Attractions - Best Places To Visit In Cameron Highlands

1000-2000 meters above sea level, is Cameron Highlands is very different from the rest of West Malaysia.

Here is a list of all the things to do in Cameron Highlands!

Most of these are outdoor and why not?

With gorgeous scenery and crisp cool air, you should be out as much as possible!

Table of Contents:

  1. Take A Tour Of Hatiku Organic Farm
  2. Pick Strawberries At Strawberry Farms In Cameron Highlands
  3. Stop At Some Bee Farms In Cameron Highlands
  4. Get A Prickly New Friend From The Cactus Farms
  5. Spot a Raja Brooke At The Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands
  6. Explore The Many Gardens At Agro Technology Park MARDI Cameron Highlands
  7. Find Your Instagram Moment At The Lavender Garden In Cameron Highlands
  8. Wander Among The Flowers At Rose Gardens In Cameron Highlands
  9. Relax At Cameron Highlands Tea Plantations
  10. Try British Cream Tea In a Colonial Setting
  11. Dine On The Best Indian Food
  12. The Sheep Sanctuary
  13. Brinchang Weekend Night Market
  14. Partake In The Nightlife In Cameron Highlands
  15. Have A Refreshing Round Of Golf
  16. Do Some Bird-Watching
  17. Ride Your First ATV
  18. Go Hiking At Cameron Highlands
  19. Head Up To The Mossy Forest
  20. Discover Cameron Highlands Waterfalls
  21. Admire Local Craftsmanship At The Mah Meri Art Gallery
  22. Recall Childhood Memories At The Time Tunnel Museum
  23. Bring Your Own Bags And Go Shopping In Cameron Highlands
  24. See Temples Of Different Cultures
  25. Enjoy Steamboat At Cameron Highlands
  26. Treat Yourself At The Spa Village Cameron Highlands
  27. Smell Your First Rafflesia
  28. Visit An Orang Asli Village Of Cameron Highlands
  29. Wake Up For The Sunrise

Towns Of Cameron Highlands

Depending on which route you take up to Cameron Highlands from Ipoh, you will pass through these towns:

  • Ringlet
  • Tanah Rata
  • Brinchang

And some other small kampung (villages in Malay).

The famous BOH tea plantation is in between Ringlet and Tanah Rata. These two townships are a 20 minutes’ drive apart.

Views of the tea plantation from Gunung Brinchang – photo credits to adv2wheels (Instagram)

There’s nothing much going on in Ringlet, but Tanah Rata and Brinchang have more to explore!

29 Best Places To Visit In Cameron Highlands

1. Take A Tour Of Hatiku Organic Farm

At this organic vegetable farm, the friendly owner (Mr. Fung) will show you around for RM10 per person.

100 different plants grow at this farm. And he will explain how crop rotation helps with the fertility of the soil. Plus other aspects of an organic vegetable farm!

Organic vegetable farm

Feel free to buy organic vegetables straight from the farm!

Young shoots at an organic vegetable farm in Cameron Highlands

Address: 110, Mukim Ringlet, Ringlet, Pahang, Taman Ringlet, 39200 Cameron, Pahang

Entrance fee: RM 10

Contact: +6019-278 5797

Email: [email protected]

2. Pick Strawberries At Strawberry Farms In Cameron Highlands

The cooler environment in Cameron Highlands enables strawberries to flourish! You will not see them in the lowlands!

Thus, picking strawberries in Cameron Highlands is usually at the top of any list of things to do in Cameron Highlands!

Visit a strawberry farm in Cameron Highlands

The strawberry season is typically between May and August. Many farms let you pick your own (and charge by weight)!

Strawberries grow well in Cameron Highlands
Strawberries grow well in Cameron Highlands – photo credits to clarissasy03 (Instagram)

2.1. Big Red Strawberry Farm

A hillside strawberry farm on the way to the mossy forest. And is close to Cactus Valley too.

They have a cafe on-site where you can taste their strawberry ice cream, strawberry juice and have cream tea with their strawberry jam!

Strawberry spread at Big Red Strawberry – photo credits to _bha (Instagram)

Address: Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening hours: 8:30am to 6pm (9am to 6pm on Sundays)

Contact: +605-491 3327

2.2. Kok Lim Strawberry Farm

This is a hydroponic strawberry farm.

Things to do in Cameron Highlands - Pick your own strawberries at Cameron Highlands
Pick your own strawberries at Cameron Highlands – photo credits to pillegriman (Instagram)

You can also sample ice cream and jam here!

Address: UT/MR F-255, Cameron Highland, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening hours: Daily 9am to 5pm

Contact: +605-491 4481

Other strawberry farms you can visit:

  • Strawberry Farm Kea
  • Healthy Strawberry Farm
  • Kok Lim Strawberry Farm
  • Raju Hill Strawberry

3. Stop At Some Bee Farms In Cameron Highlands

Learn about the fascinating life cycle of bees and sample honey at these farms!

Highlands Apiary Bee Farm, Cameron Highlands – Photo credits to hadamohdnor (Instagram)

Pick up some honey-related souvenirs too!

  1. Highlands Apiary Farm, Ringlet
Highlands Apiary Bee Farm, Cameron Highlands
Highlands Apiary Bee Farm, Cameron Highlands – Photo credits to fungrimiss (Instagram)
  1. Ee Feng Gu Bee Farm, Brinchang
Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm
Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm – photo credits to hazrul.haron (Instagram)
  1. Cameron Tringkap Bee Farm, Tringkap
Photo credits to http://cameronhighlands.dangdiren.com.my

4. Get A Prickly New Friend From The Cactus Farms

There are two main cactus farms in Cameron Highlands. However, you can see cactus for sale in most gardens and markets.

4.1. Cactus Valley

Cactus Valley has giant cacti on display – some of which are over 60 years old!

Cactus Valley – photo credits to iamhud4 (Instagram)

They have other plants for sale too:

Like bird of paradise, fuchsia, camellia and geranium, to name a few.

The small cacti and succulents make great souvenirs!

Cacti make popular souvenirs for Cameron Highlands – photo credits to nur_ain_z (Instagram)

Address: Cactus Valley Pekan lama, 39100, Brinchang, Pahang

Opening hours: Daily 8am to 7pm

Entrance fee: RM4 (Adults), RM2 (Kids)

Contact: +605-491 5640

4.2. Cactus Point

If you have any intention to buy a cactus, they sell them pretty cheap here!

Cactus Point – photo credits to nimbusneil (Instagram)

Address: Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening hours: Daily 9am to 6pm

Contact: +6011-1782 9384

5. Spot a Raja Brooke At The Butterfly Farm Cameron Highlands

The Butterfly Farm houses many species of butterfly (like the Raja Brooke) in the butterfly enclosure.

Butterfly Garden in Cameron Highlands – photo credits to iamzupleth (Instagram)

There are guided tours and some animals like ducks and tortoises too!

Note: Some of the animals are in a very sorry state. Unfortunately, these “mini zoos” seem to be a growing trend among attractions in Cameron Highlands.
Raja Brooke butterfly – photo credits to therow338 (Instagram)

A gift shop and restaurant are also on the premises.

Address: 43rd Miles, Kea Farm, 39100, Pahang

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am to 7pm

Entrance fee: RM7 (Adults), RM4 (Kids)

Contact: +6012-529 5568

6. Explore The Many Gardens At Agro Technology Park MARDI Cameron Highlands

MARDI is the Malaysian Research and Development Institute – the oldest research center in Malaysia, actually!

Surprisingly, it’s not as well known as some of the other best places to visit in Cameron Highlands!

Taman Agroteknologi MARDI Cameron Highlands – photo credits to hueiwen21 (Instagram)

Activities you can do here:

  • Learn about local farming and agricultural practices here
  • Wander through the 42 acres divided into many gardens
  • Buy souvenirs, plants and seeds here
Taman Agroteknologi MARDI Cameron Highlands – photo credits to salina_baharuddin (Instagram)

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

Opening hours: 
Weekdays – 8am to 12:30pm, 2:30 to 5pm
Weekends – 8am to 5pm

Entrance fee: RM5 (Adults), RM3 (Kids)

Contact: +605-491 1255

7. Find Your Instagram Moment At The Lavender Garden In Cameron Highlands

Other than strawberries, flowers thrive in the cooler climate too!

Lavender Garden has a very advantageous location. They have two levels to explore with 3 different lavender species on the ground level.

Gerbera daisies at Cameron Lavender Garden
Gerbera daisies at Cameron Lavender Garden

There is a mini strawberry section and gift shop. You can try lavender ice-cream here too!

Lavender ice cream sold at Lavender Garden
Lavender ice cream sold at Lavender Garden – photo credits to food_mantra_ (Instagram)

Address: 59, Brinchang, 39100, Malaysia

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Friday – Sunday: 9:00am to 7:00pm

Entrance fee: For adults RM10 and for kids RM7

8. Wander Among The Flowers At Rose Gardens In Cameron Highlands

You will undoubtedly pass a number of flower nurseries on your way up to Cameron Highlands.

Roses in Rose Valley in Tringkap- photo credits to sookyanbb (Instagram)

Here are two you can stop at if you are fond of roses:

Both have excellent hill top views and many species of roses!

8.1. Rose Center

Red Rose At Rose Centre
Red Rose At Rose Centre – photo credits to nash_ath (Instagram)

Address: Kea farm, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening hours: 8.30am to 6.30pm

Entrance fee: RM5 (Adults), RM2 (Kids)

8.2. Rose Valley

Rose Valley Tringkap – photo credits to sookyanbb(Instagram)

Address: 148 Tringkap, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm

Entrance fee: RM6

8.3. Orchid And Rose Garden

Address: 74, GREEN COW

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm

Entrance fee: RM6 (Adults), RM4 (Kids)

9. Relax At Cameron Highlands Tea Plantations

Like the farms and gardens, there are so many tea plantations to choose from!

With their rolling green hills and quaint tea houses, these are definitely some of the best places to visit in Cameron Highlands!

BOH tea plantation

9.1. Boh Tea Estate

Address: Boh Road Habu, 39200 Ringlet, Pahang

Opening hours: 9am to 4:30pm (Closed on Mondays)

Contact: +605-493 1324

Entrance fee: Free

Remark: Simple factory tour is available

9.2. Bharat Tea Plantations Sdn. Bhd.

Bharat Tea Valley – photo credits to jessicadervishi_ (Instagram)

Address: 15-16, Jalan Besar, 39000 Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Opening hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am to 6pm
Friday-Sunday: 8am to 7pm

Contact: +605-491 1133

Entrance fee: RM3 to walk down to the plantation

Remark: Try Cameron Valley Tea here!

Cameron Valley Tea House – photo credits to alvin8883 (Instagram)

9.3. BOH Sungai Palas Tea Centre

Teahouse At Sungai Palas BOH Tea Estate
Teahouse At Sungai Palas BOH Tea Estate

Address: Brinchang, Pahang

Opening hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm (Closed on Mondays)

Contact: +605-496 2096

Entrance fee: Free

Remark: Can be very crowded!

10. Try British Cream Tea In a Colonial Setting

10.1. Ye Olde Smokehouse

A hotel and a cafe combined into one! The English-style cottage look is completed by an enchanting garden.

Ye Olde Smokehouse – photo credits to chinkiatl (Instagram)

Note: Only paying patrons can access the garden!

Ye Old Smokehouse in Cameron Highlands

It is a gorgeous venue to have high tea!

Scones and strawberry jam tea platter at Smokehouse Hotel – photo credits to vailurapoda (Instagram)

10.2. Jim Thompson Tea Room

For an “atas” (slang for luxury in Malaysia) feel, you can try this posh cafe in an elegant colonial-style mansion.

Jim Thompson Tea Room cafe – photo credits to hannahlysha (Instagram)

The cafe is part of Cameron Highlands Resort.

Jim Thompson Tea Room – photo credits to vivipua (Instagram)

Afternoon tea is served from 3-6pm. Food and ambiance will impress!

High tea set by Jim Thompson Tea Room – photo credits to __ziqianlin (Instagram)

Address: Cameron Highlands Resort By The Golf Course, Brinchang 39000, Malaysia

Opening hours: 12pm to 6pm

Contact: +605-491 1100

10.3. The Lord’s Cafe

If you’re looking for something kinder to your wallet, consider this place:

The Lord’s Cafe – photo credits to xinhuilovette (Instagram)

Where homemade food and scones rule!

Scones come recommended at The Lord’s Cafe – photo credits to rosalindhor (Instagram)

Address: Jalan Besar, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening hours: 10am to 6pm (Closed on Sundays)

Contact: +6019-572 2883

10.4. Cameron Valley Tea House 1

Sip on Cameron Valley tea while you take in views of the plantation! British food features on the menu.

Cameron Valley Tea House – photo credits to new.myvi (Instagram)

Address: 34, Mile Cameron Highlands, Tanah Rata, 39000 Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday: 9am to 6pm
Friday – Sunday: 8am to 7pm

Contact: +605-491 1133

And yes, there is a Tea House 2:

10.5. Cameron Valley Tea House 2

Tea is just as good as the first tea house. Mind that they only sell pastries and no mains here. Try the chicken curry puff!

Some prefer the views of the plantation from this cafe rather than at the first tea house!

Note: You can only park along the road

Address: 34.5 Mile Cameron Highlands, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8.30am to 6pm
Friday – Sunday: 8am to 7pm

Contact: +605-491 1133

11. Dine On The Best Indian Food

You can get delicious Indian food everywhere in Malaysia, including Cameron Highlands!

Restoran Kumar – photo credits to nikokol (Instagram)

11.1. Cameron AA Curry House

Try the plain and garlic naan. They have more than just Indian food here! Even pizza and macaroni!

Address: 40, 59, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening hours: 7am to 11pm

Contact: +605-491 4588

11.2. Restaurant Bunga Suria

For the roti and vegetarian dishes! Masala tea (less sweet) is worth having here!

Look out for their banana-leaf meal special.

Have their idli (savoury, soft fermented-rice-and-lentil cakes) for breakfast!

Address: 66A, Jalan Camellia 3, Cameron Highland, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening hours: 7am to 11pm

Contact: +605-491 3666

11.3. Restoran Sri Brinchang

Wide variety of good Indian food at decent prices! The tea is good!

Restoran Sri Brinchang Tanah Rata – Photo credits to ariefbadiuzzaman (Instagram)

Great if you like nasi kandar!

Address: 25, Main Road Tanah Rata, 39000, Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Opening hours: 12pm to 12am

Contact: +605-491 4982

11.4. Singh Chapati URBAN Restaurant

You’ll need to go early to avoid the dinner crowds for this one!

Singh Chapati URBAN Restaurant in Tanah Rata – photo credits to biiancaayeoh92 (Instagram)

Recommended dishes include:

  • mutton masala
  • chapati
  • vegetable biryani
  • butter paneer and smoky aubergine

Address: Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening hours: 3 to 4:30pm and again at 6:30 to 9:30pm

Contact: +6017-578 6454


Read more: 15 Best Food In Cameron Highlands


12. The Sheep Sanctuary

A new and interesting place to visit in Cameron Highlands:

At The Sheep Sanctuary at Kea Farm, you have an opportunity to get up close to the 20 or so woolly residents flown all the way from Australia!

The Sheep Sanctuary At The Kea Farm Market
The Sheep Sanctuary At The Kea Farm Market – photo credits to estellle (Instagram)

They have rabbits too!

Address: Kea farm, Brinchang, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9am–5:30pm

Contact: +6018 661 8488

Entrance Fee: RM8/person, RM3 to buy food for the sheep

13. Brinchang Weekend Night Market

During the weekends and school holidays, pasar malam (night market) stalls will open as evening draws:

Selling anything from winter wear, vegetables, fruit, tea, honey, plants and toys. To other knick-knacks.

Deep fried sweet potato balls at Brinchang Night Market – photo credits to rezwanbd (Instagram)

There are halal food stalls selling roasted venison, nuts and all sorts of fried stuff.

You may find this guilty pleasure for sale too – strawberries covered in melted chocolate!

Address: Jalan Sungai Ruil, Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening hours: Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to 11pm

Note: And everyday if it’s the school holidays!

14. Partake In The Nightlife In Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands attractions are usually best appreciated during the day. But there are a few exceptions!

Travellers Bar in Cameron Highlands – photo credits to navin_219 (Instagram)

14.1. Traveller’s Bistro & Pub

Have a beer or cocktail while making new friends over a soccer game at this pub:

Traveller's Bistro & Pub in Cameron Highlands
Travellers Pub in Cameron Highlands – photo credits to shukwan.t (Instagram)

Address: 66A, Persiaran Camellia, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening hours: 10am to 12am

Contact: +605-491 4666

14.2. Cameron Bar

For a quiet glass of Scotch by the fire, head over to The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands.

14.3. Jungle Bar

Play pool and have a cheap beer in front of a bonfire! A bar with a real rustic feel to it!

Jungle Bar – photo credits to chimyun_ (Instagram)

Address: Daniel’s Lodge, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening hours: 7:30pm to 12am

14.4. Cricket Lounge

This is another popular option if you want to enjoy sports and alcohol!

They have high-speed internet as a bonus!

15. Have A Refreshing Round Of Golf

There’s only one place to play golf in Cameron Highlands!

Cameron Highlands Sultan Ahmad Shah Golf Club or Cameron Highlands Golf Club

The 18-hole course provides enough challenge with undulating greens, some streams and sand bunkers!

With the cool weather, you can play a most delightful game of golf!

Address: Cameron Highlands Golf Club, Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang, 39000 Tanah Rata

Walk-in rates: 
Before 5pm: RM52.50 to RM84
After 5pm: RM26.25 to RM42

Contact: +605-491 1256

Tip: Evening rates (after 5pm) are halved and weekdays are cheaper by RM20-30! And those above 56 years old get to save RM10-20!

16. Do Some Bird-Watching

Birds definitely count as Cameron Highlands attractions over here!

Avid bird watchers should not miss the opportunity to spot some montane birds up in Cameron Highlands!

Trail 10 is a good start. Else, you can also join a tour!

17. Ride Your First ATV

Check out Cameron Adventurous ATV & Safari for an ATV experience through a tea plantation!

Choose either an ATV or 4WD jeep to ascend the hill.

ATV Activity At Kuala Terla Tea Plantation
ATV Activity At Kuala Terla Tea Plantation

The scenery is great with ample time to enjoy the view and snap photos once you are on top!

Pathway At Kuala Terla Tea Estate
Pathway At Kuala Terla Tea Estate

They have a photographer too but that’s extra charge.

Address: Kuala Terla, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening hours: 10am to 6pm

Contact: +6013-534 2002

Price range: RM60 for 2 people to share an ATV

Tip: The 4WD jeep ride is much cheaper at RM10 and is great for families (the route is the same as the ATVs).

Quick Review of ATV Activity:

Vehicles are not in amazing shape but good enough for the short 30-minutes ride.

The guide will show you how to start and drive the ATV (there is no practice run). Safety seems to be taken too casually here. But you do get helmets!

And the speed doesn’t get higher than 50 km/h.

18. Go Hiking At Cameron Highlands

Hiking is a fantastic way to get a real feel of the environment in Cameron Highlands!

Hiking in Cameron Highlands – Photo credits to traveladdict.nl (Instagram)

Since there there are a lot of hiking trails, here the most well-known trails:

Have solid hiking shoes and ample drinking water. A poncho or umbrella and a light sweater/jacket will come in handy!

The app, Maps.me (offline maps) can also be a lifesaver if you lose the trail!

18.1. Trail No. 1 – Mount Brinchang (Gunung Brinchang)

A very popular lookout point with its own observation tower!

Trail No. 1 (Gunung Brinchang) in Cameron highlands – photo credits to withinflyingdistance (Instagram)

Visit the mossy forest on your way back down!

Sometimes, it’s foggy and you won’t be able to see the tea plantation from the lookout!

Starting point: North end of Brinchang Town

Duration: Roughly 3 hours to get to the peak

Tip: Many tours frequently combine this hike with a visit to the BOH tea plantation!

18.2. Trail No. 10

This trail is steep and starts near a construction site! Use the pink strings tied around the trees as a guide!

View from Gunung Jasar – photo credits to zaqui_aqui (Instagram)

You will know when you’re almost at the top of Mount Jasar when you see the high voltage transmission tower!

Mount Jasar – photo credits to azwanshah74 (Instagram)
Wild flower spotted around Gunung Jasar – photo credits to nicolethum (Instagram)

Starting point: Oly Apartments, Tanah Rata

Duration: 3-4 hours

Tip: You can try asking your guesthouse or hotel or even the tourist information center at Tanah Rata for a map! Let someone know that you are going on a hike.

19. Head Up To The Mossy Forest

At the top of Gunung Brinchang is one of the most acclaimed Cameron Highlands attractions of all time:

The mysterious mossy forest has an entrance fee now!

See the dedicated post on this must-see attraction of Cameron Highlands if you want to know more!

Mossy Forest At Cameron Highlands
Mossy forest of Brinchang, Cameron Highlands

20. Discover Cameron Highlands Waterfalls

A prominent part of Cameron Highlands’ beautiful lush mountains are the waterfalls!

Lata Iskandar Waterfall – photo credits to kamal.nor (Instagram)

There is one on the way to Cameron Highlands through the old winding road:

20.1. Lata Iskandar waterfall

Visible from the main road, it’s a scenic picnic spot and chance for everyone to stretch their legs after a long drive!

People enjoying Lata Iskandar Waterfall – photo credits to pottermutan (Instagram)

20.2. Parit Fall

Easy 10 minutes’ trek if you happen to be staying at The Century Pine Resort:

This small waterfall (more of a cascade) can be reached via Trail No. 4 and there aren’t as many people here!

Parit Falls – photo credits to afar_dde (Instagram)

Don’t do this hike if it’s been raining heavily recently!

20.3. Robinson Falls

Use Trail No. 9 (Starting point: MARDI) to get to this waterfall just outside of Tanah Rata.

Robinson Falls – photo credits to partridge_jess (Instagram)

Or:

You can drive in the direction of the Cameron Highlands Hospital.

About 500m before reaching the hospital, take the road on the right with a huge billboard and a small sign for Robinson Waterfall.

Robinson Falls in Trail 9 at Cameron Highlands
Robinson Falls in Trail 9 – photo credits to segjahea (Instagram)

Turn into this road for about 100m:

There should second billboard and a concrete bridge made with colorful tires!

Follow the bridge in and you will presently see the waterfall in less than 1 km.

21. Admire Local Craftsmanship At The Mah Meri Art Gallery

If you’ve never seen Pulau Carey’s (Carey Island) indigenous Mah Meri people or their crafts before:

You can stop by this gallery with a brilliant collection of masks and statues created by the impeccable woodcarving skills of the Mah Meri people and mangrove hardwood!

It’s certainly one of the most interesting places in Cameron Highlands!

Guided tours are available.

Address: 29 & 30 Main Road | 1st Floor, Tanah Rata 39000, Malaysia

Entrance fee: RM37 (Adults), RM21 (Kids)

Opening hours: 10.30am to 7:30pm

22. Recall Childhood Memories At The Time Tunnel Museum

In the basement space of Kok Lim Strawberry Farm:

Is this curious museum of 8 galleries with a 1000+ items that were common in Malaysia years ago.

Time Tunnel Museum In Cameron Highlands
Time Tunnel Museum In Cameron Highlands – photo credits to shrekinah (Instagram)

They are actually the private collection of a Cameron Highlands local, Mr See Kok Shan.

Have some fun taking photos here!

Address: Jalan Sungai Burung, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening hours: 9am to 6pm

Entrance fee: RM6 (Adults), RM4 (Kids)

23. Bring Your Own Bags And Go Shopping In Cameron Highlands

Other than the night markets:

23.1. Kea Farm

Pasar pagi (Morning market) are also a thing! The one in Kea farm starts at 8am every day.

Kea farm morning market in Cameron Highlands – photo credits to _ayie_smile_keke (Instagram)

Stalls sell vegetables and fruit, spices, household stuff, street food, souvenirs like handicrafts, tea and honey, clothes and accessories!

Vegetables sold at Kea Farm – photo credits to ellyshuhaili (Instagram)
Sweet potatoes from Kea Farm – photo credits to foongpc (Instagram)
Street food (corn cob) at Kea Farm pasar pagi – photo credits to karthiga_m (Instagram)

23.2. Cameron Square

If there is anything resembling a mall in Cameron Highlands, it would be this place! Inside, there are many retail stores and eateries.

Address: Brinchang, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening hours: 10am to 10pm

24. See Temples Of Different Cultures

Take a closer look at the religious harmony in Cameron Highlands!

You can find a Hindu temple, Buddhist temple and mosque practically side by side in Brinchang!

24.1. Sri Thendayuthapani Swami Temple

Hindu devotees frequent this Nadu-style double story temple as it’s the only one in this area. And the largest Hindu temple in Cameron Highlands!

Many Hindu deities and epics detail the temple walls. Come and admire the architecture and seek some peace here!

Address: 126, Jalan Lahat, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang

Opening hours: 6am to 10:30pm

Contact: +605 253 9540

24.2. Sam Poh Temple

This yellow and red Buddhist temple is home to a large Buddhist statue – one of the largest in Malaysia!

Sam Poh Buddhist Temple in Cameron Highlands – photo credits to new.myvi (Instagram)

Built in 1972 to honor the memory of the famous Chinese eunuch admiral, Zheng Ho:

Many Buddhists come to pray here all throughout the year.

25. Enjoy Steamboat At Cameron Highlands

Surprise, surprise! Steamboat pairs well with the cooler weather!

Restaurants in Brinchang
Tip: The steamboat restaurants in plain sight with the main road in front, are naturally a bit more pricey (by ~RM5).

Locals even bring their own steamboat kit up. Getting their ingredients from the local markets in Cameron Highlands.

Cameron Highlands has many restaurants specializing in steamboat too:

25.1. Highland Steamboat Cheese & Grill

Halal steamboat free-flow style in an open-air setting:

Pick what you want for RM35 per head! Packed on weekends.

Highland Steamboat Cheese & Grill
Highland Steamboat Cheese & Grill – photo credits to nizam.misran (Instagram)

Address: B7-1, Jalan Tengkolok, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening hours: 5pm to 12am

Contact: +6011-1100 5529

25.2. Restaurant Tuan Yuan | Cameron Highlands Steamboat & Chinese Food

This is the place if you want to try charcoal hotpot that has a pork bone soup base! The family-run restaurant in Brinchang is open for most of the day!

Restaurant Tuan Yuan
Restaurant Tuan Yuan – photo credits to vivon_liew (Instagram)

In the earlier part of the day, they serve the quintessential Chinese noodle dishes (e.g. loh mee, hor fun, Hokkien mee, etc) too.

Note: Parking is not easy to find.

Address: 6, Jalan Besar, Brinchang, 39100 Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Opening hours: 6am to 10:30pm

Contact: +6017-520 7810

25.3. Cameron Organic Produce Steamboat Restaurant

Organic Steamboat at Brinchang

The owner is an organic vegetable farmer. The soup base that they use is “qing” (Chinese for clear, wholesome and simple) with homemade rice noodles.

No MSG unless you count the processed food (crabsticks, tofu cubes and some of the fishballs).

Address: 10, Bandar Baru, 39100 Brinchang,  Pahang

Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm

Contact: +605-491 4807

Note: The restaurant isn’t vegetarian or halal!

26. Treat Yourself At The Spa Village Cameron Highlands

For some 5-star treatment:

Stop by Cameron Highlands Resort for some pampering! The tea bath is their specialty!

Be prepared to splurge though as the exquisite treatments come with a hefty price tag!

Black tea bath at Spa Village, Cameron Highlands Resort – photo credits to creamycrimson (Instagram)

The couple rate can reach RM800 while the individual rates are around RM400.

If you want a massage, it will be around RM300.

Address: Cameron Highlands Resort, By the Golf Course, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Opening hours: 9am to 9pm

Contact: +605-491 1100

27. Smell Your First Rafflesia

Rafflesia can be found in Cameron Highlands in Blue Valley, a 40-minute drive away from Tanah Rata.

Arrange with a tour company (like Eco Cameron) and they can let you know if there have been any recent sightings!

Rafflesia – photo credits to davidkmcheng (Instagram)

28. Visit An Orang Asli Village Of Cameron Highlands

Pay a visit to the indigenous people (orang asli in Malay) that live in Malaysia! There are some villages on the way up to Cameron Highlands. While others are in the jungle.

They have shops by the roadside selling their wares – herbs, rattan crafts, petai etc.

Rattan roadside stall at Cameron Highlands – Photo acquired from aselletee (Instagram) but photo credits to w0ffel (Instagram)

A tour is necessary to visit them in the villages. Guides will take you in to learn about their culture.

29. Wake Up For The Sunrise

Some things to do in Cameron Highlands look wholly different in the early morning! Plus, you can escape the crowds!

If you don’t feel confident going on your own, you can always go with a sunrise tour!

Sunrise over a tea plantation – photo credits to lamer547 (Instagram)
Note: Sunrise in Malaysia is usually at 7am.
Sunrise at Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands – photo credits to h0mersimpsons (Instagram)

Further reading:


How To Get To Cameron Highlands

Here are your options:

  1. Drive – Use the old road from Kuala Lumpur or stop by Ipoh first to take advantage of the newer (and straighter) road!
  2. Public Transport – Buses from Kuala Lumpur cost about RM30-35 and take ~3.5 hours to reach Cameron Highlands. Daily services until 5pm (usually).
  3. Tours – One-day tours from Kuala Lumpur cost about RM600-900 and will take you directly up to Cameron Highlands.

Or:

You can book a private tour with RayTheTour from Ipoh by sending us a message through WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

RayTheTour

Why you should book a private tour from Ipoh to Cameron Highlands with RayTheTour:

  1. Trustworthy drivers who know the route well
  2. Easy communication (in English or Mandarin)
  3. Comfortable cars
  4. Customize your pick-up time and location.
  5. Direct journey straight to your hotel in Cameron Highlands
  6. Skip the inconveniences of taking the bus

Further reading:


Windy roads are part of getting up to Cameron Highlands

Conclusion

With this long list of the best places to visit in Cameron Highlands, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and know what you want to do before you go!

Consult this list first!

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