Cameron Highlands Attractions - Best Places To Visit In Cameron Highlands

Here is a list of all the things to do in Cameron Highlands! 1000-2000 meters above sea level, is Cameron Highlands is very different from the rest of West Malaysia.

And with such gorgeous scenery and crisp cool air, you should be out as much as possible! So it’s no surprise that most of these attractions are outdoor!

Whether you prefer more laid-back activities, want some entertainment for the kids, or just want to soak up as much nature as possible, there will be something in this list that speaks to you!

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!

That said, arrange your route carefully as the road between Tanah Rata and Brinchang is normally packed on weekends and public holidays.

You don’t want to be going back and forth more than once!

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

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! Kids find it especially fun to pick their own strawberries!

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

This is 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)

Other strawberry farms you can visit.

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 Farm is run by serious local honey producers so if you really want to know more about the process and the bees, you can mark this place down for a visit!

Plus, they have a section for growing strawberries too.

There’s no charge to enter either. And you’ll be able to see the bees through a transparent hive! But do take care when you visit this farm as these are not the stingless sort!

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

While you’re here, you can pick up some honey-related souvenirs too! Honey sticks are popular among kids.

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

See the full article on bee farms in Cameron Highlands.

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)

4.2. Cactus Point

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

Naturally, this cactus nursery is a hit with plant enthusiasts!

And if you just want to have a casual look-see, it doesn’t cost anything to enter!

Cactus Point – photo credits to nimbusneil (Instagram)

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 domesticated animals like ducks and tortoises in their mini petting zoo!

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 Chinese-style steamboat restaurant are also on the premises.

Note: Closeby to Butterfly Farm is Butterfly Garden. Butterfly Garden has a long history as one of Cameron Highlands’ oldest tourist attractions. They have insects, reptiles, as well as a mini petting zoo and aviary.

  • 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!

If you don’t have much time in Cameron Highlands, it has a bit of everything in one huge park! Flowers, vegetable plots, and even a mini tea plantation!

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 (Closed on Tuesdays)
  • Entrance fee: RM5 (Adults), RM2 (Students), RM2 (Above 60 years old), Free of charge for children under 6 years old
  • Contact: +605-491 1255 or +605-491 5945

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.

But they have many other flowers including gerbera daisies of assorted colors as well as hydrangea, morning glory flowers, etc.

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
  • Contact: +605-498 1208

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 hilltop views and many species of roses!

8.1. Rose Valley

Get your fill of roses at Rose Valley, another of Cameron Highlands’ longtime attractions.

If you really want to cover every corner, allocate an hour. And you can stroll at your leisure too since there is plenty of space!

They have plants for sale and a souvenir shop too but not at bargain prices. The real bargain is the entrance fee, at just RM5 per adult!

Note: Due to age and a lack of maintenance, some parts are run down and can be dangerous when it has just rained (i.e. slippery) so watch your step!

Rose Valley Tringkap – photo credits to sookyanbb (Instagram)

8.2. Orchid And Rose Garden

It might look deceivingly small at first glance but Orchid And Rose Garden has an impressive collection of trees and flowers (including roses).

Kids will enjoy feeding the animals they have – fish, geese, goats, rabbits, ducks and chickens.

It’s a good place to get away from the crowds and pass away some time outdoors. They have great views here and even a jungle walk trail to explore if you have the right shoes for it!

  • Address: 74, GREEN COW
  • Opening hours: Daily from 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

Getting to this tea estate involves some narrow uphill roads, the last of which is only one-way.

But once you’re here, you can take in the views and fresh air away from all the tourists that normally head for the more glamorous Sungai Palas tea estate!

There is a small and quiant cafe on site as well. Which is convenient while you wait for the next available factory tour slot!

  • Address: Boh Road Habu, 39200 Ringlet, Pahang
  • Opening hours: Daily from 8:30am 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.

Sip on masala or cardamon tea and have light nibbles from the open-air cafe while gazing out at the luscious valley below.

Bharat Tea Valley – photo credits to jessicadervishi_ (Instagram)

It used to cost nothing to head down from the cafe to explore the tea valley but now there’s an entrance fee of RM3.

Because this place is really visible from the main road, you can expect a lot of visitors here.

Note: Steep steps are unsuitable for elderly and young children

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: Daily from 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 (and expensive) 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)

10.3. The Lord’s Cafe

If you’re looking for something kinder to your wallet, consider this quaint 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)

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)

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!

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

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

For more cream tea choices, check out our article on the best scones in the Cameron Highlands for our choice recommendations!

11. Dine On The Best Indian Food

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

We personally recommend Singh Chapati URBAN Restaurant in particular. The hearty meals leave us very satisfied and content!

Mutton Masala And Chapati By Singh Chapati URBAN Restaurant In Tanah Rata
Mutton Masala And Chapati By Singh Chapati URBAN Restaurant In Tanah Rata

But you’ll need to go early to avoid the dinner crowds for this one! And do let the friendly family who run the restaurant know what your spice tolerance is!

Recommended dishes include:

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

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!

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!

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. Travellers Kitchen

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)

14.2. 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!

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.

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!

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!

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

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

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:

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

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!

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)

Address: Exit 59, 35000 Tapah, Perak

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! The path gets slippery.

Address: Tanah Rata, 39000, Pahang

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.

And 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.

Address: Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang

Read more about the waterfalls of Cameron Highlands.

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.

22. Recall Childhood Memories At The Time Tunnel Museum

In the basement space of Time Tunnel 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!

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.

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!

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.

But 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)

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.

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).

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.

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)

Bonus: Cameron Flora Park

Cameron Flora Park is one of the latest attractions in Cameron Highlands! They went viral on social media with photos of their dazzling white stairs that curve up a hill covered with light purple flowers.

Main Attraction At Cameron Flora Park
Main Attraction At Cameron Flora Park – Photo credits to ch_flora_park (Instagram)

As well as for their Instagram-friendly picnic packages (these do not include food and are apparently seasonal) and a boardwalk above lavender flowers!

Picnic Platform In Cameron Flora Park
Picnic Platform In Cameron Flora Park – Photo credits to ch_flora_park (Instagram)

Since opening, they have introduced a stairway to heaven, and new flower displays! Speaking of stairs, there are quite a lot of stairs in this place.

They are currently taking full advantage of their new attraction status and charging a pretty penny for their entrance fees (RM50 per adult).

Flower Displays At Cameron Flora Park
Flower Displays At Cameron Flora Park – Photo credits to ch_flora_park (Instagram)

However, Cameron Flora Park does away with the tacky decor that plagues other touristy spots. Relying instead on the natural beauty of their resident blooms!

Note: You can’t drive to the park directly. Instead, go to the pick-up point at KEA FARM where there will be trucks to take visitors up to the park 8 minutes’ away up a winding and bumpy path.

Read here to find out more about Cameron Highlands Flora Park.

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 (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
Windy roads are part of getting up to Cameron Highlands

Further reading:

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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