Monday, 2 August 2010

Cameron Highlands - More Than Tea and Strawberries

The Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

On one of the days we were in the Cameron Highlands in June 2010 we did some jungle trekking, visited a Strawberry Farm and spent some time at and around the Boh Tea Plantation . This blog posting is about the views that we saw around and of the Boh Tea Plantation.

John and I had visited the Boh Tea Plantation on our visit in May, but this visit was with Christine, Suxin, Suzie and Susan.
Click HERE to read the story of BOH. One of the comments on the drive up that I noted on Trip Advisor was: 

If you are driving to the plantation be aware that the road is very narrow and is actually a 2 way road.. While going there, it was early in the morning so traffic was light, but there was more traffic on the way back and we had to go real slow around the corners to allow the opposite traffic to pass by.. Sometimes only with 1 inch gap! And it is a practice to sound the honk if you are near a corner where you cannot see traffic coming from the opposite direction.. This is to let them know that you around the corner.. If you are not up to this kind of close shave driving, just hire a taxi to take you up and down.. Taxis are very affordable at Cameron Highlands and sure makes a more relaxing holiday!

When you reach the plantation, take your time to enjoy the scenery, have a sip of the tea at the cafe, take a factory tour and browse at the shop.

So for those that maybe 'concerned' about the drive, do take note of the above or hire a Taxi.  What ever way you go, the views are well worth it:
 
 

We all had a great time and for those that have not been to the Cameron Highlands, do so
as the Cameron Highlands is a great getaway from the bustling city of KL or Singapore or elsewhere .... and strawberries and tea plantations aren’t the only attractions there. Cool weather, rolling hills, many walks, golf, great food and quite a few good hotels ...... the Cameron Highlands continues to attract an increasing number of visitors from honeymooners, nature lovers, bush walkers, trekkers, mountain bikers, families and people just like the 5 of us that wanted some 'time away'!
To read about the bus trip on May 7 to the Highlands, click HERE.

For the posting of: In summary .... COMFORT

The posting on The Smokehouse Hotel is here. 


(update) To read about the bus trip on December 23 to The Highlands, click HERE

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

4 comments:

Clel said...

WOW! What a stunning place. And look at you, happy as Larry, hehe. I'm going to go and have a good look around now :)

superadrianme said...

Yes it is a stunning sight!! I was there some years back too! Was totally mesmerized! Amazing.

And I love tea too!

Don't mind going back to Cameron Highlands but the journey up is torturous.

Leone said...

We go up by Konsortium bus (overnight) and it is fine for us .... a 10 hour journey, but must add that it is very comfortable. The seats are better than business class on any airline. :-)

B said...

Oh Leone, I've just been catching up on your blog and love the photo's you took of the Cameron Highlands. You really captured it. Mike and I went to the Boh tea plantation and absolutely loved it. Looking at your blog brought back all our fond memories of our travels through Malaysia.....aren't memories are great.
Berniex