Cameron Highlands

Location: Pahang

Location Info

Address: Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

District » Cameron Highlands


Cameron Highlands is located at the north-west tip of Pahang state, sharing borders with Kelantan and Perak. It is 200km from Kuala Lumpur and 80km from Ipoh. One of the most visited highlands in Malaysia, with an area of 712km2. It has a population of approximately 34,000 people with agriculture and tourism being the main activities.


One of the most visited highlands in Malaysia, second only to Genting Highlands. The charm is mainly the coolness in weather and the serenity tea farms around, proving to be a popular destination to escape the hustle and bustle of city, especially the Singaporeans and city folks from Kuala Lumpur. It has 3 townships, namely Ringlet, Tanah Rata and Brinchang, all nestle at an altitude of more than 1,000 meters above sea levels. The temperature never exceeds 25 degree Celsius, which is a blessing for the constant summer tropics in Malaysia. During the night, the temperature may falls below 12 degree Celsius, hence the most popular dinner menu is steamboat. The climate provides the perfect temperature to grow teas, which you will notice that there will be many tea plantations around. One of the most visited tea farm is the Boh teahouse, where you can get a guided tour around the farm and factory, and buy the freshest teas right from the farm.

Most of the vegetables and fruits supply come from Cameron Highlands in Malaysia, you will be able to buy the freshest vegetables and fruits straight from the vegetable farms. There are also sold in markets in the towns. There are also Strawberry Farms where you can 'pick-your-own-strawberry' and get many innovative strawberry products like strawberry chocolate, smoothies and even dried strawberry. Apart from all those, you can also visit the Honey Bee Farm, Butterfly Farm and Flower Nurseries. Museum Galleries also known as Time Tunnel Museums is another must see attractions, it present the past and present of Cameron Highland's history through photography, bringing and capturing the scene from the past. Accommodation are plentiful around towns, ranging from budget motel to luxury resort and apartments. One highly recommended hotel is The Smokehouse, which has a cozy interior, where you can relax and have scones by the garden.


The recommended transport is by own vehicle. That way you can explore the towns in Cameron Highlands at your own pace.

It will take 3.5 hours to get there from Kuala Lumpur using the North-South Expressway, following Ipoh's direction. Turn into Tapah and Cameron Highlands exit (exit 132). Then turn left at the traffic lights and move forward the 65 km long winding road to Cameron Highlands.

There are also daily express buses coming from Kula Lumpur Pudu bus station or Singapore city bus station. Transnational is among the most popular options.