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The Cameron Highlands is one of the most beautiful inland areas of Malaysia, located 241km north of Kuala Lumpur and 121km east of Ipoh. Throughout the Cameron Highlands are some amazing green rolling hills, lush tropical jungle and a number of romantic cottages and guesthouses to stay in.
The Cameron Highlands is a plateau located 1500m above sea level so enjoys a cooler climate, perfect for escaping the heat of Malaysia's coastal areas. The average day time temperature in the Cameron Highlands is 25 degrees Celsius.
There are many walking trails throughout the Cameron Highlands where you will find many species of wild orchards and some beautiful waterfalls.
Because of Cameron Highlands cooler climate it is perfect for growing tea and there are a number of massive tea plantations located throughout the highlands.
The Sam Poh Buddhist Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Malaysia. The temple is located close to the town of Brinchang. Also in Brinchang is an impressive Hindu Temple.
The Cameron Highlands Golf Course is an 18 hole located between Tanah Rata and Brinchang . The golf course has it's own accommodation as well as a number of other resort close by including The Smokehouse Resort.
Getting to the Cameron Highlands Malaysia
From Kuala Lumpur into the Cameron Highlands is around a 4 hour drive by car or around 5 hours by bus.
Last updated 8th August 2009
Hotels in the Cameron Highlands Malaysia
Following are hotels found in the Cameron Highlands including current 2009 prices and direct contact details:
Bala's Chalet is an English style inn located just 5 minutes drive from Tanah Rata. Room rates start from RM120 nett (US$34) www.balaschalet.com
The Equatorial is located at the highest point within the Cameron Highlands with amazing views across to the surrounding hills and overlooking the valleys. Promotional room rates start from RM190 (US$54) www.equatorial.com
Century Pines Resort is located with Tanah Rata town. Room prices start from RM208+ taxes (US$59)
Casa dela Rosa a large resort surrounded by manicured gardens and overlooking the golf course. Room rates start from RM320 (US$91) www.hotelcasadelarosa.com.my
Hotel De'La Ferns is located 3 minutes drive from Tanah Rata. Set in an English Tudor house. All rooms have broadband internet connections. Room rates start from RM380 (US$109) www.hoteldelaferns.com.my
The Smokehouse is located in the heart of the Cameron Highlands with a 18 hole golf course right next door. The Smokehouse is an old English Tudor style mansion which was built in 1939. Room rates start from RM400+ taxes (US$114) including a traditional English breakfast. www.thesmokehouse.com.my
Strawberry Park Resort a luxurious resort overlooking the hills of Cameron Highlands. The Strawberry Park Resort is located between Tanah Rata and Brinchang. The resort has an indoor swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts and sauna. Room prices start from RM450 nett per night (US$129) www.strawberryparkresorts.com
The Lakehouse is a resort with accommodation set in an old English Tudor style house close to Tanah Rata. Room rates start at RM504 including breakfast. (US$144) www.lakehouse-cameron.com
Cameron Highlands Resort and Spa is a luxury resort set within a tea plantation. The spa facilites within the resort offer massage therapy and herbal remedy treatments. Room prices start from US$287.50 nett www.cameronhighlandsresort.com
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