The Cameron Highlands is a district in Pahang.
In 1885, William Cameron, a government Surveyor, discovered a plateau at an alevation of 4500 – 5600 feet above sea level. He then brought this part of Pahang into history, thus, naming it the Cameron Highlands.
From 1896-1902, the narrow path to the highlands was widened and improved. Meanwhile surveys were carried out to identify the actual plateau in this area. In 1925, Sir George Maxwell paid a visit and it was then decided that the Cameron Highlands, which is situated in the present Tanah Rata and Brinchang areas, be developed into a Hill Station.
Between 1926-1931 this area was zoned into areas reserved for the Department of Agriculture, Township and Residential Sites, Aras of Services, National Park, General Administration and Recreational
Areas. After the Japanese occupation, interest to develop further was revived but progress until the 1960s was hindered due to Emergency. After the termination of the Emergency, the Hill Station was carefully developed into a popular resort which not only attacted local tourists but overseas tourists as well.
A Temple, forest, farms, waterfalls, rafting! We’ll make special arrangements of itineray!
There are a number of tea plantations but the largest is the Boh Plantation and its Palas Division. The factories are open for visiting between 8am to 4pm and 8am to 2.30pm respectively, except on Mondays.
Numerous vegetable farms can be seen from Ringlet to Kampung Raja. The market square at Kea Farm sells fresh vegetables.
The Parit & Robinson waterfalls are situated in Tanah Rata. For the adventurous, there are also many jungle paths along which to hike or take an evening stroll while admiring mother nature.
Two butterfly farms are added attractions to visit. Operating hours are between 8.30am to 6.30pm. An entrance fee will be charged accordingly.
Two gardens with a large collection of roses and other colourful blooms of unique varieties nestled in the lush green valley just before Tringkap Town and by the hillside at Kea Farm respectively.
The Sam Poh or the 10,000 Buddist Temple is situated at the end of Jalan Pecah Batu just south of Brinchang Town. Its within walking distance from the hotel.
There are many strawberry farms in Cameron highlands. The number of farms you see will surprise you. This is because strawberries are suitable to be grown in places with cool weather. Therefore, many strawberries farms are seen in Cameron Highland. Nowadays, a lot of the strawberries are grown hydrophonically. This is a method of growing strawberries without soils. It is grown on raised trays fed by water containing the essential nutrients for healthy growth.
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