Around four hours’ drive up from Kuala Lumpur, heading up on twisting roads through misty forests and evergreen hills, you’ll find the Cameron Highlands: Peninsular Malaysia’s most unique and intriguing tourist area.
With a cool highland climate and topography reminiscent of rural England, the Highlands were established as a ‘hill station’ retreat during British colonial times. A colonial, northern European atmosphere persists, with both domestic and international travelers enjoying a trip up here to sample a climate and landscape totally apart from tropical Malaysia.
The region boasts a fine array of day trips and tourist attractions. We’d usually recommend a stay of at least two nights up the Highlands to explore the area properly. Our sample guide to the best things to see and do and the region is below.