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Cameron Highlands: Top Tourist Destination in Malaysia
Lots of Activities to be Done in Cameron Highlands
It is easy to get to Cameron Highlands from Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh. To Malaysians, it is a great place for a short trip as they can enjoy a break from the hot weather in other parts of Malaysia, Moreover, it is the best place to taste strawberries and to stock up on tea.
Steamboat is another specialty of Cameron Highlands as the steaming hot food coupled with the cool weather, particularly at night, makes for a great combination. Many restaurants serve steamboat. For those who are staying in apartments, an option would be to purchase ingredients at the Kea Farm or night markets and to prepare their own steamboat later in the evening.
A Huge Hibiscus Flower: Malaysia's National Flower
Variety of Agricultural Products
Due to the cool weather here, many plants grow well in Cameron Highlands. These include flowers like roses and Malaysia's national flower, the hibiscus. There are also many vegetable farms on the highlands.
Besides that, Cameron Highlands is also famous for its many tea plantations where you can learn more about the tea-making process and also just enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Beautiful Tea Plantation in Cameron Highlands
All around Cameron Highlands, there are many places which offers different types of food. As mentioned earlier, there are steamboat restaurants. Here, there are also many cafes which offers desserts like cakes and ice cream. Of course, many would have strawberries in it as strawberries are one of the main local products.
Unripe Strawberries Waiting to be Plucked
Tudor Style Building: The Famous Smokehouse
Visiting Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands has lots to offer and is definitely worth a visit. However, if possible, try to avoid weekends and public holidays as there might be bottlenecks due to the traffic jams, particularly near the Kea Farm area. Parking would be another headache.
If you do visit, remember to purchase strawberries as snacks on the way back home!