To the north of Kuala Lumpur a beautiful and famous landmark can easily be found. It is around 214 kilometers from Kuala Lumour and the Cameron Highlands is the highest region in Mainland Malaysia. For those who enjoy the lush green surroundings and the cool temperature, Cameron Highlands has become the popular travel destination to locals and tourists. You can enjoy a nice cup of tea as well as picking up bargains at the night markets or jungle trekking. Cameron Highlands is a perfect place for a combination of sightseeing and relaxation. If you’re tired of your busy working life, go to Malaysia and enjoy the food and culture that country has to offer.
Typical Costs :
The typical cost in Cameron Highlands can be divided into the accommodation prices, average cost of food and cost of public transportation. For a single-bed dorm, you can expect to pay USD2-8 per night and around USD15-20 for a private double room. As for budget hotel, spending around USD15 per night is considered typical. Malaysia is a food paradise and everywhere you go in the country, food is a crucial element in your travel trip. Meals for less than USD1.50 can easily be found in Cameron Highlands but if you want a really good restaurant, it starts around USD5. Taxi would charge you USD0.25 per kilometer and from Tanah Rata to the tea plantations by bus would cost you around USD0.50.(image by Dixon Chai)
Tips On Money Saving :
Cameron Highlands is a perfect place to go camping because it is pretty safe. Besides, you can easily save on your budget if you on camping. Campsite like Sungai Pauh will only charge you USD1 per night! Isn’t it inexpensive? Other than that, Cameron Highlands is a cycle-friendly place. Most motels will rent you a bike for just a few Ringgit. It is such an excellent way of sightseeing and certainly help you to save more money on taxis and buses.
Great Things To Do :
Tea Plantations – Since Cameron Highlands is famously known as a tea-producing capital in Malaysia, visiting tea plantations there can be a good way to spend time in Cameoron Highlands. Besides, the high altitude is perfect and the cool climate is wonderful. You can expect to watch, learn and even experience the entire production process before ending the whole tour with a cup of hot tea. The cost for a tour of tea plantations is around USD5-10 and you can also combine the tours by visiting to butterfly, bees and strawberries farms!
Tanah Rata – Even though the town center only consists of just one street (Jalan Besar), it is actually the most developed and the largest area in Cameron Highlands. Expect to be welcomed wtith hotels, parks and white buildings while wandering through Tanah Rata. At night, the center of the town turn livelier with locals and tourists all flocking to Tanah Rata for Saturday night. It is at Jalan Besar where you can find some of the best restaurants in town.(image by Nomadic Samuel)
Malaysia is a country full of colors and it is such a waste of opportunity if you never visit Malaysia before. The perfect dense urban jungle of Kuala Lumpur welcomes you if you enjoy more modern environment but if you’re looking for pristine beaches, Perhentian Islands have everything you’re searching for. It is often being underrated but we really suggest for you to spend a few days with the traditional tribes and understand why Malaysia is very unique.
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