An emerald blanket of tea leaves adorns vast rolling hills as far as the eyes can see. A subtle, yet at times violent breeze of cool air assails each and every pore of your skin. Images of succulent strawberries undoubtedly decorate massive signboards at almost every road intersection.
Cameron Highlands — Malaysia’s Strawberry Paradise
Cameron Highlands is without a doubt, one of the coolest (literally) places to visit in Malaysia with temperatures in this region falling between 13 °C and 22 °C. Add to that, the occasional showers which further lowers the atmospheric temperature of Cameron Highlands, and you’ve got the ideal conditions for the production of robust, flavourful, and aromatic tea leaves.
Among other things, Cameron Highlands also offers a range of relatively affordable food (hotpots! Steamboats! And more!), as well as cheap accommodation. So if you’re planning a short retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, this green sanctuary will definitely soothe your eyes, mind, and soul.
Here’s what you can do in Cameron Highlands:
- Visit the tea fields
- Peruse the vegetable farms and markets
- Explore the vibrant-red strawberry farms
- Hike through the otherworldly Mossy Forest