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Cameron Highlands Resort (Cameron highlands, also Cameron mountains or Cameron mountains) is a famous tourist route Malaysia. Connoisseurs of exotic holidays often come to this paradise.
The Cameron mountains are located in the Malaysian state of Pahang about 200 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur (Cameron mountains on the interactive map (). They cover a mountainous area of 712 square kilometers, which is about three and a half times smaller than the area of present-day Moscow. The area is a protected nature reserve. The height of the Cameron Highlands is 1500 meters above sea level, and as a result, there is a cooler and more pleasant climate. The daytime temperature here rarely rises above 25 degrees, and at night it can even drop to 12 degrees.
For Russians, this resort is a real unexplored exotic territory. Perhaps, as in most cases, this is due to the lack of beach holidays in this place. And there are no special bright sights here. Nevertheless, this place is worthy of attention and visiting, and the mountains consistently hold the lead among other Malaysian resorts in terms of the number of visitors..
Cameron Highlands consists of a number of settlements, the most famous of which is the city of Tana rata. The rapid development of tourist services, which has swept Malaysia in recent decades, has provided it with a European-level infrastructure. This Malaysian region is no exception.
Cameron Highlands is popular with both outdoor enthusiasts and travelers who prefer secluded, peaceful places. The main entertainment for tourists is eco-tourism. From local hotels, a lot of trekking tours are organized both for the day and serious hikes for several days with all the equipment. It is home to rare representatives of fauna and flora, including endangered species. Incredibly beautiful tropical forests, densely covering these lands. Here bloom delightful rhododendrons, orchids. In the local forests there are Gibbons. The Cameron Highlands region is distinguished by unsurpassed ecological cleanliness, which adds to its popularity among holidaymakers. And there are a lot of them here. Travelers are allowed to move along strictly established routes, so the protected area is kept in order, without experiencing special stress..
The local climate, despite the tropical latitudes, is quite familiar to Europeans – the influence of the Highlands affects. In the morning it is quite fresh, and by lunch the air warms up. Do not forget about warm things, because the mountains are unpredictable.
An interesting local attraction are tea plantations, a trip to which is included in the mandatory list of excursion programs. Here you can see firsthand the process of making a unique drink, get acquainted with its technology. Lovers of floristics will certainly want to get into the Valley Of Roses, which is a multi-stage garden. In addition to roses, fuchsias, cacti, gladioli, hibiscus are grown here. A lot of pleasant emotions will give a visit to the strawberry farm. Tired of mountain walks, visit cozy city cafes where you can relax.
Traveling to Cameron Highlands is one of the most inexpensive and high-quality ways to get an exotic vacation in Malaysia.
Cameron mountains weather, tourist seasons
The climate in the Cameron mountains, due to its location at an altitude of about 1500 meters above sea level, is milder than the merciless heat of Malaysia above sea level. During the day, the temperature usually does not rise above 25 degrees, at night it can drop to 12.
You can visit the Cameron mountains all year round. Changes in temperature and precipitation from month to month are quite insignificant. And there is no pronounced rainy season, as in many other tropical resorts. As with most resorts in Malaysia, a large influx of tourists, regardless of the weather, falls during the holidays and school holidays. Malaysia's holiday calendar is here.
Nevertheless, the best time to visit the Cameron Mountains is December-February. This is the coldest time of the year.
Seasons in the Cameron mountains by month, when is the best time to go
* best time to visit;
acceptable time to visit;
not recommended time to visit
How to get to Cameron mountains
The only way to get into the Cameron Mountains is by land. You can do this on rented transport or on public transport. The nearest major settlement to the mountains is Ipoh, which in turn is easily accessible by rail from Kuala Lumpur, with Penang, Langkawi, from Singapore and even Thailand (see Malaysia trains). Relatively nearby is also Kuala Lumpur, from which the Cameron mountains can be reached by bus.
By rented transport
From Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron mountains Drive about 300 kilometers and 3 hours on the highway. From Kuala Lumpur, follow the signs for Ipoh. The highway continues to the city of Tapah and is tolled, you will have to pay 19 ringgit (see currency of Malaysia and exchange rate).
For self-rental of transport in Malaysia, you need an international driver's license (IDP). These are such rights, made in the form of a booklet in several languages, which are issued in addition to the usual national rights. They are only valid when presented in conjunction with your National (Home) rights, so do not forget to also take them with you on a trip to Malaysia.
The cost of renting a car in Malaysia starts from $ 25 per day. It is best to search and book a car for rent over the Internet using the search form and price comparison from different rental companies:
Найти автомобиль в аренду в Куала-Лумпуре
Cameron Highlands is easily accessible by bus or minivan.
Bus service connects the mountains to at least Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore, Ipoh, as well as some more remote tourist resorts.
Bus schedules can be found here http://www.cameronhighlands.com, and the minivan schedule is here http://www.cameronhighlands.com/