Cameron Highlands (Malaysia)

Cameron Highlands Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Will Ellis

Malaysia's little England


There's something odd about the Cameron Highlands. One moment you step into a car in hot and humid Kuala Lumpur, and about 3 hours later you get out of the car in the Cameron Highlands and the temperature suddenly feels like a good spring day in northern Europe. But with a strange hint of humidity. And with an uncanny consistency in temperature.

The Cameron Highlands are located in the state of Pahang in peninsular Malaysia and at an altitude of between 1,100 and 1,800 meter (3,600-5,900 ft). And exactly those things we just described as being a little odd in Malaysia make it a big attraction: the air is cool and the scenery is lush. As the British soon discovered the pleasures of getting away from the heat, quite a few (mock) Tudor-style houses were built around the area.

Most major tourist sights lie within a short distance of Brinchang or Tanah Ratah towns. The most famous are obviously the tea plantations, and the terrain all around makes for a great backdrop to a hike. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Cameron Highlands is a region in Malaysia. It is situated at an altitude of 4101ft and the best airport to fly into is KUL (Kuala Lumpur International Airport (klia), Kuala Lumpur)
  • The currency used in Malaysia is the Malaysian ringgit (MYR)

Cameron Highlands Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
70 72 72 73 73 72 72 72 72 72 70 70

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
5.6 4.6 7.9 11.4 10.3 5.6 5.6 6.8 9.5 13.4 12.5 8.8

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