By the Golf Course Tanah Rata , Cameron Highlands , Pahang 39000 , Malaysia View hotel location on the map
Cameron Highlands Resort is located in the state of Pahang, approximately 200 km north of Kuala Lumpur on the east side of the border between the states of Perak and Pahang in Malaysia. At about 1,500 metres above sea level, it is the highest area on the mainland stretching along a plateau set high above the river valley and enjoys a cool climate and fresh air, making it the perfect holiday getaway. Temperatures fluctuate between 22? and 25? Celsius during the day and between 15? and 22? Celsius at night.
Cameron Highlands was named after William Cameron, a British Government surveyor who discovered it in 1885 whilst on a mapping expedition. However, he failed to mark his discovery and it was not until 1925 that Sir George Maxwell recorded Cameron's discovery and decided to develop it as a hill resort.
The fame of Cameron Highlands grew during the colonial era. British colonials were attracted to this cool hill station, its climate tailor-made for nostalgic reconstructions of English cottages, narrow village lanes, invigorating hikes through the countryside, rounds of golf and afternoon tea and scones accompanied by locally produced strawberry jam.
British expatriates would frequent the highlands on vacation, to relax and escape the lowland tropical heat, and British planters soon realised the potential of its fertile mountain slopes for growing tea, then a prized commodity. Cameron Highlands is still home to many tea plantations, as well as strawberry and vegetable farms, jungle trails, cascading waterfalls and rose gardens. Much of the highlands' character remains unchanged, exuding an old English charm.
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Directions By Road - From The South
1. To drive up Cameron Highlands from the South, take the North-South Expressway and head up north.
2. You will pass the following towns along the North-South Expressway: Rawang - Tanjung Malim - Slim River - Sungkai - Bikam - Bidor - Tapah - Gopeng - Simpang Pulai.
3. There are two roads leading up to Cameron Highlands. One is the old road from Tapah town and another from Simpang Pulai, which is the new route.
There are some narrow and sharp turns that you have to be careful of if you are taking this route from Tapah. Sound the horn if you feel you need to let oncoming traffic know of your existence behind that sharp bend. There will also be heavy vehicles going up and down this road, so be careful when overtaking another car. There is no mobile phone coverage for most the way up Cameron Highlands and you will find interesting stalls along the road where the Orang Asli display their handicraft and forest products for sale.
Exit the Tapah Interchange (Exit 132) on the North-South Expressway after passing Bidor town. At the traffic lights right after the tollbooth, turn left and follow the road all the way up to Cameron Highlands.
Simpang Pulai Exit (recommended route)
The new route from Simpang Pulai is less winding and the road is wider. As such, drivers tend to speed here, but watch out for the sharp bends at some stretches. There is no mobile phone coverage along this route up Cameron Highlands and the driving time is longer compared to the route from Tapah.
From the North-South Expressway, exit at the Simpang Pulai interchange (Exit 137). Turn right and follow the road signs up Cameron Highlands. You will pass by Kampung Raja, Kuala Terla, Tringkap and Brinchang before reaching Cameron Highlands Resort in Tanah Rata.
Directions By Road - From The North
1. If you are coming from the states up North of Peninsula Malaysia, head down south towards Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway.
2. Exit the Simpang Pulai interchange (Exit 137). Turn right and follow the road signs up Cameron Highlands. You will pass by Kampung Raja, Kuala Terla,Tringkap and Brinchang before reaching Cameron Highlands Resort in Tanah Rata.
Parking is available outside the Resorts office.