The forests of the high mountains of Cameron Highlands are able to strip moisture from the clouds, hence referred to as ‘cloud-forests’ or ‘mossy-forests’. Here the general appearance of the forest trees tends to be dwarfed to about 10m tall.There are also large numbers of mosses, liverworts, ferns and fern allies, as well as, pitcher plants, rhododendrons and wild orchids associated with these forests.These forests are often likened by the locals to the mystic forest of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.
There are a number of strawberry farms in Cameron Highlands. Always worth a visit for their novelty value and the chance to taste strawberries and ice cream! Some strawberry farms will let you pluck your own strawberries and charge you according to the weight.
Cactus Farm – Brnchang
Newly built tourist attraction with numerous types of cactus on show. Its hillside location makes for interesting viewing of the cactus and other placnts which include Strawberries, Roses, Apple & Peach trees, Orchids, Cherry Tomatoes etc.
A half an hour walk through Bamboo Forest and Hill Dipterocarp Forest will take you to the Rafflesia flower. Several tour shops bring you to see the Rafflesia Flower but make sure it comes with a 4WD taking you into the forest and saving you an hour’s mud trek.
Fresh flowers are cultivated in the highlands and is a leading export product. Flower nurseries can be found located on the hilly inclines bordering the main road in Brinchang. Blooms like roses, chrysanthemum, carnations, dalia, geranium, fuschia, gladioli and ‘everlasting flowers’ are grown at the nurseries. No visit to the highlands is complete without purchasing some of these fresh colourful cuts to take back home.
Cameron Valley or Bharat Tea Estate – Ringlet / Tanah Rata Road or Kuala Terlah
Great views of the estate from the tea and souvenir shop located around 5km up from Ringlet on the main Tanah Rata road. At cooling temperatures, this tea shop is a wonderful place to just sit back and relax, especially after a long drive up the highlands.
Boh Tea Centre – Gunung Brinchang Road or Habu.
This is an amazingly scenic tea estate open for visitors to view the tea processing factory, tea and souvenir shop and audio visual center. Enjoy a cup of tea with your friends and loved ones overlooking beautiful views of the tea plantation on an elevated platform. Located along the Gunung Brinchang road.