The Cameron Highlands are Malaysia’s Tea Country. A trip there is a proper retreat. Tourism and agriculture are the primary activities up in this high elevation area 200 km north of Kuala Lumpur. Visitors have the chance to visit tea plantations and a factory which processes the tea. Developed in the 1930’s, the Cameron Highlands are one of the oldest tourist spots in Malaysia.
The Cameron Highlands are also a good place for hiking or just relaxing. Many People just enjoy the cool temperatures. While I visited it was damp and rainy; almost too much that I wanted to return down to the heat and humidity of low-land Malaysia. The mean annual temperature is about 18 °C (64 °F). Many folks from Kuala Lumpur have condos up in the Cameron Highlands to use as an escape.
The Cameron Highlands was discovered in 1885 and named after Sir William Cameron, the British surveyor who commissioned the area to be mapped out. The highlands are quite extensive, covering an area of 712 square kilometers (275 sq. mi).
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