The Cameron Highlands are located in the far north west of the state of Pahang, just over 200 kilometers - or 3 hours drive - north from Kuala Lumpur. This cool mountainous region -- the highest on the Malaysian mainland - rises to 1500 metres above sea level, making it a popular escape for international travelers and locals alike.
Named after William Cameron, a Scottish surveyor who came across the plateau in the late 1800's, by the 1930's the areas rolling mountains and lush valleys had become a haven for colonial-era Brits seeking respite from the lowland heat.
With the British came tea, and the Highlands quickly became one of the worlds great centres of tea production, an enterprise which transformed more of the landscape into a verdant tapestry of manicured plantations that rise and fall with the sometimes impossibly steep terrain.
Yet despite the Highland's continued importance as an agricultural centre, great tracts of jungle and forest remain, giving the region a wild and untamed quality.
Stunning Colonial architecture, décor, and garden design, lovingly preserved by a new generation of inn keepers and restaurateurs, makes the region an ideal destination for romantic getaways.
Each morning as the mountain mists clear, visitors can explore the Highland's many attractions: from it's picturesque townships, historic plantations, and incense shrouded temples; to the many waterfalls and forest walks alive with butterflies, orchids and bird song.
A Malaysian paradise amid the clouds, the Cameron Highlands is truly one of Asia's scenic wonders.