Monuments and landmarks
Besides the fresh vegetation of flowers, vegetables and other local produce in Cameron Highlands, there are several monuments and landmarks which make this highland resort such a top travel destination in Malaysia. In fact, these structures and landmarks very much give Cameron Highlands its identity and character in their own ways.
The peak of Gunung Brinchang can be reached through a tarmac road although it takes some driving skills to do so. It is the second highest mountain in Cameron Highlands and is a great place to visit which offers one of the most amazing views of the surroundings here. Gunung Brinchang has a watchtower at the top where it is one of the most popular places visited by people to see the landscapes and sceneries here. Not far from here is the very popular Mossy Forest where you can drive here or hike up through a jungle trail that comes in from Brinchang.
Located not far from Gunung Brinchang is Mossy Forest. It is a forest area where trees at high elevation grows and exist within a unique eco-system. There are low-level clouds here where as the name implies, create a mossy and fluffy surroundings. There is a boardwalk here that gives visitors a unique experience and view of the forest. One might be able to spot many types of insects, frogs, small animals and plants here. Mossy Forest is connected to Mount Brinchang while towards the end of the boardwalk is where one could head towards the highest peak in Cameron Highlands, Gunung Irau.
Mount Brinchang Lockout Tower
The Mount Brinchang Lookout Tower is located in Gunung Brinchang where it offers a great place to see the surroundings. Getting to the tower can be quite fun as you will need to hike up the trail where you can see all types of beautiful flora and fauna. Once you reach the tower, you can walk up the structure and enjoy a bird’s-eye-view of some of the most breathtaking sceneries of Cameron Highlands.
Galleria Time Tunnel
The Galleria Time Tunnel is perhaps one of the most unique attractions in the country. The local museum here is located in Brinchang where it is housed within the Kok Lim Strawberry Farm. There are more than 1,000 exhibits on show here which feature the historical images and cultural heritage of this unique highland town. There are some rustic images of times during the colonial era and how things were practiced in Cameron Highlands before rapid development came along. Entry into the museum is RM3 for children and RM5 for adults.
Orang Asli Settlements
There are various settlements and villages of the Orang Asli that stretch along the foot of the mountain all the way around Cameron Highlands. Some of these settlements are more advanced than others where the Orang Asli Village is a more modern community located around the Tapah Road in Tanah Rata. Most of the Orang Asli or Aborigines here are of the Temiah tribe where they are a community of people who still enjoy the produce of nature without the intervention of modern development.