Kuala Lumpur is more than just the tall skyscrapers and the colourful nightlife. It has also preserved its history and culture through the old-world architecture that can still be found in the city. When you walk through the city, you will see a diversity that is unlike any other. People from all walks of life sharing their values with each other – that is not the penultimate character of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
But while all these things are common knowledge, there are still elements of the city we have not given much attention to. Kuala Lumpur has also some of the most breathtaking highlands a city-dweller can retire to when they are feeling cluttered. It is the best respite to the humidity and heat. Imagine Tudor cottages, flower gardens, tea houses; these are what you can expect from a KL highlands.
Before you pack up your bags and load up your SUV, look at this rundown of Kuala Lumpur highlands you need to make sure you visit.
Genting Highlands is referred to as the City of Entertainment and has been dubbed Malaysia’s very own Las Vegas. This is the perfect place to stay if you just want to cool down and not exactly escape the city vibe, with temperatures that range from 16 degrees to 24 degrees. Of course, it has casinos and features the First World Hotel, aptly named for being dubbed the largest hotel by the Guinness World of Book Records in 2006. Places you must visit here include Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm, Chin Swee Caves Temple, World of Phalaenopsis, and Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre.
Experience Europe in Malaysia when you visit Berjaya Hill. It is 16,000 acres of tropical rainforest and is one of the most popular destinations among tourists. This is because it features a village that is based off of French landmarks like castle moats, drawbridge, and more. While here, you can visit the cobblestone French village of Colmar Tropicale (based on the Colmar village in Alsace, France), the Japanese botanical zen garden, and the rabbit farm. If you are looking for unique scenes to shoot for your Instagram, this is the place you should be going to.
The Cameron Highlands can be found above a river valley, along a mountain plateau, and sits at 1,500 metres above sea level. It was named after William Cameron, a British surveyor who arrived in the area during a mapping expedition. The highlands mostly features agricultural farms and tea houses. When you go up, you can visit the LataIskandar Waterfall. You can also visit the Chai Kok Lim Strawberry Farm, Boh Sungai Palas Tea Estate, and Cameron Highlands Butterfly Farm. Cameron Highlands is where you want to go if you want to revel in breathtaking views of the city while enjoying the cool wafts of the mountain breeze.
When you find yourself looking for an escape from your busy life, there is nothing like spending the night up on the highlands and indulging yourself. On your next visit to Kuala Lumpur, make sure to get yourself a car and drive up to the highlands for a unique Malaysian trip.