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Mossy Forest

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Mossy Forest

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Cameron Highlands Full-Day Tour
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Cameron Highlands Full-Day Tour

Cameron Highlands in Pahang is one of Malaysia's most popular tourist destinations, a collection of peaceful townships perched 1500 meters high on a nest of serene mountains. Cooling resorts, tea plantations and strawberry farms sprawl lazily across lush valleys and meandering hill slopes.<br><br>The sea of tranquility, pleasant landscapes and cold climate impart a special experience upon the multitudes of visitors each year. Meanwhile, a different world lies hidden away among the natural surroundings - a rain forest ecosystem rich with the wonders of nature, long held with fascination by researchers and naturalists across the world.<br><br>Tourists in Cameron Highlands can expect a peaceful community with a laid back outlook of life. There are plenty of facilities and amenities expected of a modern town.
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YapFC wrote a review Aug 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia137 contributions7 helpful votes
Our guide, Mr. Ahmad was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Did the half day tour of Cameron Highlands covering the Boh tea plantation at Sungai Palas, Butterfly farm and an alternative hiking trail for the Mossy Forest hike. The original Mossy Forest trail was not accessible on our tour day due road construction works. The actual hike was approximately 500m each way and the highlands flora + fauna was amazing. All the moss and lichen makes it look like we are on the set of a sci-fi movie. The view of Gunung Brinchang at the top was breathtaking. Highly recommended activity in Cameron if you have not done it before.... Only moderate fitness required and not suitable for kids.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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PappanMajumdar wrote a review Aug 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia237 contributions226 helpful votes
We visited the Mossy Forest as a part of a tour on Airbnb with a local guide by the name of Sathur who runs a tour company by the name of Cameron Secrets. I would say place itself turned out to be average as we had great hopes. Also, while making our way there, the tour guide said that it was something like the movie Avatar, but frankly we did not find it so amazing. Maybe because we went on a bright sunshine day. This place might be better on a cloudy, misty day. Our tour guide was very good though and we enjoyed his passion and local knowledge. Must check out his tour on Airbnb or on TA. Ok, the concept of this place is that this forest is on the highest point in Cameron Highlands and is above the cloud line. Therefore, most of the times it is misty with clouds. And hence the forest has moss all over the trees and plants. And this has become a tourist point of great interest. Now the place is maintained by the local government and there are facilities like steps and wooden paths made specially for tourists so that you don't have to trample on the moss and destroy the natural phenomenon. It is said that moss once destroyed takes ages to regrow. So, this is a good thing. The government has made a nice wooden path with up and down steps for the tourists. The steps are equipped with wires so that you don't lose grip even on a wet, misty day. Our guide showed us a video of the forest during a misty day and it was really amazing. So, I feel this place will be better on a misty and cloudy day. That's when you would get the Avatar effect I guess. Some points to note: - you can cover this place in maximum 1 hour. - there is entry fee. RM 10 for adults, RM 5 for children (for locals). For foreigners, it is higher. - there are steps to climb up and down and can be a little challenging for children and elderly. But, the good point is that the path is not too long and more importantly there are points where you can rest in the resting huts with wooden benches. So, even if you get tired you can go up to a point and then start going back to the starting point. - it is advisable to wear good shoes. Also, advisable to carry caps, hats because on a sunny day, the sun can be quite overbearing. - you get to see all the plants and trees covered with bright green moss. You can click some nice photographs here in the lush green environment. - there is a viewing tower which you need to further climb up the stairs. But the view from there is beautiful on a bright day. That's the only advantage on a clear, bright day as you get to see the hills of Cameron Highlands and you can click some nice photographs on the top of this viewing tower. On a cloudy day, you will not get to see the hills faraway. - there are public toilets available at the entrance. - the necessary contact registration is done at the entrance to follow COVID SOPs. But, unfortunately there is no person in charge here. So, there is a electric thermometer provided with an register, but you do it voluntarily. So, many might even chose not to register and enter. There is nobody to check. - The road to the Mossy Forest is very narrow and is quite badly broken in some parts. So much so, that preferably you will need to be in a SUV if you want to make it there. This is surprising considering that this is such a tourist hot spot. One would have expected a good road to the forest. - Interestingly, when you go up into the wooden path in the Mossy Forest, the path is also the border between 2 Malaysian states - Perak and Pahang. So, you will see sign boards which point to Perak on one side and Pahang on the other side. So, overall an average experience but definitely a not to miss activity in Cameron Highlands. We did the tour which covered 2 points - Mossy Forest and the Boh Tea Estate. The whole tour took around 5 hours. Between the two, the Mossy Forest is a better place to visit as per our view.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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chipbumley wrote a review Aug 2020
Hadleigh, United Kingdom6 contributions
Really enjoyed our walk through the Mossy Forest. Does exactly what it says on the tin... A forest covered in moss... But incredible to think how old it is. The walkways made it very accessible for me (recently had knee surgery) and a 4 year old. Definitely a must visit when in the Cameron Highlands.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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azraiesyahiri wrote a review Aug 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions
This is the 2nd time visiting this place together with my family and friends.I would say it is a must for everyone visiting Cameron Highlands to be here as the experience is spectacular as we climb the hill.We booked two Land Rovers from CS Travel to bring us here as they are very experienced and the tour guide is very friendly.Safety is paramount at all times.As we reached the top of the hill,found that it is even better this time as the management has completed the wooden trail to assist everyone to climb up and get down the hill safely.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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T Wong wrote a review Jul 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia74 contributions10 helpful votes
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I will start off by saying that I strongly recommend you book a tour with a local tour guide for two reasons. 1. They will most likely drive you up in a Land Rover or other such vehicle that will be well suited the winding, narrow road that leads up to the forest and 2. You will gain invaluable knowledge that the guide has cultivated over years. I booked my tour through Father's Guest House where I was staying and Raju was my tour guide. He was so knowledgeable and shared the names of most of the plants in English (UK and Canadian), Malay, and Chinese! He also shared lots of knowledge on the ecology of the forest and conservation as well. It is best to do this on a clear day otherwise you will be stuck in the clouds as that altitude is sometimes also known as cloud forest. But the views from the top are amazing and it is some good exercise to walk up and down all the stairs.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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