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“Forget the strawberry farms, go to the Mossy Forest instead.”
Review of Mossy Forest

Mossy Forest
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Brinchang
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

If you are a nature lover, and have only one day in Cameron Highlands, forget the strawberry farms. Go to the Mossy Forest instead. You can drive up to the top of Bukit Brinchang, the highest point accessible by road in Semenanjung Malaysia. The road is winding and quite small but is still accessible by car.

After parked the car, you can explore a bit of the forest accessible through a wooden walkway into the forest. And if you are a little more adventurest, try the trail from where the wooden walkway ends. It's a bit muddy in some places of course. But then - it's a jungle.

The Mossy Forest is beautiful. The trees, the moss, the smell is all wonderful. It is also a nice place for an outdoor photoshoot. If you can, go there early to catch sunrise (like at 6.00 am or earlier from Tanah Rata). The view from 2000m above the sea level is amazing. You can find the border between Perak and Pahang here. So you can be at both state at the same time. Early in the morning, it takes 30 - 40 minutes drive from Tanah Rata to top of Bukit Brinchang. During later of the day, the traffic normally gets busier especially on weekends therefore the driving time will be longer.

I explore just a bit of the trail. It's so interesting I'm hoping to go there again to explore more.

2  Thank Ann_Sams
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

The views are lovely, the trees are fascinating and it was lovely to get into the peace and quiet of nature and away from the mad crowds of Brinchang and the main tourist routes. A short walk from the end of the boardwalk (clambering over roots, through muddy patches, etc) we found some pitcher plants in a tree. The rubbish in a few places was disappointing though- come on, Malaysians let's clean up our act! There's no kiosk, food, toilets, just ample places to park by the first staircase. This place is spectacular, and it's free.

Thank Caroline B
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

The walkway through the Mossy Forest gives a sensitive look at some unique high altitude flora and fauna. Pitcher plants, Not very challenging physically, the walkway at 6 and a bit thousand feet also provides some stunning views over and down on the rainforest clad highlands. Not the easiest drive so keeps visitor numbers manageable.

Thank Sgt_Pepper_9
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Nice view and beautiful forest but quite short, made for tourist "production line".
If possible made a trekking on the forest. Find an agency who propose you that.

1  Thank Guillermo1983
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

I have not experienced a forest quite like it. Every part is covered in moss with an entanglement of orchids and picture plants. At the same time you are in the cloud bank so you have this constant fog. A must see when in the highlands

1  Thank Chris H
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