As you enter Brinchang and coming from
Tanah Rata you will see a colourful Hindu temple at the right side. You will notice
that Brinchang has a steep gradient, it's not at all flat like
Tanah Rata. It is also
smaller and it is quite difficult to get a good parking place.
The town is filled with colourful buildings, some evidently trying to emulate
Tudor designs commonly seen in English architecture. There are a lot of shops, where
you can buy all kind of goods and sundry - groceries, handicrafts, food (mostly of Chinese
delicacies). The central square is actually a parking lot (look at the
Brinchang emanates a big town atmosphere commonly witnessed in
lowland urban areas of Peninsula Malaysia. It is decidedly crowded with people,
cramped with queuing cars and trucks going up to
Sungai Palas Boh Tea Estate, Kea's
Farm or Boh Tea Plantation, or going down to
Brinchang hosts a decent selection of hotels, motels and inns, although most are
of average or below-average in term of highland resort experience due to their
close proximity to the busy town centre.
night market which is open every Saturday night features all kinds of
vegetables, flowers, fruits and other products of the highlands. This place can
get really crowded during the weekends and holiday season. Parking can be a
headache during this time.
Brinchang, the road leads to all the way to Blue Valley. Most of the tourist
spots are located around Kea Farm. This is where you will find the markets,
vegetable farms, flower gardens and butterfly gardens. The road is also
going to the Sungai Palas tea plantation from here. You have to take small
road at the left side.
Kampung Raja is the last town of the Cameron Highlands. Since the opening of
the Simpang Pulai road, this town has become the gateway to the highlands
from the north. From here, you can head out of the highlands to Ipoh or Gua
Musang in Kelantan.
The most popular sights are the area's tea plantations and strawberry farms, its lovely rose
gardens and waterfalls, and the busy market square at Brinchang. In this town
of Brinchang you can also find colonial Tudor Inns, rose gardens, handicraft
stores and a Buddhist temple. Other relaxing activity's in the Cameron
Highlands are: touring, dining, tracking, golfing and shopping.
Cameron Highland hotels around ranging from good to poor.
A very good hotel is the Equatorial, just outside Brinchang.
Overlooking the main square at the northern end is the Jasmine Holiday
Apartments. An attractively furnished flat with cooking facilities,
barbecue and rooftop garden. Another notable hotel is the Rosa
Passadena, nestled in a newly develop area at the west end of Brinchang. It
has basement parking available.
Some other recommended accommodations in Brinchang includes Country Lodge,
Parkland Hotel, Rainbow Hotel.
On the left Hotel Green Garden
Equatorial Hotel Cameron Highlands
is nestled atop a hill at Brinchang, 1,628 meters above sea level
offering magnificent views of lush green valleys, terraced farms,
rolling hills and majestic mountains. Besides the splendid view of
Brinchang, the altitude provides refreshing and invigorating air,
ensuring a pleasant spring-like climate throughout the year. For
banquets, seminars, conventions, receptions and conferences, there
is the Cameron Ballroom and 8 function rooms. Spread over 13 acres,
the Tudor-styled Equatorial Cameron offers 240 attractive,
self-contained low rise apartment suites and 270 superior rooms and
suites in the hotel tower. For your reservation at Equatorial Hotel
Cameron Highlands, please select the dates of your stay and complete
our secure online booking form.