"Brinchang, the highest and second largest township in Cameron Highlands, is a tourist hub for both local and foreign tourists. The cool weather, the Night Market and, the abundance of flora and fauna are major attractions. It is also a township that is poised to bloom with the expansion of the business community as administrative offices sprout and mushroom with progress, bringing with it more potential consumers that ever before."
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
picture above). 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 Tanah Rata.
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.
The 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.
Beyond 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
Cameron Highlands Resort
Rated as one of the best tea plantation hotels in the world, Cameron Highlands Resort celebrates the region's colonial heritage. Adjacent to a golf course and surrounded by tea plantations and strawberries, this boutique property that embodies the charm, adventure, and gentility of the old world colonial lifestyle. In addition to the luxurious amenities, the hotel includes scrumptious dining venues with the option of intimate private dining. A must-try is the unique Spa Village with signature treatments based on traditional tea rituals. The hotel's Grand Ballroom and seven other function rooms provide for intimate and exclusive social and corporate gatherings in an elegant setting. With its magical hilltop location and cool refreshing climate, the boutique Cameron Highlands Resort is the picture-perfect setting for the sophisticated traveler looking to escape the routine and experience a sense of intimate country-style living with attentive, yet unobtrusive, service.