Cameron Highlands is a popular holiday destination located in the state of Pahang and is mainly known for its tea plantations. What grew into Malaysia's largest hill station area, was originally a highland getaway for British colonialists in the 1920s. Due to its elevation ranging from 1,300 metres to 1,829 metres above sea level, and with temperatures rarely exceeding 30 degrees Celcius, Cameron Highlands serves as the perfect environment to grow some of Malaysia’s best tea leaves.
Though it is in Pahang, Cameron Highlands can also be accessed from the state of Perak. This is also because the highlands encompass several towns which stretches from the north to the south along the Perak-Pahang border. The highlands are named after Sir William Cameron, an explorer who mapped the area in the year 1885. Since the highlands were developed during the British colonial period, remnants from that period can still be seen, from Tudor-style mansions to beautiful English gardens.