On a popular note; Malaysia is famed for its stunning beaches, islands, waterfalls, theme parks, swanky beach resorts and exciting water sports. But do you also know that Malaysia has some lush green and extremely scenic tea estates? Growing tea for ages; these refreshing tea plantations in Malaysia offer a spectacular visual treat and are paradise for nature admirers and tea lovers. Sounds offbeat? Come and explore these verdant tea estates and experience the charm and beauty it has in store.
Must visit tea plantations in Malaysia
If you’re done exploring the beaches of happening pubs of Malaysia, the tea plantations will offer you peace and serenity you need after the crazy fun.
1. BOH Tea Plantation – An award-winning tea estate
Location: Sungai Palas Garden, Brinchang, 39100, Malaysia
Sprawling over 1200 hectares of tea gardens, BOH is one of the largest and most popular tea plantations in Malaysia. The name was derived from ‘Bohea’, the hills of the Fujian Province in the country. BOH Tea Plantation is carrying the legacy of producing one of the finest qualities of tea, since 1929 and is reputed as one of the prestigious integrated tea companies in the world which cultivates, processes, packs and markets its own brand of authentic tea varieties. Enjoy the surreal view of the rolling terrain and also participate in the engaging factory tour before relishing exclusive tea varieties at the souvenir shop.
Opening hours: 9 am to 4: 30 pm
Ticket: Free entry
How to reach BOH Tea Plantation: This tea estate is located mid-way between Town Brinchang and Gunung Brinchang. It is 203 kms from Kuala Lumpur and takes about 3 hours to reach. If you are driving, take the Hill Lane near Ee Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm in Brinchang and reach the plantation.
Places to stay: Heritage Hotel, Sekata Apartment and Century Pines Resort
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2. Cameron Tea Plantation – Swear by the spectacular scenery
Location: South of Tanah Rata, Tanah Rata, Malaysia
Feel the intoxicating aroma of exotic tea as you step in Cameron Tea Plantation. Popular as Bharat Tea Estate, this lush green tea plantation is extremely spectacular and invigorates mind and soul. Owned by a business-class family of Uttar Pradesh, Cameron Tea Plantation is operational since 1933 and is the second largest tea plantation in Malaysia. Other than appreciating the stunning nature, all around, one can visit the souvenir shop, and relish with a cup of exotic variety of highland tea with tea cakes, scones with cream and strawberry jam. This is one of the best tea plantations in Malaysia, that treats all its visitors with jaw dropping view of the garden and a stream, flowing by the foothill.
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 6 pm. On weekends the tea garden opens at 8 am and closes at 7 pm.
Ticket: INR 172/person
How to reach Cameron Tea Plantation: Cameron Tea Plantation is about 200 kms from Kuala Lumpur and can be reached in about 3 hours. Drive up to Tanah Rata and hire a private cab to travel about 4 kms to reach Cameron Tea estates.
Places to stay: Flora Boutique hotel, Hotel Rose Crest Hill and Strawberry Park Resort
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3. Gaharu Tea Valley – An organic tea farm
Location: Jln Sungai Itek, 31600 Gopeng, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
Comprising of 200,000 trees of a special hybrid Aquilaria, Gaharu Tea Valley is another Malaysia tea plantation, spread over 300 acres. Gaharu Tea Valley is a picturesque location in Malaysia, with the Great Wall of Gaharu at the backdrop. Interestingly, Gaharu Tea Valley also proudly holds the record with Malaysia Book of Records for being the pioneer in Malaysia’s Organic Gaharu plantation.
Opening hours: 9 am to 6 pm
Ticket: INR 173/person
How to reach Gaharu Tea Valley: This tea estate is 185 kms from Kuala Lumpur. Hire a private cab and reach Gopeng which is the nearest town and at 10 minutes’ driving distance from the tea garden.
Places to stay: Gopeng Guesthouse, Hijau and Pah D’ Jeram Homestay
Are you a tea lover and already tempted to visit these tea plantations in Malaysia? So, next time, during your trip to Malaysia with Travel Triangle, do not miss to Do explore this verdant rolling slopes and get fascinated with its beauty and freshness. these tea gardens in the holiday plan.
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