Friday, February 7, 2014

Visit Malaysia Year 2014 - BOH Tea Plantations, Cameron Highland

To support Visit Malaysia Year 2014, I will be writing on various tourist attractions in the country. Let us work together to bring in tourists to our lovely Malaysia.


Cameron Highland is a perfect weekend retreat, especially what with the scorching heat of Chinese New Year. About 2 hours drive from Ipoh, most people go to Cameron Highland for its cooling temperature, fresh vegetables, hiking, and tea plantations.

BOH Tea Plantation in Sungai Palas

I had been to Cameron Highland countless time but it was my first time visiting the BOH Tea Centre, Sungai Palas. Only when I was up there did I realize what I had missed out all these time.

The drive up along the narrow road heading to the tea centre is scenic, to say the least. We stopped by the road halfway and got down to see for ourselves these tea leaves. It was really beautiful, standing there overlooking the green scenery. Somehow, the air here was fresher than the other parts of Cameron Highland.

Tea plantation

Tea leaves up close

There were workers collecting tea leaves to be processed for our consumption. Bags containing these tea leaves were left unattended before being collected all together to be taken to the factory.

Workers were cutting the tea leaves

Plates to keep track of the spraying

We continued up towards the plantation after our quick rest. BOH Tea Centre is an informative attraction where you can learn the history of BOH Tea as well as the process of tea-making. There are posters detailing the development of the company that worth reading if you want to know more about the company. Unfortunately, during my visit, it was quite late and we just briefly explored the place.

You have to climb a flight of stairs to reach the centre

Information on tea-making

Ancient tools of tea-making

Tea factory

You can rest at the cafe which boosts the most amazing view of Cameron Highland. It was simply beautiful, hills of greenery to look at. I would not mind spending a few extra dollars to just sip tea by the balcony overlooking the tea plantations.

The cafe

What a view

Info Box

BOH Tea Centre Sungai Palas,
Jalan Gunung Brinchang, Brinchang, Cameron Highland, Pahang.
Opens daily from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. except Mondays.
Entrance is free. Free guided tour in the tea factory every half an hour. 

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