Located at Mount Brinchang, Cameron Highlands. Drive up the Boh Tea Plantation, Sungai Palas. Before the guard house of the tea plantation, you will see a left junction heading to “Stesen Pemancar Gunung Brinchang”. Turn left. You will reach another junction, just take left again. This road will lead you to the peak. Drive slowly in low gear because of the steep road. The distance to the mossy forest is about 7km. Add 2km more to the peak where the micro-station situated. The journey there was full of beautiful scenery. Enjoice!!!
The forests of the high mountains of Cameron Highlands are able to strip moisture from the clouds, hence referred to as ‘’cloud-forests’’ or ‘’mossy-forests’’.
Here the general appearance of the forest trees tends to be dwarfed to about 10m tall.
There are also large numbers of mosses, liverworts, ferns and fern allies, as well as, pitcher plants, rhododendrons and wild orchids associated with these forests.
These forests are often likened by the locals to the mystic forest of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings and believed to be the final resting places for the death souls!!!
In this part of the world, the mountains are a place of great reverence and wonder. A stay at Cameron Highlands will not be complete without visiting these forests which can only be found at the peak of Mount Brinchang.- Gerard Richard.
Here comes the pix:
FYI, this is the highest tarred road (accessible to vehicle) in Pen. Malaysia, which is at 6666 ft. / 2031 m.
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Will definitely come here again. So calm and peaceful there. The feeling is indescribable! Awesome!