Places to visit in Malaysia: Highland Resort Berjaya Hills
France is a popular destination for many people but not everyone can take time to travel to Europe as it is quite a distance especially for those coming from Asia. If you don’t have enough time for long holiday breaks but you want to immerse yourself in the romantic French atmosphere, Berjaya Hills, one of the places to visit in Malaysia may be the destination you need.
Dominating 16,000 acres of tropical rainforest is Berjaya Hills – a popular Malaysia attraction near the Genting Highlands which enjoys a cooler climate, making it a well-known destination for summer vacations.
Located in the Pahang state of Malaysia, it’s a highland resort perched 820 metres high on a mountain ridge and has all that you need for a French-inspired holiday vacation just an hour away from Kuala Lumpur.
Modelled after the 18th Century Colmar in Alsace, France, Colmar Tropicale is a French village lined with colourful cafes and galleries designed to imitate that of the houses and establishments in France. At the entrance, you’ll find a large castle and wood-carved bridge, reminiscent of the world of Disneyland many kids dream of.
What dominate this French village in Malaysia are game courts, souvenir shops and some restaurants. However, there aren’t many dining options except for those that serve Western and Japanese cuisine, while some sell pastries and desserts. As it is one of the places to visit in Malaysia, expect that the prices here are relatively high. There’s a small pond with black and white swans which have become subjects of photography of many tourists that visit the French village.
For those travelling with kids, there are lively street performances and activities for kids that await guests that come to this Malaysia tourist place. These performances by local and international artists take place at the mini-stage right in the centre of Colmar Tropicale. Of course, a holiday vacation wouldn’t be complete with splurging on some unique shopping finds. There are a lot of retail stores to buy cute and memorable souvenirs to take home. For adventure seekers, activities such as horseback riding, water volleyball, paintball, archery and jungle trekking can also be enjoyed in Colmar Tropicale.
Address: KM48, Karak Expressway Intersection, 28750 Bukit Tinggi, Bentong, Pahang
Aside from boasting medieval French Village Colmar Tropicale, Berjaya Hills in Malaysia is also home to a Japanese Village where you can immerse yourself for a weekend of solitude and serenity.
Entering the Japanese Village in Berjaya Hills is like a leisurely walk in a typical serene town in Japan. Get ready to take in the full Japanese experience with traditional tea ceremonies, a relaxing spa treatment and a hotel to stay the night. As it is right in the middle of a rainforest, be fascinated with natural greenery of the garden that gives off the “zen” usually present in Japan. The sound of streaming waterfalls adds into the already relaxing atmosphere the Japanese Village has to offer.
Plan your trip to Malaysia for some unique Malaysia travel experience and look forward to holiday destinations such as the Japanese Village and the Colmar Tropicale French Village.
For more places to visit in Malaysia such as cafes, beach destinations, short trips outside the city and many more, you may read our Malaysia travel guides to give you an idea of places you can include on your Malaysia travel itinerary!
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