Friday, April 24, 2009

Cameron Highlands, Pahang (Malaysia) Part 4

Visitors to the Highlands on the way to their trek.
One of the "gunung" (mountain) for trekkers to conquer.

A popular jungle walk.

Apart from the year-round spring weather in Cameron Highlands, the other thing which I find interesting is trekking in the jungle.
There are a number of treks the authorities call "walks" but don't run away with the idea that your 90-year-old grandma can easily take an easy stroll. If you're reasonably fit, you can trek. Some treks will involve walking up and down the slopes of mountains, and may take up to 2 to 3 hours.
Beware, the trails are poorly signposted but as long as keep to the well-trodden paths you won't get lost. But don't try to be hero and blaze a new trail to Taman Negara (National Park) or you might end up as another Jim Thompson

An American businessman known as the Silk King, Jim Thompson went for a walk in the Cameron Highlands and disappeared mysteriously. To this day, the mystery has not been solved.

Enjoy your "walk"

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