Sunday, February 20, 2011

Beautiful Bukit Larut........ ..·.¸¸·´¯`·.¸¸.ஐ

Bukit Larut is Malaysia's oldest hill station and founded in 1884. It's located just ten kilometres from quiet Taiping in Perak. Formerly it was called Maxwell Hill. Bukit Larut is approximately 1250m above sea level. It is located in the wettest part of the country, this hill station experiences the highest rainfall
in the country.

Bukit Larut is not nearly as developed as more celebrated hill resorts such as the Cameron or Genting Highlands. However, it preserves much more of the atmosphere of a colonial hill station, with modest, welcoming bungalows, carefully cultivated gardens, and a pervasive atmosphere of cool quietude.
Reaching the top of the hill requires a four-wheel drive jeep. Since private vehicles are not allowed entry, the resort authority caters to this service.

At the summit you are treated to a spectacular view of the West Coast of the peninsula. On a clear day, it is possible to view the sweeping coastline stretching from Pangkor Island to Penang.
Visitors are usually enthusiastic about attempting an invigorating climb to the Cottage, which incidentally happens to be the only accessible summit.
The hill is riddled with groves of evergreens and vibrantly colorful flora and fauna.

Nowhere in Malaysia will you witness a wide canvass of roses, dahlias, daisies, pansies, petunias, lupines and marigold abound in profusion. The cool climate also favors golden sunflowers, reputedly the largest variety in the country. To top it all there is a waterfall for cool fun.

Local rumor has it that there are several Sumatran tigers roaming around in the dense jungle. Occasionally, they loiter on the resort grounds but escape being sighted yet leaving only their footprints behind.There are a few bungalows and a rest house available up the hill for renting... it costs around RM 38 for a room to about RM 400 for a bungalow per night. The hill resort is a marvelous place for those who treasure silence and peace, and those that like to seek a sanctuary above the clouds.

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I really excited about this Bukit Larut. Bukit Larut is near to my hometown. This Bukit Larut has outstanding view and very cool atmosphere there. Even though this place is not well known by people but government has done some improvement and try to make Bukit Larut is well known to people as one of Malaysia interesting place to visit. I hope Bukit Larut will improve and be famous place to visit....

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