Instead of waking up like a typical morning on weekend, we decided to drive 3 hours and watched sunrise on Cameron Highlands.
Woke up on 3am, we managed to reach Sungai Palas past 7am. It was a bit late and the sun already risen. The picture was not good with the flare but it was fun and we enjoyed the fresh air.
The mist was evaporating when the sunlight hit the vegetation. There were dews on the tea leaves and it turned into translucent jewels when the morning light shined through the leaves. It was really refreshing.
The color tone changed from golden color and soon the light disappeared when the rain clouds approached.
Boh Tea Plantation opened to visitors on 8:30am. We went up to Gunung Brinchang and come down to the valley for a sip of the highlands tea.
We turned off the air-conditioning and wound down the car windows. The cool breeze (about 16 Celcius) was refreshing. It was not cold (not much wind), just nice with a long sleeve shirt. Along the winding path, we could hear the sound of the flowing stream down the creek.
I was crazy enough to climb down the steep slope and take a HDR shot of the stream. I was wet by the dews on the tea leaves.
If you come early (while there was still limited parking space on the factory), you could drive all the way up. Else there were ample parking space below the hill and made a short walk to the tea centre.
Somehow the tea taste slightly better on Cameron Highlands. It could be psychological effect of the mist and long drive up the mountains.
Sungai Palas is not to be missed tourist attraction. The renovated tea centre offers a great platform overlooking the tea plantation.
I did not bring any zoom lens so I couldn’t show you the workers working on the slope picking (using machine) tea leaves.
In the next post, I will published few more photos of the ‘tea maze’.