Thousand Corner Malaysia

Not to be confused with the 1864 Corners – Mae Hong Son Loop in Thailand, The Thousand Corner Malaysia (not official name) across Pahang’s Hills Loop offers unique experience, beautiful scenery along the way and exciting curvy roads to travel.

Just like the  Mae Hong Son, this loop is close to 600km long and it covers the Pahang’s state hills including  Cameron Highlands, Fraser’s Hill, Bukit Tinggi and Genting Highlands.

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It can take 1 day to complete (just like how I did) but this excludes time for sightseeing and activities along the way, so adding on an extra few days for this is recommended.  All these places are also great for vacation and the temperature at the hills are cold.

If you have no idea, you can just use the simple itinerary below to plan your trip and mix it up for your convenience. There are plenty of hotels at each destination and you can easily book it via website etc.

Day 1 – Kuala Lumpur to Cameron Highlands | Distance is approximately 206KM and journey time approx 3 hours.

Sightseeing: See the list here.

Day 2 – Cameron Highlands to Fraser’s Hill | Distance is approximately 184KM and journey time approx 3 hours 30 minutes.

Sightseeing: See the list here

Day 3- Fraser’s Hill to Bukit Tinggi and to Genting Highlands | Distance is approximately 130KM and journey time approx 3 hours.

Sightseeing:  Bukit Tinggi & Genting Highlands. 

Day 4- Genting Highlands to Kuala Lumpur | Distance is approximately 58KM and journey time approx 1 hour.

Since this loop is a circular route, it can be taken clockwise or anti-clockwise, your starting point does not matter and for me, I started off from Kuala Lumpur but the choice is yours.

Clockwise: Kuala Lumpur – Cameron Highlands – Fraser’s Hill – Bukit Tinggi – Genting Highlands – Kuala Lumpur

Anti-Clockwise: Kuala Lumpur – Genting Highlands – Bukit Tinggi – Fraser’s Hill – Cameron Highlands – Kuala Lumpur

Generally, the roads are in good condition except for the roads heading to Fraser’s hill as there are many potholes / broken roads which can be dangerous. Extra caution should be taken at all time especially during rainy season (September-December) when roads are slippery. You can use Google map or to navigate.

Thousand Corner Malaysia – Pahang’s Hills Loop Map:

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I completed this loop within 12 hours (+/-) and honestly, I was really exhausted when I got back home but the experience I had is just priceless and it was worth it!

Check my video highlights that I’ve made for this trip below:

Here are some pictures along the way.

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0630 I reached at the Tapah’s exit (PLUS Highway)
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I Love Cameron Highlands Sign
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Bharat Tea Plantation in Cameron Highlands
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Bharat Tea Valley at Cameron Highlands
Sungai Koyan
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Mountainous view along Sungai Koyan Route
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Land slide and I waited for 1 hour for this road to clear up
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Sharp turn on the way to Fraser’s Hill
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Fraser’s Hill Signboard
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Fraser’s Hills Clock Tower
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Colmar Tropicale at Bukit Tinggi
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Arrived in Genting Highlands at 1545

I hope this article will promote this Thousand / 1000 Corner of Malaysia route. If you find this article is helpful, please share via the social buttons.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please drop them at the comment box below.