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.
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 booking.com 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.
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 maps.me to navigate.
Thousand Corner Malaysia – Pahang’s Hills Loop Map: https://goo.gl/MoFWLr
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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