The mossy forest is located at Mount Irau. The place is damp, gloomy, a bit spooky but beautiful and looks like a set in the fairy tale. The huge canopy of tall trees are intertwined, allowing a tiny bit of an opening for sunlight to go through.
The moss which is a parasitic plant grows only at the highest elevations of Cameron Highlands and along the Titiwangsa range. The low-level clouds blanket the forests with their constant mist and moisture thus creating an ideal breeding ground for moss, ferns, lichen and orchids. It is also a rich repository for insects, snakes, frogs, birds and mammals that are unique to the chilly atmosphere.
Its surface is slippery, muddy and spongy. The path is uneven and winding. However, the view along the trek is stunning.
Image by : Hisham Hashim
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There is something haunting about the Mossy Forest of Gunung Brinchang, the second highest peak in Cameron Highlands and the highest point in Peninsular Malaysia that is accessible by road. Even from afar, when I was looking at the area from the 50m tall Lookout Tower, I could feel the eerie atmosphere it fostered as it slowly welcomed the blanketing thick sheet of low-lying clouds.
If I had to name our highlights of Malaysia, Mossy Forest is probably one of them. It’s located around 2000 Meter (1,24 Miles) above sea level on the Gunung Brinchang. The Gunung Brinchang is the highest by road accessible mountain in Southeast Asia.
Chamang Waterfall is a popular destination among Bentong residents especially for a weekend getaway. The majestic waterfall burst out from the mountains flow into a fast-moving river is a sight to see.
The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary houses more than 20 orphaned elephants that were rescued from the forest areas where their habitat has been threatened either by farmers or poachers.