Sunday, February 01, 2015

Gunung Bunga Buah Hiking

Trekking at Gunung Bunga Buah of Goh Tong Jaya, Genting Highlands on Saturday 31 January 2015 … After the previous evening's rain, it was misty in the morning; and a fine weather amid cool environment of the high mountains for the entire day of trekking.

About 45 minutes before arriving at the peak, resting at the Rock Garden under a shady and cool place was really relaxing with the view of Genting Highlands, Chin Swee Caves Temple and Awana from the opposite mountains. 

One way to the peak at moderate pace took about four hours. The entire trail was trekked under shades, only about 15 minutes of the time that one exposed to hot sun in the afternoon. 

It was a satisfying outdoor event, and the most happy ending was having a sumptuous and delicious meal at Goh Tong Jaya at 6:00 p.m. before we descended Genting Highlands.

Do click here to view photos courtesy of yours truly (KC Leong).

 A combined group photo at the trail head which is near to the farm land

 Emerging from the farm land (requiring about 15 minutes of uphill climb) and connect to the abandon tar road. The direction to Gunung Bunga Buah is on the right of photo frame; follow the tar road (on the left of photo frame) would lead one to the roundabout near to Hotel Seri Malaysia. Posing for photo: Wendy Chiam, Shu, Goh and Choo.

 At the quarry area ... formerly full of bushes, now an open space earmarked for development

 Many wild orchid lining the trail

 Reclamation power of nature ... the abandon old tar road leading to Genting Highlands, now only a trail

 Beginning of the uphill climb to the peak of Gunung Bunga Buah. On the left of the photo frame is the end of the tar road (passable for trekkers). Posing for photo: ChongYF, Josephine, and George.

 At the Rock Garden area ... Wendy Chiam, Lana and Shu

 Genting Higlands is clearly visible from the Rock Garden

 At the peak ... for normal pace, it takes about 4 hours to reach here.

 ChongYF brewing coffee and tea at the Rock Garden area. This area is shady, breezy and cooling, good for a peaceful retreat. This trail is comparable to Pine Tree Trail which is cooling, minus the long travelling journey to Fraser’s Hill.

 Josephine busy taking photos

 Happy feeling of Lana after having arrived at the peak and returned safely

 Mission Accomplish! ..Another group photo (at the quarry area) before we adjourn for late lunch at Goh Tong Jaya

A sumptuous and delicious 8-dish meal at 6:00 p.m. in one of the restaurants at Goh Tong Jaya. The food was fantastic and the price is reasonable: RM 22 per pax. (another nice dish is hidden behind the fish).

Posted by KC Leong

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