Genting Highlands Attractions | What to See in the Genting Highlands
Take a breath of fresh air at the Genting Highlands. Explore the mountain landscape and the many attractions at Resorts World Genting, visit Malaysia’s only casino resort, and go on a scenic ride on Southeast Asia’s longest and fastest cable car.
Here is a guide to help you with all the attractions and activities that can be explored on your visit to the Genting Highlands.
What is the Genting Highlands?
When to Visit Genting Highlands?
The Genting Highlands is a year-round destination, with mild weather and average temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C throughout the year.
March to September
During these months, the rainfall is its least. This means that it’s easy to move around and sightsee the attractions and you won’t be restricted from enjoying the outdoor rides at the theme parks.
However, April and May are the warmest months and it can get quite crowded during school holidays.
Monsoon & Winter
October to February
The wet season sees heavy and constant rainfall and is accompanied by a drop in temperatures. During the end of the year, you will experience misty weather and thunderstorms.
However, this is the off-peak season and sees much fewer crowds than the peak summer months.
Genting Highands Location
Address: Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Genting Highlands is a hill station located on Mount Ulu Kali in the state of Pahang, in Malaysia
Largest town: Gohtong Jaya
Distance from Kuala Lumpur: 55.6 km (1 hr 12 mins)
Nearest Bus Station: Awana Bus Terminal
Nearest Airport: Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL)
From Kuala Lumpur is a short 1-hour drive to the Genting Highlands. You can either drive or book a taxi. However, it is recommended that you drive carefully since the roads here are quite steep.
Taxi Fares: from RM175
The Genting Highlands is served by the Genting Express Bus Service which starts from KL Sentral and Pudu Sentral in Kuala Lumpur. It stops at the Awana Transportation Hub in the Genting Highlands.
Tickets: from RM10
By Cable Car
You can use the Awana Skyway as a convenient way to get to the Genting Highlands. It takes only 10 minutes from Awana Station near Gohtong Jaya town to Sky Avenue Station in the Genting Highlands.
Tickets: from RM10
Buy Tickets to visit the Genting Highlands from the Genting Cable Car
What Are the Genting Highland Attractions?
There are a number of fun-filled attractions that you can visit in the Genting Highlands, that will provide something engaging for friends and families.
Chin Swee Caves Temple
This Taoist religious site was built by Lim Goh Tong, the man who developed the Genting Highlands. It was built in honor of the Buddhist figure Chin Swee. The temple features ornate prayer halls, massive statues of the Buddha, and an iconic pagoda.
Strawberry Leisure Farm
This farm is located in Gohtong Jaya, a town in the Genting Highlands. It is known for its hydroponic strawberry farming, and flower gardens. It also features a shopping alley, a lavender garden, flower nursery, and more.
This agricultural center is popular for its main complex called ‘Garden in the Sky’, that houses a local product shopping gallery, a flower nursery, a Korean restaurant, an orchid garden, and a seafood joint under its roof.
Happy Bee Farm
An apiary located near Gohtong Jaya, here you can learn all about honey production and taste some delicious samples. The farm also has exhibits of local butterflies and birds, and also sells bottled honey and honey products like balms, soaps, and other supplements.
Lim Gohtong Memorial Park
Located in Gohtong Jaya, this memorial park commemorates the founder of Genting Highlands, Lim Goh Tong. You can visit the Memorial Hall, which is surrounded by orchid blossoms, and features a mural of Genting Resort in the background.
This small town in the Genting Highlands, located on just 5km below the peak. The town is full of shops and restaurants, specifically Chinese cuisine and street food. You can also pick up some delicious local fruits.
Top Things To Do in the Genting Highlands
There are also many exciting thins that you can do in the Genting Highlands, from thrilling theme park rides to shopping centers full of outlet stores and discount deals.
This is where you will find both Awana Station and the Awana Transport Hub (a bus station). It also has two floors of retail outlets and restaurants like Nam Heong Ipoh or Malaysian Food Street for local Malaysian fare.
Genting Premium Outlets
The Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is located right next to Awana SkyCentral and has over 150 outlet stores for big brands like Coach, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade, Adidas, and more.
SkyAvenue is the terminal point for the Awana SkyWay, and is also a lifestyle mall. There are shops, restaurants, and plenty of fun family activities like Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Jurassic Research Center, and more.
First World Plaza
This shopping mall at Resorts World Genting is right next to SkyAvenue Station. It has over 30 retail outlets and restaurants plus various tourist attractions like the Skytropolis Theme Park, Snow World, and Senikome Peng Heng.
Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park
An indoor theme park located on Level 1 of First World Plaza. It has over 20 exciting rides, including a roller coaster, a Ferris wheel, a swinging ship, bumper cars, and a large gaming arcade.
Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park
This outdoor theme park is built across 26 acres and features 26 rides and attractions suitable for all ages. There are adventure-inspired “worlds”, like Eagle Mountain, Liberty Lane, Ice Age, and more.
Genting Grand Indoor Theme Park
This small theme par is located on the lower floor of the Genting Grand Hotel . It has some exciting rides for children, as well as an amusement arcade.
The Genting Highlands is famous for being the only licensed gambling spot in Malaysia. You can visit SkyCasino 24/7 and experience its brilliant futuristic LED ceiling, displaying a forest canopy or a digital sky.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Genting Highlands
A. The Genting Highlands is an integrated resort development in Pahang Malaysia that features casinos, hotels, theme parks, shopping malls, and other attractions.
A. Genting Highlands is a hill station located on Mount Ulu Kali in the state of Pahang, in Malaysia
A. You can get to the Genting Highlands either by car, taxi, or by the Genting Express Bus Service. You can also stop off at the Awana Bus Terminal and take the Awana SkyWay cable car.
A. Yes, visitors can reach the Genting Highlands by taking a cable car ride on the Awana Skyway to SkyAvenue Station.
A. The are plenty of attractions to explore at Genting Highlands. You can visit various indoor and outdoor theme parks, shopping centers, gardens, and much more.
A. No, you do not need tickets to visit the Genting Highlands, though they are needed to visit many of the attractions there.