Genting Highlands is a resort on a hill that is about 40 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. You could say that the area is almost an amusement park with many restaurants, shops, outlets of top brands and the only legal casino in Malaysia. You can go to spend a full weekend, as locals do, but I think what is really remarkable is the temple that is in the surroundings, a Chinese-style Buddhist temple totally different from what you’ve seen so far.
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How to get to Genting Highlands
From Kuala Lumpur you can get there with public transport, the resort itself has several buses called Go Genting Express that depart daily from KL Sentral. There is an exit every hour and on weekends the service is reinforced. The stop at KL Sentral is on a lower floor and in an outdoor area, there next to the buses there is a ticket office where you can buy the round trip ticket. Two routes are included in the ticket price:
– Bus from Kuala Lumpur to Awana Skyway (4.90 ringgit per person)
– Cable car ride from the foot of the mountain to the highest part. The cable car has a couple of stops before getting to the highest you can do and then resume the journey to the top (7 ringgit per person)
When the bus reaches its end you will be right in the area where you must take the cable car, which takes you to the top. You can make a free stop at the Chin Swee Caves temple. You can also access by car, both the part of the outlets and the temple. If you prefer the quick and convenient option you can always request a Grab or hire a tour to Genting Highlands for € 22 per person.
What to see in Genting Highlands
As I have already advanced in the introduction you can reach this area and spend a day or two completely entertaining. There is the “Genting Hihglands Premium Outlets” complex, located at the foot of the mountain, with first brands at very affordable prices. Many tourists and locals go to the area exclusively interested in this complex.
At the top of the mountain is the “Resorts World Genting” where the word leisure is small. It is an area built specifically to consume: hotels, restaurants, shops, a casino, light and sound theater, golf course, cinemas, spas, European winter villages … yes, there is an area where they rebuild European architecture towns passing the Winter with cold and snow. If you want to know more about this resort and everything that surrounds it, you can check it on its official website.
In short, the whole area is somewhat artificial, perhaps worth seeing even if it is not typical of Malaysia. But I’ll leave all this for you to discover it for yourself, in case you’re interested in touring the area, and I’m going to focus on the Chin Swee Cave temple. This temple is located just halfway between the premium outlets at the foot of the mountain and the amusement park at the top. This Buddhist temple is of Chinese architecture and has several very interesting areas. My opinion is that it is worth moving from Kuala Lumpur just to see this temple if you have enough time. Genting Highlands is a place that is difficult to ignore if you visit Malaysia.