Tanah Rata

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Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands

Tanah Rata is a town located in Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. The name "tanah rata" means flat ground in Malay and it refers to the relatively flat area on which the town is located amidst this highland region.

It has an elevation of 1,440 metres (4,720 ft) and it is the nicest and the most popular town in Cameron Highlands.

It is the biggest town in Cameron Highlands and contains the most number of facilities and amenities, including the district council with banks and ATMs, and the main hospital in Cameron Highlands. Having a taxi station and a bus station makes it easy to travel to other parts of Cameron Highlands, as well as to Ipoh (the biggest city nearest to Cameron Highlands) and to Kuala Lumpur (the capital city). It also has a good selection of backpacker inns and good-class hotels at various prices.

Climate[edit]

Tanah Rata is much cooler than in the lowlands because it is about 1400 metres above sea level.Recently because of global warming Tanah Rata also gradually become warmer

Climate data for Tanah Rata
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21
(69)
22
(71)
22
(71)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(71)
22
(71)
22
(71)
22
(71)
22
(71)
21
(69)
21
(69)
21.9
(70.8)
Average low °C (°F) 13
(55)
13
(55)
14
(57)
15
(59)
15
(59)
14
(57)
14
(57)
14
(57)
14
(57)
14
(57)
14
(57)
14
(57)
14
(57)
Precipitation mm (inches) 142
(5.6)
117
(4.6)
201
(7.9)
290
(11.4)
262
(10.3)
142
(5.6)
142
(5.6)
173
(6.8)
241
(9.5)
340
(13.4)
318
(12.5)
224
(8.8)
2,592
(102)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Tanah Rata, Malaysia". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

Coordinates: 4°28′N 101°23′E / 4.467°N 101.383°E / 4.467; 101.383