Bukit Tinggi is a cultural hotspot known for its French-themed Colmar Tropicale complex and Japanese Village gardens. Experience authentic restaurants, teahouses, Zen gardens and tatami suites in this multicultural city.
Things to do in Bukit Tinggi
Transport yourself hundreds of kilometres away to Europe and visit Colmar Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi’s expansive homage to European art and architecture. Rising high above the sea and surrounded by lush green forest, Colmar Tropicale’s famous French-themed village is complete with cobblestone squares and lively French cafes.
Adding to Bukit Tinggi’s multiculturalism, the Japanese Village is a perfect place to relax after a fun-filled day of exploring. Experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony or chill out among aromatic flowers in the botanical garden. Don a kimono and slowly make your way through the tranquil gardens and koi ponds, designed and handcrafted by Japanese architect Kaio Ariizumi.
Explore the centre of Bukit Tinggi and you’ll likely notice a majestic white clock tower. Built in 1926, Djam Gadang was given to the city by the Queen of Holland. From here you can see the mist-covered mountains surrounding Bukit Tinggi, including the active volcano Mount Marapi.
Getting around Bukit Tinggi
Bukit Tinggi is a 60-minute drive away from Kuala Lumpur. With attractions dotted throughout, private transportation is considered the best option. Bus and shuttle services from the city centre also take you to popular destinations, such as Colmar Tropicale.