Beautiful Place @ Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng, Perak

I never know about Gaharu Tea Valley until I was brought here. The entrance is a beautifully landscaped fortress resembling the Great Wall of China. The 120 ha Gaharu plantation is set to become the next tourist destination with its 3m high wall surrounding the whole area. This attractive themed wall design known as "The great Wall of Gopeng" keeps the plantation safe from any possible intrusions especially from wild animals.
 
Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

Gaharu is more commonly known as Agarwood but it is also known as Aloewood, Eaglewood, Oud or Jinko in different part of the world. The Gaharu wood has long played a significant role in Arabian and Chinese cultures. It is considered to be nature's most valuable wood not only because it is an essential oil but because of its healh benefits. So high was it regarded that this natural forest treasure is known as the 'Wood of Gods'.

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng
A local Chinese newspaper coverage on this place:
Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

The entrance is free but to wander around the expansive plantation, it is advised to pay for the van ticket which costs RM10 for adult and RM5 for children. The minivan guided tour will bring you to interest points such as the viewing stage, hugging park and lover park.

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

While waiting for our van to arrive, there is a retail shop selling all the gaharu products. These include gaharu tea, gaharu oil, gaharu cookies, gaharu soup mix, gaharu instant noodles, gaharu nougat, gaharu wood chip, gaharu perfume, gaharu handmade soup, gaharu accessories, gaharu seedling and etc.

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng
Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

Our first stop was the viewing stage with a mock cave design. It was still under construction when we paid a visit.

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng
 Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng was set up some 20 years ago, covering 300 acres of elevated grounds and at one time, there are approximately 200,000 Gaharu trees. One can enjoy the pleasant scenery of the lush vegetation while breathing in the fresh air filled with valuable anion.

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng
The next stop was the hugging park. Recently there is a lot of mural and art at the wall in Penang, Ipoh and Selangor, but painting at the tree is uncommon in Malaysia.

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng
These paintings are adorable and that's why how could one resists of not hugging the trees here? And I heard there is a belief that hugging the trunk of gaharu tree is believed to be auspicious!So if you are still single, why not trying your luck here? LOL

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

Our last stop was the Lover's Tree.

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng
I have no idea about this place, not much interest for me. What I saw was the two trees seem like hugging together and I heard there is a belief that they can not cut down the trees. Hmm....any idea? Is it hxxxted?

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng
 Next we returned to the cafe area which is just beside the van waiting area.

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng
We had brunch over here before we proceeded to another place.

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng
 pau made with gaharu ingredient

Gaharu Tea Valley Gopeng
I also had 2 Gaharu ice creams here!It is so unique that just can't be found in other place! Last, make sure you drop by to have a look if you plan to visit Perak one day.


GAHARU TEA VALLEY GOPENG
LOT 9840, MUKIM TEJA, 31600, GOPENG, PERAK
GPS: 4.458523, 101.192998
Hotline: +605-3511 999
Open Daily 09:00-18:00, GMT+8 
GPS Coordinates: N 04°27'30.00"  E 101° 11'26.40"

p/s: special thanks for sahabat media/ Santai Travel Magazine for the invitation   


Comments

  1. Wow. Look like a great and educated place to visit. I like the painting on the trees. I did not know there is such beautiful place in Perak. It does look like a mini China.

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  2. I'm impress with the art on the tree.

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  3. thats such a beautiful place , ilike the animals painted on trees
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  4. Beautiful place it is! :)

    xx,
    Jewel

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  5. What a great post! Those paintings are too adorable!

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  6. Never know before... Nice place for visit ^_^

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    1. yeah make sure you pay a visit in near future

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  7. looks like a lovely place and i would love to try the food there <3

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  8. Beautiful place!
    Love your pictures!
    Kisses

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  9. These painting on the trees are so cute.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  10. Indeed, it is a beautiful place to visit.

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    1. make sure you bring your students there

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  11. very interesing
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  12. Hi dear
    Great place, thanks for sharing
    xoxo

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  13. Gosh, I love this place! The art on the trees are so pretty, Emily! Happy week, dear! xoxo
    Luxury Haven

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  14. Interesting photos and lovely place!
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  15. Have fun dear girl!

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  16. What a peculiar place! I love the animals painted on the trees!
    Baci,
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  17. How perfect place!

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