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Thursday, 29 September 2016

A Visit To Gaharu Tea Valley, Gopeng.

Last Saturday, hubby and I accompanied our friends to Gopeng for a half day tour. We started our journey at about 8.30 am. Hubby was the driver for the day. First, we started with Gopeng's authentic "Lai Fun" noodle for breakfast at a new food court in Taman Gopeng Jaya. The breakfast post will be scheduled for a later date. Our next destination after breakfast was the Gaharu Tea Valley. From the food court, we saw road sign directing us to Gaharu Tea Valley and we were game to try out this new route. It took us straight to Kampung Sungai Itek without having to pass through Gopeng town. (Kampung is village in Malay.) There was less traffic and no traffic lights on this route.
Gaharu Tea Plantation.
Upon seeing this signboard, we knew we were on the right route.
Hardly any traffic on the road at 9.55 am on a Saturday morning.
Main entrance to Gaharu Tea Valley, Gopeng, surrounded by a 3 m high wall.
Here is an excerpt taken from Wikipedia:
The resin embedded wood is commonly called gaharu, jinko, aloeswood, agarwood, or oud (not to be confused with bukhoor) and is valued in many cultures for its distinctive fragrance, and thus is used for incense and perfumes.
Red plastic lanterns at the gate to welcome visitors.
Visiting hours: Mon to Sun, from 9 am - 6 pm.
Opens on public holidays.
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 it health benefits. So high was it regarded that this natural forest treasure is known as the "wood of gods".
(excerpt from Gaharu Tea Valley's brochure)
Those joining the organized tours for visitors will be taken to the above places at a fee.
Photos on the walls next to the ticket counter.
Colourful umbrellas hanging from the ceiling.
Tour vans to ferry visitors on the organized tours.
Beautiful sculptures.
Concrete fence,
Great wall of Gopeng resembling the Great Wall of China.
More on Gaharu in tomorrow's post.
Passing through the gate.
There were many other visitors besides us.
On our way out after our visit, a busload of tourists was on the way in.
We passed by many Malay kampung (village) houses.
Can you see the white fence?
Neat wooden fence.
Selamat Jalan is Goodbye in Malay.
Passing under an overhead bridge road.
Entering Gopeng town.

Linking to Good Fences.

If a town welcomes you, follow these two rules:

(1) Eat whatever is set before you.

(2) Heal the sick; and as you heal them, say,

'The Kingdom of God is very near you now.'

(Luke 10:8-9, The Living Bible-TLB)

60 comments:

  1. Nice to follow friends on a day trip. I wiuldnt mind following. ^^

    Love the colourful umbrellas. Nowadays I noticed few places having such umbrellas hanging from ceiling.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. The colourful umbrellas help to brighten up the place.

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  2. Lindas fotografias e que maravilha aquela decoração com sombrinhas.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a beautiful day!

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  3. The umbrellas are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Have a wonderful day!

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  4. A very welcoming place! I liked the red lanterns around the arches and the colourful umbrellas!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Have a lovely day!

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  5. Beautiful place:) I love those umbrellas❤❤❤

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  6. A very efficient tour guide too!! :)

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    1. Hahaha how to be tour guide when I haven't even joined their organized tour. KIV for the next trip. Lol!

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  7. Nice attraction,the umbrella looks unique

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    1. Thank you, Thomas. Have a fantastic day!

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  8. It did look most welcoming, the lanterns and the umbrellas were eye catching.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Yes, they are. Have a wonderful day!

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  9. loved the grand gate and lantern-festooned entrance! beautiful area to tour. they really made it decorative. love the 'goodbye' gate, too!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. They were very eye-catching. Have a fantastic day!

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  10. Nancy, I wish I were also in the car doing this visit with you...I just love kampung:)

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    1. Thank you, Annie. Kampungs are very peaceful. Have a lovely day!

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  11. Hello, what a wonderful place to visit. I like the lanterns and umbrellas. There is so much to see. Wonderful collection of photos and fences. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. It was a nice ride through the kampungs to this place. Have a wonderful day!

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  12. quite the entrance and i love all those umbrellas!

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    1. Thank you, Lady Fi. Have a lovely day!

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  14. What beautiful sights you saw and photographed ~ lovely post for fences ~ so colorful too!

    Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Have a happy week too!

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  15. Hello Nancy!:) What an interesting place to visit. The red lanterns at the impressive entrance are very welcoming and the umbrellas are really decorative, and so are the sculptures. It seems like a very pleasant journey there with not much traffic.

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    1. Thank you, Breathtaking. It was a wonderful half day trip. Have a fantastic day!

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  16. I would have loved to come along on your adventure too.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. You are most welcome! Have a happy day!

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  17. sounds like a fun day at a beautiful place!! i once saw an umbrella display like that, it was gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. The idea of umbrella display has caught on in other places too. Have a great day!

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  18. Wow that umbrella ceiling is amazing and so colourful. Have a good day Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Have a good day too!

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  19. Great post. I enjoyed all the fences. Love the stone walls, the colorful red lanterns & umbrellas.

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  20. What a fun place, Nancy! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful and enjoyable tour!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. You are most welcome. Have a enjoyable day!

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  21. Wonderful post. So many fences to choose from. Love the colorful umbrellas - a great idea.

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    1. Thank you, Ruth. Have a wonderful day!

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  22. Love how your bible verse goes with this today. My very favorite is the umbrellas! Love the beautiful red gate. I had no idea about this sacred wood.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. The gaharu wood is quite new to me. I only came to know about it when I first visited this place.

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  23. Nancy I love your greenery in your country

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a lovely day!

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  24. That's very effective design with the umbrella roof. Something to look at. :-)

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Have a fabulous day!

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  26. Nice trip! And this umbrella decoration super cute!

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  27. This place looks interesting. So what did you do in there?

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    1. We tried the gaharu tea, ice cream and bought some soup mix. Not to forget the photo shooting.

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  28. Thank you for the photos. The place looks well decorated.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. The main entrance and decorations weren't there on our previous trip.

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  29. Wow the umbrella ceiling is so nice!

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  30. The plantation looks like quite an outfit!

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a wonderful day!

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