Colmar Tropicale: A Medieval French Village in Malaysia’s Rainforest

Colmar Tropicale is a picturesque French-themed resort aims to recreate the charming ambiance and architectural style of a French village nestled amidst the tropical setting of Malaysia. The resort models its surroundings with a fantasy-like atmosphere, taking inspiration from the 16th-century village in the Alsace region of France. Located more than 800-meters above sea level on Berjaya Hills in Bukit Tinggi, Colmar Tropicale offers an idyllic escape away from the bustling and humidity from Malaysia’s city.

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Getting There

By Car: Colmar Tropicale is just a 45-minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur city centre.

By Shuttle Bus: Berjaya Group provides daily shuttle bus services that run daily from Berjaya Times Square on a scheduled timing. A return trip inclusive of entrance ticket to Japanese Village and Botanical Garden cost RM60 (US$14). Do note that this service is temporarily unavailable as I last checked on 3 July 2023.

Exploring Colmar Tropicale

The Le Chateau (Spa and Organic Wellness) is adjacent to the entrance and takes inspiration from a castle in Alsace. The beautifully crafted fountain with cranes behind us was gifted by Alsace.

The entrance features a castle’s wooden drawbridge leading you through an intricate cuckoo clock tower inspired by France’s Riquewihr Tower.

The resort’s architecture and design feature half-timbered buildings, colorful facades, cobblestone pathways, and flower-filled balconies reminiscent of traditional Alsatian houses. The attention to detail creates an enchanting atmosphere that transports visitors to the French countryside.

Colmar Tropicale provides opportunities for visitors to experience French culture and traditions. Various cultural performances, such as live music and dance shows, are held regularly. Visitors can also participate in activities like wine tasting, art workshops, and traditional Alsatian games. The resort also boasts a selection of restaurants and cafes that offer a variety of culinary delights. Guests can enjoy French cuisine, as well as international and local dishes, accompanied by a selection of wines.

This is probably the closest to get a taste of medieval French life without visiting France!

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Aloha! I'm Bunzy, a curious dreamer who is passionate about roaming around the world getting lost, experiencing new cultures and meeting the locals. My superpower is to be able to sleep anywhere, anyhow!

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