Colmar Tropicale is a picturesque French-themed resort inspired by the 16th century village in Alsace region of France. Famously known as one of the fairy-tale villages in Europe, the village was modeled with fantasy-like surroundings; swans gliding in the moat at the resort’s entrance, and the knights in shining armor give the place an authentic castle vibe. Located more than 800-meters above sea level on Berjaya Hills in Bukit Tinggi, Colmar Tropicale is undoubtedly one of the popular attractions to visit in Malaysia to escape the bustling city and the humidity weather.
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, Kuala Lumpur on a scheduled timing. A return trip inclusive of entrance ticket to Japanese Village and Botanical Garden cost RM 60 (US$14).
|Berjaya Times Square (Hotel Entrance West Wing) to Colmar Tropicale||Colmar Tropicale (Hotel Lobby) to Berjaya Times Square|
|9:30 am||8:00 am|
|12:00 pm||10:45 am|
|5:15 pm||4:00 pm|
|8:30 pm||7:30 pm|
Exploring Colmar Tropicale
Adjacent to the entrance is the Le Chateau (Spa and Organic Wellness) which is also inspired by a castle in Alsace. The beautifully crafted fountain with cranes (behind us!) is an official gift from Alsace, France.
The entrance to Colmar Tropicale features a castle’s wooden drawbridge which leads you through an intricate cuckoo clock tower inspired by France’s Riquewihr Tower.
The massive cobblestone courtyard is filled with colourful flowers, park benches, a water fountain, and wishing well. There are cute little souvenir shops if you want to pick up some pretty handiwork and mementos.
Don’t miss some street or stage performances while you were there.
At the end of the pathway through the resort there are some stairs you can climb to take photos up high of the resort.
If you don’t have the budget to visit France, but want to get a taste of medieval French life, this is the place to go!
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