The Genting highlands are a hill station situated at 1700m above sea level in the Titiwangsa mountains, 51km northeast of KL. They are easily accessible from KL, either by road or road & cablecar (the Genting Skyway). In Genting there is a resort consisting of a number of hotels, a shopping mall, an indoor and an outdoor theme park and the only legal land-based casino in Malaysia. In 2006 the resort had over 18 million visitors. It is surrounded by a 100 million years old rainforest.
The Genting highlands do not offer much in terms of hiking trails and in fact it is not easy to leave the resort area. A visit to Genting usually consists of walking through the shopping mall, gambling in the casino or playing in the theme park. Due to the altitude the temperature hovers between 14°C and 25°C the whole year.
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