Malaysia, one of the top most visited tourist destinations is a colorful, multi-cultural and multi-religious nation. Home to Malays, Indians, Chinese and various other nationalities living in peace and harmony, this country promotes peace. Divided in half by the South China Sea, this beautiful tourist destination hosts various natural and man-made attractions including colonial architecture, misty tea plantations and islands surrounded by deep blue sea and glistening golden sand. Malaysia also hosts thick wild jungles providing shelter to orangutans and remote tribes. The country is also known for a variety of taste tantalizing dishes and beverages. Travelers can enjoy fusion cuisines including the famous Chinese-Indian curries and the famous ‘Nasi Lemak’, in which the rice are cooked in coconut milk and served with fried anchovies. Tripkar brings you a list of great places to visit in Malaysia and have the time of your life!
For nature enthusiasts there is no better place than Selangor. Located near the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor is one of the famous ecotourism sites. The beautiful tourist attraction hosts Batu Caves and beaches. There is a small village also known as ‘Kuala Kubu Baharu’ visited by many for its historical significance. There are various activities for adventure lovers to enjoy including river tubing, kayaking and trekking. Tourists can also visit the Birds Nest Eco Farm, where various palm oil plantations and tropical fruit farms are located. Selangor is also the central hub for shopping, featuring various local and international malls and stores. One of the latest attractions in the city is the water theme park and attraction ‘iCity’.
One of the best places to visit in Malaysia, Langkawi Island, is a popular tourist destination. The island features the Langkawi Sky Bridge which is a 125 meters curved pedestrian traverse offering exhilarating views of the waterfalls and sceneries. The island features a 15 minute cable car ride to the top of Mount Mat Cincang offering breathtaking views of the rain forests and small islets. Set along the Langkawi Island is the famous underwater world featuring 500 species of sea creatures including rock-hopper penguins, sharks, stingrays and green turtles. Visit the highest mountain peak ‘Gunung Raya’ also known as the cursed mountain and the thick rain-forest that is home to various wildlife species including leaf monkeys, flying foxes and mountain hawk eagles.
For history aficionado’s, this place is a must-visit. A famosa is a historical fortress, and one of the oldest surviving European remnant architecture in Asia built in the early 1500s by the Portuguese who successfully attacked and defeated the armies of the reigning Sultanate. However, the historical site features a four-towered fortress and a gate house. History fanatics can find numerous scriptures featuring rich historical patronage from the 1500s to 1900s.
One of the most popular hill resort in the country, Cameron Highlands is one of the best places to visit in Malaysia. The highland is a famous agricultural site and is the leading producer of flowers, fruits and tea in the whole country. Tourists will find 700 species of unusual flower plantations and butterfly farms located amidst dense thick forests. The workers in the farm offer fresh strawberries and the resort features a cafe that offers various tea concoctions never tried before.
Visit the world renowned Sepilok Orangutan Conservation Center situated on the north eastern coast of Borneo, Malaysia. One of the best places to visit in Malaysia, Sandankan is basically a wildlife conservation site including orangutans, monkeys, birds, crocodiles and elephants. Tourists can also visit the famous Turtle Island, that includes various species of endangered marine turtles. Visit the Sandankan Memorial Park, a beautiful forest orchard, built to commemorate the deaths of the British and Australian imprisoned troops. The bay also features a small two-storey wooden villa renovated as a museum known as the ‘Agnes Keith House’. The small museum features various artifacts and scriptures written during the British colonial period. Sandakan is also home to various churches and temples built during the World War II.
One of the best places to visit in Malaysia is the Petronas Twin Towers. Known as the crown jewel of the capital city Kuala Lumpur, this sky scraper soars at a height of 451.9 meters. The Petronas Twin Tower symbolizes the nations culture and advancement. Visit this beautiful tourist site and experience the rich interior inspired by traditional handicrafts and patterns. The tower is designed using basic Islamic geometric forms, creating a shape of eight pointed star. Tourists can also buy culturally inspired souvenirs and books from the Petronas Twin Towers gift shop. The twin towers are connected by a sky bridge that offers breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur.
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