Malaysia is a land of paradoxes and a perfect travel destination getaway for those wishing to witness the almost impenetrable rainforests on one side and beaches and coastal reason on another side to pamper themselves with luxury with the imbibe mixture of the ancient culture of South-east Asia. So here are some Must Visit Malaysia Tourist Attractions.
For mountain lover, Malaysia has Cameron Highlands which can offer you a mesmerizing holiday experience unlike any other. If you have ever been in Malaysia, you can never have the second thought of not visiting this surreal destination when the emerald tea plantation green hills with sprawling farms await to make your vacation in Malaysia the most amazing one by providing you an incredible opportunity of hiking on some picturesque trails, sipping tea sitting at some panoramic place and relaxing thoroughly.
Dubbed in a tropical paradise, famous for its pristine beaches, and a thick forest cover, these islands are just so perfect to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Malaysia. Langkawi island can be any beach lovers a dream holiday destination. This island is an archipelago with approx hundred islands that have kept their hidden secret of a natural paradise surrounded by resorts, restaurants and bar centres to make it a dream vacation destination for the tourists.
It is here in Kuala Lumpur you get to see the best of Malaysia. Even though, the city is struck with modernity, it did manage to keep the rustic charm intact. When we talk about KL, we ought to think about its scrumptious food, skyscrapers, shopping malls and markets, lively nightlife and of course the Petronas Twin Towers. The city has incredible experience to impart and there is no way you can give Kuala Lumpur a miss while visiting Malaysia.
If an exotic holiday in Malaysia is in your mind, then you should choose Penang even if blindfolded. Truly, this amazing tourist destination is exotic with excellent cosmopolitan and diverse cultures. The island has some of the best tourist attractions in Malaysia in the form of beaches and fishing villages like Kampung Pulau Betong and Pulau Aman. Penang also has must see places like Balik Pulau which is surrounded by rice fields, nutmeg orchards and durian clove.
The islands are known for their nightlife and plenty of watersport, and yes a crowd of young backpackers. So, if you are considering a budget Malaysia tour, Perhentian Islands is the right place to be. There are a plenty of water activities like snorkeling and scuba diving to enjoy, and one can even try water sports like sea-kayaking. Apart from this, at Perhentian Islands also give one the chance to not only watch the sea turtles but also to volunteer to save and conserve them. For those who enjoy hiking, the islands also offer some great opportunity of jungle trekking and sighting big monitor lizards and large spiders between Long Beach and Coral Bay. You can also self-invite to a beach party at Bubu Long Beach resort for enjoying hanging out with other travellers and watching the locals perform.
If you have longed to explore a rainforest, then Taman Negara is your must visit destination in Malaysia. It is a national park which is believed to have been conserving a tropical rainforest which is 130 million years of age. The park offers boardwalk circuits (about 100 kms) that crosses through the longest rope walkway in the world. During your strenuous walk, you are expected to have the opportunity to sight some of the most bountiful wildlife and peek inside the lives of some indigenous tribes. Taman Negara is home to animals like the Malayan tiger, crab-eating macaque, Malayan gaur (seladang) and Indian elephant; and birds such such as great argus, red junglefowl and rare Malayan peacock-pheasant.
This 20 kms long and 11 kms wide Tioman Island is the best example of what an happening island life is all about. This paradise for travellers is replete with adventure and leisure activities that compel to call the island one of the best places to see in Malaysia. Located in the South China Sea, Tioman Island boasts teal water, breathtaking waterfalls, lush forests and orange blossoms. The island is perfect to enjoy activities like snorkelling, diving, sailing as well as paddling. One also will enjoy taking a sneak peek at the rich village life on the island.
GUNUNG MULU NATIONAL PARK
Another best place in Malaysia to fulfill your dream of exploring a tropical rainforest is Gunung Mulu National Park. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, GMNP is situated in Borneo and is home to 3500 species of vascular plants and exceptional 109 species of palm. What catches the eye in the national park are the 295 kms stretch of caves that reflect a geological history of more than 1.5 million years. The Sarawak Chamber, which is 600 m by 415 m and 80 m high, is the largest known cave chamber in the world and is housed in Gunung Mulu National Park. Aside this, canyons, wild rivers, rainforest-covered mountains, and limestone pinnacles all add to the mesmerizing beauty of this must see national park in Malaysia.
With its heart-warming locals, stunning sunsets, excellent arts and music scene, and culinary spectrum that is opulent, Kota Kinabalu is likely to win your heart. This breathtaking destination in Malaysia is ideal to plan a holiday, if exploring the diversity is in your head. An out and out modern place, Kota Kinabalu has astonishingly kept the rich history of the place alive. KK is famous for offering the best wildlife and diving adventures, and a trekking expedition to Mt Kinabalu.
One of Malaysia’s biggest tourist draw, Melaka is steeped in history with being amongst the greatest trading ports in Asia in 15th Century. Recognized as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Melaka today is bustling with weekend night bazaar, ancient buildings and attractive showy trishaws. Melaka also has some pristine beaches, lush forest covers; and family-friendly tourist attraction in Alor Gajah and Ayer Keroh.
The island of Borneo houses Kuching, a city that certainly given Malaysia tourism a boom. Kuching is said to offer a kaleidoscope of cultures, crafts and cuisines along with a brilliant meld of modern and ancient to be witnessed. The city has many tourist attractions in the form of Chinese temples, markets , parks and eateries that serve some amazing food from other parts of Asia. Kuching is ideally a one-day trip destination, however, staying here a day or two would help you more to explore its diversity and beauty.
Encircling the city of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor is the place that is unmissable in Malaysia. One of the major attractions, Selangor offers so many places to be sighted and explored by the tourists. The state is home to the retail and commercial hub of the country, I-City in Shah Alam, where one has a snow walk indoor park. It also house, Malaysia’s largest zoo, Negara in Ampang Jaya. The state is also home to Formula One International Circuit in Sepang and has another tourist attraction in the form of the mosque named, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, which by the way is one of the most beautiful buildings in Malaysia. The Batu Caves are yet another major places to see in Selangor. For leisure travellers, it is worth noticing, that Selangor is also the best spa centre in the country with parlours exclusively for reflexology.