15 Best Places to Visit in Malaysia

   

Want to enjoy every minute of a long adventure full of thrills, relaxation, delicious food, spectacular views, stunning wildlife, unforgettable landscapes and amazing people? Malaysia is the perfect place for you!

Malaysia is such a beautiful country as it is blessed with lovely beaches, cool golf courses, holy temples, breathtaking caves, lushed green national parks and of course Kuala Lumpur.

If you are planning to visit Malaysia anytime soon, we have prepared a list of 15 best places to visit in Malaysia:

1. Petronas Twin Towers

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Want to feel the clouds closer to you? The Petronas Twin Towers, the famous landmark of Malaysia is surely the right place. Regardless of not being the world’s tallest buildings anymore, they still are the tallest twin buildings in the world. This architectural masterpiece is 88 floors tall which features a sky bridge between the towers on the 41st and 42nd floors and also resembles motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia’s Muslim religion. You can enjoy the skyline of the city from the towers.

2. Cameron Highlands

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Developed by the British in the 1920s, Cameron Highlands is one of the most popular hill stations in Malaysia, renowned for its trails. From forest to waterfalls to other serene spots, this place is loved by the visitors.

If you are looking for something other than jungle walks, book several “tea factory” tours or visit the Butterfly farm and Insectarium with 5,000 butterflies and exotic plants.

3. Mount Kinabalu

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Standing at a summit height of 4096m above sea level, Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak of Malaysia. It is a haven for all the nature lovers as well as the one who has an appetite for adventure. Globally known for the huge variety of botanical and biological species biodiversity, it is home to 600 species of ferns, 330 bird species, and around 100 mammalian species.

4. Perhentian Islands

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Enriched with coral reefs, excellent marine life and spectacular beaches, Perhentian Islands is one the most beautiful islands in Malaysia. It is located off the coast of northeastern Malaysia not far from the Thai border.

Dive deep into the blue sea or try all kinds of water sports activities to have the ultimate enjoyment.

5. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

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Want to make your Malaysia trip more joyful? Sunway Lagoon Theme Park should be definitely on your travel bucket list. Set up in a wide area of 88 acres, this theme park has a huge variety of attractions such as Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park. Tourists of all age groups visit this little world in the number of thousands and even more. Some place with such a huge following is surely special.

6. Batu Caves

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If you have a likeliness for Hindu Art, Batu Caves can reward you with most popular Hindu Shrine outside of India. Located in Gombak, Selangor, it derives its name from Batu River which is said to flow past the hill. Blessed with a series of caves and limestone, this place attracts thousands of visitors from all around the world as the place is renowned as one of the most famous Malaysia tourist spots.

15 ft. Tall Hanuman Temple and 140 ft tall Murugan statue is the specialty of this place.

7. Redang Island

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One of the nine islands in a marine natural reserve, Redang Island is blessed with beautiful beaches and crystal clear water. Famous for snorkeling, this place is pure love for all the nature lovers as well as the adventure freaks.

Moreover, it is the largest islands off the eastern Malay Peninsula, so you can wander around the exquisite resorts or go for trekking through the jungle.

8. Kinabatangan River

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Stretching around 551 km from the mountains to the Sulu Sea, Kinabatangan River is the 2nd longest river in Malaysia. Known for its diverse wildlife and vegetation, it is the perfect place to watch the Asian elephants, crocodiles, proboscis monkeys and Bornean orangutans as well as around 200 bird species. It is also known for rainforests and salt and freshwater swamps.

9. Georgetown

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Dating back to older times, Georgetown was an important trading hub and still consists of numerous colonial-era shophouses. It is the capital of Malayasian island Penang.

Experience the blend of culture and tradition in this beautiful city by visiting the famous marvels like Kapitan Kelling Mosque, Leong San Tong Khoo Mansion, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and even the Town Hall.

10. Sipadan

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Located in the Celebes Sea, Sipadan is Malaysia’s only oceanic island formed by living coral atop an extinct volcano cone. It is every diver’s paradise as it is considered one of the best diving spots in the world.

If you are a diver too, you may come across hawkbill, manta rays, green turtles and whale sharks and much more as there are more than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of different corals there. Moreover, the island has golden sand washed beaches which may leave you awestruck.

11. Bucket Bintang

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An undoubted heaven for shopaholics, Bucket Bintang is Kuala Lumpur’s main shopping district as it has one the largest malls in the world- Benaya Times Square.

This place is just not known as a shopping arena but also as the trendiest entertainment district as it consists of numerous cafes and nightclubs.

12. Islamic Arts Museum

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If you are an art lover, you have to visit the famous Islamic Arts Museum located in Perdana Botanical Garden which is at the heart of the city. Spanning in the area of around 30,000 sq. meters , this place has around 7000 top quality artifacts from all over the Islamic world. Moreover, it is the largest Islamic Art Museum in South East Asia.

13. North Borneo Railway

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Always dreamt to travel in the vintage trains as seen in Harry Potter movies? Well, you can live your dream at the famous North Borneo Railway. This old-fashioned train travels around 36 km from Tanjung Aru to Papar. You can enjoy the Asian and Continental cuisines with scenic views of rice fields and houses built on stilts during the journey.

14. Bako National Park

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Stretching over an area of 2727 hectares, Bako National Park is blessed with serene natural beauty and a huge variety of wildlife. Located 37 km away from Kuching, this park holds seven distinctive rainforests ecosystem.

You can reach this destination by Bus to Kampung Bako, further followed by 20 minutes boat ride.

15. Gunung Gading National Park

15 Best Places to Visit in Malaysia-15 Want to see the world’s largest flower, Rafflesia? If yes, head to Gunung Gading National Park. Rafflesia blooms can grow up to three feet in diameter. Whoa, that's huge! It's true that the blooms die after few days but the good news is that they can bloom any time of the year. This flower bloom blossoms the Malaysia tourism to a whole new level.

Moreover, This National Park is more than just one flower as it has spectacular beaches, green mountains and jungles where you can hike.

We are sure, you will never fall short of visiting places in Malaysia as you have a huge list with you now. Trust us, visiting this scenic beauty will turn out to be one of the best decisions of your life.

Remember: The more you explore, the more you know!
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