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Five Beautiful Must-Visit Spots For Your Malaysian Itinerary

Malaysia is a country of impressive skyscrapers, ancient historical buildings, noisy markets, and magnificent wildlife spots. Divided by the South China Sea into Peninsular and East parts, Malaysia is a great tourist destination for people with different preferences. Do you want to indulge in urban culture or enjoy beach getaways and water sports? Then head to this Eastern gem. To make it easier for you, I’ve rounded up a list of five must-visit points of interest for your Malaysian itinerary. 

Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s largest city and federal capital, it is still worth a visit, at least for a few days, because there is something to see here. You’ll never be bored there and kill time at 22Bat, the city will blow your mind with its colorful diversity and high-tech infrastructure. Perhaps the most iconic city’s landmark is the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers, built at the very end of the last century. This 88 stories high building houses the National Petroleum Company of Malaysia. Walking on the skyway Sky Bridge between the 41st and 42nd floors is a to-do thing in Kuala Lumpur. Another city’s famous observation point is located at the top of the sky touching Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower. Make your way up to one of the world’s tallest freestanding towers. By the way, it primarily serves as a telecommunications tower. 

Other great Kuala Lumpur tourist attractions are the National King’s Palace, Kuala Lumpur National Monument, and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit National Museum of Malaysia, Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and Palace of Culture. In the capital you’ll also find majestic mosques (the National Masjid Wilayah Mosque of Malaysia), as well as Chinese and Hindu (Thean Hou Temple, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple) temples. Kuala Lumpur is home to cafes, restaurants, bars, as well as bustling Central Market and Petaling Street with over 700 shops. Wandering in Botanic Gardens and Bird Park right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is a great way to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the world’s largest bird park.

Penang Island

This tourist destination is very different from the rest of Malaysia. Penang is a melting pot of different cultures even more than Kuala Lumpur. The capital of the island, George Town, is famous for ancient churches, murals and pagodas, Wonderfood Museum, Bird Sanctuary, Butterfly Park, and Botanic Gardens. And since George Town holds the title of Malaysia’s food capital, it is home for many restaurants, markets, and bars. 

Langkawi Archipelago

Located off the northwestern coast, Langkawi Island is a large archipelago famous for its unusual beaches with volcanic sand. The most-populated (and the only inhabited) of the Langkawi islands are the Pulau Langkawi and the Pulau Tuba. Here you can also see and visit caves with whole colonies of bats, hot springs, as well as lakes and waterfalls. Major attractions of Langkawi include the UNESCO heritage site, Langkawi Geopark, Seven Wells Waterfall, Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi Cable Car Ride, and Mahsuri’s Tomb. 

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands in the Titiwangsa Mountains is one of the most beautiful places in the whole country. This mountain resort sits at an altitude of around 1500 meters at its highest point. Cameron Highlands is a scenic retreat that was originally a hill station. It dates back to the 1930s. Cameron Highlands is home to tea plantations, vegetable farms, herbal gardens, as well as waterfalls, mountains, and lakes. Visit the Time Tunnel Museum and  Mardi’s Agro Technology Park to dive into the local agricultural practices. 

Borneo Island

This tropical paradise encapsulates Mother Nature at its best. It is known as the perfect place for snorkeling and scuba diving. On Borneo you can also go on an exciting safari and see orangutans and crocodiles in the local reserves. If you love nature, take the time to visit the following natural wonders on Borneo from the next list.

  1. Kota Kinabalu
  2. Kuching
  3. Gunung Mulu National Park
  4. Bako National Park
  5. Danum Valley
  6. Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center 

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