12 Best Places To Visit Malaysia You Should Not Miss
With many new tourism products, exciting cultural parks and leisure centers with activities for all ages, Malaysia is considered as a friendly destination for both domestic and international visitors. In this article, let us find out the best places to visit in Malaysia you should not miss!!!
For those who love discovering the big cities
1. Kuala Lumpur
Located on the peninsula of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is the most modern and largest city in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is considered as the soul and pride of this beautiful and gentle country.
Kuala Lumpur is famous for its Petronas Twin Towers, one of the tallest towers in the world and dozens of other skyscrapers. Not only that, Kuala Lumpur is also known as the city with the most modern public transportation system in Asia with a bus system, luxury and advanced trains.
Kuala Lumpur is also one of the best places to visit in Malaysia, with a number of attractive tourist attractions, crowded commercial centers, and luxury resorts. In addition, Perdana Botanical Garden is also an ideal spot not to be missed in Kuala Lumpur.
Malacca is another destination in Malaysia. Together with Penang's George Town, Malacca was also recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The harmony between the indigenous culture and the culture of other countries such as China, Portugal, and England has made Malacca a very special beauty the tourists cannot forget. Because of these reasons, in 2008, Malacca was recognized by UNESCO as "World Cultural Heritage".
Founded in 1995, Putrajaya is currently the youngest and most modern city in the country. Located about 25km to the south of Kuala Lumpur, this young city was built with the idea of replacing the crowded and narrow capital of Kuala Lumpur. And so far the city has become a new administrative center of the Federation of Malaysia. Entering this city, you feel like you are lost in the world of the "Arabian Nights" with mosques and buildings built along the highways that make Putrajaya both ancient and modern beauty.
4. Johor Bahru
Located in the southwest and as the second largest city behind Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru is one of Malaysia's largest and most flourishing industrial cities. In addition, it is the preferred stopover destination for over 60% of international tourists visiting Malaysia, thanks to its location (there is a bridge connecting Singapore) and a number of famous tourist attractions such as Abu Bakar Royal Palace, Government House of Malaysia, and Malaysia's largest park - Endau Rompin as well as other picturesque natural sceneries which are conquering millions of visitors every year.
For those who love the beautiful sea and islands
Langkawi, known as the jewel of Malaysian tourism, can be said to be the busiest island in Malaysia with many tourist attractions such as the largest indoor aquarium in the country. As one of Malaysia's most famous and attractive tourist centers, Langkawi is surely one of the best places to visit in Malaysia you should not miss. The island is located in the north of the Malacca Strait and close to the Thai border.
Annually, it attracts a large number of international tourists by its beautiful coastline, modern and luxurious resorts and many attractive cultural attractions. Besides, the historical monuments and legendary stories about the history of this mysterious island is also one of the reasons to attract international visitors - who love to explore the mystery. Langkawi has a large airport sufficient for medium-sized aircraft landing. Langkawi is an island with special status: tax-free. It means that everything you buy at this Malaysian tourist site is tax exempt.
Penang is one of the best places to visit in Malaysia. This large island is located on the west coast of Malaysia, famous for its capital, George Town. Penang Island is known as the Pearl of the East, with beautiful landscapes, sunny beaches and sparkling stars at night, luxury hotels, and resorts. All of them are the reasons why visitors come here more and more. Penang Island connects to Kuala Lumpur with the longest bridge in Asia which ranks the fifth in the world. Guests can easily reach the island with a variety of vehicles from land, waterway to modern and advanced air.
7. Perhentian Islands
Situated on the northeast coast of Malaysia, not far from the Thai border, Perhentian Island is a popular tourist destination. The beaches here are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world with cheap and good quality accommodation. There are two main islands, the great and small Perhentian islands, with white sand and clear blue sea. Visitors coming to the Perhentian Islands can take part in many activities such as snorkeling, diving or organizing parties on the beach.
8. Tioman Island
Tioman is a small island separating the coastline of Peninsular Malaysia. In 1970, Time Magazine selected Tioman as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Tourists come here to enjoy the taste of paradise. Surrounding the island is the beautiful white coral reefs, which are ideal for diving enthusiasts to explore the ocean. Tioman Island is another exciting destination in Malaysia with some interesting activities such as diving and boating.
For those who love discovering the nature
9. Gunung Mulu National Park
Gunung Mulu National Park (Mulu) is one of the best places in Malaysia that is set on the list of the most spectacular "creations" of nature and considered as "the precious jewel on the crown" of the prosperous Sarawak national park system. Mulu is the largest park, consisting of 52,865 hectares of primary rainforest, where the rivers and the clear streams flow. Surprisingly, when you come to Gunung Mulu National Park, you will have the opportunity to admire the strange cave system including the world's largest cave of Sarawak Chamber which is estimated to accommodate 40 Boeing 747 aircrafts.
10. Taman Negara National Park
Taman Negara is the national park in Malaysia and one of the oldest tropical jungle in the world. It is home to many ancient trees, waterfalls, dense vegetation and the longest path in the world. There are many trails for visitors to explore the forest without guidance. Taman Negara has much wildlife such as Asian elephant, tiger, leopard, rhinoceros, but in small numbers. You will easily find birds, deer, lizards, snakes, and pigs here. In addition, Taman Negara National Park also offers many activities for visitors such as mountain climbing, fishing, and walking.
11. Cameron Highlands
Travelers can cross the jungle to waterfalls and other tranquil locations with small paths. A part of these small paths is located in the famous tea plantations. Here, you can visit the tea processing plant.
When you come here, in addition to visiting the tea hills and strawberry gardens, you can join the trekking tour in the rainforest.
12. Mount Kinabalu
Traveling to Malaysia, you will be surprised to see the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. That is Mount Kinabalu. Owing to the 4095-meter high endowed by nature, Kinabalu Mountain is surrounded by small clouds, making it a popular destination for visitors to the state capital of Sabah. The Kinabalu Mountain is located in Kinabalu National Park, Sabah, Malaysia. The park is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Around and on this mountain, there is a rich flora in one of the important ecological areas of the world. Kinabalu Park is two hours drive from the state capital of Kota Kinabalu. Whoever climbs the mountain must come from this park. If less time, you can go straight from Kota Kinabalu International Airport to the park. To stay healthy, you should take a night in the city and start the journey of discovering the mount in the next morning.
Every year, over 40,000 people from around the world come here to conquer Kinabalu. Hiking in Kinabalu will take about 2 days, and attracts people of all ages to try. Although it is the highest mountain in Southeast Asia, climbing to Kinabalu is not too difficult. You do not need any specialized equipment or climbing experience - just good health and extreme determination are enough!
We hope that you will be happy with the suggestions above. Come and explore Malaysia in your own way right now!