As one of the most attractive travel destinations in the world, Malaysia has many wonderful attractions, from beaches, islands, historical sites, museums to natural reserves, shopping and delicious local cuisine. In this article, we will provide you a list of top 25 well-known sites you should visit in Malaysia.
Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
With the height of more than 451.9 meters, the 88-storey twin tower is a jewel of Kuala Lumpur. The more majestic it is during the daytime, the more sparkling at night is. The tower is ranked as the tallest twin towers in the world. It is the symbol as well as the must visit destination in Kuala Lumpur.
Things you can do:
- Sky Bridge at 41st and 42nd floor: The world’s tallest bridge, the perfect place to enjoy the stunning views of Kuala Lumpur.
- Level 86 – Observation deck: Located at the height of 360 meters, you will be able to admire a breathtaking view of Kuala Lumpur.
Merana KL Tower
The KL Tower is the seventh tallest telecommunication tower in the world. With 421 meters height, located at the top of Bukit Nanas in the central Kuala Lumpur, it is one of the most famous landmarks of the city.
The tower operates as the Islamic Falak observatory to observe the crescent moon marking the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramadhan, Syawal and Zulhijjah, celebrating the month of Lama Ramadhan, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha. This tower is the highest viewing point in Kuala Lumpur where tourists can go to visit.
- Observatory: where you can see the beautiful birds at an altitude of 276 meters above the ground.
- Atmosphere 360 Restaurant: Enjoy wonderful cuisine at a revolving restaurant and admire the panoramic view of the city.
- Visit the Malaysian Cultural Village, Animal Park, XD Theater and F1 race course.
Batu caves, Selangor
Batu caves is a complex of three limestone caves which have several Hindu temples inside. It attracts thousands of tourists coming to visit, especially in Hindu festival held every year – Thaipusam festival. One of its highlights is the 140 ft high statue of Lord Murugan Lord at the entrance. This is a popular spot for hiking enthusiasts.
Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Cameron Highlands, the largest resort in Malaysia, lies on the Titiwangsa Range at an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level.
There are many relaxing activities that you can do here. You can walk through beautiful villages, visit butterfly farms, strawberry gardens, honey bee farms or tea hill farms.
Things to do:
- Visit BOH tea hill to learn about tea processing and enjoy a cup of hot tea while admiring the beauty of green tea hill.
- Harvest strawberries in the strawberry farm
- Relax in Mossy Forest.
Kinabalu Park, Sabah
Kinabalu Park, also known as Taman Kinabalu, is the first World Cultural Heritage and the highest mountain in Malaysia – Mount Kinabalu. It is one of the most important biological sites in the world with more than 4,500 species of plants and animals, of which 326 species of birds and about 100 species of mammals. The park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Sabah and Malaysia.
What you can do:
- Climbing Kinabalu Mountain.
- Take a rest at Poring hot mineral springs
- Walking, cycling or climbing.
Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak
Gunung Mulu National Park near Miri, Sarawak, is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in November 2000. The park is famous for its limestone karst formations and the largest cave in the world which can hold up to 40 Boeing 747s.
Things to do:
- Visit four main caves: Deer, Lang, Clearwater and Wind.
- Walk along Mulu Canopy Skywalk.
- Walk along Pinnacle Trail and the herbs trail.
Taman Negara National Park, Pahang
Taman Negara National Park is renowned for being one of the oldest tropical forests in the world. Now, the park has been developed as a popular ecotourism destination in Malaysia. The most popular activities in Taman Negara are river cruising and forest walks. All visitors want to visit the park must have permission of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.
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