Rich culture, wonderful natural landscapes, delicious cuisine and a range of interesting activities, Malaysia has become one of the hot tourist destinations in Southeast Asia. Malaysia is also is only country in Asia was listed in the top 10 must visit countries in the world by Lonely Planet in 2014. Here are the next attractions in the list of top 25 famous sites you should not miss in this country.
Melaka City, Melaka State
Melaka is the capital city of the Melaka state, Malaysia. Malacca Island has been occupied by Chinese, Dutch and Malays, so its culture is very diverse. Considered the birthplace of the country’s cultural and historical heritage, with over 600 years of history, it has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Cultural Heritage in 2008. Melaka city is currently one of the most popular spots of Malaysia.
Things to do:
- Walk along the heritage roads in Melaka and visit all the historical sites like Porta de Santiago, Stadthuys and Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum
- Buy antiques on Jonker Street and Tun Tan Cheng Lock Road
- Enjoy beautiful view of Melaka River.
Genting Highlands, Pahang
Genting Highlands, also known as Resorts World Genting, is a luxury resort with many hotels, amusement parks, casinos, and restaurants. The plateau is located on the top of Mount Ulu Kali, at an altitude of 1,800 meters above sea level so the weather in here is very cool. This highland is specially suitable for family holiday due to its location is not far from Kuala Lumpur capital. Genting Highlands is also the only place having legal casinos in Malaysia.
What you can do:
- Go to the hill’s top by skyway cable car
- Play at the indoor amusement park.
- Visit famous attractions such as Chin Swee Pagoda, strawberry farm and mushroom farm.
- Shopping at First World Plaza.
- Enjoy live performances at night.
- Play at the casino
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Sabah
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park is located in Gaya Bay, 3 km from Kota Kinabalu. The park was named after the first Malaysia’s Prime Minister – Tunku Abdul Rahman, and was recognized as the second national park of Sabah in 1974. It is a very popular attraction with divers and eco-tourists and a perfect scuba diving spot in Malaysia. This marine park consists of five islands, Gaya, Manukan, Mamutik, Sapi and Sulug, each island features the different flora and fauna.
- Swimming and diving
- Join in water sports like windsurfing or jet skiing.
Bako National Park, Sarawak
Bako National Park is the oldest national park in Sarawak, Bako which was established in 1957. Located about 37 km from Kuching, the park is a typical example of the Sarawak rainforest. This is one of the most exciting parks in Malaysia with diverse ecosystem, beautiful beaches and the natural trails that allow visitors to explore the park easily.
What to do in this park:
- Walk on one of 16 trails in here and explore the park’s ecosystem.
- Watch many wild animals, especially Proboscis monkeys and 150 species of birds living in this park.
Sarawak Cultural Village
Situated at the foot of the legendary Santubong Mountain, the Sarawak Cultural Village is the place where the Rainforest World Music Festival was held. This “living museum” was established to preserve and introduce the cultural heritage of Sarawak. It is an exhibition of costumes, handicrafts, traditional houses of each state’s ethnics.
Things you can do:
- Visit the long houses to know more about the life of each tribe
- Join the interactive music workshop at Rainforest Music House.
- Go along the Penan trail.
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