Malaysia is a country of contrasts. It boasts vast areas of unspoiled nature, pristine islands and beaches along with the rich historic heritage and sparkling modern cities. Check out these ten great destination and consider visiting them once in the country.
10. Relax in Pangkor Laut
One of the best resorts in the country is situated on the powdery beach, overlooking the ocean and surrounded by the palm groves. The guests stay in elegantly designed private villas, meanwhile a dedicated staff carefully attends to their needs.
9. Genting Highlands
The popular hill resort is embedded in the Titiwangsa Mountains and boasts a plethora of entertainment: theme parks, great hotels, concerts and a lively nightlife attract vacationers, who are looking to have a fun weekend. Get there by a cable ride, which provides amazing views!
8. The Petronas Towers
At 451.9 m (1,483 ft) height these are the tallest twin towers in the world. The iconic architectural structure is a symbol of modern Kuala Lumpur. Ascend to the top to admire the cityscape from the observation deck and go shopping in impressive Suria KLCC center.
7. Malacca Historic City
Malacca has been the most important trading center in whole Southeast Asia, until recently when Kuala Lumpur has overtaken the relay. The city boasts great architectural monuments from various eras and traditions, a busy cultural life, a lot of museums and shopping centers.
6. Crystal Mosque
The temple is found in Kuala Terengganu and fascinates with being so opulent and unique, that it will take your breath away. It is made of steel, glass and crystal, making it look exquisite and modern.
5. Bukit Tinggi
The small town is found in a close proximity to Genting Highlands therefore is a popular stop by the visitors coming in and out of the hub of entertainment. The town is famous for its European-inspired architecture and is especially similar to notorious Colmar in France.
4. Cameron Highlands
Found in the mountains, the highlands is a precious gem in the country. It features vast tea fields as well as endangered flowers, that burst with vibrant colors and fragrant scents. Visitors can explore this beautiful place by hiking. There are various hotels that accommodate the tourists.
3. Perhentian Islands
The group of islands boast pristine white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and mild weather. Due to a rich marine life and great visibility, the site is popular among the divers and snorkelers. Kayaking and jungle trekking are also favorite activities along with an idle time out on a beach.
2. Batu Caves
The sacred site comprises a temple complex, that features tall Hindu statues and is a pilgrimage destination. It is also one of the most popular tourist attraction due to its natural beauty – the aura of mystery and holiness can be permeates the visitors.
1. Kuala Lumpur
The capital city is a political, economic and cultural center in the country as well as entire Southeast Asia. As you could expect, the city offers various historic monuments along with the modern shopping centers, hotels and skyscrapers. Busy and always lively, Kuala Lumpur is a must-see once in Malaysia!