Are planning to go to Malaysia for your next family vacation? Or planning to have your honeymoon in Malaysia? Well, if then, you have made the right decision because Malaysia is a country with a large diversity – from its culture and customs to the places of beauty. This, of course leaves you with a variety of places you can visit during your vacation. Here are six places in Malaysia that are considered as the best of the tourist attractions.
1. Kota Bharu
Situated in Peninsular Malaysia close to Thailand border, Kota Bharu is the capital of the Kelantan State. The place is known for its shopping destinations and cuisine. This place is specially visited by tourists visiting the Perhentian Islands. The central market comprises of local women with food stands selling fruits and vegetables. There are also coffee shops and ethnic food you can try.
Melaka is a place of historical importance in Malaysia. It is positioned on the sea route between India and China, on the southwestern coast of West Malaysia. Melaka was once ruled over by many nationalities including the Indians, the Dutch and the Portuguese. Therefore, this place is rich in heritage. You can especially enjoy architecture, of more than one culture, such as the charming villas of the Portuguese tradition and the fort that resembles the traditions of the Dutch.
3. Danum Valley
This is a lowland forest in Malaysia, with a large diversity of tropical flora and fauna. Being home to many species of animals such as the rhinoceros, leopards and mousedeer and more than 270 different species of birds, danum valley is located in Sabah. Visitors to this place get a chance to engage in adventurous activities including jungle treks, river swimming, bird watching, night jungle tours and excursions.
4. Gunung Mulu National Park
This is one of the most amazing natural attritions in Southeast Asia. The park is known for its limestone karst formations and unique cave systems. Some of the world’s largest and longest cave systems can be found here. Situated in Sarawak state in Malaysian Borneo, it is one of the world heritage sites named by UNESCO. It is also a subject for many geographical expeditions the most notable one being the expedition by the Royal Geographical Society.
Langkawi, dubbed as the jewel of Kedah, is an archipelago of 99 islands, in the Andaman Sea. A tourist visiting Langkawi will be able to experience many natural ecosystems such as beaches, rainforest, mangroves and mountain forests. There is also a cable car service for tourists, to visit the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang where the Langkawi Bridge is located.
6. Kula Lumpur
The capital of Malaysia is known for its own city beauty. It is known for its spectacular skyscrapers, shopping destinations and dining places. Some of the greatest places to visit in Kuala Lumpur – called by locals as KL – are the Chinatown, Merdeka Square, and the Petronas Twin Towers in the city center, the KL Tower, Batu Caves, Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Sunway Lagoon Theme Park.
Once you have planned your trip to Malaysia, take a map and mark the places close to the city you will be staying at. This way you can visit many attractions before your vacation ends.