From the dense urban jungles of Kuala Lumpur to the tranquil beaches of the Perhentian Islands, Malaysia is a beautiful yet often underrated holiday destination. You will find a number of places in the country which prove that the country is wonderfully diverse in its traditions and cultures. And to show that to you, we’e have compiled a list of 10 places that should be on the top of your bucket list when you visit the country. So take a look at our Malaysia Travel Guide to get to know the best attractions for tourists.
Rainbow Waterfall, Pahang
The sun hits the water falling on the side of a high stone ledge into the rocky pool beneath and a beautiful rainbow is formed for a few hours in the day, giving an absolutely serene sight. Although it is located deep within the hills of Sungai Lembeng, it is less than an hour’s drive from the town. The journey to the waterfall is an experience in itself, and the reward in the end is the beautiful rainbow which will definitely leave you in awe.
Islamic Art Museum, Kuala Lumpur
Located in the Perdana Botanical Garden in the heart of the city, the Islamic Art Museum was opened to public in 1998 and is the largest Islamic art museum in South East Asia. There are about 7,000 artifacts exhibited in the museum, including jewelry, textile, ceramic works and armor, with separate galleries for Islamic manuscripts, Chinese, Indian, and Islamic architectural pieces.
Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
One of the world’s tallest architectural pieces, the twin towers house the headquarters of Petronas, which is the national petroleum company of Malaysia. Both the towers are 88 stories high and identical to each other. The 41st and 42nd floors of the towers are connected with each other through a sky bridge, which allows people to travel within the buildings. There are various shopping malls, food courts, and complexes inside the towers which are worth a visit. The entry fees for the Twin Towers can be purchased online from their website.
Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi
Hold your breath when you decide to visit this wonderful location because Langkawi Sky Bridge is the longest free span bridge in the world, suspended from a high altitude by a single Pylon, and 2,300 feet off the ground. The sky bridge is also curved in order to give tourists a spectacular view of the island below. To reach the Sky Bridge you’ll first have to board a cable car from the cliff, which is a delightful addition to the experience, letting you relish the breathtaking views around.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Subang Jaya
If you’re visiting Malaysia with your family or friends, this is just the place for you. With a wide variety of over 80 attractions and rides, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is apt for tourists of all age. The park is divided in separate sections which consist of the Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park.
Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower
Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower is a 421m high broadcasting and telecommunication tower, the observation deck of which is the highest in the city and gives a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur. It also houses the highest McDonald’s outlet in the world. Now, won’t you love to enjoy that Big Mac while gazing upon the beautiful Malaysian city?!
Said to be the world’s largest aquarium, Aquaria KLCC holds over 5,000 freshwater and marine creatures. Some of the major attractions of the aquarium are the tiger sharks, bright coral fish, sea snakes, sea horses, and blue rays. Involving real depth and complexity in its design, Aquaria KLCC is one of the country’s leading sightseeing attractions.
Legoland, Johor Bahru
The first international theme park in Malaysia, Legoland is filled with various rides and attractions, all of which are constructed out of Lego bricks. You will be able to push, create, dismantle or even assemble just anything your imagination directs. The park consists of the Water Park, Wave Pool, Joker Soaker, and Build-A-Raft.
Inhabited by a diverse group of people, Cameron Highlands is a scenic hill station and one of the oldest tourist attractions in Malaysia. Some of the highlights of the place are the sprawling tea estates, waterfalls, mossy forests, strawberry farms, lavender gardens, and last but not the least, its pleasant climate.
Turtle Sanctuary Beach, Pulau Perhentian Besar
If you’re looking for a break from the city, Turtle Sanctuary Beach is the place for you. The crystal-clear waters, exquisite marine life and lively corals make this beach a traveler’s paradise. Because it’s located off the beaten track, you won’t find any buildings or resorts in the vicinity. But it is worth a visit if you’re planning to have a quiet and peaceful day near the turquoise waters.
We hope that this Malaysia Travel Guide will be a helpful way for you to explore the beautiful city!
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