Places To Visit in Malaysia


Located at the heart of Southeast Asia and covering an area of 330,200 sq. km , Malaysia is divided into two main regions, the Peninsular Malaysia , lying just south of Thailand, and East Malaysia , located north of Indonesia on the island of Borneo . With different places to visit, Malaysia is a country rich in color and contrasts and multi-faceted charm. Tourists are vehemently attracted to this land of fascinating sights and intrigued to the point of being spellbound.

This city of paradise with its rich cultural heritage offers lot of places to visit in Malaysia which is listed below:

Kuala Lumpur

Also known as the "Garden City of Lights" , it has much to offer to visitors from modern shopping complexes to the colorful bazaars at Chinatown and Central Market. The National Zoo , 13 km north-east of Kuala Lumpur contains hundreds of different species of animals, birds, and reptiles. The Zoo and Aquarium are both open daily from 9am to 6pm.

One of the famous British architectures, the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station is located at Jalan Hishamuddin. Built in 1910, this Moorish-style terminal was designed by architect A.B. Hubbock . The building was last renovated on 1986.

Central Market is the centre for the display and development of Malaysian culture, arts and crafts.

Located at Jalan Tun Razak, is the blue-roofed National Library building holding wide-ranging collection of publications on Malaysia by Malaysian authors as well as ancient Malay manuscripts.

The Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur , Petaling Street pulls travelers in waves in its traditional atmosphere, especially at night when vendors spread their wares out on the street. One can purchase anything and everything out here.

Penang

Penang has religious attractions, museums and galleries, parks and gardens and the historical places, all are famous visiting sites in Malaysia.

Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple , the famous Buddhist temple of Thai architecture, holds a magnificent gold-plated reclining Buddha that is said to be the third largest in the world and the urns behind the statue contains the ashes of devotees.

Kek Lok Si is supposedly the largest Buddhist temple complex in Southeast Asia, known for its beautiful design which incorporates elements of Chinese, Thai , and Burmese architecture.

The Snake Temple , the only temple of its kind in the world has large number of pit vipers coiled around objects on the altar.

Built with convict labor in 1818, St George's Church is one of the oldest landmarks in the city.

The Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple, built in the late 19 th century , features an ornately decorated priceless statue of Lord Subramaniam , embellished with gold, silver, diamonds, and emeralds.

Penang Museum and Art Gallery located at Lebuh Farquhar houses old photographs, maps, charts and historical relics of the place.

Penang Bird Park is a bird's paradise. This man-made island holds within its beautifully-designed aviaries over four hundred species of birds from all over the world.

The intimate Orchid and Hibiscus Garden and a Reptile Farm at Bukit Jambul include an ornamental Japanese pond, a cacti garden, a pottery corner, a deer park, and cascades.

Located roughly 18 km from Butterworth ferry terminal the Bukit Mertajam Recreational Park covers a wide area of hilly terrain, ferns, ephiphytes and wild flowers, exotic butterflies, birds and insects.

The Botanical Gardens at Penang offer peace and tranquility among lush green surroundings, tropical plants, waterfalls and the vibrant colors of its flora and the well-known bold Rhesus monkeys.

The Penang Hill which includes the Western Hill, Tiger Hill, Strawberry Hill , and others of dense tropical forests gives a broad panoramic scenic view of the city below.

Malacca

Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum at JalanTun Tan Cheng Lock is the ancestral home of three generations of a Straits-born Chinese Baba family . Now converted into a stunning museum, it preserves the unique legacy of the Babas.

The Sound and Light Show at Padang Pahlwan, Bandar Hilir is a multimedia show that brings Malacca's six hundred years of history to life in a vivid sound and light production.

Fifteen km east of Malacca is situated the Air Keroh Recreational Forest. A huge tract of diverse tropical forest with excellent camping facilities, nature trails, and picnic spots, visitors can lodge in cabins or enjoy a night in a treetop house.

The open-habitat Malacca Zoo, sprawling over 22 hectares, has been rated as one of the best in Malaysia. Rare and endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros as well as many other animals indigenous to Southeast Asia are kept here.

The Mini ASEAN is a unique theme park pictured as a summary of the prominent cultural elements of the countries that make up ASEAN, the Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Brunei.
The Crocodile Farm is one of the largest crocodile farms in the country with more than a hundred species including the Albino and humpbacked crocodiles.

Sabah

The Sabah State Mosque at Kota Kinabalu is a splendid structure, with its majestic domes and gold inlay motifs. This spectacular sight is the place of worship for Kota Kinabalu's Muslim inhabitants and visitors.

The marvelous Gomantong Caves have swifts, a type of bird build their nests high on cave walls and roofs.

Semporna is a diving paradise for the adventure seekers. Located on the south-east coast of Sabah it's the jumping-off point for Pulau Sipadan and Pulau Gaya , the island where Sabah pearls are cultured.

Home to the colorful Rungus tribe , Kudat is a long way from Kota Kinabalu but worth a visit for all tourists. The journey to the village is an attraction in its own right, winding through the region's mottled terrain of mountains, valleys, and jungles.

Terengganu

The Perhentian Islands off the East Coast is a glittering gem in the state of Terengganu. It's a small group of captivating coral-fringed islands off the coast of northeastern Malaysia and is one of the most beautiful places on the earth. Activities on the islands include scuba diving, snorkeling and sunbathing.

 

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