Malaysia Tour Attractions | 12 Best Places to Visit in Malaysia
Malaysia Tour - Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country. South China Sea separates Malaysia into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares the land and maritime borders with Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia in the north, south, northeast, and west sides respectively. East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo) shares the land and maritime borders with Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. Malaysia is often called a melting pot of culture because different customs and religions all coexisting peacefully together, due to which the country gained lot of potential for tourism. It is the world’s most famous tourist spot. Malaysia tour places attract approximately 2 million visitors every year. Most of the travellers come from Singapore, Indonesia and other foreign countries. If you are thinking of making Malaysia your next tourist destination and you don’t know where to go in Malaysia, there are plenty of places to visit in Malaysia from buzzing cities to beautiful beaches; from idyllic islands to mountains; from rich history to stunning architecture, both ancient and modern and from wildlife-rich national parks to luxury resorts. Here we list top 12 best places to visit in Malaysia (viz., Petronas Twin Towers, Langkawi, Taman Negara, Cameron Highlands, Perhentian Islands, Mount Kinabalu, George Town, Batu caves, Gunung mulu national park, Tioman Island, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur Tower) that can make your trip most amazing and unforgettable.
Malaysia Tour Places:
Petronas Twin Towers:
Petronas Twin Towers are located in Kuala Lumpur. The towers were the tallest buildings in the world before being surpassed in 2004 by the 508-metre tall Taipei's 101. However, when both the towers are considered together, they are still the world’s tallest twin buildings and one of the top most tourist attractions in Malaysia. The 88-floor towers were constructed with reinforced concrete, steel and glass. The architecture of these buildings features the Islamic style. Twin towers stand tall at a height of 452 metres and both towers are inter-connected at the 41st and 42nd floors by 58 metre long, double-decker Sky Bridge, providing stunning views of the city. The buildings in tower 1 primarily house the corporate headquarters of the Malaysian state oil company,PETRONAS and tower 2 is home to many multinational companies such as Accenture, Al-Jazeera, Barclays Capital, Bloomberg, Boeing, IBM, McKinsey & Co., Microsoft, Reuters and more.
Langkawi is the best holiday destination in Malaysia tour, located off northwestern coast of Malaysia in the Andaman Sea. It is an archipelago of 99 islands. They have some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches, picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills with plenty of accommodations and resorts and they are especially famous for its excellent diving opportunities. And these islands are just so perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers to enjoy an unforgettable holiday in Malaysia tour.
Taman Negara National Park is a must visit destination in Malaysia tour. It is one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests, which is 130 million years of age. It attracts thousands of travellers around the world. Taman Negara National Park is a perfect destination for wildlife photographers, adventure seekers and nature lovers. It is famous for its massive trees, stunning waterfalls, jungle treks, rock climbs, the world’s longest canopy walkways and many more. It is home to many endangered animals like Asian elephant, tigers, leopards, rhinos and birds such as great argus, red jungle fowl and rare Malayan peacock-pheasant and other endangered species such as small deer, lizards and snakes.
Cameron Highlands is most extensive hill station, situated in Pahang, West Malaysia. It occupies an area of 712.18 square kilometers. It is known for its emerald green hills, sprawling farms, thick forests, stunning waterfalls and also famous for rolling tea plantations, striking strawberry farms. It is one of the most famous summer tourist destinations in the country because of its cool temperature and fresh mountain breeze. Cameron Highlands is waiting to make your vacation in Malaysia tour the most amazing one.
A small group of beautiful and coral-fringed Perhentian Islands are located off the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. The islands are the must-go place in Malaysia. Perhentian Islands are very famous all over the world because of crystal clear water and the most beautiful white sandy beaches. They offer plenty of watersport activities like sea-kayaking, snorkelling and scuba diving. The islands also offer wonderful opportunity of jungle trekking for those who enjoy hiking. The islands are also known for their nightlife, beach parties and locals performances.
Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia with an altitude of 4,095m and also one of the popular climbing destinations in Asia. The mountain is known worldwide for its rich biological diversity with over 5000 species of plants, 300 species of birds and 100 species of mammals. It is one of the easiest peaks in the world to climb without any mountaineering equipment and prior mountain climbing experience. The highest accessible point of Mount Kinabalu is the ‘Low’s Peak Summit’ and provides some stunning views of abundant surroundings. Mount Kinabalu is a wonderful paradise for all the trekkers, wildlife enthusiasts, bird and nature lovers and photographers because of its breathtaking picturesque, abundant wildlife with a fresh breeze of air.
George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage city and the charming capital of the Penang state. The buildings of British era, well-preserved temples with a rich history, unique architectural sites and cultural structures make this city as the most attractive place in South Asia. The city attracts thousands of visitors every year from all over the world. There are too many places near George Town including Penang Hill, Batu Feringgi, Kek Lok Si Temple, Dhammikarma Burmese Temple, Snake Temple, War Chaiyanabgalaram, and Gurney Drive. These places are worth including in your journey.
Batu caves are another famous tourist attractions in Malaysia, located in Gombak, Selangor and they are located near the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Batu Caves have three main caves and a number of smaller ones made of limestone and the caves are 400 meter long and 100 meter high. They are the holy place for the Hindus in Malaysia. Its main attractions are Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Murugan and the majestic 42.7 metre high statue of Hindu God, Lord Murugan is at the entrance, beside a steep climb of 272 steps giving a view of the stunning skyline of the city centre. It is the most iconic feature of the cave and attracts thousands of devotees and tourists especially at the time of Thaipusam, an annual Hindu festival.
Gunung Mulu National Park:
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Gunung mulu national park is another most beautiful place in Malaysia tour, located in Malaysian Borneo in the Sarawak State. It is one of most famous natural attractions in all of Southeast Asia. The park is famous for impressive limestone karst formations, phenomenal cave systems. One of the highlights of the park is ‘Sarawak Chamber’ which is the world’s largest cave chamber, measuring 700 metres by 400 metres and 80 metres high. It is the wonderful place for cavers and adventure freaks. Thousands of travellers come to explore the amazing national park throughout the year. Definitely it is one of the most thrilling and mind-boggling natural wonders of the world and include the park in your trip.
Tioman Island is located off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. The island is one of the best places to see in Malaysia tour. It the 1970s, Tioman Island was selected as one of the world’s most beautiful islands by Time Magazine. Crystal clear water, stunning water falls, thick forests, countless mountains, streams and orange blossoms make this place as most beautiful. It is a heaven for scuba divers because it is surrounded by numerous white coral reefs. The island is perfect to enjoy activities like, diving, sailing, snorkelling as well as paddling.
Malacca is one of the smaller states in Malaysia located on the Malay Peninsula's southwest coast. The capital Malacca city is recognized as World Heritage site by UNESCO. Malacca is rich with history and tourist attractions. It is home to many historical places such as Christ Church, Dutch Fort, the Stadthuys, Portuguese Settlement, St. Paul’s Hill and many more. It also has stunning beaches, lush forests. It offers delicious local food; take the opportunity to taste the popular delicious local cuisine. Malacca is easy to get around on foot or trishaw to explore many places that make it unique.
Kuala Lumpur Tower:
The Kuala Lumpur Tower is a communications tower located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the world’s seventh tallest telecommunication tower. The tower is a recognizable popular landmark and it is one of the great tourist attractions of Malaysia tour. The construction was completed on 1 March 1995. The tower stands at 421 metres but it actually appears to be taller than the ‘Petronas Twin Towers’ because it was built on a hill. The highlight of the tower is its observation deck that sits at 276 metres above ground, nearly 100 metres higher than the Petronas Twin Towers’ Sky Bridge, providing breathtaking views of the entire city. Especially during the night the views are absolutely gorgeous.
How To Reach Malaysia?
In spite of AirAsia and its sister company, AirAsia X, which are known to offer low prices with no hassles now covering an ever-expanding set of destinations including Australia, China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) continues to rank high in airline quality assessments with its extensive worldwide network. Most international flights land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Other most famous airports are Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), Kuching (Sarawak), Penang, Langkawi and Johor Bahru.
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM, also known as Malayan Railways) is the national railway operator in Peninsular Malaysia, which offers international train services to Singapore and Thailand (together with the State Railway of Thailand). KTM tickets can be bought online at the KTM e-ticketing website before 30 days.
Long-distances buses/coaches are run from Brunei, Indonesian Borneo, Singapore and Thailand to Malaysia. For more details please see the relevant city pages.