Malaysia is one of our preferred and most complete destination that we have ever visited! This country is located just southeast of the Asian continent has a peninsular part made up of several islands. It has borders towards the sea of China and the Strait of Malacca. On the other hand, it borders Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei and is a mix between the modern and the old.
In Malaysia, you can enjoy beautiful islands, trekking in the jungle, visiting a modern and avant-garde capital, immerse yourself in a cultural mix incredibly curious and fall in love with immense and delicious gastronomy.
Malaysia is perfect for any traveler, take a look at the following guide with the tourist attractions of Malaysia that you cannot miss.
1. Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the cultural, financial and economic center of Malaysia. Its climate is mainly hot and humid throughout the year, making this capital a destination that can be traveled at any time of the year. This vibrant city is a melting pot of cultures, noted for its impressive skyscrapers surrounded by scenes of shops, restaurants, and nightlife.
The Jewel of the state of Kedah is an archipelago of 104 islands bathed by the Andaman Sea and very close to the Thai border. Of all the islands, Langkawi is the most touristy. In recent years, hotels, restaurants, resorts and other tourist amenities have been developed in Langkawi, offering visitants a chance to experience the exceptional natural beauty of the archipelago.
In it, you can practice water sports, go out partying, discover waterfalls and virgin beaches or climb one of the most spectacular cable cars in the world.
3. Taman Negara
Located in the northern part of western Malaysia, Taman Negara is reputed to be the oldest rainforest in the world. The most typical thing here is to hire a trek, one or several days, and thoroughly explore your ecosystem. These excursions usually include boat trips on the river to get into the jungle, hiking by hanging bridges (canopy), night in one of the shelters strategically placed to observe nocturnal animals, etc.
4. Gunung Mulu National Park
Located in Malaysian Borneo, in the State of Sarawak, this national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that comprises caves and karst formations in a mountainous tropical rainforest backdrop. The Gunung Mulu National Park is most imposing natural attractions in all of Southeast Asia and well-known for its caves and the expeditions that have been scaled to explore them and their surrounding rainforest.
5. Mount Kinabalu
Reaching the top of the highest point in all of Southeast Asia is a must on a trip to Malaysia. Kinabalu is the tallest hill in Borneo’s Crocker Range and is the largest mountain in the Malay Archipelago as well as the largest mountain in Malaysia. From its peak, you can see one of those dawns that are never forgotten.
6. Cameron Mountains
In the province of Pahang, we find a landscape of endless tea plantations that looks like something out of a painting. With an average annual temperature of 18ºC, it is the favorite retreat for those who seek to approach the winter in a country that lives an eternal summer. It offers a refreshing retreat to the warmth of the lowlands, the Cameron Mountains in the Titiwangsa Mountains are one of the earliest tourist stops in Malaysia.
7. Batu Caves
The Batu Caves, a short distance from Kuala Lumpur, are one of the most emblematic and culturally exciting corners of Malaysia. It is a complex of natural caves and Hindu temples that receive more than 1 million pilgrims each year. You can only access it after climbing the 272 steps presided over by the god Muruga, a colossal statue painted in gold.
8. Perhentian Islands
Several islands, some of them uninhabited, form Perhentian, a paradisiacal environment of crystalline waters, white sand and thick jungles. Two are the main islands, Perhentian Kecil (small in Malay) popular with backpackers for their fire night shows and Perhentian Besar (big) for those looking for a more comfortable and quiet environment.
Melaka was one of the most important ports in Asia thanks to its strategic location in the Strait of Malacca (between Malaysia and Indonesia). Through it transited Chinese, Indians, Arabs and Europeans, and was a Portuguese, Dutch and British colony.
From this colonial past is a very striking architectural trail: walking through Melaka is like transporting yourself to a different place, far from Malaysia. This imposing city of Malaysia is currently one of the best destinations to visit, full of architecture, culture, traditions, and cuisine that reflect the richness of its heritage.
10. Kota Bharu
Kota Bharu found in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia, near the border with Thailand, it is the capital state and royal seat of Kelantan. Kota Bharu is a spot for several mosques, many museums, the unique architecture of the old royal palaces and former royal buildings (which can be visited) in the center of town.
It is often used as a stopover by many travelers visiting the beautiful Perhentian Islands, Kota Bharu offers exceptional charm, shopping, attractions and, most importantly, gastronomy.