Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia. What makes Malaysia such a loveable country is its diversity. Here you can explore modern cities, colonial architecture, breathtaking mountains, lush jungles and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. On top of its beauty, the people here are friendly and so accommodating. We have decided to put together the top 8 things to do in Malaysia which will make you fall in love with Malaysia:
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1. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur.
These astonishing twin towers are world-famous. The Petronas twin towers stretch 452 meters high and are the tallest twin towers in the world. The most impressive part though is the architecture. The towers have so much character and you can see it from anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. You can book tours to walk across the sky bridge that connects the two towers and admire the beautiful city around you.
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2. Penang Hills, Penang Island.
Undoubtedly the most popular destination on Penang Island is the Penang Hills. You can either take an 8-kilometre hike to the top or take the railway to the top. Either way, you will experience a breathtaking view of the whole island from above. You can spend hours here. The best time to visit is just before sunset. During this time, you can see Penang island during the day, experience a beautiful sunset and see what the island looks like at night.
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3. Dutch Square, Malacca.
The Dutch Square is one of the most visited sites in Malacca town. In the Dutch Square, there are 3 main attractions; the Stadthys, the fountain and the Church. The Stadthuys was built in 1660 and is the oldest-existing Dutch building in the East of Malaysia. Nowadays it’s a museum. In the centre is a fountain that dominates the area. It was built in 1904 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. The Christ Church was built in 1753 to commemorate the centenary of Dutch occupation in Malacca and to replace an earlier Portuguese church.
4. Boho Tea Plantation, Cameron Highlands.
Cameron Highlighlands is hidden away high up in the mountains. This town is famous for its tea plantations. Boho Tea plantation is the biggest tea plantation in Cameron Highlands and sits on over 8000 acres. This makes for an incredible view that will blow you away. The road to the BOHA Tea Plantation is quite an adventure in itself and can be quite dangerous. It can get very busy during peak times so visit early morning or late afternoon. While you are here visit the tea centre to see how they make the tea.
5. Menara KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur.
The KL tower is an iconic tower in Kuala Lumpur. It stands 335 metres tall and offers breathtaking views of the city. There are two parts that you can visit on the tower; the observation deck and the sky deck. If you visit the sky deck and you have time visit the sky glass box. It will give you beautiful pictures of the city. Other attractions include a souvenir shop, cafes and restaurants.
Tip: The waiting time for the glass skyboxes can be more than 2 hours for a 5-minute photo session. If you want to take pictures in the skybox bring something to make the time go by faster.
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6. Langkawi Cable Car, Langkawi Island
Langkawi’s Cable car is a must-do here in Langkawi. Leaving from Oriental Village, it’s a 15-minute journey that takes you to the top of Mat
Cincang mountain. The mountain is 708 meters high and has an observation deck which offers a fantastic view of the island.
7. Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur
The name is derived from the Malay word Batu which means rock. This perfectly describes the limestone cliff and the series of caves. The Batu Caves are becoming increasingly popular due to the colourful step. There are 272 steps to the entrance of the cave inside the mountain. It’s believed that the caves were formed 400 million years ago and is now home to a 100-year-old temple, an important landmark for the Hindu religion. There is no entrance fee when visiting the Batu Caves. There are also many monkeys and we recommend that you don’t touch or feed them.
8. Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Island.
Kek Lok Si means ‘heavenly temple’ and it’s the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. The Kek Lok Si Temple is divided into 3 main parts. It has a temple, pagoda and a statue of the goddess of mercy. The temple is decorated in reds, yellows, oranges, and golds. This is a combination of Chinese, Thai, and Burmese (Myanmar) architecture. You can easily spend hours here exploring the beautiful gardens and temples. There is no entrance fee when visiting the temple but you will be required to pay a small entrance fee to visit the pagoda and the goddess of mercy.
Malaysia is one of those countries that give more than what it takes. Even though there are countless attractions to visit while in this beautiful country these are the top 8 things to do which will make you fall in love with Malaysia. If you are planning to visit Malaysia buy our Malaysian ebook so you can have all of the information you need right at your fingertips.