Malaysia is a country with a long history and diverse culture as well as friendly, hospitable people. All Know-How will show the top 10 places to see in Malaysia with different traditions, religious cultures every year. Coming to Malaysia, you not only have a chance to enjoy unique cuisine but also to see its wonderful beauty.
Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country. This country is famous for its natural scenery as well as cultural traditions. Malacca and George Town are two big cities of Malaysia which were recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2008. Especially, in the journey to Malaysia, You will have the opportunity to visit large cities with a long history. Moreover, you also can see its natural beauty as a gift given by God. Here are 10 places to see in Malaysia.
Malacca is the largest city and the capital of the state of Malacca. This city is located on the banks of the Malacca River, near the mouth of it, which has many ancient relics in Malaysia’s history and culture. Malacca attracts many tourists each year because it is a big city. It is famous for its architecture, food and night market. In here, you can visit St Paul’s Cathedral, Famosa Fort and Stadthuys …
GEORGE TOWN, PENANG
George Town is the capital of Penang state. The city is located in the northeastern corner of Penang Island. This is the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia. George Town is considered an opening museum with many buildings, churches, and Cornwallis Fort.
You can walk and visit the traditional shops here. Each of them has own style and design. In addition, you can visit famous sites such as Kek Lok Si Temple, cuisine area, shopping area, and the longest cafe shop.
Perhentian is a group of beautiful islets located in the seaside at the northeast of Malaysia (near the Thai border) in Terengganu province. In Malaysia language, Perhentian means “stopping point”.
Perhentian has two main islands: Perhentian Besar (Great Island) and Perhentian Kecil (Small Island). Kecil attracts self-sufficient tourism with many entertainment activities, partying … at a much cheaper price than Besar. In contrast, Besar is suitable for traveling with family or people who want to relax. The perfect time to travel to Perhentian is from March to October. From November to the end of February, the weather is bad so most of the shops here are closed.
DANUM Valley, SABAH
Danum Valley is an excellent choice for ecotourism and wilderness experiences. It is located in a forest, it is famous for a mountain with over 130 million years life, and diverse ecosystem with thousands of different species. One more special thing is that the Danum Valley has no exploitation or management of man. That’s why the atmosphere and environment become more fresh and natural.
If you choose this exciting destination in your journey to Malaysia, you will have unique experiences such as: walking through the forest with experienced guides, night hunting, visiting ancient ethnic communities-Kadazan-Dusun.
ALOR SETAR, KEDAH
Alor Setar is the capital of Kedah State and the administrative center of Kota Setar. It is famous for the Zahir mosque, the Great Clock Tower, the Sultan Museum with a fountain in the center.
In addition, you can visit the Gunung Keriang limestone hill or visit the ruins of a 17th century Malay fort.
KOTA KINABALU, SABAH
Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to welcome people Sabah and Borneo. It has many tourist attractions. Moreover, it is one of the important industrial and commercial centers of East Malaysia. You will surprise with many shopping malls, tall buildings along the beautiful sandy beaches. You also have a chance to visit small islands located close to each other or take part in an exciting underwater game.
In Kota Kinabalu, you will have the chance to watch the sunset at Tanjung Aru, then stroll along Likas Bay to enjoy the beauty of the island at night.
Ipoh is a city in Malaysia, approximately 200km north of Kuala Lumpur. This city is called “Bougainvillea city” with the streets full of Bougainvillea surrounded by rugged limestone hills.
At present, it is one of the places to attract Malaysian tourists from many places. You will have the opportunity to visit the Buddhist and Hindu caves, Kellie Castle as well as many other places.
CAMERON HIGHLAND, PAHANG
Cameron Highlands is one of the most popular destinations for Malaysian tourists. It was discovered in 1885.
It is situated at an altitude of 1,100m to 1,800m with the cool climate all year round. We are sure that you will love the green tea hills in here.
Pangkor is an island in the Perak state, northwest of Peninsular Malaysia. Previously, the island was the home of fishermen, sailors … and is also an important place to control transactions in the Malacca channels. Although there are not many modern resorts, Pangkor is considered the most romantic place in Malaysia. You will be happy by the beautiful sunset in Coral Bay.
Besides undersea entertainment activities, Malaysian tourists also have the opportunity to watch the wild hornbill birds in the sunset at the island.
PULAU TIOMAN, PAHANG
Time magazine voted Pulau Tioman as one of the most beautiful islands in the world in the 1970s, with rich coral reefs, pristine beaches, and wonderful tropical fruit trees. In here, there are many activities such as scuba diving, bicycle tours, walking through the forest… All of them create a unique and wonderful Pulau Tioman which all people want to visit at least one time.