Malaysia is a country that’s rich in cultural diversity and have plenty to offer when it comes to tourism. Getting around in cities around Malaysia is fairly easy, especially in big cities as the public transport is quite efficient. Malaysia is a tropical country and is warm and humid whole year through, making it perfect for travelers who are looking for some outdoor adventures. Here’s a few must visit places in Malaysia:
1. Taman Negara, (National Park) Pahang
Taman Negara is located in Jerantut, Pahang and is well known for it’s well preserved flora and fauna and is offering a full blown eco-escapade experience to outdoor activity lovers where you can opt to trek the jungle, explore a cave, cruise the river with a boat or even visit the indigenous settlement.
2. Batu Caves, Selangor
Batu Caves is a an iconic and popular tourist attraction in Selangor. It’s a site of a Hindu temple and shrine. A limestone outcrop located just north of Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves has three main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. Batu Caves main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, besides a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city centre. Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods can also be seen in the Ramayana Cave. Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam, and definitely a must visit place if you are in Malaysia.
3. The Historical City of Malacca, Melaka
Malacca is a Malaysian state on the Malay Peninsula’s southwest coast. The capital, Malacca City, has a colonial past seen in its preserved town center, the site of 16th-century, Portuguese St. Paul’s Church. It’s also home to Christ Church, built by the Dutch in the 18th century and converted to the Anglican denomination under British rule in the 19th century. Malacca is a must visit state for history and culture enthusiasts.
4. Royal Belum State Park, Perak
The Royal Belum State Park is a huge park in the northern parts of Peninsular Malaysia. Together with Taman Negara National Park it is one of the oldest rainforest in world, dating back over 130 million years. Belum is a state park and not an official National Park. Within the state park you can do wonderful nature tours to spot wildlife like elephants, deer, wild boars, birds, insects and many tropical trees and plants. There are also quite a few endangered animal species that live within the state park; Malaysian tigers, Sumatran rhinoceros, Malaysian sunbear, tapirs and the white-handed gibbon. Royal Belum is definitely a visit for all eco adventure lovers.
5. Resorts World Genting, Pahang
Resorts World Genting, otherwise known as Genting Highlands, Genting Highlands is a high-altitude hill resort in Malaysia, located in the Titiwangsa Mountains northeast of Kuala Lumpur. Developed since the 1960s, the site comprises hotels, a shopping mall, restaurants and the Casino de Genting. Its Chin Swee Caves Temple sits on forested acreage with mountain views. Genting Skyway, a cable car, connects the resort with the plateau town Gohtong Jaya. Being a Muslim country where gambling is illegal and frowned upon, Resorts World Genting is the only place in Malaysia that offers legalized /casino joints. So, if you are looking for some gambling excitement while you are in Malaysia this is the only place you can go without having to worry about getting into trouble with Malaysian law.