TRAVELNESIA – Malaysia is one of the countries that became one of the favorite holiday destinations of Indonesian tourists. It is also supported due to ticket promo by airlines. So many domestic travelers who choose a holiday to Malaysia compared to domestic destinations because the price of airline tickets are the same or even much cheaper.
In addition to the ticket price factor, Malaysia also has a variety of attractions and interesting sights that pity to miss. Malaysia is well-known as one of Asia’s most diverse ethnic, religious and cultural countries. Despite the many varieties, they can live side by side and peacefully. For those of you who plan to vacation to Malaysia, there are 10 tourist attractions in Malaysia that you should visit, namely:
10. Bharu city .
Bharu city is often a stopover for travelers to visit the beautiful Perhentian Islands. Located in Peninsular Malaysia near the Thai border, Kota Bharu offers its own unique charm, be it attractions, shopping, and culinary. In Kota Bharu there are many historical and cultural heritage Kelantan with one of the famous museum is the Royal Museum. The museum offers many photographs and luxurious royal family artifacts and unique wooden palaces located within it. Down the street in Kota Bharu, do not forget to visit Central Market which is the biggest market here. In this market, there are many colorful food and fruit vendors. For those of you who want to enjoy the water tour, can visit the Cahaya Bulan Beach and Stong Mountain State Park. At both locations you can enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, rafting, and scuba diving located on the Japanese shipwreck from the Pacific War.
Holding an important position on the super-busy sea route between India and China on the southwest coast of Malaysia, Melaka was fought for centuries by the governments of India, Portugal, Britain and the Netherlands. This makes the city packed so attractively by Malaysia in terms of architecture or culture as it is a valuable cultural heritage. Known as a blend of diverse cultures, Melaka consists of several districts that each feature different attractions. Portuguese heritage is characterized by charming villas, historic churches and the remains of an old fort. In the Chinese quarter there is a Chinese temple, Cheng Hoon Teng temple and one of the largest Chinese cemeteries outside of China. The Dutch districts leave some of the Dutch architectural heritage on the east side. In addition, each culture zone has its own traditions and festivals such as the Portuguese “Intrudu” and Chinese New Year.
Kuching is the largest city in Borneo. Kuching is famous for its tropical rain forest where travelers can do tracking as well as outdoor recreation. Regarded as the cleanest city in Malaysia, Kuching presents a unique urban setting with skyscrapers and modern architecture and is surrounded by lush forests. It is situated on the banks of the Sarawak River with beautiful views of the park and also historical sites such as Fort Margherita and Astana Palace. Along the seafront, you can find food vendors, musical fountain shows, observation towers, and outdoor theaters. You can enjoy historic Chinese temples, markets, food stalls and many antique and craft shops on Kuching’s oldest streets.
7. Kinabalu city.
As the State Capital of Sabah in Borneo Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu is a fast growing tourist destination as it is close to tropical islands, rain forests, wildlife refuges, national parks and the highest peak of Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu. Regularly called KK by the locals, Kota Kinabalu has a small town center that has several landmarks as well as an observatory with beautiful scenery. Most of KK’s main attractions are out of town like Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, Kota Kinabalu Wetland Center and Kinabalu National Park, offering wildlife such as proboscis monkeys, tigers, orangutans and elephants as well as outdoor adventures such as camping, forest trekking, mountain climbing, rafting and cruising the river by cruise ship. Just minutes from town, you can find Tunku Abdul Rahman Park has five small islands ideal for snorkeling, diving, swimming and sailing. You can also visit the Monsopiad Cultural Village to experience the traditions and culture of the Kadazan indigenous people.
6. Cameron Highlands.
Cameron Highlands in the Titiwangsa Mountains is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Malaysia. Built with breathtaking British park concept, this beautiful highland offers lush scenery, colorful flower plantations, tea plantations, forests, lakes, wildlife habitats and outdoor recreational facilities. The road to Cameron Highlands is pretty good so it’s easily accessible by bus, car, mini van, and taxi. During the trip to this location, you can see the beautiful green scenery. Here is also the Time Tunnel Gallery which displays the history of the development of the Cameron community. One of the famous locations here is Mount Brinchang and Tanah Rata. Mount Brinchang offers a very refreshing view of the plateau. While Mossy Forest offers a jungle track where you can enjoy the thrill of exploring the forest ecosystem with beautiful waterfall scenery. As the main producer of tea and flowers from the country of Malaysia, Cameron Highlands has many tea plantations and flower gardens, there are also vegetable gardens, orchards, butterfly gardens, and honey farms accessible to tourists. Here also there is a golf course for you lovers of the game of golf.
5. State Park.
State Park is famous as the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. An ecotourism that offers adventure as the most popular destination. Here, you can adventure in the wild while enjoying the ecosystem of rare plants, exotic birds and some rare animals such as the Malayan Tiger, Asian Elephant, and the Sumatran Rhinos. There are various interesting ways to enjoy wildlife tour with hiking, fishing, exploring cave and 4WD safari. One of the most popular things you should try here is to visit Canopy Walk, a long suspension bridge over the treetops. Walking through this bridge, you can enjoy the exotic views of flocks of birds that fly freely in the air. There is also night safari facility to see plants that only bloom at night, glow in the dark, and nocturnal creatures like owls, leopard cat, and water dragon. You do not have to worry about culinary because there are floating restaurants in Kula Tahan River.
Pulau Penang is a popular tourist destination due to the diversity of history in George Town. Located along the world cruise line, the city has a variety of cultural, architectural and culinary colors. When deciding to visit Penang, you should really explore this city, whether it’s by car, bicycle, bus or taxi. Some of the locations you can visit while in Penang are the Botanic Gardens, Bird Sanctuary, Butterfly Garden, Supreme Bliss, and the white sandy beaches of Batu Ferringhi located along the north coast. It’s incomplete when visiting penang without trying to ride a pedicab while walking through George Town, enjoying the classic architecture of British relics. Prepare your camera while on a tour here. Occasionally stop by at a restaurant, market, or bar to taste the typical culinary because Penang is famous as a culinary mixing location from all over the world.
3. Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur, as the capital city of Malaysia has many tourist attractions that are a pity to miss. While in Kuala Lumpur do not forget to visit Kuala Lumpur Railway Station which has a very unique design, a mixture of western and eastern architecture. When else feel the train ride with facilities like in Japanese dramas? In addition to trying out the sensation of the train ride, some things you can do in Kuala Lumpur include visiting Thean Hou Temple, feeling the sensation of shopping at Berjaya Times Square, visiting the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, visiting KL mania, Bird Park, Merdeka Square, Batu Caves, and The Petronas Twin Towers is an icon of Malaysia. Oh yes, one more favorite location for tourists to shop in Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang. Bukit Bintang offers a variety of malls, shopping, culinary, and entertainment from morning till night.
Located off the northwest coast of Malaysia, the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is an archipelago that boasts beautiful beaches, rainforests, mangrove forests and mountains. This makes Langkawi one of the most popular tourist attractions in Malaysia. In recent years, resorts, hotels, restaurants and other tourist facilities have grown rapidly in Langkawi. The island’s natural beauty is the main attraction here. The sandy beaches are as white as snow and the blue of clear sea water is set against limestone cliffs. One of the most popular beaches is Pantai Cenang which offers a variety of restaurants and bars. For a quieter beach, you can visit Pantai Tengah and Pantai Kok because these two beaches are beaches that seem isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here is also available trekking mangrove forest and tourist attractions where visitors can enjoy the view of Telaga Tujuh Falls, exotic birds and monitor lizards or monkeys. You can enjoy the beauty of Langkawi from altitude at Gunung Raya and Mat Mat Cincang. Gondola and skybridge are the perfect facilities to enjoy reaching these two mountains.
1. Gunung Mulu National Park.
Gunung Mulu National Park (TN) is famous for its extraordinary limestone structure and also a phenomenal cave system making it one of the most amazing natural attractions in the whole of Southeast Asia. Located in Sarawak state, this TN has the largest and longest cave system in the world. One of them Sarawak Chamber, which is expected to accommodate 40 Boeing 747 aircraft. Nestled among tropical rainforests, crystal-clear rivers, and the rugged mountains of Mount Mulu Mountain features the Pinnacles, a limestone sync known as the Garden of Eden. Here are also two majestic peaks of Mount Mulu and Volcano. The park is also home to a number of species of wildlife such as hornbills, bats, gibbons, antelope and bearded pigs. In addition to cave and hiking tours, the popular activity here is the longest canopy walk in the world.
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