The Top Attractions of Malaysia


From the serene blue waters of Langkawi, Penang and Perhentian Island to the glittering skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia comes alive in vivid colors. A beautiful country boasting of rich cultural heritage, Malaysia is a melting pot of Asia and Europe and offers numerous attractions for the travelers. HolidayMe.com has curated the perfect list of top attractions that Malaysia has to offer that will help you on your next visit to this beautiful nation.

Cameron Highlands           

A land of breath-taking scenery with lush mountain peaks, stunning waterfalls, vegetation terraces, flower and fruit gardens and tea plantations, Cameron Highlands in Pahang is a well-known hill resort in Malaysia. Cameron Highlands is a collection of peaceful townships perched in a nest of serene mountains, 1500 meters high from ground level and retains the charm of an English village. Its pleasant landscapes, cold climate and the tranquility of sea attracts hordes of visitors each year, which makes it one of the most popular tourist attraction in Malaysia.

Cameron Highlands

Petronas Twin Towers           

Your trip to Malaysia would be incomplete without visiting the glittering Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Even though Malaysia does not have the densest skyline in the world, it holds many other records including the tallest twin towers – the Petronas Towers which is nearly visible from anywhere in the city. Sky Bridge is the most recognised feature of the Petronas Towers. Standing on the 42nd floor of the 1,453 foott shimmering Petronas Twin Towers will provide you the best view of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline.

Petronas Twin Towers

Langkawi

Whether you want to soak in the glistening sun, indulge in water sports or simple relax, a holiday spent on the island of Langkawi is true bliss. Whether you prefer secluded, quiet coves or something a bit more family friendly with some water sports activities, there are several beaches to suit all your tastes. Some of the best attractions in Langkawi include iconic structures, expansive parks, natural landscapes and stunningly beautiful beaches that no visitor should skip on their first visit to Langkawi.

Langkawi

Penang Island

Penang, renowned as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, is among the top attractions of Malaysia. It’s fascinating fusion of the West and the East embracing modernity while retaining its old world charm and traditions is a treat for the tourists. Located on the intersection of Asia and Europe, Penang is the top destination to sample delicious local dishes, as it is seen as the food capital of Malaysia. It is an island of rich Chinese heritage, an array of museums, temples, preserved forests, ruins and beautiful beaches that make your Malaysia tour more than worthwhile.

Penang Island

Batu caves           

One of the most distinctive geographical features of Malaysia is its labyrinth of spooky caves, named Batu Caves. This limestone hill comprises of three major caves boasting of a 100-year-old Hindu temple featuring statues and idols inside the main caves and around it. To reach these caves, you need to climb its 272 steps first. At the entrance, you can see the golden statues of Lord Murugan – the Hindu God. Batu caves is a sacred place where the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam is held and devotees pay homage to their respective deities.

 Batu caves

Central Market of Kuala Lumpur

Situated in the heart of the city, Central Market in Kuala Lumpur is a renowned cultural heritage site and one of the top tourist attractions in Malaysia. The Central Market houses numerous stalls selling traditional goods at cheap rates. Items of local handicrafts, arts, bags, clothes, home furnishing and more, everything is available here at your heart’s fill. Shopping in the Central Market of Kuala Lumpur is an awesome experience for the tourists.

Taman Negara

Taman Negara

Taman Negara in Malaysia is one of the best kept and the oldest tropical rainforests in the world featuring jungle treks, massive trees, waterfalls and rich flora and fauna. There is absolutely no better thing to do in Malaysia than visit the Taman Negara. Known as Malaysia’s premier national park, it is spread over 4343 sq. km and is also home to the longest canopy walkway of the world. This national park is a haven for endangered species such as tigers, leopards, Asian elephant and rhinos.


About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.