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Top 12 places to visit in Malaysia and Malaysia Tourism

One of the wealthiest and best developed countries in South East Asia. Malaysia is a land of scenic beauty, fabulous food, rich multiculture, exotic islands, historic sites and much more.

Check out our section with attractions to read up on even more places you can visit. 

1. Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers

A highlight of a trip to Kuala Lumpur the views from the skybridge at Petronas Twin Towers are amazing day and night. Each morning 1,700 passes are distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis to visitors who want to visit the skybridge.

2. Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Cameron Highlands in Pahang is one of Malaysia's most popular tourist destinations, a collection of peaceful townships perched 1500 meters high on a nest of serene mountains.

3. Langkawi

Lankawi is a serene archipelago of 140 islands – only a few of which are inhabited. The largest of these is the eponymous Langkawi Island, which has UNESCO World Geopark status because of its richly populated (by wildlife, that is) conservation areas. The best way to experience these ecological wonders is from high above, on the Langkawi Sky Bridge that stretches above the rainforest. Cheekily-named Pregnant Maiden freshwater lake is a great place to take a dip or play keep-away with the kleptomaniac monkeys. 

4. Malacca
places to visit in Malaysia - Malacca

 Malacca is the historical state of Malaysia, rich with heritage buildings, ancient landmarks and colonial structures. It was here that colonial forces first made contact with Malaysia, which eventually shaped the country into its current economic and political system.

5. Mount Kinabalu 

Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu is a prominent mountain on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It is located in the East Malaysian state of Sabah and is protected as Kinabalu National Park, a World Heritage Site. Kinabalu is the highest peak in Borneo's Crocker Range and is the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago. Mount Kinabalu is also the 20th most prominent mountain in the world by topographic prominence.

6. Perhentian Islands 

Perhentian Islands

Perhentian Island, or Pulau Perhentian as the locals call it, is well known as a marine paradise and forms a parts of the National Marine Park of Malaysia.

7. Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia Tourism - Kota Kinabalu 

Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo is the capital of Sabah, Malaysia. It lies on the coastline, close to Mount Kinabalu and the Kinabalu National Park, a World Heritage site. Kota Kinabalu also serves as a gateway to the tropical islands off Malaysian Borneo, such as Gaya, Selingan and Lankayan, and is fast becoming a popular resort destination in its own right. Since Kota Kinabalu is a coastal town, visitors can have the best of both worlds and find a hotel on the city waterfront and be close to both the beaches and the center of town. 

8. Mulu Caves

Mulu Caves

The Mulu Caves are located in the Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysian Borneo. The park encompasses incredible caves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting. The Sarawak chamber found in one of the underground caves is the largest cave chamber in the world. It has been said that the chamber is so big that it could accommodate about 40 Boeing 747s, without overlapping their wings. The enormous colony of Wrinkle-lipped bats in the nearby Deer Cave exit almost every evening in search of food in a spectacular exodus.

9. Georgetown Inner City 

Georgetown Inner City

The inner city and historic commercial centre of Georgetown has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its magnificent core of colonial buildings, its fascinating mix of diverse culture and history, and for its ancient and well-preserved temples.

10. Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang

Pulau Redang (Redang Island) is situated 45km northeast of Kuala Terengganu or about 22km from Tanjung Merang. Gazetted as a Marine Park in 1994, it is a heaven for scuba divers and ideal for memorable holidays with crystal clear water, powdery white beaches and spectacular off shore snorkeling.

Pulau Redang consist of a group of islands, with Pulau Redang being the biggest surrounded by a few smaller islands. With the unique terrain, Pulau Redang as well as the surrounding islands have beautiful dive sites rich in both sea life and corals.

11. Taman Negara 

Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park is the perfect place for travelers who love wild life viewing, jungle trekking, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, camping and many more. It is well established as one of the most popular ecotourism in Malaysia. Every year Taman Negara attracts thousands of local and international travelers.

12. Pulau Tioman Island

Malaysia - Places to Visit

Pulau Tioman is an island off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, acclaimed as a geological wonder, ecological paradise and one of Southeast Asia's most beautiful travel destinations.

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  1. I have been to Kuala Lumpur, and the city is stunning. There’s a place near KLCC where i went for batik painting workshop. Batik is one of the most important traditional handicrafts in Malaysia. The place is called MyBatik, and i had a really relaxing and good time there with my family.