Are you planning on going to Asia for your next adventure? Then you are in luck as there are a number of incredible places to visit in Malaysia! With so much on offer and numerous adventures that await you, you just HAVE to try visiting Malaysia or you will miss the ultimate middle east Asian travel experience of your life!

Malaysia is the place where you can find your wildest travel dreams. Plus, it is cheap to travel there too. Imagine having the best experience while only paying for a small cost. Nothing compares to the leisure you’ll feel while you’re in Malaysia. It has gorgeous country lands, bustling cities like Kota Kinabalu, world heritage sites, interactive food scene, incredible street art and picturesque beaches.

With its varied tourist destinations, you will never regret choosing Malaysia as your next travel destination. Need a little more proof? Keep reading!

Top Places to Visit in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

A lot of tourist attractions are situated in Malaysia, most especially in the peninsular area of the country. Starting off with the country’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur. The famous Petronas Twin Towers which stands at a height of 452 meters are known as the most sought tourist destination in Malaysia. With its majestic look during the day, and a dazzling one during the night, this 88-storey twin structure is known for succeeding in showing off the past and future of Malaysia.

Aside from the Petronas Twin Towers, there are other places that could give you the experience you’ll never have. Chinatown, which shows the multicultural background of Malaysia is the place for buying Chinese goods and herbs and even imitation goods, can be also found in Kuala Lumpur.

Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Petronas Twin Towers

Stadthuys in Melacca

If you want to see another face of Malaysia, try visiting Stadthuys (aka the Red Square) in the heart of Melacca City, which is the capital of the Malacca state in the south of Peninsular Malaysia. Stadthuys is an old Dutch word referring to City Hall, and indeed, Stadthuys is a reconstructed old Dutch building that was once used as a city hall for public gatherings. Aside from the name Stadthuys, these wonderful red buildings are also called the Dutch Square. Join a historical tour of the area to learn more.

Stadthuys in Melacca in Malaysia
Stadthuys in Melacca

Langkawi

When you travel in and around southeast Asia, an opportunity to enjoy nature should never be missed. It is great to see nature from another perspective. There is an island called Langkawi – one of the best places to visit in Malaysia. This small island is also referred to as the Jewel of Kedah.

Here, visitors can find stunning coastlines that overlooks the beautiful Andaman Sea. Aside from these spectacular views of the island, a long line of tax-free shops also awaits you. You can buy your souvenirs and chocolates here at such a low price. Lastly, the island of Langkawi also features historical places like Makam Mahsuri, Telaga Tujuh, and Beras Terbakar.

Places to visit in Malaysia - Lankawi
Langkawi

Taman Negara

Another offering of nature can be found in Pahang, Malaysia, the famous Taman Negara. This natural attraction makes every visitor a part of the tropical life in the rainforest, which is surely exciting. The 130 million years old virgin rainforest is known as the oldest rainforest in the world. If you are an adventurous traveller, then this is the best place for you to have fun and enjoy outdoor activities and to add some exciting experiences to your trip!

Places to visit in Malaysia - Taman Negara
The rain forest of Taman Negara

Johor Bahru

If you are someone who loves to have fun in a cute way, you should unleash the child in you and visit different theme parks in Malaysia! There is LEGOLAND Malaysia, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Angry Birds Activity Park, and many more! 

Legoland in Malaysia
Legoland in Malaysia

Batu Caves

When it comes to discovering the top places in Malaysia you cannot leave the Batu caves off of your traveller’s list! Situated in Peninsular Malaysia, these caves are definitely worth all of the hype that they receive. These caves are undoubtedly one of the country’s biggest tourist attractions. It is also known as one of the places of pilgrimage for Tamil Hindus.

Curious about where its name comes from? These caves were named after the Sungai Batu (Batu River), which flows nearby. This 100-year-old temple features a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. At the foot of Batu Hill are two other cave temples – the Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave – which houses numerous Hindu statues and paintings.

Perhentian Islands

When I say that you have to at least visit one beach in Malaysia, I really do mean it. But don’t just visit any beach destination, you deserve to go to an entire island – Perhentian Islands to be more specific. The staggering beauty of its crystal blue waters, fine sandy beaches and outstanding marine life will have you gleaming with delight.

This thriving location also offers you a sense of tranquillity as you lay on the beach, catch up on some light reading and many of Malaysia’s incredible cuisines. There is also something for all of the thrill seekers with a range of water sports and activities available!

Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park is definitely one of the many places to visit in Malaysia. Not only is it a gorgeous, pristine national park with views that are goosebump-inducing, but it has also been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

This Park is famous for its outstanding caves and karst formations that are placed in the background of this delightful equatorial rainforest setting. Whether you are looking for a scenic, tranquil escape or up for a fun physical challenge of trekking up the mounting or even something in between, there is so much that this park has to offer you!

So, what are you waiting for?

With these places and many other places not just in Peninsular Malaysia, but also in other regions of the country, you will definitely have the greatest trip. All you need to do is book your ticket and await the adventure of a lifetime!

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