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Tourist Places To Visit In Malaysia
Malaysia is diversity personified. This beautiful country houses a conglomerate of varied customs, religions, cuisines, and ethnicities. Located in South-East Asia, Malaysia is sprawled across parts of the island of Borneo and the Malay peninsula. Its rainforests, beaches, high-tech infrastructure, and places of cultural heritage are visited by a flock of tourists every day. Here are the top tourist spots that you must visit during your Malaysia trip.
Petronas Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur)
Malaysia is not only a country of rich cultural and natural diversity but also of urban architectural excellence. The Petronas Twin Towers were designed by César Pelli, an American architect, inaugurated back in 1999. They stood as the tallest buildings in the world, with a height of 1,483 ft, till 2004 (replaced by the Burj Khalifa).
Situated on the west-coast of Malaysia, Langkawi is an archipelago that consists of 99 islands. It is a great tourist spot and has vivid and breathtaking scenery of rainforests, mangroves, beaches with crystal clear water and mountains with green tops. Langkawi is picturesque and an instant favorite of nature lovers. It was little known before, but since the last few years, hotels, restaurants, and resorts have cropped up here making the spot accessible to tourists.
Penang island is quite famous as a tourist destination owing to the historic and cultural diversity. Named after British King George III, Georgetown is the capital of Penang. A huge number of people visit to catch a glimpse of the British Colonial construction. An amalgamation of European and Asian architectural influences is seen in this town. There are also a few historically significant Indian and Chinese temples you could visit here.
Taman Negara is a huge national park in the Malay Peninsula. It sprawls across a vast area of over 4000 Kilometers, housing endangered species such as the Asian Elephant, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Macaque, and the Malay Tiger. This is one of the world's eco-tourism hot spots. A famous activity conducted in Taman Negara is the canopy walkway. Night safari is also a thrilling experience at Taman Negara. Rare nocturnal fauna like leopard cats, water dragons, owls, buzzing insects, and even glow in the dark fungi can be sighted.
Gunung Mulu National Park
The Gunung Mulu National park is located in the Sarawak state in Malaysian Borneo. This natural wonder is known for its exceptional limestone 'Karst' formations in cones and towers, extraordinary peaks, and spectacular caves. Sarawak chamber, the world’s largest cave chamber, is situated here. It is said that the chamber is vast enough to accumulate 40 Boeing 747s!
If you are fed up of the heat, Cameron Highlands is the perfect place for you in Malaysia. This hill station, resting 1500 meters above the sea level in the Titiwangsa Mountains, is among the oldest tourist destinations in Malaysia. A Britisher, William Cameron spotted these fuzzy green hills in 1885, and that’s why the spot is named after him. Cameron Highlands houses the largest tea plantation in the country and a huge number of tourists flock to witness its lush green forests, lakes, picturesque scenery and the cool climate every year.