A trip to Malaysia can be a fulfilling experience as this Fareast nation has everything to offer that a traveller seeks. It boasts accessible tropical rainforests with all their wild appeal; vibrant and hospitable cities; some of the best beaches in Asia; and a slew of restaurants serving diverse cuisines in a multicultural and multiethnic milieu.
Apart from Malay, Chinese and Indian, even some European cultural influence can be seen in different tourist attractions of the country. Malaysia is an amazing jumble of luxury resorts, gorgeous beaches, picturesque islands, colonial towns, wild jungles, remote tribes, and engaging cultural centres.
Let us learn about a few places in this diverse country that represent what it has to offer for the travellers:
The Redang Island is thronged by beach lovers because it is made for them, with its crystal clear blue water and white sand. This island is located off the eastern Malay peninsula and the best part is that you can cover its entire length on foot, whether you like to trek through the jungle or promenade on the road. On this island, the major attraction is snorkelling but as it is a marine nature reserve, any nature lover would be delighted to stay in one of its resorts.
Bukit Bintang is one of the major tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. It is renowned as a shopping district and Benaya Times Square, one of the world’s largest malls, is in the district. Many malls of this district are known to specialize in electronics goods. Bukit Bintang is not all about shopping as some of Kuala Lumpur’s trendiest night clubs can be found here. So, after a day of shopping, you can unwind at a sidewalk cafe or look for an entertaining night club.
Bako National Park
In the Sarawak state of Borneo, Malaysia, the Bako National Park is a major tourist attraction for nature lovers. If you want to see what a natural waterfall looks like, this park is a must visit. Wildlife in a natural rainforest setting is the major draw in this well-maintained park. If you visit it, try to spot the large-nosed proboscis monkey in the rainforests. Beaches and sea stacks are also a regular feature of this National Park.
The Batu caves near Kuala Lumpur comprise three caves that are known to be among the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. The main attraction of this cave is the huge statue of a Hindu god. You need to climb up 272 steps to reach this statue that is on the Cathedral Cave.
Georgetown, located on Penang Island’s northeast corner, takes you to the era of British rule. Most of its colonial-era shop houses have been retained by the authorities. It showcases a cultural and architectural milieu that has no parallels anywhere else in Southeast Asia.