The beauty of nature has amazed humans since centuries. To this day, many people from different parts of the world travel overseas just to witness natural beauty! Malaysia, a Southeast Asian country, is a hotspot for such tourists. They come here to enjoy the loveliness of landscapes, scenery, and flora and fauna. The spectacular places mentioned below are among the best ‘Eco-Tourism Destinations’ in Malaysia. They’re definitely worth a visit.
National Elephant Conservation Centre, Pahang
The name says it all! The National Elephant Conservation Centre executes relocation of elephants from regions where their natural habitats are adversely affected due to commercialisation. Public awareness activities linked with the conservation issues of elephants are conducted frequently. Research activities connected with elephant translocation and preservation are held too. Activities conducted for visitors start at 10:30 AM every day. They are educational and fun-packed!
Santubong and Buntal, Sarawak
Often considered to be among the friendliest creatures on Earth, dolphins are beautiful marine mammals. Those who wish to check out these majestic creatures should explore Santubong and Buntal. They offer amazing views of Irrawaddy dolphins swimming in large groups. The dolphin-watching tours run from April to November. You will get lots of good opportunities for clicking photographs.
Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Discovered by English surveyor William Cameron in 1885, the Cameron Highlands is a leading highland resort destination of Malaysia. It has lush greenery with strawberry farms and tea plantations. Focusing on modern facilities, there are hotels, resorts, shopping venues and a lot more for everyone! As the weather is mostly ‘cooling wet’, foreigners must wear windbreakers and jackets. From May to July, Cameron Highland faces sunny weather with low rainfall. This is the best time to travel around in this area.
Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak
The Gunung Mulu National Park features one of the longest networks of caves on the planet. It also possesses the Sarawak Chamber: the world’s largest underground chamber. The vast park acts as a natural habitat for many plant and animal species. It is the most studied tropical karst area in the world. The Gunung Mulu National Park comprises of 17 vegetation zones, displaying around 3,500 species of vascular plants. To enter the park, one must register at the Park HQ office and purchase the five-day pass.
The Royal Belum State Park, Perak
Travellers are bound to have a delightful time here! The Royal Belum State Park is an excellent spot for activities such as bird-watching and cruising. It is home to wild animals such as the Malaysian tiger, Sumatran rhinoceros, tapir, and Asiatic elephant. There are 10 hornbill species and over 2500 species of flowering plants. To step into the rainforest one should apply for a permit from the Perak State Park Corporation.