5 Places you must visit while in Malaysia

Among all the beautiful countries over the world, Malaysia is one of the most attractive places for the tourist. Malaysia is a large tourist based country of Asian continent. If there were the awarding system for the countries, I think, this country would be in the top 3 positions for its enormous beauty. It has number of mountains, surrounded by seas and beaches, and different forests and what not? Not only in natural beauty, this country is but also renowned for its ethnic culture. It has large amount of people from different religions and customs and cuisines, blending all together and living peacefully. The most interesting fact about this country is, it is divided into two main landmasses. West Malaysia occupies the southern half of a peninsula shared with Thailand, while across the South China Sea is East Malaysia, situated on the Borneo Island. Now let’s see some places where you should not forget to visit while you are in Malaysia.

1. Cameron Highlands

This place is named after a British Surveyor who stumbled upon the soft and curvy sides of these picturesque green hills in the year of 1885. This is a hilly area, an extensive hill station, situated above 1500 meters above the sea level. Providing a cool escape from the rush and heat of the low lands the Cameron Highlands in the Titiwangsa Mountains are one the oldest tourist spots of Malaysia. The place hosts the largest tea plantations in Malaysia, which give it the characteristic, fuzzy appearance that attracts so many tourists here. The hill is also used as trail as many visit it for trailing. Beside the eye soothing beauty of this places another interesting fact that makes it more popular is its climate. The temperature of this area does not drop below 10oC or rise above 21oC. This is known as the coolest region of the country.

Name:
Cameron Highlands
Address:
Cameron Highlands, 39000 Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

2. Taman Negara

The national park of Taman Negara is the largest national part of Malaysia, containing over 4000 square kilometers of lands. This park straddles three Malaysian states, and is under very close protection being the home to many species of endangered animals which includes the Malayan Tiger, the crab eating Macaque and the Asian Elephant. This park is known to be the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. This is a complete thrill to walk along with the birds and in the darkness along with buzzing sounds of insects and animals. The rainforest can be seen from above the treetops while trekking down the 530 meter long suspended Canopy Walkway too.

Name:
Taman Negara National Park
Address:
Kuala Yahan, Jerantut, Pahang, Malaysia
HP:
Foursquare.com

3. Perhentian Islands

The sea lovers must not get disappointed by this time as something very interesting and exciting is waiting for them in the Islands of Perhentian. Those who wants to visit the sea in Malaysia must go to the Perhentian Islands for its extremely blue water and white sand sea beach. This is a small archipelago with two main Islands
• Besar – The bigger
• Kechil – The smaller
Both of the beaches are boasting beauty with white sands. The shadow of tall palm trees in the crystal clear blue shallow sea must give you the feel from a parallel world. The water activities such as Canoeing, Scuba-diving or Snorkeling adds more adventure to your refreshment.

Name:
Senja Bay Resort Perhentian Islands
Address:
CORAL BAY (TELUK AUR) PULAU PERHENTIAN KECIL, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. Langkawi

Located in the Malaysia’s north-western coast in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is the main of 99 Islands which form the archipelago with the same name. Often overlooked, especially by the western tourists, in favor of the better known Thai Islands and Singapore, Langkawi offers breath taking sceneries with its beautiful beaches. These beaches contains incredibly fine sand, crystal clear water and coastal mangrove swamps. The most intriguing of Langkawi’s attractions is the tomb of Mashuri, a legend deeply resonating with locals has it that Mashuri, a girl unjustly accused of adultery and consequently executed, cursed the Island for seven generations.

Name:
Langkawi
Address:
Malaysia
HP:
Foursquare.com

5. Kota Kinabalu

It is the capital of the Sabah State in Malaysian Borneo. Kota Kinabalu has a huge collection of rainforests, tropical islands, wildlife refuges & national parks which promoted it as one of the popular tourist destination place. ‘Mount Kinabalu’, which is regarded as the tallest peak in Malaysia, is situated here. 'Kota Kinabalu City Centre' is another beautiful place to visit in this part of the country.

Name:
Kota Kinabalu City Centre
Address:
88000 , Sabah, Malaysia
HP:
Foursquare.com

Conclusion

Malaysia is one of the most exciting tourist places in Asia. This country will provide you enough natural beauty to have a break from your boring life. Whoever is fond of travelling, Malaysia is a must for them. They obviously won’t regret visiting this place.