Top 28 Malaysia Attractions

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Malaysia is a hospitable country in Southeast Asia that annually receives many tourists from all over the world. This state, in addition to its natural wealth, is also famous for its historical and archaeological monuments. Malaysia is quite safe. The temperature is uniformly high throughout the year. But when planning a visit to this country, you should take into account the rainy season. The western part is best visited from late November to February, and the eastern part from May to September.

Many historical monuments, temples and mosques can be seen in Kuala Lumpur and Penang. Lovers of water activities and beach holidays are waiting for the Langkawi archipelago and the Malay part of the island of Borneo. The mountain resorts of Malaysia will please both lovers of natural attractions and connoisseurs of modern entertainment in the form of casinos, attractions and night discos. In addition to traditional souvenirs - figurines and key chains - wooden, pewter and copper products, silk and batik, spices, various equipment, as well as jewelry made of precious metals are brought from Malaysia.

What to see in Malaysia?

The most interesting and beautiful places, photos and a brief description.

City of Kuala Lumpur

The capital of Malaysia is famous for its many attractions. Monuments of architecture, parks, Chinatown and a Malaysian village right in the center of the city. Kuala Lumpur has something to entertain its guests. The most popular of the metropolitan areas are the Central Historical Quarter and the shopping and entertainment Golden Triangle.

City of Kuala Lumpur

petronas towers

The building, which is rightfully called the symbol of Malaysia, is the famous Petronas Towers. Since the completion of construction in 1998, these towers have been considered the tallest "twin" buildings in the world. The Petronas Towers are open from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays. During the tour, tourists will learn about the history of construction, will be able to visit the observation deck located on the 86th floor, and also walk along the bridge between the towers.

Petronas towers

Bukit Bintang

One of the main shopping and entertainment districts of the capital. Bukit Bintang is also called the Golden Triangle because it is located at the border of three busy city streets. Many local shops, cafes and restaurants, hotels and nightclubs guarantee the area the attention of guests of the capital.

Bukit Bintang

Menara TV Tower in Kuala Lumpur

The Menara TV tower can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. This building, which was completed in 1996, is also called the "Garden of Light" for the original illumination, which can be admired at night. From the observation deck of the Menara TV tower, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city.

Menara TV Tower in Kuala Lumpur

National Museum of Malaysia

In 1963, the largest state historical and cultural museum in the country was founded in the capital of Malaysia. Externally, the building resembles a traditional Malaysian house, and the exposition includes a collection of coins, edged weapons, hats and clothes, jewelry and musical instruments.

National Museum of Malaysia

Old railway station

In 1910, when Malaysia was still a British colony, a railway station was built in Kuala Lumpur, combining the Indo-Saracenic and neo-Moorish styles of architecture. In the early 2000s, only suburban transportation remained in the schedule of the Old Station, and after another reconstruction, the Museum of Railway Transport was opened here.

Old railway station

Kuala Lumpur Botanical Garden

A huge park complex, which includes many thematic natural formations, is located in the center of the capital. Here you can visit the Butterfly Park, which houses the Entomological Museum. The Orchid and Hibiscus Garden sells seedlings and flowering plant specimens on weekends. The local Bird Park hosts a bird show twice a day, and there is a Deer Park near the lake. The Botanical Garden Planetarium contains an entire floor where you can play with interactive exhibits.

Kuala Lumpur Botanical Garden

Mosque Negara

The National Mosque of Negara was built in 1965 and can accommodate up to eight thousand people. The idea of ​​building such a national building, symbolizing the country's independence, arose in 1957. And it was brought to life by architects from England and Malaysia. Near the mosque there is a mausoleum where famous Malaysian politicians are buried.

Mosque Negara

Masjid Jame Mosque (Kuala Lumpur)

The oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur, opened in 1909, is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers. Until 1965 Masjid Jame was the main mosque of the city. This sophisticated Moorish-style building is considered a popular attraction in Kuala Lumpur.

Masjid Jame Mosque (Kuala Lumpur)

Royal Palace of Istana Negara

One of the most famous tourist sites of the capital is the royal palace of Istana Negara. This building was erected by a Chinese millionaire in 1928 and was then called the Big House. Since then, the palace has managed to visit both a magnificent Japanese residence and a modest officer's canteen. Currently, the Istana Negara Palace is used for royal ceremonies.

Royal Palace of Istana Negara

snake temple

A very original Serpent Temple can be visited in Malaysian Penang. The building was erected in 1850 and, as legend has it, since then snakes have been crawling into the temple from all over the area. Temple servants assure that the snakes are "neutralized" by the sacred smoke, but for additional safety, poison has been collected from all the reptiles in the building.

Snake temple

Palace of Sultan Abdul-Samad

In 1897, the construction of the "Moorish" palace of Sultan Abdul-Samad was completed. In the center of the building is a 43-meter clock tower, which makes the building look like the English Big Ben. Now the palace houses the Ministry of Culture, and the square in front of the building is used for various events.

Palace of Sultan Abdul-Samad

Kelly Castle

Near the city of Ipo at the beginning of the 20th century, local planter William Kelly Smith began the construction of a mansion. But he was not destined to finish the work - after the First World War, most of the workers and Smith himself died of illness. There are legends that Kelly Castle has many secret rooms, underground tunnels and passages. But in fact, there is only one tunnel here, and it connects the mansion with a nearby Hindu temple.

Kelly Castle

Temple Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si Temple is considered one of the largest Buddhist temple complexes in Malaysia. Its construction was carried out at the end of the 19th century. Most often, tourists visit the Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas and the statue of the Chinese goddess Kuan Yin, responsible for mercy. Near the temple there are several cafes and souvenir shops.

Temple Kek Lok Si

Sri Mahamariamman (Kuala Lumpur)

One of the oldest Hindu temples in the capital is located on the outskirts of Chinatown. The facade of the building is made in the style of the southern palaces of India. Its central tower, Raja Gopuram, which appeared in 1968, invariably attracts the attention of tourists with its multi-colored sculptures. Inside Sri Mahamariamman is kept a silver chariot which is used in Thaipusam celebrations.

Sri Mahamariamman (Kuala Lumpur)

Tioman Island

Small island in the South China Sea. Tourists consider it one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Transparent water attracts beach lovers, and the local underwater world attracts diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. The village of Tekek, the capital of the island, is equipped with all the necessary tourist infrastructure. On the island of Tioman, you can stay both in a comfortable hotel and rent an individual chalet.

Tioman Island

Langkawi island

The Langkawi archipelago is located in the northwest of the country. Its white beaches are very beautiful, and also very rich in magnesium, which makes them extremely useful in the treatment of bronchitis, osteochondrosis and rheumatism. In Langkawi, you can visit snake and crocodile farms, relax on the black beach with volcanic sand, go to the aquarium or go diving.

Langkawi island

Batu Caves

One of the most popular attractions in Malaysia are the Batu Caves, located near Kuala Lumpur. The stairs leading to the caves are decorated with a huge statue of Murugan, and nearby is a temple dedicated to this deity. Batu consists of 7 small and 3 large caves. An additional fee is charged for the entrance to the Art Gallery Cave, decorated with murals and statues.

Batu Caves

Mount Kinabalu

The mountain is the fourth highest in Southeast Asia. It is located on the territory of the national park of the same name in the east of Malaysia. On the last Saturday and Sunday of October, an original competition is held here - the world mountain race, the participants of which must climb to the top of a height of 4095 meters as quickly as possible and also quickly go down.

Mount Kinabalu

Taman Negara National Park

Taman Negara National Park is located on the Malay Peninsula. This park is home to leopards, tapirs, rhinos, Malaysian bears, deer, wild boars, tigers, elephants and over 300 species of birds. There is a hotel where you can stay for a couple of days, and in the park there are several temporary shelters for those who want to spend the night in the tropics.

Taman Negara National Park

Gunung Mulu caves

Gunung Mulu National Park, located in the east of the country, is famous for its grandiose caves, tropical forests and karst formations. In the caves of Gunung Mulu, it is worth visiting the world's largest grotto, Sarawak. Also popular with tourists are the Deer Cave and the Cave of Clear Waters. You can get here by water or by helicopter.

Gunung Mulu caves

Caves of Niah

In 1974, a national park was founded in the Malaysian part of Borneo, the main attraction of which is the Niah Cave. Traces of Homo sapiens, who lived in the Stone Age, were found here. The age of the Niah cave is about 37-42 thousand years, its walls are decorated with rock art. Before proceeding with the inspection of the cave, tourists should register and pay for the entrance.

Caves of Niah

Cameron Highlands

One of the largest Malaysian mountain resorts. The best time to visit these places lasts from March to September, when track lovers can easily climb the equipped paths to the tops of the Cameron Highlands. Tourists often visit the local tea plantation, where they observe the production and processing of tea. The Cameron Highlands is also home to strawberry and bee farms, where you can buy fresh produce at low prices.

Cameron Highlands

Lake of the Pregnant Maiden

The lake is located on one of the islands of the Langkawi archipelago. It is very popular with tourists and locals. This is a very beautiful body of water surrounded by rocks and lush jungle. According to legend, childless couples who visit the lake of the Pregnant Maiden will receive hope for a quick replenishment of the family.

Lake of the Pregnant Maiden

penang hill

One of the best places for walks and picnics, a mountain in the very center of the island near Georgetown. At the end of the 19th century, a funicular was built to climb the mountain, and now you can get to the top of Penang Hill in just 12 minutes. At the top you can visit the botanical garden, the owl museum, a mosque and a restaurant overlooking the island.

Penang hill

Genting Highlands

In the mountains northeast of Kuala Lumpur is the popular Genting Highlands entertainment complex. This amusement park is divided into open and closed areas, each of which consists of the most modern attractions. A closed area also includes a variety of entertainment using computer technology.

Genting Highlands

Waterfall Seven Wells

One of the most beautiful and unforgettable places in Langkawi. The seven rapids of this rather powerful waterfall form seven purest lakes, in which you can swim if you wish. A rather long staircase leads to the Seven Wells, the steps of which can be slippery in wet weather. A lot of monkeys live in the jungle surrounding the stairs, so bags, backpacks and cameras will have to be monitored very closely.

Waterfall Seven Wells

sky bridge langkawi

The two peaks of Mount Ganung are connected by the unusually beautiful and seemingly floating Sky Bridge of Langkawi. To climb this 150-meter structure, you should use two cable cars, which takes about 20 minutes. From the sky bridge, you have stunning views of the surrounding mountains, lush tropics, and the distant sea.

Sky bridge langkawi