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7 Top places to visit in Malaysia- shopping, hiking, culture, tasty food... Malaysia has it all!

Bustling city life, stunning architectural structures, trying out local food, there is no shortage of things to see and do in Malaysia. Here are 7 of the best places to visit in Malaysia.


Taman Negara National Park

Located in the Pahang state, the Taman Negara national park is the largest of its kind in Malaysia. The park is home to a native tribe called the Orang Asli (which translates to original people). The park also holds the record for the longest rope walkway in the world, making it the ideal place for experienced and newbie hikers.



With murals painted on street walls, the Kek Lok Si Temple and mouth-watering street food, Penang is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia. Penang is a place where you can observe a mix of old and modern culture blended together and it is certainly one of the must-visit places while you're in Malaysia.



Located near the Strait of Malacca Strait it gots its name, Malacca, is a state that showcases some of the most fascinating architectural designs and buildings due to the colonial influences from the portuguese. Malacca has several red buildings like the Christ Church, cafes and galleries that any history lover would be delighted to explore.



The Sepang district in Malaysia is the first places you'll visit when you arrive in the country as the Kuala Lumpur international airport is located in this district. While there are many interesting things to do in Sepang, the districts main attraction is the Sepang International Circuit that hosts the Malaysian leg of the Formula One races called the Malaysian Grand Prix. Located 15 minutes from the Kuala Lumpur international airport are some of the finest hotels and resorts similar to AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort that will help you relax after a long flight or it is the perfect way to rest up before heading back home.



The Petronas towers that dominate the skyline of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's capital city often to referred to as the PETRONAS twins hold the record for the tallest twin towers in the world. While the buildings were designed using a postmodern architectural style, they also have motifs which are found in Islamic culture added into the architecture to personify the large Muslim population that make up Malaysia. One of the key features of the PETRONAS towers is the sky bridge that connects the towers and provides visitors with an unparallel view of Kuala Lumpur city.


Mount Kinabalu

Located in the Crocker mountain range, the majestic Mount Kinabalu is Malaysia's tallest mountain. The mountain which is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site is home to a wide variety of fungi, flora and fauna. Visitors should hire a trained and licenced guide to climb this mountain as people who visit the high elevation of the mountain have a risk of contracting elevation sickness. A pro hiker can complete the hike in one day but most people to choose to stay the night here as there a few lodging options on the way to Mount Kinabalu.