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Top 5 Cultural Experiences in Malaysia - Malaysia, Truly Cultural

Known for being a tourist hub for many things that are entertaining, Malaysia also has a few cultural sites you can explore.


Kuan Yin Temple

Asia is a place that is home to many incredible temples that span out over many years. In Malaysia you can explore a few of these shrines and temples, and of them all the Kuan Yin temple is one of the most popular temples that attracts many people from all over the world. Built by the Chinese immigrants from the ancient times, this temple was built to honour the Kuan Yin who is known to be the Goddess of Mercy.


Kampung Kling Mosque

Malaysia is also home to some beautiful mosques and of them all, the Kampung Kling is the most ancient mosque in the country and this structure was built by Indian traders who were called Klings at that time. Originally, this Mosque was built using only wood and was later converted to a brick mosque. While exploring the place, you will realise that the architecture of the establishment is a beautiful blend of Indian, Arabic, Malaysian and Chinese influences.


The Mahamariamman Temple

Yet another religious site to visit when in Malaysia is the Sri Mahamariamman Temple which is a Hindu religious site that can be found in Kuala Lumpur. This Hindu temple was designed by the architecture who belonged to the Dravidian community and the temple is truly a beautiful sight that you definitely must-see when in the City. Established in the year 1873 this is a definite must add on the list of places to visit in Kuala Lumpur if you are staying in the capital at a property the likes of Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur.


The Saint George Church

If you want to see an Anglican Church that belongs to the 19th Century, then you definitely must make a visit to the Saint George Church in Malaysia. Constructed by the British East India Corporation, this is one of the very few old churches in the South Asian region. This church is home to a great architectural feat as it has an English palladian which is influenced highly by neoclassical and Georgian architecture. You will also find many amazing oil paintings within the church. Sunday mornings would be a great time to see the church come completely alive while the people of the area huddle here for the mass. Do check if the church still holds mass, and if so, at what times, before you time a visit to the shrine.


Malacca Sultanate Palace

You will be able to find this palace in the Northern part of the city of Malacca. The 7 floors in this building are decorated beautifully and the legend says the pillars were made with wood only and no nails were used at all. A year later after the sultan of the time came to power, the place was struck by a bolt of lightning which destroyed the palace. Another place to visit right by the Malacca Sultanate Palace is the Malacca Cultural Museum which has displays of the various artefacts that were used during that time.