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6 Wow places to visit in Malaysia – Must-have tourist experiences

Malaysia offers a contrasting set of attractions. Modern skyscrapers, charming parks, beaches, beautiful colonial architecture, tea plantations and stunning landscapes keep tourists enthralled.


Kuala Lumpur

The capital city in Malaysia, as well as the largest city in the country, Kuala Lumpur has many attractions entertaining to travellers. The main highlight is the Petronas Towers, and they happen to be the tallest twin towers in the world. The city regularly graces the list of top 10 most visited destinations in the world. The Malaysian capital has tokens pertaining to both colonial and modern eras. Malay architecture has made a mark in the city; the best examples of KL architecture are the House of Parliament and the National Palace. While in Kuala Lumpur, you should also think about visiting KL Bird Park, Merdeka Square and Chinatown's Petaling Street. Kuala Lumpur is also a famed shopping destination. Comfortable hotel rooms in Kuala Lumpur are another tempting feature for tourists, Berjaya Times Square Hotel is an example of Kuala Lumpur accommodation.


George Town

On account of its charming architecture, George Town was named a UNESCO world heritage site; the town is the oldest part of the country's second-largest city. To Malaysians, George Town is the food capital of the country. Though the main highlight of the town is the waterfront, tourists can find a lot more to do and see. Taking the tram up to the peak of Penang Hill is a great way to enjoy some of the best views. Batik Painting Museum Penang and the U-shaped Rainbow Skywalk are among other highlights of the town.


Teluk Cempedek Beach

A few-minute drive from the city centre is Teluk Cempedek Beach. Fronted by the South China Sea, the waters here offer swimming possibilities. The cultural centre and the turtle sanctuary are another two features that have made the beach popular among tourists. To swim, explore and hike, you can visit either Esplanade Park or the Sungai Pandan Waterfall. While at the beach, if you head landward, you can visit the Tin Museum, the museum is found at the site of a former tin mining ground.


Borneo Rain Forest

The island of Borneo is engulfed by one of the oldest rainforests in the world, it also provides shelter for endangered species such as the Bornean orangutan and Sumatra rhino. If you want to see orangutans in an eco-friendly way, visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Tourists visit this part of Malaysia to witness the indigenous culture, the wildlife and trekking. The Rainforest Discovery Centre offers a great introduction to the island.


Cameron Highlands

The hilly tracts of Malaysia are nurturing grounds for tea plantations. These tea plantations are one of the main attractions in Malaysia, and they are one of the most photographed as well. The mountainous terrain harbours herbal gardens and orchids. If you don't have to visit more than one tea plantation, make it BOH Tea Plantation – visitors are offered tours where they learn about the tea making process, and the gift shop found here sells various souvenirs.


Taman Negara

Taman Negara is a protected area and is occupied by a 130-million-year old deciduous rainforest; the place offers activities that will keep you busy for days. The most sought-after activities are bird-watching and jungle-trekking, but visitors also enjoy climbing Mount Tahan and trying the canopy walkway. Exploring the GuaTelinga limestone cave system might take several weeks, but there are guided tours that allow you to see the main caves, but they are not going to be comfortable; you will have to do a lot of crawling if you want to see the main chambers.

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