12 Best Places to Visit in Malaysia


A perfect fusion of modern dreams and electric vibes, Malaysia is a country that sparkles with its unique contrasts and cultural mix. Everything here is extremely beautiful and interesting to view. Be it the colonial architecture or the modern skyscrapers, things look like they are perfectly placed and designed to create the beauty around. Though they have a lot of influence and inspiration from the other modern countries, their traditional ideas and practices are still famous and followed up to date. Tea plantation is one of the renowned practices of Malaysian farms. There are endless possibilities to wander and explore in here. Malaysia is also one of the cheapest countries to visit. If you are from India, you can make a trip to Malaysia in the budget of Rs. 50000. So you should check your schedule and make a trip.

Stay with us on this interesting journey where we bring you a list of the best places to visit in Malaysia.

Places to Visit in Malaysia

1. Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur: Best Places to Visit in Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and also one of the biggest cities in the country. The city is extremely clean and beautiful with lots of places of attraction here. Kuala Lumpur is famous among the tourists mainly for the twin tower, which is also the largest in the world. The spot not to miss at all is the National Palace and the House of Parliament, which portrays the mix of sophisticated colonial, Asian and Malay architecture in and out. It wouldn’t be wrong to admit that this city is full of surprises and fun. Right form sightseeing spots to shopping and dining, the options are unlimited. The city has almost 70 shopping centers along with some great parks and gardens around. If you are a history fanatic, then don’t miss out to visit the Batu caves and other holy shrines which are also a part of this beautiful city.

Kuala Lumpur houses The Petronas Towers that are one of the Modern Architectural Wonders of the World.


2. Langkawi

Langkawi: Best Places to Visit in Malaysia
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Joining with a group of 99 islands in the northwest region of Malaysia, Langkawi is one of the best destinations for family vacations and fun. The vibrant, clear beaches, forest grooves, coconut palm trees, and the beautiful limestone cliffs are worth seeing and enjoying here. To enjoy some exquisite views, you can take the island’s cable car to reach the top from where you can walk along the Langkawi Sky Bridge. This beautiful pedestrian walk is 600m above the sea level of the island. Apart from these spots, there’s also a small museum, Laman Padi Rice Garden, Legenda Langkawi park where you can stop by to enjoy the beauty of some mystic creatures, perfectly designed gardens a rich heritage and history of the place and much more. There are also many other Langkawi folkloric figures around which you’d love to explore and know.

There are also many good resorts around with the best of facilities to help you around. Your kids would love to visit here. A perfect place for family vacations.

3. Batu Ferringhi

Batu Ferringhi is one of the famous beaches in Malaysia that offers an active holiday spot for both, tourists and locals. You can enjoy some water sports like parasailing, windsurfing under expert supervision or even a simple jet ski right on the beach. There are many good resorts near the coastline that offer a luxurious stay for the tourists along. The day beauty is indeed worth soaking in and enjoys here but the nightlife is no less than an energetic boost. Along with the beach, the night market is another famous attraction spot here. You can shop for some amazing handicraft stuff and souvenirs as you wish. There are also some traditional Malay restaurants and food stalls that sell the most amazing authentic food. Also, don’t miss out on the Tropical Spice Garden which has an amazing ambiance, herbal garden, and waterfalls to chill by.

4. Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands
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Cameron Highlands are the hilly region where you can enjoy the world-class Malay style of tree planting. It’s a sloppy mountainside that has amazing orchards, strawberry farms, lavender farms, and other tropical plants. The tea plantation is extremely beautiful and aromatic here. You can witness the whole process of how these leaves turn into a tea usable form. Mardi’s Agro Technology Park is a fun destination to explore, camp and learn about the different things here. The place is a good option to learn more about the outdoor attractions of nature in Malaysia and spend some peaceful time with nature.


5. George Town

George Town falls under the second half part of the older Malaysia which is also known as ” The Food Capital Of Malaysia”. It has been named UNESCO World Heritage which has been preserved and maintained for a long time. George Town is famous for its traditional food which stands amazingly different in taste and combination of spices. It is one of the choicest destinations of the backpackers to enjoy, food, discover the old history and travel across the new streets of the town. The next best thing not to miss here is the Rainbow Skywalk which stands as the tallest skyscraper with an outdoor glass to view the beauty of the city. There is a total of 68 floors with different viewing platforms for the viewers. Make sure you visit this historic tale-teller once you travel to Malaysia.

6. Perhentian Islands

Perhentian Islands
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With less amount of crowds bustling around, Perhentian Island is the perfect coral-fringed southeast gateway to visit along with your family. There are plenty of opportunities to go kayaking, exploring, snorkeling and scuba diving here. One thing which we would like to honestly put forward is that the island is not developed with luxurious resorts and cafes around. You’ll find more of the traditional Malay spots here to stop by or grab some food.jungle trekking is something another exciting activity here, which involves walking along the zigzag roads and crossing out the dense forest out. Some beaches connect through these ways and you can also enjoy some fishing spots here. This place is perfect for people who love adventures.

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7. Borneo Rain Forest

The island of Borneo is shared by three countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei.  This place is a home for many endangered species and also is home to the oldest rainforests of the world. The place is best for all the wildlife photographers and wildlife lovers to trek across the dense forest and enjoy watching animals around. You can take your kids here for enjoyment as well as educational purposes. 

8. Ipoh

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With a mix of colonial architecture and beautiful culture, this place is the third-largest city in Malaysia. Concubine Lane is the famous area of this region where you can find a line full of restaurants and shops to stop by. The place has a beautiful vibe of mix culture with Indian, Malay and Chinese food at the stalls. The best thing to enjoy here is the street art which adds this place a unique vibe. The street art here is more of like a connecting piece to the next one which makes you observe these masterpieces as you pass by. It’s fun to explore and wander in here.

9. Legoland Malaysia

Legoland Malaysia
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Coming to some fun and frolic time, Lego land is a spot not to miss no matter if you are here with your family or friends. The place is a perfect spot to enjoy the world-famous LEGO vibes her. You can enjoy rides, attractions and other various projects in LEGO land. The place is surely for everyone regardless of how old you are? Don’t miss the 4D cinema here, which shows in various LEGO movies.

10. Gunung Mulu National Park

This place is the next UNESCO World Heritage Classification in Malaysia which has attracted tourists from all over the world. People come here to enjoy trekking, caving and the hot springs of the place. After 24 km of trekking is the mount Mulu where you can stop by to enjoy your day with a view. The main reason people come here is to witness the majestic caves and Bats living in it. These caves have a record of Southeast Asia’s longest cave system and the world’s largest cave passage. There are numerous adventurous activities that you can try here such as Kayaking, mountain biking and much more.

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11. Taman Negara

Taman Negara
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Taman Negara is a 130 million years old, rich deep dense forest in Malaysia. People come here to enjoy jungle trekking and bird watching. Every corner of this Jungle has a lush green picturesque area which for sure can make it to the best picture backgrounds. The most interesting part of this place is the Gua Telinga limestone cave system. The tunnels are squeezy and thin to make out your way to the main chambers. The place holds a great historical significance which the local guard keeps narrating on his way. You should visit here to enjoy the adventure of exploring and learning new things here.

12. Melaka (also known as Malacca)

Melaka Malacca
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Maleka is another historical spot of Malaysia which attracts a lot of tourists. The city was settled in ancient times and is still maintained with that classic aura up to date. You’ll find here many temples, churches, and mosques representing the rich culture of the place. Some famous places to visit, here are  Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Melaka River and the amazing resorts, A Famosa Resort and the Dutch town of Stadthuys. You can easily reach here via Kuala Lumpur. It just needs a few hours to explore and enjoy the vibe of the place and get some knowledge related to the place.

Malaysia is truly a place to be for passionate travelers and bloggers. There’s so much you can do and explore here. To ease your task, we’ve prepared a list of top places to visit in Malaysia. If you are planning to travel to Malaysia, make sure you are not missing any of these places were added in the list of Best Places to Visit in Malaysia. We hope this blog was helpful to you. Do let us know what you think about it.

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