Before flying to Malaysia, be aware that the country is divided in two with the peninsula to the west and Borneo to the east. The peninsula is the main gateway to the country with its large modern cities like Kuala Lumpur its capital and the Borneo part with its tropical jungles and indigenous tribes. Discover the most beautiful places to visit in Malaysia.
What to visit in Malaysia?
Malaysia welcomes millions of visitors from all over the world every year. If this country attracts so many tourists, it is mainly due to its varied landscapes worthy of a postcard mixing modernity with its skyscrapers and wild forests as far as the eye can see in the north coast of the island of Borneo. Your stay will therefore be rich in cultural and historical discoveries by traveling through its industrialized cities in the image of the rapid growth of Asia and its wild landscapes in an idyllic climate. Between visits, you can relax with your family on its magnificent fine sandy beaches.
To better discover the charm of the country, you will start your trip by visiting Kuala Lumpur, then you will pass through the colonial cities of Malacca and Georgetown. You will then change scenery by climbing the mountains to discover the life of the natives in the jungle and the beauty of its landscapes. In short, as a couple or as a family, you will not be bored in Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur, the ultra-modern capital
Kuala Lumpur is the showcase of Asia's rapid economic growth with its ultra-modern buildings and shopping malls as far as the eye can see. The capital is a megalopolis that never sleeps, people live at 100 an hour day and night. As soon as you arrive, you will be impressed by the Petronas Towers, two twin towers with futuristic architecture with a height of 452 m. You will also not miss the Chinatown district where you will find a bit of everything to buy souvenirs. If you like architecture, you can discover the Masjid Negara mosque and the Sri Mahamariamman temple.
The Cameron Highlands for tea growing
Tea culture as far as the eye can see, you are indeed in the mountains of the Cameron Highlands. This place is best known for its tea culture. This is an opportunity for you to meet farmers and tea factories to learn a little more about teas. For the more athletic, it is the perfect place to go hiking at the top of the mountains which promises you a breathtaking panoramic view. Along the way, you will not miss rafflesia, a unique plant in the world that only grows in the region and in the Philippines.
Georgetown on Penang Island
The island of Penang, also called the pearl of the Orient, is located on the northwest coast of Malaysia. Georgetown, its main city, is known for its cultural, ethnic and religious melting pot. Indeed, the city is dominated by a mixture of Malaysian, Indian and Chinese culture. A stay in Georgetown rhymes with enriching historical and cultural discovery. You will be impressed by the beauty of the shophouses, traditional wooden houses that remind you of the colonial era. Moreover, the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A short stroll through the alleys in the city is the best way to contemplate all its charms, in particular its colorful houses and the peaceful atmosphere that reigns there.
Malacca, the port city
Malacca is Malaysia's oldest port city. For centuries, merchants used this route to transport goods from Europe to India or China. The architecture of the city has not changed since the colonial era with its traditional houses and its mixture of both European and Asian cultures. It is this mixture of culture that makes it a historic center classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For your viewing pleasure, visit Porta de Santiago, Christ Church, Baba & Nyonya Museum and City Hall.
In short, to discover new horizons, Malaysia is one of the leading destinations in the world. Your trip will be rich in breathtaking architectural and historical discovery. In Malaysia, the landscapes are varied from one city to another, you will be amazed in a heavenly setting.