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Tourist Attractions in Malaysia

 

Langkawi

Langkawi has been accorded the Geopark status by UNESCO for its beautiful geo-heritage features, consisting of stunning landscape, karsts caves, sea arches and fossils with a geological history dating back 500 million years.

Langkawi comprises of 99 islands lying off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the Straits of Melaka. These islands are covered with age old forests which are home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna. For those who seek uncrowded and unspoilt places with world class infrastructure and facilities will find Langkawi an excellent destination to visit.

Penang, George Town

World renowned as "Pearl of The Orient" - Penang island, located northwestern of Peninsular Malaysia. The state capital George Town is the 3rd largest city in Malaysia. Rich with its architectural heritage, each building bears the stamp of different foreign influences from its colourful past. George Town was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status on 7th July 2008. 

Pangkor Island

Desite its small size, the facilities on this island are well developed. Places of interes in Pangkor Island includes historical Dutch Fort, tranditional Chinese Temple, Miniature Great Wall and Satay factory. Nearby Pangkor Island, there is a world renowned Island Resort, namely Pangkor Laut Resort - Once selected as one of the best Island Resorts in the world.

Cameron Highlands

Standing at 1,829m above sea level, Cameron Highlands is famous for its tea plantations. With cool climate and fertile soil, Cameron Highlands provides fresh supplies of fruits, vegetables and flowers to markets around the country as well as other parts of the region. Thus, also known as the "Green Bowl of Malaysia". Cameron Highlands is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the country for its cool climate and greenery.

Kenyir Lake

With 300 over islands and surrounded by 14 waterfalls, many rapids and rivers, covering an area of 260,000 hectares, Kenyir Lake is the largest man-made lake in Asia. 

Kenyir Lake is rated one of the best tourist attractions for nature lovers, fishing enthusiasts and photographers, which attributable to its numerous species of fresh water fish and exotic wildlife.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur traces its origins to the 1850s, an abundance of tin was found at the estuary fo the Klang and Gombak rivers, known as Ampang today. From the marshlands of Ampang, Kuala Lumpur was made the capital of Malaysia following independence from British Colonial in 1957, she grew to become one of the world's best-known cities in the world.

Tourist Attractions include 421m high KL Tower, with revolving restaurant at the top of the tower offers visitors a lovely assortment of delicious cuisines and a panoramic view of the city.  Petronas Twin Towers - icon of Malaysia, the Sky-bridge on the 41st floor provides visitors with beautiful view of the city. Recommended Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Taman Negara National Park

One of the popular Eco-tourism destinations in the region, Taman Negara is one of the oldest rainforests in the world, estimated to be 130 million years old, which is older than the rainforests of Congo and Amazon. Spanning across 3 adjacent states, namely Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan, Taman Negara is Malaysia's premier National Park, with total protected area of 4,343 square killometres.

Melaka

Located opposite of Sumatera across the world's longest and the busiest straits of Melaka. Malaka also known as Malacca, is the name for both the state and the state capital. Rich with its interesting stories which span over 600 years, including the story of multi-racial society, the story of legendary sultans, heroes and princesses, the story of conquest and war.

Filled with colourful events of the past, the state is like a large museum brimming with artefacts, handicrafts, walkways, corridors, buildings and gardens. Richness of its heritage and culture is captured in every street and building in the city. Making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. On 7th July 2008 (together with George Town), Melaka was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.

The Lenggong Valley

about 100km north of Ipoh, is where the earliest human skeletal remains in the peninsula, the Perak Man, was found in 1991. There is also evidence of human settlement from the Palaeolithic age at the site.

UNESCO recognises Lenggong following the completion of archaeological excavations at the site, which established that the complete skeleton of the Perak Man is more than 11,000 years old

The Lenggong Valley joins the list of other World Heritage Sites in Malaysia, including the cities of George Town and Malacca. Also listed are the Mulu and Kinabalu National Parks.

Kuching, Sarawak

"the Land of the Hornbills" - Covering a land area of 124,000 square km, is the biggest state in Malaysia. Two thirds of the land covered with tropical rainforests, Sarawak is rich in flora and fauna. Its greatest assets include the UNESCO World Heritage Site and numerous protected national parks.

Sarawak has an indigenous population of 27 ethnic groups. It is also filled to the brim with history and culture. Kuching is the state capital.

Mulu National Park, Sarawak

Is another UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its world's largest Natural Chamber and world's largest Cave passage. Bat observation and Rainforest Canopy Skywalk are amongst the facinating attractions.

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

"Land below the Wind" - Sabah is made up of 32 ethic groups. Kota Kinabalu is the state capital, and the gateway to eco-adventures such as mountain climbing, caving, white-water rafting and diving. The Luxuriant nature makes Sabah the ideal ecotourism destination.

Mount Kinabalu

"The mountain of God", Mount Kinabalu is the famous icon of Borneo Island, also Malaysia's 1st UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For the locals, Mount Kinabalu is rich with Kadazan-Dusun mystique. They believe that it is the place where the spirits rest.
Recommended Hotels in Kota Kinabalu

Sipadan

Sipadan is an international famous dive site surrounded by the Sulawesi Sea. The geographic position of Sipadan at the Indo-Pacific Basin - the centre of the richest marine habitat in the world- makes it a paradise for divers.
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