What to see in Malaysia

Malaysia Attractions

Attractions in Malaysia stand like giant beacons, drawing international visitors in droves. Modern, urban Malaysia, particularly the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, has lots to offer tourists and expats. The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur are the tallest twin towers in the world and are beautifully designed. Both the National Mosque and Kuala Lumpur Railway Station are other great examples of the city's architecture. The bright lights, sense of a bustling business world, and fun nightlife attract many.

However, things to see and do in Malaysia aren't limited to modern landmarks, as the country's natural attractions are even more beguiling. Mt Kinabalu towers over the Malay landscape, which includes the Sepilok Forest Reserve and the islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Great Malaysian island destinations include Tioman, Langkawi, Sipadan, and the Perhentian Islands, all of which are nearly deserted by visitors over the monsoons season between November and January. One of the world's largest limestone caves is visitable at Niah National Park. Unspoiled forests, incredible wildlife, lovely beaches, and some of the best scuba diving in the world are some of Malaysia's greatest assets and make it an exciting travel destination for those seeking out adventurous, outdoor fun.

Cameron Highlands

The holiday destination of Cameron Highlands is the largest hill resort in Malaysia, located at the northwestern edge…

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Langkawi is the collective name for a group of 104 tropical islands located 20 miles (30km) off the northwestern tip…

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Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu rises from the Kinabalu National Park at an impressive 13,500-foot (4,101m), the highest mountain between…

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Niah National Park and Niah Caves

The Great Cave of Niah is one of the largest limestone caves in the world, and an archaeological treasure house. It was…

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Perhentian Islands

The popular Malaysian holiday destination of the Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian) is made up of two islands, Perhentian…

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Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers are designed to impress and encapsulate Malaysia's emergence as Southeast Asia's commercial and cultural…

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Sepilok Forest Reserve and Orangutan Sanctuary

This vast equatorial rainforest is an enchanting destination that is best explored through self-guided trails. The most…

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Sipadan Island

This mushroom-shaped island is known among divers around the world for its unique seascape and exceptional beauty. A…

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Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Five pristine islands comprise this 4,929-hectare (12,100 acre) park. The islands are: Gaya, Mamutik, Manukan, Sapi and…

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