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15 Jan
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Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Malaysia

Malaysia is located in the South-East Asia, a beautiful cosmopolitan country with a non-disputable traveler’s reputation. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, a unique mesmerizing city with a hygienic environment. Globally, Malaysia is well known as a tourist exploration hub due to her natural beauty that is beyond words description. Malaysia which never ceases to surprise travelers have a mix influx of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European with Malaysian being the national language.

So what exactly will you find when you visit this beautiful country? There’re hundreds of places to visit in Malaysia and it’s probably possible that your 4 days or one week vacation won’t be enough to enjoy the whole adventure.

But don’t you worry because we have complied a list of -must visit places– in Malaysia without which, your desired adventure would remain incomplete!


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1) Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Have you ever watched different birds of the different species living together in a park? Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a 20.9 acres of  land dedicated to about 3000 birds from at least 200 species. It is a popular tourist attraction in the country, receiving an annual average of 200,000 visitors. It is located adjacent to the Lake Gardens. With about 90% of these birds found locally, the remaining 10% were imported from different countries.The best view to enjoy watching these birds which are of various colors and sizes is to stroll along the walkway of the park. With every step you take, there will definitely be birds that catch your attention. Some of the main attractions of the park are the flamingo pond, Horn bill Park, the world of parrots, the egg incubation area, the bird gallery and education center and many more. Bird shows, eagle feeding, horn bill feeding are some of the daily activities you will enjoy participating in this beautiful park.


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 2) Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers

Whether you call them the identical towers or the identical Malaysia wonders buildings, you will be referring to the Petronas Twin towers. The skyscrapers which rises 452 meters had a place in the Gunnies Book of Record as the tallest building in the world until 2004 when another one bigger was built. Today, Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest skyscraper with 828 m above the ground.

Visit the twin towers and you will be among the chosen few who will walk in a sky bridge between the two beautiful buildings. You will also find the Dewan Filharmonik  Petronas concert hall, a Southeast Asia’s leading venue for classical music. The architectural design of the facility is superb making it earn praises as one of the world’s best concert halls.


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 3) Penang, George Town

Penang, George Town

The beautiful Penang Island is famously known due to her stunning capital George Town. This city known for its British colonial buildings, have never lacked an influx of tourist throughout the year. George Town offers views of the famous Cheong FattTze Mansion, Kapitan Keling Mosque and many of the capital’s golden crowned Buddhist temples. With museums showcasing the country’s rich-historical treasures, restaurants that offer classic Malaysian cuisine and dozens of shopping malls, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone to see.


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 4) Batu Caves

Batu Caves

The Batu caves were discovered in 1882 and are the sacred place for the Hindu’s in Malaysia. These caves consist of three main caves and a number of smaller ones. The caves are made of limestone and 400 meters long and 100 meter high. As you climb the caves you will be greeted by long tailed-macaque monkeys. The monkeys won’t harm you not unless you provoke them. Don’t be selfish not to share your bananas or crisps with these beautiful creatures because they really love these foods. And if you happen to visit at the end of January, you will find the Thaipusam festival which attracts a lot of devotees and visitors. A visit to these caves is a real adventure.


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5) KLCC

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Center Park

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Center Park is a 50-acre urban piece of land offering more than lush greenery in the city. The park host a lot of amenities for public enjoyment – from a two-acre children’s playground, wading pool and jogging track to shelters and benches, patterned foot-paths and sculptures. But what makes this park a more attracting site is due to the man-made Lake Symphony that stretches 10,000 sqm which has water fountains that can shoot water up to a height of 42m and you can’t hesitate watching this amazing water dances.


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 6) Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu

Located in the Island of Borneo Southeast Asia,Mount Kinabaluis a World Heritage Site, and it’s well-known worldwide for its tremendous botanical and biological species biodiversity with plants of Himalayan, Australasian, and Indomalayan origin. Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea and due to its natural placement, it’s one of the safest and most conquerable peaks in the world to climb provided that you’re reasonably healthy and physically fit. A visit to Borneo is not complete without a trekking expedition to the summit of Mount Kinabalu.


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 7) Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park

Famously known for its limestone and karst formation, this national park is a sandstone mountain which features include enormous caves, vast cave networks, rock pinnacles, cliffs and gorges. Due to its many caves, the Park provides outstanding scientific opportunities to study theories on the origins of cave faunas. This National Park has outstanding scenic values, including the natural phenomenon of millions of bats and swift lets leaving and entering the caves is an exceptional wildlife spectacle.


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 8) Sipadan Island

Sipadan Island

The reason why this island -which is about 600 meters from the seabed- is famous, is due to the marine life it hosts. It has the most diverse marine life in the world and is also known as a top diving site among diving enthusiasts.The Sipadan Island is also the sacred place which safeguards more than 3000 species of fish and hundreds of species of corals. The jungle on the island is the home to many species of exotic birds like the Grey Imperial-pigeon. As a tourists who have gotten to the island you will be amazed with what you are about to see. For a small island like Sipadan, its beauty is by far better than many islands in the world. Notably, it is rated by many to be one of the top five diving destinations in the world.


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 9) Bako National Park

Bako National Park

Located in Kuching at Sarawak’s state is Bako National Park which is the oldest national park in Malaysia. One of the definite features of  Bako National Park is the rugged rocky headland along with steep cliffs where visitors can overlook the South China Sea there. The scenery in the park is mesmerizing with many spectacular species of flora and fauna. Various kinds of plants and vegetation such as beach vegetation and cliff vegetation can be seen around.


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10) Islamic Arts Museum

Islamic Arts Museum

This outstanding museum is home to one of best collections of Islamic decorative arts in the world. The museum which is about 30,000 sq,mi situated amidst the leafy surroundings of Kuala Lumpur’s Perdana Botanical Gardens. The Islamic Arts Museum is named South East Asia’s biggest museum and houses more than seven thousand artifacts from the global Islamic world. Its permanent galleries showcase items that range from tapestries to hand-written Korans to traditional firearms.Within the Museum grounds, you will find a good Middle Eastern restaurant where you can dine for lunch. Nearby also stands one of KL’s best museum gift shops stocking beautiful products from around the Islamic world.

Remember as a traveler, you don’t leave your camera whether you are a photography fanatic or not!

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