Top 5 Places to Holiday in Malaysia

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Malaysia has the reputation of being one of the most magnificent countries in Asia. This holiday destination really does have the best of everything, offering travellers pristine beaches, secluded getaways, aromatic cuisines, phenomenal shopping districts and a historically rich culture – just to name a few. If you’re planning a holiday to this unforgettable location, take the time to experience these not to be missed destinations.

Penang

Penang is the cultural epicentre of the Malaysian society, scattered with religious shrines and century old temples. One of the best ways to experience all that Penang has to offer is by booking a guided temple tour. Visiting the temples of Penang is the main attraction, enhanced only further by the wisdom and knowledge of a local tour guide.

Langkawi

Possibly the most famous island of this country, Langkawi is said to be the gateway to an island paradise. While many travellers use Langkawi as a thoroughfare to the small surrounding islands, it provides a natural beauty like no other in the world. Five star resorts line the shores of Langkawi, with many providing “room service” on the lush sands of the beach. If you’ve never traveller to Langkawi, you’ll probably wonder why most of the palms trees are numbered. While it could be for conservation purposes, they’re actually designed as markers for delivering holidaymakers meals on the beach. There is no better way to enjoy a Malaysian sunset than on the shores of Langkawi.

Cameron Highlands

Picture rolling mountain ranges, hillsides covered with tea plantations and the most amazing aromatic flavours in the world and you’ll be envisioning the Cameron Highlands. Located in the northern region of Malaysia, the Cameron Highlands are most commonly visited as a stop between a journey from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. The Cameron Highlands create a romantic setting, as the coastal shores transform into lush green hillsides before your very eyes.

Melaka

Melaka is the capital city of Malacca, a state located just less than 2 hours driving time South of Kuala Lumpur. Located on the western coastline of Malaysia, the city of Melaka attracts thousands of visitors each year. While it may not be as well-known as Kuala Lumpur or Langkawi, Melaka shines with the untouched beauty of historical architecture. A historical port destination of the country, both the city and surrounding areas are must visit destinations for travellers. The pristine beach of Pulau Besar is just a short venture from the city centre, providing a perfect way to spend the day.

Kuala Lumpur

Located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves; one of the most popular tourist attractions throughout all of Malaysia. While the city of Kuala Lumpur is home to some of the best shopping precincts in the world, along with the infamous Petronas Twin Towers and the Royal Palace, there is no comparing the experience of touring the Batu Caves. Most commonly recognised for the enormous gold Hindu statue that stands at the base of the mountain, visitors will climb an incredible 272 steps to reach the entrance to the caves. This magnificent Hindu shrines sees more than 5000 visitors’ daily, with a combination of devout followers and eager tourists. If you’re going to visit one place in Malaysia, make it Kuala Lumpur.

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