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The 10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Malaysia

Malaysia has a rare blend of cultures, traditions, and religions that loves diversity like no other. Rightly so-called as the most peaceful multicultural regions in the world comprise of thirteen states. Looking for the best line up of experiences in the south-east of Asia? From beautiful landscapes to vibrant cities these places never fail to excite you. Here are the ten beautiful places to visit in Malaysia.

Top 10 Beautiful places in Malaysia

Langkawi – Most Beautiful Places in Malaysia

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The Sky Bridge

Langkawi, situated on the west coast of Malaysia is one of the beautiful Islands in the world. It is easily accessible by ferry and air from Thailand and Malaysia. It is known for its duty-free tourism. You can get a nice resort and enjoy marine sports. Another fact about this tiny Island is that it was elected as a UNESCO Geopark in 2007, which shows the rich wildlife and the mangrove forests that the Island has.

Another Important attraction in Langkawi is the 1700-meter cable car that connects to the Machincang Mountain, People who are looking for an island getaway from a busy city like Malaysia can seriously consider this as an option. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Malaysia.

Petronas Towers – Most Beautiful Places in Malaysia

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The Petronas towers lit in the evening

The world’s tallest twin building stands in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Malaysia’s chaotic capital. The transformation as the day turns to night, you get to see the office lights and the aircraft warning lights come into life. This is an 88-story marvel that one shouldn’t miss. We would recommend you to be around the base of the tower by the sunset as you can witness both the sunset and the building being illuminated with lights.

Malacca – Most Beautiful Places in Malaysia

In history, till 1970 this was the main trading hub for all the colonial countries. And that is due to its position in the Malay Peninsula. Portuguses< Dutch and British fought over this place for the strategical significance in the trading post. And years passed but the place hasn’t changed much. You still get to see many one way roads, cramped streets with a vintage touch to it. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Malaysia.

Being one of Malaysia’s smallest states, Malacca still manages to show off its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. People interested in understanding the evolution of Malaysia will truly appreciate this place for the sheer amount of information this has about history.

Penang – Most Beautiful Places in Malaysia

This is one of the vibrant cities that Malaysia has to offer. This surely has to be in the list of the top attractions. Penang is known for its rich culture, art and history. The Hollywood movie “ The Crazy Rich Asians” was filmed in this city situated in northwest Malaysia. 

You get to experience the delightful streets that pop up at every corner. This not only attracts tourists around the world but also the media. Next up we have the beaches with international resort chains for the people of Richie Rich. Notable ones are Double-Tree, Hardrock and Shangri-la Along with this come water sports. 

The Jungle Railway

This is a rail line that runs through three states of Pahang, Negeri Sembilan and Kelantan. This runs for more than 500 Km between Gemas to the Tumpat, northeastern part of Malaysia.

We would recommend you to book the train journey during the day time as this passes through the majestic Mountainous rainforest on the way. It is another contender to the most beautiful places to visit in Malaysia. The tickets for this are available in different classes and are very affordable. The trains are very frequently available as well. 

Mulu National Park

Mulu National Park, situated in the Malaysian state Sarawak. Enormous caves, pinnacles, cliffs which had attracted many adrenaline-junkies from all over the world for a very long time. The spectacular Mulu National Park became very popular after the rise of the Internet as people all over the world got to know about this place. 

Deer Cave, which comes to life int he evening is the home for 2 million bats. This tourist attraction has played a vital role in helping UNESCO to identify Mulu National park as a World Heritage Site. 

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands - Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Malaysia
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Cameron Highlands

This is outright the most beautiful place to visit in Malaysia for hiking enthusiasts. These are highlands with a tropical climate and the temperature is often in the low 20s. The landmass is blanketed by the beautifully organized tea plantation and flower nurseries. Thus making it the largest producer of Tea and flower in the whole of Malaysia.

Anytime except the monsoon season, which is the period between November to February. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Malaysia. The heavy rainfall during this season may cause logistic issues and also causes landslides which have the tendency to make you have a bad experience. 

Sabah, Borneo

Malaysia has a never-ending affinity towards underwater life and Sabah is a classic example of that. Sabah is a Malaysian state situated in the Borneo Islands of the archipelago. This is a home for most of the exotic on and offshore species with the likes of civet cats, snakes, clouded leopards and pygmy elephants. According to the WWF. 222 mammals (44 endemics), 420 birds (37 endemics), 100 amphibians and 394 fish (19 endemics) are found.

Kuala Lumpur

The capital city of modern Malaysia. It is obviously a serious metropolitan city with all sorts of hassles you can expect in any capital city. The Petronas twin towers mentioned above is the iconic construction that occupies the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. 

This place provides a peaceful atmosphere for a diverse culture with three dominant ethnicities the native Malays, Indians and Chinese share the same territory without any dispute. Shopping is another thing that fascinates most travellers around the world. You get to choose from the top most to the bottom-most quality of any consumer goods without much effort.

Pulau Sipadan

Pulau Sipadan Island - Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Malaysia
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Pulau Sipadan Island

The Pulau group of Islands has some wonderful Islands, and Sipadan Island is one of them for sure. Out of all the Islands in Malaysia, this is the only Island that is volcanic in origin. This is admired all around the world for its rich marine life, such as barracuda, dogtooth tuna, devil rays, grey tipped sharks and hammerheads.

This is a hub, that as divergent as it gets. The fact that it is not that expensive, suits pretty much all types of experience seekers. Not sure how to plan a trip to Malaysia of your own without breaking a sweat? Check us out at pickyourtrail.com. 

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