10 must-see destinations in Malaysia (part 1)

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Malaysia is home to many tourist destinations that attracts a lot of visitors. Check the list below to find the most favorite one for your trip.

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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city and main gateway to Malaysia. It’s connected to all over the world via its popular Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which is about 40 km from the City Center. Kuala Lumpur is the heart of Malaysian economy and culture. They’re many things you can do in Kuala Lumpur from visiting the famous Petronas Twin Tower to the historical Sultan Abdul Samad Building at Dataran Merdeka. Visit Batu Caves, the largest Hindu Temple in Malaysia and see the Batik printing.

You have many choices where to stay in Kuala Lumpur. The rooms are available from basic to luxury with very reasonable price. From Kuala Lumpur get to your next destinations either by bus, or train or self drive by car.

Putrajaya

Putrajaya (via vietsuntravel.com)

Putrajaya is the Federal Administrative Center of Malaysia, which was built in 1999. The city houses all the government offices including the Prime Minster’s Office. This is the greenest city in Malaysia, where you can see modern and unique structure and architecture including the 650 hectares man-made lakes. Boat cruise is a must do activity in Putrajaya, where you can see most of the beautiful landscapes across the beautiful water and wetland. Find the tropical plants at Putrajaya Botanical Garden or Agriculture Heritage Park, see traditional Malaysian crops such as rubber, palm oil, fruits trees, cocoa, herbs and species. It’s about 38 km from Kuala Lumpur and you get there by conveniently self drive.

Malacca

Malacca city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  The state of Malacca is one of the smaller states in Malaysia, rich with history and tourist attractions. You can see many historical places such as Christ Church, the Stadthuys, St. Paul’s Hill, Dutch Fort, Portuguese Settlement and many more. Located about 145 km from Kuala Lumpur and 240 km Singapore. It’s easily accessible via PLUS Highway, that makes it very popular destination among Singaporean, international and local tourists.

Malacca is peak on holiday season. It’s advisable for your to book your room in advance. Many buses from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and other cities provide services for you to get there. It’s easy for your to self drive because, it’s connected with very good network road system.

Penang

Georgetown (via azamaraclubcruises.com)

George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage city, the place where you can see a unique architectural and cultural. It retains many of colonial-era buildings to this day. There are too many places for you to cover in your short exploring time. Some places are worth for you to include in your itinerary include Penang Hill, Snake Temple, Kek Lok Si Temple, Dhammikarma Burmese Temple, War Chaiyanabgalaram, Batu Feringgi and Gurney Drive. Penang is also well known as foods paradise. Take the opportunity to taste the popular local delicacies such as Penang Rojak, Pasembur, Char Kway Teow, Asam Laksa, Nasi Kandar and many more.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea on Malaysia’s west coast. This island is being promoted heavily because of its beautiful nature with white beaches, jungle clad hills, and paddy fields. It is also popular with the lagend of Mahsuri. If you have limited time to stay in Langkawi, choose a few places and things to do from many choices such as Island Hopping at Dayang Bunting, diving at Pulau Payar Marine Park, ride the steepest cable car at Gunung Mat Chingcang, Mangrove River Cruise, Mahsuri Mausoleum, Crocodile Farm, Laman Padi, Handicraft Complex and more.

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