Malaysia is located southeast of the Asian continent. This country has a peninsular part and several islands. It has coasts towards the China Sea and the Malacca Strait. It borders Thailand, Brunei, and Indonesia and is a mixture of the old and the modern. The Malaysian government has invested heavily in technology and at the same time, continues to maintain the customs of several centuries ago. To know more about this beautiful and thriving country, take a look at this small guide to tourist places in Malaysia!
● Petronas Towers
Located in the capital of the country, the Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest buildings in the world, being 442 meters high. They are two identical buildings with an office, a 50-hectare park and a shopping center. They are joined by a bridge almost 60 meters long, between the floors 41 and 42, that is 175 meters from the ground.
● Historic City of Malacca
It is more popular than the current capital because it is one of the best commercial ports in Asia. For some years, it has lost a lot of its importance but little by little, it is now becoming a tourist destination because it offers several places of interest such as the Nyonya kitchen.
● George Town
It is a western and eastern fusion and in turn, the most visited island in Malaysia. It boasts of Penang buildings and historical UNESCO monuments. It has everything that a city offers – businesses, shops, boutiques, restaurants, etc.
● Redang Island
It is located about 45 km from the coast and is the first of the archipelago near the continent. It is said that the first settlers of Malaysia lived there. It is a popular place for its tranquility and nature.
● Torre Menara
It is located in Kuala Lumpur and is the second most visited building in the city after the Petronas Towers. It was built in 1944 and is 421 meters high. It can be seen from anywhere in the city. You can climb to the top to admire the landscape.
● Cableway of Langkawi
It is entered from the homonymous island to get to Mount Mat Cincang (the highest in Malaysia). You cannot miss the Telaga Tujuh waterfalls and the big parks that almost touch the sky.
● Penang Hill
It offers a respite from the heat of the city. It is ideal to witness the entire island of Penang from the top with wonderful panoramic views.
● Kinabalu National Park
It is in the city of Kota Kinabalu in Sabah and offers the highest peak in the country of more than 4 thousand meters. The tours allow you to admire the native flora and fauna. A typical tour is of two days. The Kinabalu National Park is one of the natural wonders of this country, without a doubt.
Therefore, there are countless places to visit and things to see in Malaysia. Are you thinking about exploring Malaysia too? What tourist places in Malaysia would you visit?