Malaysia is a beautiful country offering exquisite treasure of beaches, ocean, and natural beauties. It’s a popular vacation destination for all types of vacations. Entire Malaysia is beautiful, yet there are several sites/places that can be regarded as the precious gems of the country. Here are seven valuable jewels of Malaysia -
Top Must See Places in Malaysia
Often dubbed as “Garden City of Lights,” the capital city is one of the most valuable jewels of Malaysia. One of the most beautiful cities of the world, pretty popular among tourists, KL is widely known for the finest shopping malls, skyscrapers, restaurants, nightlife, and the world's cheapest five-star hotels. KL is also known for “the Golden Triangle,” the commercial hub of the city. Major Attractions of Kuala Lumpur include Petronas Twin Towers, Aquaria KLCC, Petrosains, KL Tower, Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka), Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek), Chan She Shu Yuen Clan Association, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, National Monument (Tugu Negara), Muzium Negara (National Museum), Muzium Kesenian Islam (Islamic Arts Museum), Masjid Negara (National Mosque), The National Planetarium, Istana Negara (National Palace), and Batu Caves.
The capital of the state of Perak, Ipoh is another gem city on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. Often nicknamed as “Bougainvillea City,” is one of the most beautiful cities of Malaysia. Famous for tin mines, Limestone Mountains caves and Chinese food, the city is home to a number of finest restaurants and bars. Major attractions of the city include Muzium Darul Ridzuan (historical museum of Perak), St. Michael's Institution (architectural wonder), Mari Amman Temple, Kellie's Castle, Sam Poh Tong, Kek Lok Tong, and Perak Tong.
The historical city of Malacca is the capital of the state of Malacca on the west coast of peninsular Malaysia. The city is full of interesting place and fascinating views. The “must visit” city of Malaysia, Malacca is famous for its historical architecture and fine food. Major attractions of Malacca include Stadhuys (historical museum), Christ Church, Red Square, Porta de Santiago, St Paul's Church, Muzium Budaya, Portuguese Settlement, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Poh San Teng Temple, Kampung Morten, Bukit China(Chinese Cemetery), Recreational Forest Ayer Keroh, Baba and Nonya Peranakan Musuem, and Melaka Zoo.
The capital of the state of Sabah (Borneo Island), Kota Kinabalu is the largest city in East Malaysia. It is pretty poplar resort destination due to its proximity to tropical islands, lush rainforest and Mount Kinabalu. The city is named after Mount Kinabalu. Major Attractions of the city include Atkinson Clock Tower, Ethno Botanic Garden, Gaya Street Sunday Market, Karamunsing Complex, Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary, Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA), Monsopiad Cultural Village (Kampung Monsopiad), Kinabalu National Park, Sabah Museum, State Mosque, Signal Hill Observatory, Stilt Villages, Tun Mustapha Tower, Tanjung Aru Beach, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Rafflesia Forest Reserve, Crocker Range National Park, Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club, and Karambunai.
Former British colony, Penang is a beautiful island off the northern part of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Often known as the "Pearl of the Orient," Penang is one of Malaysia's main tourist draws. The bustling island city is widely known for its excellent cuisine. Georgetown, the capital of Penang, is a favourite spot for tourists. Penang's popular pubs and restaurants are located in Georgetown. Batu Ferringhi, located on the north coast, is famous for its white sandy beaches, luxurious hotels & restaurants. Major attractions of Penang include Botanical Gardens, Penang Hill, Bukit Jambul Orchid, Hisbiscus & Reptile Garden, Fisheries Department Research Institute Aquarium, Kek Lok Si, Penang Bridge, Pulau Jerejak Resort, Snake Temple, and War Museum.
About 45 km off the coast of Terengganu state in Malaysia, Redang Island is very popular destination for scuba divers. The Island is famous for its crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches. Offering mesmerizing views of ocean, Redang is a perfect placid place for beach vacation.
Glittering gems off the East Coast, the Perhentian Islands are a small group of captivating coral-fringed islands off the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu. The Islands are one of the most beautiful places on the earth, but unexplored by mass tourism yet. Activities on the islands are limited to scuba diving, snorkeling and sunbathing. The islands are ideal for peaceful vacations.
Other important islands of Malaysia include Labuan, Langkawi, Pangkor, Sipadan Island, Tenggol Island, Tioman Island, and Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.