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7 Places To Visit In Malaysia – The Land Of Beautiful Islands

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1. Ipoh, Perak

Ipoh, Perak - Lost World of Tambun, Malaysia

Lost World of Tambun – Malaysia

Ipoh is slightly more underrated, often slipping under the radar of even the most experienced of travellers. Ipoh is a place of good food, and wonderful natural scenery making it one of the best places to visit in Malaysia. Explore its grand water-themed park called Lost World of Tambun. Kek Long Tong Cave Temple Gardens and the Gunung Lang Recreational Park are scenic attractions that cannot be missed.

2. Kuching

Kuching, Malaysia

Kuching – Malaysia

Most visitors flock to destinations like Penang and Malacca on the peninsula and often ignore this place. However, Malaysian Borneo has a lot to offer and Kuching is a great example of that. It houses beautiful heritage locations like Sarawak Museum and Chinese Museum. Visit an authentic Bidayuh tribe village and take a relaxing cruise on the Santubong River for a complete experience. If you want to experience something catty, head to the special Kuching Cat Museum, which is dedicated only, you guessed it, cats!

3. Bukit Tinggi

Modelled after a French town, Bukit Tinggi is locally known as the Little France, replete with cobblestone pavements, street performances, cafes and European-style architecture. Learn the art of Japanese tea-making at a Zen-inspired Japanese village! Marvel at the wonderful architecture of the houses there.

4. Sipadan

As enchanting as a visit to a grand aquarium may be, nothing beats swimming alongside schools of fish in person. Sipadan Island is one of the best places to visit in Malaysia for this ethereal experience. Go scuba-diving and snorkelling for a great experience. Relax and catch a sunset on its pristine beaches. You can also book yourself a yacht and explore the island if you are looking for a more relaxed holiday in Malaysia.

5. Selangor

This place actually describes Malaysia’s most developed and populated state that leads up to Kuala Lumpur’s massive urban sprawl. Selangor is busy and booming; shopping malls sprawl as far as the eye can see. Don’t miss the Formula One racetrack, the National Zoo of Malaysia, and enormous theme parks including an indoor snow park.
Head to the renowned Batu Caves, a beautiful sight to visit.

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6. Semenggoh Nature Reserve

Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Malaysia

Semenggoh Nature Reserve – Malaysia

The Reserve can best be described as orangutan haven. Rescued orangutans are reintroduced into the wild and given a chance to thrive and breed. One of the best places to visit in Malaysia to observe the red mammals in their natural habitat. Spot exotic species of birds at the reserve. Entry fee for an adult visitor is RM5 which is about INR 76

7. Niah National Park

Niah National Park, Malaysia

Niah National Park – Malaysia

The greatest draw of Niah National Park is the stunning Niah Caves with beautiful limestone formations that date back 16-20 million years! Gunung Mulu National Park with caves and karst formations are located nearby and worth a visit. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the caves are stunningly beautiful and one of the best places to visit in Malaysia. The park is open from 8 am to 5 pm and the entry fee is RM 10.

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