Malaysia has become a top favourite for travellers around the globe. The country invites millions of tourists every year thanks to multiculturalism, abundant natural beauty, high-tech infrastructure and many tourist places to explore. Malaysia attracts so many tourists due to the fact that it has something to offer for every kind of visitor; the islands, the mountains, beaches, caves, temples, rich flora and fauna and the delectable cuisine. There are several interesting tourist places in Malaysia. Other advantages are the low cost, hassle-free, quick and easy to obtain Malaysian Visa, and amazing offers on flights to Malaysia and Malaysia tour packages.

So now if you are interested in planning a vacation to Malaysia anytime soon, have a look at all the most popular tourist places in Malaysia:

1. Petronas Twin Towers:

The Petronas Twin towers
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Koushik Pal

The Petronas Twin towers are unmissable even if you try. The world’s tallest twin towers are an exemplary example of the architectural marvel of the country. Both towers are identical and have 88 floors. A 45-min guided tour of the twin towers includes a visit to the Skybridge on the 41st floor, the Observation Deck and the gift shop. Since the towers are located in one of the prime locations of Kuala Lumpur it is highly convenient to access them. The KLCC Park, Suria KLCC Mall and  Dewan Filharmonik Petronas Concert Hall are other nearby attractions. The towers are a top example of tourist places in Malaysia.

Timings: 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays, Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Aidiladha.)
Price: Infants(below 2 years) – Free
Children(3-12) – RM 33
Adults(13-60) – RM 80
Senior Citizens(Above 60) – RM 42

2. Street Art of Georgetown:

Street Art of Georgetown
Street Art of Georgetown
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One of the many explorable tourist places in Malaysia’s Penang is the street art of Georgetown. Starting as mere murals and paintings on the walls, the street art is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in Penang, Malaysia. The town signifies the historic and cultural diversity of European and Asian architecture. The graphic paintings are inspired by the daily lives of the local people. This place is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and has a street map available to explore the area. You can also walk or hop on a bike to discover the streets on your own. These paintings do make stunning backgrounds for your photos.

3. Langkawi Sky Bridge:

Langkawi Sky Bridge
Langkawi Sky Bridge
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Vladimir Zhoga

When on an adventure to discover the best tourist places in Malaysia, on the Langkawi Islands, don’t forget to take the famous cable cars up to the Langkawi Sky Bridge. Perched on the summit of Mt. Mat Cincang, at 2000 ft high, the 125 metre long Langkawi Sky Bridge provides a mesmerising view of the countryside. There are options to choose between a Standard Gondola and a Glass Gondola on the viewing deck. Even on the cable car ride, you can look over waterfalls and rainforests.

Timings: 9:30 am to 7 pm, Open daily.

4. Batu Caves:

 Batu Caves
Batu Caves
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The Batu Caves, located in Gombak district, Selangor are Malaysia’s top attractions, especially for Hindu tourists. The main Temple Cave is a shrine to the Hindu god Murugan. The other caves here are the Ramayana Cave, Dark Cave, Cave Villa, etc. there is a stunning view of the limestone formations and a great adventure trail. The best time to visit the Batu Caves would be in January/ February during the festival of Thaipoosam. Other nearby activities include rock climbing and renovated rainbow-painted cave staircases. This is a great spot for religious, historic and nature-loving tourists.

Timings: 7 am to 9 pm, daily.
Price: Entry to the Temple Cave is free.
Ramayana Cave: 5MYR
Dark Cave: 35MYR

5. The Perhentian Islands:

Perhentian Islands
Perhentian Islands
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The islands and beaches of Malaysia are more tranquil as they are not as commercialised as the ones of Thailand. The Perhentian Islands, once a popular fishing spot, is made up of several small and 2 big islands. The big islands of Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil offer accommodations and amenities. The best part about this group of islands is you can hop from one beach to another on a water taxi. The island offers activities like snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking and turtle conservation programs. The turquoise deep waters, palm-fringed shores, coral reefs and rich marine life makes it one of the most happening islands of Malaysia. To experience a great weather, visit between June and October.

6. Taman Negara:

Longest canopy walkway in Taman Negara National Park
Longest canopy walkway in Taman Negara National Park
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Taman Negara, in the Malay Peninsula, is a national park sprawling over more than 4000kms. The tropical rainforest is more than 130 million years old and home to a diverse range of stunning flora and fauna. Amid one of the world’s largest eco-tourism spots and the lush greenery, you will find some endangered species like the Asian Elephant, Malay Tigers, Sumatran Rhinoceros, Macaque, leopard Cats, Water Dragons and others. Here various activities include walking on the longest canopy walkway, trekking under the rainforest canopy, camping, night safari, etc.

Timings: 9 am to 5:30 pm
Price: From Kuala Tahan, 2RM per person.

7. Cameron Highlands:

Tea plantation Cameron highlands
Tea plantation Cameron highlands
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If you wish to escape the hustle-bustle of the city, visit the Cameron Highlands. The lush green hills, pollution-free air, tea plantations, lavender farms and a relevantly cool atmosphere makes this hill station one of the most popular tourist places in Malaysia. Also, the picturesque scenery, lakes, waterfalls and fewer crowds help to have a great experience. The highlands are only four hours away from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

8. The Sunway Lagoon Theme Park:

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
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hkhtt hj

The Park is located in Subang Jaya in Selangor. Spread across 88 acres, the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park provides an ultimate fun experience with its adventure zones – Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park and Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon. If you are on a family vacation, this theme park will be enjoyed both by the kids and elderly equally. The park is only a short 45-minute ride away from Kuala Lumpur city and 25 minutes from Kuala Lumpur airport.

Timings: 10 am to 6 pm, closed on Tuesdays.
Price: Starts from 150 MYR

9. Tioman Islands:

Tioman Islands
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The Tioman Islands, located off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia is an island made up of 8 different villages. The islands can be visited by the mainland via ferry, a 45-min ride, through Johor or Pahang. The marine park is ideal for water activities like snorkelling, surfing and scuba diving with several corals and marine life. You can explore so much, right from lush green forests to the history and local culture of the island. The peak tourist season here is in May and August.

10. Mount Kinabalu:

Mount Kinabalu
Mount Kinabalu
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One of the highest mountains in Malaysia and Borneo, this place offers unmatched beauty and is a trekker’s dream. The Kinabalu Park is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a unique ecosystem filled with meadows, grasslands, and shrublands. Flora and fauna are abundant here. It is a major hotspot for climbers and trekking here is a tricky job. Reservation, permits and mountain guides for climbing all should be booked in advance. So, if you are in the Sabah district and up for some adventure, enjoy the spectacular view from the top of Mount Kinabalu.

Make sure to explore these tourist places in Malaysia when you are on a vacation to the beautiful country. We would love to hear about your experiences with the places mentioned in the list above.

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