Best Places to visit in Malaysia

  • Dec 21, 2020
  • Sajina Banjara

The South-East Asian country, in the Northern Equator, Malaysia, is a nation with excellent infrastructure, awe-inspiring geographical diversities, a racial melting pot, diverse cultural heritage, and rich architecture has made Malaysia a true paradise for travel lovers. Malaysia has 13 federal states, 11 on the Malaysian Peninsula and 2 on the island of Borneo.

Malaysia is also the most visited country in Asia and remains one of the favorite destinations for travelers in the world.

So if you would like to rise above the dullness of the everyday world, like to add some spice and color to every aspect of your life, like to ascend among the beautiful island hideaways and mist dressed mountains, come to Malaysia, some of the greatest natural marine habitats and islands here awaits you.

Malaysia has many places which are travel paradise. Below I have enlisted the Top 10 Best Places to Visit in Malaysia.

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George Town

In an acknowledgment of the well-preserved culture and heritage in George Town, George Town has been enlisted in the World Heritage Site since 2008. George Town is the most colorful and interesting city with a long history in Malaysia. Walking through the George town streets, full of beautiful wall arts, makes you feel like walking through the paths of George Town History.

Also, You can explore the beautiful church, mosque, and numbers of the temple, which shows a better example of cultural diversity in Malaysia. Besides this, you can also enjoy the delicious Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, and other western foods in George Town.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital state in Borneo, Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu is a flourishing tourist destination because of the closeness to the rainforest, wildlife refuges, tropical islands, national parks, and the tallest peak in Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu. 

Kota Kinabalu offers you splendid views of the city and beaches, which are worth visiting, which you can explore through a bicycle on rent. The awesome market in Kinabalu is famous for fish beach fun. The beach looks incredible during sunset time. Another best in Kota Kinabalu is the top of the island, a great place to see the beautiful views and take a picture.

The Giant Mount Kinabalu (4,095m) - the tallest mountain in Malaysia, Kinabalu National Park, Kota Kinabalu Wetland center, Lok Kawi Wildlife Reserves are some of the major attractions in Kota Kinabalu, which are filled with many outdoor adventures like jungle trekking, mountain climbing, river cruises, and white water rafting.

Besides this, Kota Kinabalu is also famous for its rich cultural diversity, colorful markets with a huge variety of seafood and other local products.

Cameron Highlands

For Escaping from the heat in the lowlands and going to the cool climatic region in Malaysia, visiting the epic scenery there in the Cameron Highlands would be the best part.

Cameron Highlands, the most popular and oldest tourist destination, lies in the Titiwangsa Mountains, Malaysia. Cameron highlands rewards you with the beautiful scenery of the natural resources like tea plantations, colorful flowers, lush scenery, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, forest, wildlife, and outdoor pleasures. Cameron Highlands has many beautiful trails to have a good sweat as you hike. Besides this, the Cameron Highlands rewards you with colorful markets having tasty foods, fruits, and beautiful museums. Mt. Brinchang, the highest point of Malaysia, in Cameron Highlands, offers you spectacular views.

Teman Negara

Tamang Nagara is called a national park in Malay. The oldest tropical rainforest in the World- Tamang Negara, is with large trees, waterfalls, the largest canopy walkways in the world, and forest treks.

Taman Nagara is a haven for many endangered species like leopards, Asian elephants, and tigers. You can go on a hike without a guide through several trails and explore the number of plant, animal, and bird species.

Sipadan Island

Sipadan Island is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, lies in the Celebes Sea, in the East Coast, Borneo, and is made by living coral at the top of an inactive volcano cone.

Sipadan is one of the richest marine habitats of the World and has hundreds of coral species and more than 3000 species of fish. Sipadan is the top dive site in the World, where thousands of travelers come to dive every year and explore the marine habitats. The life underwater in Sipadan is truly a paradise where you get to see jackfish, sharks, turtles, bump head parrotfish, manta rays, and much other marine life. Sipadan is also famous for lots of hawksbill and green turtles. You can also explore the beautiful sandy beaches of Sipadan Island. 

A permit is needed for divers to dive in Sipadan that is valid for only one day. Only 176 permits per day is given.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the federal capital and largest metropolis of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur impresses you with its cultural melting pots, British colonial buildings, numbers of large skyscrapers, famous Petronas Twin Towers, and exciting scenes of markets, dining, and nightlife. Kuala Lumpur is one of the affordable beautiful travel destinations compared to the other major cities of the World.


The capital of the Sarawak state of Malaysia, Kuching stands on the bank of the Sarawak river, near the quarter, is the most popular state in Borneo Island, is also renowned as one of the cleanest cities in Asia. The colorful history of Kuching, exhibited in artworks and the museums, treats the romantic adventure noble and has a lot to offer the modern-day travelers. Kuching is the treasure house of beautiful culture and architecture, which has made it one of the rapidly growing tourist destinations in Malaysia.

Kuching market is filled with colorful markets, shop houses. Kuching is also a famous city to stay up late until the stars go away from the Sky. The unique setting of skyscrapers surrounded by green lush jungles, beautiful landscapes, and colorful markets is a magical appeal in Kuching you can explore. . Besides this, Waterfalls, nearby national parks, and picturesque gardens and entertaining activities like jungle trekking, cave exploring and nature trails are also the major attractions in Kuching.

Perhentian Islands

Perhentian is a Malaysian word meaning “Place to stop” as it was once a regular place for traders to stop over for rest. But today, travelers from the different parts of the world stop here, filled with rare and exotic paradise and is a perfect place to reconnect with the beautiful nature. You can get to the Perhentian Islands, either through jungles teeming with wildlife or travel through water taxis to take you from one village to another.

The islands reward you with crystal clear water, white clear sands, and beautiful surroundings. This is also renowned as a diving destination, home to many water animals. Visitors go to the various diving locations around the islands to enjoy the sparkling waters. During sunsets, the place becomes more cool, peaceful, and beautiful. The simple, beautiful islands good for relaxing lifestyle is waiting for you.

Sepilok Rehabilitation Center

Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre is a home for the rescued orphaned baby Orangutans from illegal hunting, plantations, and logging sides and lies in the Sabah Districts, North Borneo of Malaysia, established in 1964 for rescued orphaned baby Orangutans. The rescued orangutans are trained to live in the wild again and are released after they are ready. The Sanctuary is located inside the Kabili-Sepilok forest reserve, most of which is virgin rainforest.

You can explore the rich biodiversity of the Kabilik- Sepilo forest reserve and nearly 100 rescued Orangutans in Sepilok Rehabilitation center. This place has become one of the famous tourist destinations in Sabah, where every year many travelers around the world stop to visit.


Christ Church is an ancient dutch architectural style functioning Protestant church built in the mid-18th century is a landmark in Melaka, Malaysia. Melaka is near Kuala Lumpur. The contents of the building and its colorful facade has made it beautiful.

Melaka is a UNESCO World Heritage site, declared in 2008, is worth visiting to explore its history, culture, and colonial sites.

The delicious foods like Assam fish, sour, tangy, sweet with a hit of spice, and refreshing cendol that all served in Melaka style gives you an ultimate experience, and you must try when you are here in Malaysia.


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