What to see in Malaysia: the best locations in the country
Malaysia is a picturesque country bordering the South China Sea. Its incredible culture, spectacular landscapes, and popular resorts attract tens of thousands of tourists every year. But even half of them do not know how many unusual locations this country has. Here are just a few of them.
Gunung Mulu National Park
Located on rocky hills, this park is home to hundreds of species of animals and birds. And no wonder, because in this vast area you will find centuries-old forests, deep caves and limestone peaks. It's just the perfect place for long walks and relaxing picnics. Unless, of course, you're afraid of bats, of which there are countless. It is worth noting that they do not attack people. At least, no such cases have been registered for many years.
When you visit this protected area, you will have a wide range of entertainment. Most tourists like to walk on the suspension bridge, which rises above the local trees. You can also get to Paku Falls, which is very beautiful in summer.
If you are ready for a long trip, book a multi-day tour of the local peaks. It will include a jungle trek, climbing several rocks, and spending the night in tents. It's a great opportunity for those who like camping.
If you want to feel the real atmosphere of Malaysia, then go to the island of Borneo, where you will find the beautiful city of Kuching. It is the capital of Sarawak province and, at the same time, one of the most popular settlements in the country.
The city is famous for its unique combination of wildlife with tall trees, narrow paths and large orangutans and a developed metropolis with business centers and office space.
Kuching was a British colony for a long time, as the distinctive architecture reminds us. To appreciate it in full, go for a walk through the streets of the capital. No less interesting will be a trip to the local beach, which offers a charming view of the ancient Astana Palace. In the city you will also see a large number of Chinese temples, interesting museums, squares, markets, government buildings and fortresses.
After admiring Kuching to the fullest, head to the Boca National Park or the Wildlife Center. There you will find many animals, including several species of monkeys.
If you have only a few days to travel in Malaysia, feel free to stop in Kuala Lumpur. This city combines the best of the country: beautiful architecture, modern and ancient buildings, park areas, Chinese temples, research centers, shopping malls, and much more.
And all this is set against the backdrop of incredible nature. So you can walk around Kuala Lumpur for hours and see something new and interesting every minute.
Tourists really like to visit the local eco-park. It does not stand out as something special from other green areas, but it has some kind of amazing atmosphere. Perhaps this is due to the silence that reigns here. No less popular is the waterfall near the Institute of Forestry Research, where young people constantly gather.
Not far from the city, you can find the village of Mah Meri, where the cultural center of the Orang Asli, the indigenous population of the island, which now has the status of a national minority, is located.
If you love gastronomic tourism, you should visit Penang at least once in your life. The local cuisine will amaze you with a variety of flavors, an abundance of amazing spices, delicacies, and fast food. Every dish here looks and tastes like a masterpiece, and we're not exaggerating.
People come to Penang to try seafood marinated and grilled in a special way. Local chefs do not reveal secrets, so you will not taste such dishes anywhere else.
In addition, tourists are very fond of char kwai teo, rice noodles with shrimp and egg. Sometimes they also add spicy sauces and meat to it.
But food is not the only thing the city is famous for. Here you can visit the Tropical Spice Garden and the National Park, walk through the intricate maze of streets, enjoy the view of ancient and modern architecture, visit mansions and museums, and go to one of the clubs where live music is always played.
Mountain slopes completely covered with tea plantations - that's what you'll see at the foot of the Cameron Highlands. This is an amazing region for long journeys and outdoor recreation.
Wandering along the local paths, you will feel a pleasant coolness and freshness that is not typical of Malaysia. You'll also see workers picking tea and strawberries, apiaries, campsites, and small hotels along the way. The orchids and rafflesias that grow almost everywhere here are especially impressive and leave no one indifferent.
We do not recommend exploring this area on your own, as you may get lost or injured while climbing one of the peaks. It is better to use the services of a guide who will take you to any part of this picturesque highland.
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