The Best Places to Explore in Malaysia

The Best Places to Explore in Malaysia

The beautiful and unique country of Malaysia stands out for its diversity in all aspects, it is a beautiful blend of different ethnicities, traditions, religion as well as landscape. The country is one of the top holiday destinations in Asia, as it has a lot of beauty and adventure to offer its travelers. The list of best places to visit in Malaysia is curated by the team of PML Holidays, considering the rich cultural history and stunning landscapes of the country.

  • The Tropical Paradise of Langkawi
  • The Emerald Hills at Cameron Highlands
  • Island Therapy at Perhentian Islands
  • Gunung Mulu National Park
  • The Awe-inspiring Batu Caves
  • Semenggoh Nature Reserve, For the love of Orangutans
  • Kek Lok Si temple, “Temple of Supreme Bliss”
  • Christ Church for your spiritual side
  • All things wild at Kinabatangan River


- The Tropical Paradise of Langkawi
Often known as the Jewel of Jeddah, the tropical paradise of Langkawi is a beach lover’s dream holiday destination offering picturesque views. Langkawi is an archipelago with 99 islands that are in their natural state. Langkawi is mostly known for its pristine beaches, sparkling blue water, a laid-back ambiance and a thick forest that makes these islands a perfect destination to enjoy in Malaysia. It offers an array of cuisines in its restaurants and some amazing spas for relaxation. Apart from island hopping, you can explore its night markets, waterfalls and indulge in snorkeling.

- The Emerald Hills at Cameron Highlands
If you love the mountains, Cameron Highlands can offer an exquisite holiday experience unlike any other. It is a surreal destination with its emerald green hills and sprawling farms making it the most wonderful holiday destination. The Cameron Highlands comprise of Tringkap, Brinchang, Tanah Rata and Ringlet area, that offers incredible hiking experience on picturesque trails. The region is known for its extensive tea plantations and pleasant weather throughout the year. Apart from its tea plantations, the Cameron highlands include Mossy Forest, strawberry farm, rose gardens, a Chinese temple, and a cactus valley.

- Island therapy at Perhentian Islands
The stunning Perhentian islands are known for their beach life, nightlife and splendid watersport options that are popular amongst backpackers as well as other travelers. The island offers plenty of water activities including snorkeling and scuba diving as well as sea-kayaking. The Perhentian Islands also gives you the chance to watch the sea turtles. The islands offer some great opportunity of hiking and jungle trekking where you can spot big monitor lizards and large spiders in the Long Beach and Coral Bay. This magnificent island is will surely charm you and stay in your memory for a lifetime.

- Gunung Mulu National Park
Gunung Mulu National Park, located in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. The national park is a UNESCO world heritage site and is one of the most awe-inspiring attractions in the country. You will be enchanted by its phenomenal cave systems and magnificent limestones pinnacles. Its cave systems are one of the largest and longest in the world. The highpoint of the park is its proximity to the dense forest. The park offers accommodation as well as long tours, such as the Pinnacle trek and Summit trail to its visitors. The National park attracts around 15,000 visitors every year and is a must-visit when you travel to Malaysia.

- The Awe-inspiring Batu Caves:
The incredible Batu caves named after the Batu river that runs through the area is located seventeen kilometers from Kuala Lumpur. This holy monument combines the stunning limestone mountains and religious sculptures of the Hindus. The hollow limestone tower is considered to be around 400 million years old. Apart from being a massive cave temple which has tremendous religious importance, the Batu caves is a fascinating location and are extremely popular as it is an amalgamation of nature and man-made beauty. It has been one of the most visited pilgrimage sites for Hindus all year round. It is a must-visit if you love exploring temples, historic monuments, and history. The caves are visited by several tourists every year from across the globe and is a must in your Malaysia Sightseeing list.

- Semenggoh Nature Reserve, For the love of Orangutans
The very famous Semenggoh Nature Reserve is known for its orangutan orientation program. In this fabulous nature reserve orphaned or rescued orangutans are taught to live in the wild. Due to this program, the forests have a flourishing population of orangutans, breeding in the wild. It serves as an amazing opportunity for visitors to have a close look at these creatures. If you love wildlife, make sure to include the Nature Reserve in your Malaysia tour package. Do not miss the opportunity to see these incredible species in the wild. Apart from these incredible orangutans, the Semenggoh Nature Reserve has an enormous assortment of different species of birds, that includes colorful exotic Malaysian birds, like a Bornean black magpie, yellow rumpled flowerpecker, Malaysian honeyguide, and brown hawk owl.

- Kek Lok Si temple, “Temple of Supreme Bliss”
Kek Lok Si Temple is located on a hilltop at Air Itam in Penang built-in 1891 is one of the most significant Chinese Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. It is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia attracting thousands of pilgrims every year.  It is also popularly known as The Temple of Supreme Bliss. The temple offers an impressive sight, with innumerable images of Buddha. There complex is divided into sections that house temples, gardens, pagodas, and the four heavenly kings pavilion. Make sure to visit the Temple of Rama IV with its 10,000 Buddha carvings, as it is the highlight of the Kek Lok Si Temple.

- Christ Church for your spiritual side
Christ Church in Melaka is one of its most defining structures. It was built by the Dutch in the mid-18th century. It is the oldest effective Protestant church in Malaysia which is an Angelic church in the present day. The church is built in the distinctive Dutch architectural style. The structure is popular for its colorful façade along with its contents including a bell cast in 1698; tombstones that were written in Portuguese, now incorporated into the church floor, and a brass Bible stand.

- All things wild at Kinabatangan River
Kinabatangan River is the second-longest river in Malaysia, stretching around 350 miles from the mountains to the Sulu Sea. The river is located in Sabah state on Borneo and is one of the best places to experience wildlife in Asia. The Kinabatangan River is known for its varied wildlife and vegetation which is apt for nature and wildlife lovers. Here you can witness the most amazing wildlife including Asian elephants, probosci's monkeys, pygmy elephants, langurs, wild cats, crocodiles, amazing birdlife and Bornean orangutans. The river is known for rain and limestone forests, salt and freshwater swamps.

Malaysia is a huge country that offers several places that are a must-visit for travelers to experience the country’s beauty, history, and cultural heritage. Our list of the best places to visit in Malaysia is made keeping in mind travelers of all age groups and interests. The country is going to impress you with its wonderful and attractive places.

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