malaysia_640Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers including the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.

It is the only country that includes territory both on the mainland of Southeast Asia and in the islands that stretch between the Asian continental mass and Oceania.

Top 5 Places To Visit Malaysia

5. Langkawi

Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi the Jewel of Kedah is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia.

Located off Malaysia’s northwestern coast in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands boasting picturesque beaches, rainforest, mangroves and forest-clad mountains. In recent years, resorts, hotels, restaurants and other tourist facilities have developed in Langkawi, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the archipelago’s exceptional natural beauty.

4. Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah state in northwestern Borneo, is often referred to as KK. A coastal city partly surrounded by rainforest, it is known for its bustling markets, modern boardwalk, beaches and waterfront Kota Kinabalu City Mosque. It is also a gateway to Kinabalu National Park, the home of 4,095m-high Mount Kinabalu.

Kota Kinabalu is known for its friendly locals, breathtaking fiery sunsets, blossoming arts and music scene, and rich culinary spectrum spanning Malay to Japanese, Western to Cantonese, street food to high end.

3. Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu, which flows past the hill and also it is the tenth limestone hill from Ampang.

For many people who would like to see the exotic places and indulge themselves in new cultures and sights, one of the best places is the Batu Caves located 13 km away from Kuala Lumpur. The Batu Caves have also been a site for Hindu visitors because it houses a temple. Dedicated to Lord Murugan, the caves are one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India.

2. Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Between 1998 and 2004, the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur (the capital of Malaysia), at 452 meters, was the world’s tallest building. The towers were designed by the renowned Argentine architect Cesar Pelli, for that time the very modern design was based on the five pillars of the Islamic faith (which is also reflected in the shape of the building). It began in 1992 with the construction of the towers in the center of the city where the track once was.

1. Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Kuala Lumpur City Centre is a multipurpose development area in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The area is located around Jalan Ampang, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Binjai, Jalan Kia Peng and Jalan Pinang.

Less than 200 year ago, Kuala Lumpur was just a quiet tin-mining town in West Malaysia. Today, this same sleepy village has flourished into the country’s federal capital and largest metropolis. Commonly called KL by locals, this vibrant city is a cultural melting pot, noted for its impressive skyscrapers and buzzing scenes of shopping and dining.