55 Places to Visit in Malaysia, Tourist Places & Top Attractions

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, Borneo. This place is gaining increasing popularity as being the perfect resort destination especially due to the island city’s proximity to beautiful locations such as the luscious, green rainforests, the pretty tropical islands and the spectacularly heighted mountains.

Kota Kinabalu is situated on the west coast of Sabah and is the largest city in the state. The location serves as the main gateway into the island of Borneio. This island city overlooks the grand South China sea which is essentially bordered by hills and the very famous Crocker Range. The urban, bustling life of Kita Kinabalu can be discovered in the northern and southern region of the city.

The city is developing at an extremely fast pace too. The place now consists of 500,000 inhabitants and has experienced a surge of economic growth being the sole result of its instant development.

Kota Kinabalu which was previously recognized by the name, Jesselton was initially under the British colonial rule between the years, 1880 and 1963. It was only after the British left that Sabah along with Kota Kinabalu became a part of Malaysia.

Although most of the town was destroyed during the bombings of the second world war, the city developed greatly. These ruins still remain as a form of memory of what took place back then.

As far as the tourism experience is concerned, the place is quite friendly. For the convenience of the tourists, there are endless resorts, restaurants and hotels designed to suit the varied needs to the people staying. Transportation wise, the city is well connected and therefore, you can definitely experience a smooth stay and touring around.

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Famous for its lush green and splendid tea plantations and home to numerous cultivation sites, Cameron Highlands is one of the most beautiful places in tropical Malaysia. Offering a retreat of natural trove, this beautiful district is home to numerous entertainment options. Located at an elevation, the weather in Cameron Highlands is cool through most part of the year.

The place also sees a vast amount of rain during the monsoon season, which has led to the growth of an exciting tropical fauna. Cameron Highlands is the perfect place to go trekking, hiking or sightseeing if you are a fan of nature and adventure. The dense jungles, the undulating terrain and the many lakes and rivers offer the opportunity to explore the countryside in unique ways.

Cameron Highlands is known for its unique local produce such as strawberries, locally sourced honey, its range of succulents and tea. Sprawling strawberry estates, tea plantations and honey farms are a major part of Cameron Highlands’ attraction. You can book a holiday to these beautiful valleys for a memorable vacation with your loved ones.

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Imagine a city boasting of gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, charming locals, and a myriad of natural attractions. A city with food-stall-lined streets shaded by a leafy canopy of banyan trees. Kuala Lumpur - the capital city of Malaysia is that city.
Divided into numerous districts, its main hub is called the Golden Triangle which comprises Bukit Bintang, KLCC and Chinatown. Kuala Lumpur is widely recognized for numerous landmarks, including Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers), Petaling Street flea market, and Batu Caves, which is over 400 million years old, the Islamic Arts museum and the Royal Malaysian Police museum.

People from all areas within Malaysia come to Kuala Lumpur to find jobs or do business. Tourist love the city as it has numerous great sights & attractions. Apart from the architectural marvels, tourists can feel the ultimate adrenaline rush by engaging in several adventurous activities to choose from. Besides that there are simply too many choices when it comes to dining options. You can go shopping in one of the many modern shopping malls within the city center. Kuala Lumpur is the perfect destination for a short visit or stopover and many tourists are drawn back to the great city during their travels through Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur is the multicultural melting pot for different cultures and traditions which is widely seen all across Asia. Beyond the traffic and malls there is a complex cultural patchwork formed of distinct, coexisting communities, united by the warm welcome extended to guests.

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Welcome to this quintessential paradise, and be prepared to explore the tourist places in Langkawi. An archipelago of 104 magical islets– a part of the state of Kedah, adjacent to the Thai border. 'The jewel of Kedah' as Langkawi is known is situated at the western coast of Malaysia – one of the most beautiful islands in the Andaman Sea with breathtaking views right enough to make you never forget any bit of it. Not just the place, even the name has the essence of its serenity. Langka being a Sanskrit word meaning "beautiful" while wi means "many".

In here, you can go on exploring an extravaganza of spectacular wetlands, lush green rainforests in full bloom, limestone caves and secluded coves by boat and encounter natural oasis teeming with wildlife. Amid nurseries for reef creatures and marine birds, you might even catch-up furtive otters, happy-go-lucky dolphins and hanging bats. Love tourist places in Langkawi, and wondering what to cover? Love trekking or camping? Langkawi is the answer. Want Eco tours? Horseback Riding tours? Nature & wildlife tours? Looking for Aerial adventure activities or water activities? Activities like skiing, sailing, Kayaking, Surfing, Fishing charters, Boat tours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Langkawi is all here for you!

But what if you are into Aerial adventure stuff? There is Paragliding, Ziplining Rappelling, Aerial and Adventure Parks for you. Name it and Langkawi will not fail to excite you with its treasure trove. With an ecosystem offering unexpected surprises and then oh! the delicious mouth watering Malay food that it has to offer. Langkawi is all worth falling in love.
You want a chilled beach vacay or just a little adventure? Well, well, well! Just name it and this place has it all. There is something for everyone here at this paradise.

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Tourist places in Penang include all kinds of places like beaches, forests, temples, museums and so on which is a must visit for every individual. This place has a rich Chinese culture and is known all over the world for this culture and tradition. The locals consider Penang to be the food capital of Malaysia as it has an array of lip-smacking traditional dishes that can be found in the streets and almost anywhere in Penang. Penang considers tourism to be it's only income source so one can easily find different types of hotels and resorts ranging from luxurious ones to budget ones. The Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple is one of the greatest attractions present here.


Being located in Indonesia, this Indian temple is believed to have the largest sculpted pillar in Malaysia. Then the water edges present in Clan Jetties is a perfect fishing spot for all those who love this activity. One can witness the majestic sunset by sitting on wooden planked walkaway built over the water. One can visit the Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest to carry out adventure activities like Trekking, Rappelling, Canyon Swing and so on. The special thing about Penang is that it offers a mixed bag of activities that the tourists can do over here. They can go out on a food tour where they can taste some of the very famous and delicious local street food presents here.


One can visit the small street markets and indulge in some shopping while in Penang, they can buy some traditional Chinese lamps, antique jewelry and so on. Tourist places in Penang also houses a large number of beaches which are all equally good and the perfect place to relax and feel rejuvenated. There are some National Parks and Adventure Parks that tourists can visit while in Penang to experience something different than the regular sightseeing. Overall Penang is the perfect place for a vacation with family and friends in almost any season.

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Offering you a slice of paradise, Ipoh is a historic city with numerous historical places to visit, things to do along with providing some of the most spellbinding views. The pleasant weather of Ipoh city offers you a state of pure bliss enhancing your experience of planning a vacation to this alluring city making your vacation a memorable one.

From historical cave temples including Sam Poh Tong, Perak Cave Temples to famous museums that provide you insights into the history of tin mining in this city like the tea museum and Han Chin Pet Soo, visiting Ipoh is like gaining tremendous knowledge. You can also visit the beautiful lakes and go on river walks, this city is never going to disappoint you. The colonial buildings in Ipoh also stand firm in all its glory depicting the struggles of the past and yet retaining their charm.

The Kellie’s Castle and Dr. Seenivasagam Park will take you on a spectacular adventure with a fusion of splendid beauty and thrilling activities. Gunung Lake and Kinta river walk on the hand make for one of the most relaxing and mesmerising experiences at once.

You can also visit the Ipoh’s markets and shop till your feet give up and buy everything from amazing handicrafts, white coffee or souvenirs to take back or just relish the authentic, local food in Ipoh that will leave you licking your fingers and craving for more. Plan a trip to this enchanting city if you are looking for a perfect getaway escaping the chaos and stress of everyday life and travel with your friends, family or partner to this city for a perfect vacation.

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Malacca City is known for its extravaganza of art, craft, culture, and breathtaking cuisines. If you wish to witness a kaleidoscope of architectural specimens, then the old mansions and shophouses in Malacca will satiate your historical cravings.

The crimson buildings, colorful trishaws, and homegrown galleries present here make it a place worth visiting for every type of traveler. The most popular attraction here is the Butterfly and Reptile Park that is a treat for nature enthusiasts and is home to distinct varieties of butterflies. If you’re looking to appreciate splendid views, then Shore Sky should be your ideal stopover as it offers a 360-degree view of the entire city.

The spiritual soul of Malacca is Cheng Hoon Teng Temple that follows the principles of feng shui and practices Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. For a relaxing vibe and a scenic view of nature, you must visit Ayer Keroh that is the green belt of this city and is home to trees and shrubs of hundred years of age.

Malacca Tourism has especially spiked up due to the Jonker Walk Night Market that is organized on the weekends and exhibits musical performances, shopping venues, and street food. If you want to learn about the historical past of this city and you wish to know about the fascinating stories prevalent here, then you must be a part of the Melaka Free Walking Tour.

You can also enjoy boating on the Malacca River while gushing into the breathtaking views. And if you’re looking for that wow factor during your trip, then you must visit Alor Gajah that is a laidback countryside town located around twenty-four kilometers from Malacca. It has water parks, theme parks and even offers safari tours to the visitors. So get set for limitless fun, adventure, and create a string of memories as you explore the fascinating city of Malacca.

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A place that promises to offer you the most relaxing getaway, Pulau Beras Basah locates itself at the western point of Langkawi. Flaunting its pristine beaches and lovely greenery this destination is considered as a top notch holiday spot to chill out.

Pulau Beras Basah is one among the most well known peaceful islands that entices its visitors by beholding the view of crystal blue sea and the calming white sand. A place where one can solace in silence as you hold your book and read calmly while getting sunkissed.

This tranquil beach is surrounded by lush green forests that add up to the fresh cool breeze and atmosphere of this island. The island is not yet touched by commercialisation.
However, it provides you the serene views along with the required peace and calm.

One can find basic amenities like washrooms, a small stall selling soft drinks and food items here. Whereas one who searches for some adventure fun activities the place will not disappoint you. It offers you the fun of snorkelling while you can also enjoy banana boats, parasail and jet-ski rentals.

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If there is a piece of heaven anywhere on earth it is at Langkawi. The picturesque archipelago is made up of around 104 islands among which only 99 are visible during high tide. Surrounded by the emerald water of the Andaman Sea and fringed by coconut groves, the shimmering beaches of Langkawi Islands offer a perfect escapade to vacationers. The mixed topography of the “Jewel of Kedah” comprises cascading waterfalls, dense rainforests, meandering creeks and a tropical climate round the year.

Langkawi also has excellent adventure sports facilities apart from its treasure trove of hidden gems dotted across the island. During the festival time the beaches are flocked by locals and tourists who want to soak into the electrifying vibe of the place along with cocktails. Some of the most alluring activities in Langkawi Island are cable car ride, wildlife expedition, paragliding, snorkelling, skiing and swimming.

On a boat ride you can visit the nearby Islands and see the most highlighted attractions viz. Museums, aquariums, craft villages and traditional markets from where you can collect souvenirs and knick-knacks.
There are deluxe and budget resorts in Langkawi where you can enjoy a blissful escapade. There are bars and restaurants where you can savour local dishes along with Chinese, Thai, Indian platters and cocktails.

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