Welcome to the Heart of Southeast Asia and the Land of Wonders! Malaysia welcomes us with its captivating attractions and great wonders – from skyscrapers, mountains, beaches, and hotels. Do not forget also their astounding culture and heritage. Malaysia can offer you a budget-friendly cost. You could go around Malaysia without getting bankrupt so long as you know how to travel wisely. There are a lot of places to visit in Malaysia, but here are the top 10 most favorite destinations of tourists.
1. Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers is on top of the list. This is the main landmark and icon of Malaysia. This is the part when tourists say, “You haven’t been to Malaysia without stopping by at Petronas Twin Towers.” This 1,483 ft., 88-floor tower is situated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With RM80 (RM ~ Malaysian Ringgit) for adults and RM30 for 12 years old and below, you could already enjoy the tour which is composed of Sky bridge at 41st floor and an Observation Deck at 86th floor. You will get to see Malaysia as a whole – its view and skyline. This fun experience will let you appreciate Malaysia even more.
2. Mount Kinabalu
Do you want to climb at the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia, but is afraid because you lack mountain climbing skills? No problem. You could climb at Mount Kinabalu even if you do not have mountain climbing skills and previous experience. Children as young as 10 years old can already enjoy this activity. Mount Kinabalu is best viewed during daytime because skies are clear. And, February-April are the best months to go hiking at Mount Kinabalu.
3. Sunway Lagoon
Not only double, not only triple, but quintuple fun, can be experienced at Sunway Lagoon! Five attractions, packed in one theme park. Each of the attractions offer exhilarating activities. The major attractions are: Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park. Admission tickets are: RM120 for Adults 12 years old and above, and RM90 for Children 11 years old and below and Senior citizens who are 60 years old and above.
4. Gunung Mulu National Park
Feeling adventurous? Visit this UNESCO World Heritage attraction. This attraction will give you another kind of breathtaking experience. There are two major activities that you should try and conquer. First is the Cave Activity wherein you will be able to tour around four of their ‘show caves’. This tour is safe because it has pathways and lightings. But there’s one cave that has no pathways and lightings, and this cave is what they call as ‘wild cave’. A Licensed Park tour guide will accompany you in this tour. Second activity is the Forest Activity where you could get a chance to experience the Mulu Canopy Skywalk and Treetop Tower.
5. Kuala Lumpur Tower
The Kuala Lumpur Tower is also known as Menara Kuala Lumpur or KL Tower. This 1,382 ft. tower has also an Observation Deck, where you could see the whole view of KL. At RM8, you would be given a tape recorder and a headset, and you’re on your way to experience an interactive tour.
6. Putra Mosque
The Putra Mosque is the iconic mosque in Putrajaya. This pink-domed mosque could accommodate 15,000 worshippers at one time. This mosque also have 3 main functional areas which are, the prayer hall, the landscape courtyard which they refer to as Sahn, and other religious learning facilities.
7. First World Hotel and Plaza
Genting Highlands is a perfect getaway if you wanted to escape from KL’s heat. Comfort yourself at First World Hotel and Plaza, one of the world’s largest hotels. Aside from its splendid accommodation, the hotel also houses an indoor swimming pool, indoor theme park, shopping centers, casino, Ripley’s believe it or not, and many more.
8. Lego Land Malaysia Resort
This unique Lego-themed park will bring you back to your childhood. Be thrilled with their seven major attractions – The Beginning, LEGO Technic, LEGO Kingdoms, Imagination, LEGO City, Land of Adventure, and MINILAND. This tourist destination is not only perfect for sight-seeing and pure fun, but it is also perfect for educational purposes – learning in a fun way!
9. Crystal Mosque
This beautiful and astonishing mosque was built with three main materials – steel, glass and crystal. This mosque could accommodate 1,500 worshippers. Aside from its unique architectural structure, what also makes it unique, is the fact that it’s connected with wireless internet and complete IT apparatuses. The best time to see the Crystal Mosque is during nighttime, when lights are already being lit.
10. Bukit Bintang
A travel wouldn’t be complete without indulging yourself in a shopping spree. Bukit Bintang would finally complete your Malaysian-trip list. This is the main shopping area in Kuala Lumpur. Not only shopping areas can you find in Bukit Bintang, but also coffee shops, bars, night markets and eateries. Enjoy Malaysia at its best. Do not forget to bargain for Malaysia souvenirs and gift ideas.