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Best Places to Visit in Malaysia

By Carlton Leisure - 22/04/2016


Diversity makes a country tourists’ favourite and Malaysia has it in plenty. Apart from the geographical diversity, the country is a fine blend of cultures, customs, cuisines and religions strung together in perfect harmony. With islands, mountains, forest and dramatic terrain it unveils as a destinations which can effortlessly engage travellers for few days. The country is divided into two landmasses that make it further interesting. Here we give a lowdown on top destinations to visit Malaysia.

Kota Bharu

Famous as a stopover for travellers on the way to beautiful Perhentian Islands, Kota Bharu engages travellers with dramatic setting, impressive tourist attractions, great shopping options and delicious cuisines. Situated near the Thailand border, Kota Bharu boasts of being the capital of the Kelantan State. Central Market of the town is the hubs.


Commanding an important position on the busy sea route between India and China on West Malaysia’s south-western was fought over by Indian, Portuguese, British and Dutch governments. Now the place is synonymous with architecture, culture, traditions and cuisine that make it highly sought after among the travellers. While in Melaka do visit Portuguese and Dutch settlements where you can see the architectures of that period.

Cameron Highlands

If you want to escape the heat of the lowlands then visiting, the Cameron Highlands in the Titiwangsa Mountains could be an ideal choice for you. The area is filled with lush scenery, forests, lakes, wildlife and outdoor activities that add variety to your tours. The area also has some golf courses that can also be explored.

Kota Kinabalu

A prominent city and the capital of the Sabah State in Malaysian Borneo, Kota Kinabalu is a prominent tourist hub due to its location adjacent to tropical islands, rainforests, wildlife refuges, national parks and Mount Kinabalu. The town has a small city centre but it is filled with a number of tourist attractions and shopping options. Situated at a small distance from the city are, the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park that has five small islands perfect for snorkelling, diving and swimming.


A prominent city on Borneo Island, Kuching acts as an important jumping off point for visiting Borneo’s rainforest and the state of Sarawak. In addition, the place has enough attractions to explore during the stay. There are several places for sightseeing and markets where the travellers can buy something for souvenirs. While in the city, don’t forget to make a trip to historic sites like Fort Margherita and Astana palace which are situated on the banks of river Sarawak.


Situated off the coast of Malaysia in the Andaman Ocean, the beautiful Langkawi is a group of 99 islands replete with beaches, rainforest, mangroves and mountains. Owing to tourism boom resorts, hotels, restaurants and other tourist facilities have sprung up here. Every year thousands of tourists fly to Langkawi owing to its immaculate natural beauty.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia is a must visit destinations for those visiting Malaysia. Apart from being the commercial and political hub of the country, the place is a popular jumping off point for many a tour in the vicinity. Popularly called as KL, the city buzzes with skyscrapers and and shopping malls. KL is also renowned worldwide for its impressive architecture Petronas Towers are fine testimony to the fact.