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Top Natural wonders of Malaysia - in the lap of nature

By Carlton Leisure - 06/10/2014


Malaysia happily bills itself as truly Asia, the statement seems little far-fetched but there is some truth in it. This Asian country is full of natural and manmade attractions that tourist may find interesting. Be it Petronas Tower, Kuala Lumpur Tower, Mount Kinabalu or Batu Caves; the country has no dearth of attractions. Tourists with varied interest keep flocking here where countless visual delights are raring for your attention. Here we give a lowdown on major natural attractions in the city.

Mount Kinabalu

Situated on the island of Borneo Mount Kinabalu is frequented by travellers with love for nature. The mountain is based in East Malaysian province of Sabah and protected as Kinabalu Park a world heritage site. Hikers make it a priority to climb this highest peak in Borneo’s Crocker Range.

Batu Caves

Situated in Gombak district at a short drive from Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves are one of the most prominent natural wonders in Malaysia. The area has a large number of caves, Hindu temples and shrines making its highly popular among travellers and devotees.

Mulu National Park

Synonymous with peaks and Greenery Mulu National Park has been declared a UNESCO World heritage sites. Situated in the province of Sarawak on the island of Borneo the place is one of the greatest natural wonders the country has on display. The place is a fine combination of beautiful landscape and diverse wildlife. The visitors can get a chance to see nomadic tribes of the region.

Danum Valley

Danum Valley Conservation Area is one of the hot destinations for nature lovers for its great flora and fauna. The area doesn’t have human population as the forest is very dense. The great plant diversity of the region also interests scientists as various researches are on the way.

Penang National Park

Despite small size, Penang National Park charms travellers with its amazing offerings.  The park covers an area of Meagre 29 square kilometres but its beauty is non parallel. Lined with spectacular beaches the park is highly frequented by   foreigners who keep flying to Penang.

Royal Belum State Park

Royal Belum State Park is one of the major destinations for eco- tourism in Malaysia. The park is situated amidst Belum-Temenggor rainforest reserve area. The park houses 3000 species of flowering plant including Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world.

With so much to offer in terms flora, fauna and natural beauty Malaysia is fast emerging as destination for tourists with an eye for natural beauty.