What to See in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. There are many interesting places and a wide variety of attractions in Kuala Lumpur: the Masjid Jamek mosque, located at the intersection of two rivers; National Mosque; the palace of the Sultan Istana Negara; railroad station; Parliament building; Sri Mahamariam temple (one of the most beautiful in Malaysia); Independence Square; the building of the British Court, which is an architectural masterpiece; skyscraper “Petronas Twin Towers”; “Lake Garden” – a huge park that includes parks of deer, birds and butterflies and an orchid garden. According to TOP-MEDICAL-SCHOOLS, the Selangor state¬†surrounding Kuala Lumpuralso has many attractions. 13 km from Kuala Lumpur is located National Zoo and Aquarium. More than 200 species of representatives of the animal world, animals, birds and reptiles are collected here. About 80 species of various birds, fish and marine animals live in a giant aquarium.

The Batu Stalactite Caves are located 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur. in the rainforest and are one of the most visited attractions in the country. The caves consist of three large and several smaller ones. The most famous is Temple Cave. A staircase of 272 steps leads to it. Below is the “Dark Cave” (Dark Cave). This is a vast branched network of caves inhabited by local varieties of animals. The third large cave is the “Gallery of Art”, where there are statues and paintings dedicated to Hindu mythology. The Batu Caves are also an important Hindu shrine that attracts up to 80,000 pilgrims during the holy Thaipusam festival. The festival takes place every year in January or February. Believers, reading prayers, bring a statue of their deity into the “Temple Cave”.

Further to the northeast, at an altitude of 1700 m, is the only high-altitude resort in Malaysia – the Genting Highlands. The resort appeared here thanks to the passion of the Chinese for gambling: here is the “Malaysian Las Vegas” – a casino, a lot of hotels, apartments and entertainment. At the foot of the mountain peaks of Genting, there is a Chinese temple. Passing through its gates, you will see a pagoda tower, behind which is a temple and a huge Buddha statue.

To the north is another mountain resort – Fraser’s Hill, which is considered one of the best places in the country for bird watching. The resort village is located at an altitude of 1524 m. International “bird” competitions are held here every year, when participants are invited to find the largest number of birds in the surrounding forests for a while.

25 km southwest of Kuala Lumpur, in the city of Petaling Jaya, there is an amusement park “Sunway Lagoon”. The park is divided into several sections. In the Water Amusement Park there are all kinds of water slides of various heights, a large waterfall, several pools, including a separate one for children, a surf pool. The man-made beach surrounding the reservoir creates the illusion of being on the coast. At the Adventure Park, thrill-seekers can experience a Niagara Falls fall and rush down the tumultuous rifts of a rushing river into the Grand Canyon. The theme part of the park (Fort Lagoon Wild West) is decorated in Western style. Here, in the scenery of the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River or Niagara Falls, you can feel like a real resident of the Wild West. Here you can try various attractions: a train with failed brakes, a flying carpet and many others.

North of the state of Selangor lies the state of Perak. The state capital is the city of Ipoh. 5 km south of Ipoh is the famous Sam Poh Tong cave temple, which is considered the largest cave temple in the country. According to legend, the temple was founded in the late 19th century by a Chinese monk. A staircase of 246 steps leads to the facade of the temple, from here you can see the city of Ipoh and the surrounding area. Inside, among the stalactites and stalagmites, you can see a variety of Buddha statues. The state is also of interest to Kellys Castle, which was built in the early 20th century and was the residence of the Scottish planter William Kelly Smith. In the north of the state is the Belum Forest Reserve., guarding a vast array of jungle, where elephants, rhinos, tapirs and tigers are found. This is one of the largest untouched by human activity forests on the Malay Peninsula. On the northern coast of the state, in the mangroves, is the Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary. About 50 species of migratory birds accumulate here every year from August to April. The best time for bird watching is from September to March.

Off the southern part of the coast is the island of Pangkoroccupied by fishing villages and resorts. The most popular beaches of the island are Pasir Bogak (the most developed) and Teluk Nipah (a small village).

In the state of Kedah, which is located in the northwest of the Malaysian mainland, Sedim River Recreation Park has the longest suspension hiking trail in the world. The trail has a length of 950 m and passes over the crowns of trees.

From the west, the state of Kedah borders on the state of Penang , part of which is located on the world-famous island of Penang . Here you can find excellent beaches and unique historical monuments. Penang is not like any of the resorts in Asia. Its symbol can be called the Penang Bridge, which stretches for 13.5 km and connects the island with the mainland. This bridge is officially recognized as one of the longest in Asia and the third longest bridge in the world. Capital of Penang – Georgetown. The architecture of the city combines sometimes contrasting styles, such as colonial English and East Asian, and ancient temples and old mansions coexist with ultra-modern hotels. In Georgetown, you should see Fort Cornwallis, built on a historical site, St. George’s Church, Khu Kongsi House, Sri Mariamman Temple. Another symbol of the island is its unique temples. It is worth visiting the Serpent Temple, Kek Lok Si,¬† Chayamangkalaram, Temple of the Goddess of Mercy.

To the southwest of George Town rises Mount Penang. Having risen to its top on the funicular, you get to the observation deck, from which a delightful view of the island lying below opens. And on the northwest coast is the Penang Cultural Center, where you can get to know the rich cultural heritage of Malaysia.

In the center of the northernmost state of the country – Perlis – the Reptile and Snake Farm is interesting. It is located 10 km from the administrative center of the state – the city – Kangar. Here you can see about 20 species of snakes, as well as large lizards and crocodiles. In the very north of the state, 33 km from Kangar, there is a limestone cave Kelam with a length of 370 m. A wooden path is laid through the entire cave, walking along which you will see bats, stalactites and the remains of tin mining. Kelam Cave is part of the Perlis Park, which protects the longest system of limestone hills in the country – Nakavan.

From the city of Kuala Perlis, located on the coast of the state of Perlis, a ferry leaves for the Langakwi archipelago. This is a paradise for nature lovers. It takes several days to see all the sights of the archipelago. Here are located a bird sanctuary; snake and crocodile farms; the Laman Padi Langkawi complex, which tells about the history of rice cultivation on the island; Lake Dayang Bunting (Tasik Dayang Bunting) on the island of the same name, which is the largest lake in the archipelago; waterfalls, the most impressive of which is “Telaga Tujuh”, whose seven streams form seven lakes; Mausoleum of Princess Maskhuri; the Perdana Gallery, which houses 2,500 gifts and awards given to the Prime Minister of Malaysia; hot springs in the village of Air Khangat; Oceanarium “Underwater World”.

What to See in Malaysia