Places to visit in Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Malacca City, Langkawi – Malaysia is a popular destination for tourists. Here are TOP 10 places to visit in Malaysia.

Are you planning a backpacking trip? Still wondering where to go this time? Why not visit Malaysia? This South East Asian Country is a melting pot of cultures and offers extensive sightseeing opportunities. Modern architecture, historical sites, pristine beaches, picture perfect islands – Malaysia is a delight for tourists and travellers.

Here are Top 10 Places to Visit in Malaysia to get that true Asian experience.

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Petronas Twin Towers, KL

The Petronas Twin Towers are an architectural marvel. The 88 storied twin towers serve as the headquarters of Petronas, the national petroleum company of Malaysia. The Petronas Twin Towers are one of the most popular places to visit in Malaysia with various shopping malls, food courts and gift shops.

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Both the towers are connected at the 41st and 42nd floor through a skywalk and you can enjoy the skyline of the city. You can buy the tickets at the counter or at their website. They cost approximately 65 MYR.

Menara KL Tower, KL

The Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower is another architectural marvel in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. This 421m high tower is the broadcasting and communications tower with the highest observation deck. You can not only watch a birds-eye view of the city but also enjoy a meal at the revolving restaurant on top of the tower. Did you Know the Menara KL Tower also hosts the highest Mc Donald’s outlet in the world! The entry fees to the KL Tower costs approximately 55 MYR.

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Batu Caves, Selangor

Batu Caves is a Hindu shrine located in Selangor region which is about 16 Km drive from KL main city. While many tourists visit this shrine of Lord Murugan for religious reasons, the natural beauty of these 10th Century caves is fascinating. But beware you need to climb up some 272 steps to get to the top of the temple. The temple, however, is open daily from 7 am to 7 pm.

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Aquaria KLCC

You can’t miss Aquaria KLCC when you visit Malaysia. Aquaria KLCC is a spell binding sea life aquarium situated beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. This world-class oceanarium sprawling over 60,000 sq foot space, showcases over 5000 species of aquatic and land-bound creatures.   From tiger sharks to blue rays, seahorses and bright coral fish you will find almost everything here. If watching the sharks were not enough you can even go diving with sharks or relax on the simulated boat deck.

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Genting Highlands

A visit to Malaysia is never complete without a day at the Genting Highlands. It’s perhaps the most popular places to visit in Malaysia. Among tourists, the Genting Highlands, is regarded as the Las Vegas of Malaysia. Genting is renowned for its nightlife, casino, luxury hotels, theme park. Enjoy a ride in the Genting Skyway – the cable cars that take you to the highlands, or spend a night at the casino or nightclubs – Genting Highlands Hotels have many to offer every tourist.

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Turtle Sanctuary Beach, Pulau Perhentian Besar

Turtle Sanctuary Beach in Perhentian Islands, is the ultimate choice for honeymooners and tourists seeking privacy. With its picturesque crystal-clear waters, gorgeous marine life, Turtle Sanctuary Beach is a popular destination in Malaysia. You can even spot baby turtles hatching on the beach if you are lucky.

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The Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands is one of the most gorgeous islands in Malaysia known for its lively coral reefs and beautiful marine life. It is popular amongst honeymooners and tourists seeking water sports, snorkelling, diving and many more. The Perhentian Islands is divided in two areas – Big island and small island and you can take water taxis to travel between the places.

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Langkawi is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman sea off the mainland of Malaysia. Langkawi is a popular destination with travellers for its natural landscapes and pristine beaches. This tropical paradise is every beach lovers dream. If you are looking for a relaxed holiday with water sports, island hopping, and luxury resorts, Langkawi is the best place. Don’t forget to visit the Kilim Karst Geoforest Park to enjoy natural mangroves, limestone formations or spot migratory birds.

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Georgetown, Penang

Penang is a popular destination amongst tourists for its rich heritage and architecture, pristine beaches, fishing villages and nutmeg orchards. Georgetown, the capital of Penang was an important trading hub which now has transformed into a modern city. Don’t forget to go on the Georgetown Heritage Walk.

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Shangri-La’s Orangutan Care Project, Kota Kinabalu

If you love wildlife and nature then the Orangutan Care Project is a must visit. The project is dedicated to the care of rescued and rehabilitated Orangutans. You can get close to them and see closely how the orangutans live. You can feed the mighty creatures and click photos with them.

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So if you are planning a trip to South East Asia, include these top places to visit in Malaysia in your itinerary for the wholesome Asian feel.

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23 Comments on TOP 10 Places to Visit in Malaysia

  1. Pooja Kawatra
    June 17, 2018 at 11:22 am (10 months ago)

    These are some of the beautiful tourist places in Malaysia to visit and you will enjoy every bit of it.

  2. Rakhi Parsai
    June 17, 2018 at 11:37 am (10 months ago)

    We have been wanting to visit Malaysia for a long time now. haven’t been able to materialize the plans. This post is quite helpful and now I know must visit places as well.

  3. Pooja Kawatra
    June 17, 2018 at 12:26 pm (10 months ago)

    These are some wonderful tourist place in Malaysia and there is always something new to explore.

  4. Anubhuti
    June 18, 2018 at 12:26 am (10 months ago)

    Have been there and really can say it’s an awesome place. Specially loved Langkawi.

  5. Anchal
    June 18, 2018 at 12:49 am (10 months ago)

    Malaysia is on our list. Thank you for sharing about these places. i have bookmarked this post.

  6. Miss Harshala
    June 18, 2018 at 2:10 am (10 months ago)

    Sharing this post with my bestie who is travelling solo this September. Surely a helpful post!

  7. Charu
    June 18, 2018 at 9:25 am (10 months ago)

    Malaysia is a great place for family vacays. It’s on our bucket list. Your post will help us to plan our travel there. Bookmarking this.

  8. Gurjeet chhabra
    June 18, 2018 at 1:02 pm (10 months ago)

    Malyasia I am coming. place is so beautiful, its my dream destination. Aquaria KLCC is must visit place.

  9. Amitoj
    June 18, 2018 at 2:03 pm (10 months ago)

    I loved Genting Highlands last time we visited Malaysia.. Bookmarking this post for the other destinations to visit next time we go there.. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  10. Kavita Singh
    June 19, 2018 at 10:48 pm (10 months ago)

    a perfect itinerary for a visit to Malaysia. I am bookmarking this for future trips to this place.

  11. Vartika Gakhar
    January 9, 2019 at 4:40 pm (4 months ago)

    Wow, I love the detailed post, your pics are truly amazing especially the twin towers and aquarium. I visited under water aquarium in Barcelona last year and it was a memorable experience

  12. Preety Tiwari
    January 10, 2019 at 8:36 am (4 months ago)

    Wow… These are some beautiful places to visit in Malaysia. I will surely share this with my friends.

  13. sapna
    January 10, 2019 at 11:47 am (4 months ago)

    malaysia is on my bucket list since long..ill surely visit all these places once there.

  14. Snehalata Jain
    January 10, 2019 at 12:03 pm (4 months ago)

    I m book marking ur post as I have planned already for Malaysia in coming years

  15. Geethica
    January 10, 2019 at 9:36 pm (3 months ago)

    Malaysia is a pretty place to visit. Langkawi is a quite place where PETRONAS towers is not to be missed.

  16. Alpana Deo
    January 10, 2019 at 9:55 pm (3 months ago)

    Malaysia is on my bucket list for a very long time. But somehow it hasn’t worked out yet. Your post has definitely reminded me that yes..we have to visit it.-))

  17. Zainab
    January 11, 2019 at 1:04 am (3 months ago)

    Oh I loved our trip to Malaysia! and we didn’t much touristy stuff coz we went in a group!!! Lol
    But it was fun we have a couple pics with the twin patrons tower in the backdrop.


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