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Malaysia is a multicultural country with much to offer visitors - regardless of their budget or enjoyment. Kuala Lumpur, the nation's capital, is a metropolitan city with amazing shopping and stunning architecture - within blocks, you'll find the Ultramodern Petronas Towers and many colonial palaces and buildings. Just a short distance from the capital are islands, mountains and record-breaking caves, as well as countless temples and a unique chance to explore the rich wilderness of Borneo's fauna.

Malaysia is a popular destination for snorkeling and scuba diving, with beautiful coral reefs and soft sandy beaches that regularly make the list of top destinations. For more ideas on how to spend your time, check out our list of top tourist attractions in Malaysia.

Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur The tallest twin tower in the world, Petronas reaches a height of 452 meters in the clouds. The towers are 88 floors tall and have an impressive total of 76 lifts. Constructed using reinforced concrete, steel and glass, the two towers are connected to each other by a double skybridge on the 41st and 42nd floors. Visitors can make their way here for stunning views of KL and the 6.9-hectare KLCC Park below - the views at night are particularly impressive. While the towers have been leased to most of the paving companies — IBM, Microsoft, and Huawei Technologies, all have offices here — the lower floors of the towers are reserved for Suria KLCC, one of Malaysia's largest shopping centers. With space for more than 300 shops, an art gallery and even a Philharmonic Hall, this retail and entertainment space will keep visitors occupied for hours.

Batu Caves, Selangar

Entrance into Batu Caves Entrance into Batu Caves Located less than an hour outside Kuala Lumpur, the complex of Batu Caves has three main caves and a series of smaller ones, most of which have statues dedicated to Hindu deities and 100-year-old temples. The main cave, known as the Cathedral Cave, is on top of a huge colorful staircase - it can make its way up to 272 stairs, and you'll find a place decorated with statues, altars and lights. At the bottom of the stairs, a 43-meter-high gold statue of Lord Murugan greets visitors. Visitors are allowed to join the guided tour to learn more about the caves. During the Hindu festival of Thippusam in January, thousands of people visit the cave for the celebration.

Kinabalu, Mount Sabah

Hiking to the top of Mount Kinabalu Hiking to the top of Mount Kinabalu At an altitude of just 4,000 meters, Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia. The mountain is part of the Kinabalu Park, one of the oldest national parks in Malaysia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to its unique ecosystem of alpine meadows, meadows, and a mixture of shrubs, Kinabalu is home to an impressive range of species of plant and animal, including endangered humans. Mount Kinabalu is a prime destination for climbers — but it can be difficult to summit here. Only 185 climbing permits are issued daily by the park, and visitors must make accommodation reservations and hire a hill guide in advance to allow them to hit the trails. Although people under 16 are allowed to join climbing groups, there are restrictions in place. Climbers should plan to stop at Kinabalu National Park before attempting to climb - since the park is already at an altitude of more than 1,800 meters, it will allow ejaculation before attempting to reach the peak.

Perthian Islands

Aerial view of the parthenian island Aerial view of the parthenian island Once a stopping point used by wandering traders in South-East Asia, this group of small islands is part of a marine park and has become a major tourist destination in northeast Malaysia. Most of the islands can be reached by ferry or small motorized boats, although only two large islands provide accommodation, shops and facilities - of these two, the Pulau parentian basar has more of a backpacking scene, while the Pulau Perhian caseal is slightly more More upscale and family oriented. When you can hop on a water taxi to get from one beach to another, it is also possible to follow the island's walking route instead - a very recommended option, as you pass through the jungle paths And along the way get open stunning views of the water. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking are popular activities here, but visitors can also volunteer at turtle conservation programs and gain unparalleled access to areas where turtles come to lay eggs.

Sipdan Islands

Sipadan Island and its surrounding sea water is part of the world's richest marine habitat, home to endangered hawkbill turtles, whale sharks, monitor lizards, and hundreds of coral species. The island is considered one of the best diving destinations in the world and is heavily guarded — permits are required for travel in advance and only 120 permits are granted per day. One hour ride on the speed boat is required to reach the island. Once here, the island can be easily traveled on foot, with various beaches and reef sites within minutes of each other. Since it is not possible to stay on the island due to environmental protection law (nearby Mabool Island provides accommodation), tourists usually come here as part of morning snorkeling and diving tours. All visitors must leave the island by 3 pm.

Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak Deer Cave,

Gunung Mulu National Park This UNESCO World Heritage Site may be more famous for its impressive karst limestone pinecals that resemble people standing in large structures, but the park's massive caves are equally stunning. The dense rain forests cover much of the park and make some areas difficult to use - one reason is that some of the caves here were not actually discovered until the 1970s. Another reason is how vast the cave system is: both the largest passageway and the largest underground chamber in the world are located in the caves. Deer Cave is particularly beautiful, with a 122-meter-long terrace, a waterfall through the rocks, and an opening at a sinkhole about a kilometer away. Visitors to the park can also go to the Sarawak Chamber and Paku waterfall or attempt a climb to The Pinneckles Summit trek, which takes three days and includes ropes, ladders, and jungle trekking.

Penang Hill Fun

The peak of Penang Hill can be reached via the Penang Hill Railway, an air-conditioned funtic that climbs 2,007-meters long in five to 10 minutes. Although there are mid-stops between the base station and the highest point, these are done only upon request and are mostly used by the residents residing at those stops. The top of Penang Hill offers beautiful green views of the city and is home to Habitat Penang Hill, which has 1.6 kilometers of nature erosion through the Rain Forest and many tropical gardens; Walking a canopy 40 meters up in the sky; ZIP lines; And Skyway, which offers three viewing decks and a 360-degree view of the bay and islands.  

A juvenile orangutan hanging out with his dad at the Memphis Zoo.
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Sepilok Orangutan

The Cipilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center was established in 1964 to help protect orphaned children from the pet trade or from poaching. The center's main goal is to learn to help these forested people survive in the wild (in fact, what they would normally learn from their mothers), so they could eventually be released into the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Sanctuary, which is a virgin. Contains. The forest and rescue center is spread around 4,300 hectares. More than 80 oranges currently remain free in the reserve. While visitors cannot interact with or interact with the animals, they can come to the center to learn more about the oranges and the challenges they face today, covering the nursery and climbing area with a glass window Can see through, and participate in feeding bar (can be seen from a platform)) twice a day. The boardwalks that cut through the center provide plenty of opportunities to explore and see the oranges playing around on the nearby trees.

Kek Lok Si Mandir, Georgetown

Malaysia's largest Buddhist temple is situated on a hill at the foot of Mount Air Itam. As known in Asian temples, Kek Lok Si is relatively new, as construction began in 1890 - but the seven-story pagoda surrounded by 10,000 Buddha statues make it a striking destination that cannot be missed. Surrounded by gardens, fish ponds, prayer halls and numerous stalls selling both religious and secular monuments, the pagoda is also home to a 36-meter-high statue of Kavan Yin, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. The temple attracts visitors from all over South-East Asia who come here to "build quality", but also visit one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the region. The Chinese New Year celebrations are particularly beautiful in the temple, as the entire place is decorated with thousands of lanterns.