If you are looking for an alternative to the crowded Thailand for your next vacation, Malaysia is your destination. Are you decided? Well now you just have to know what are the corners that you should not miss in this unknown country.
What to see and do in Malaysia
1. Kuala Lumpur
While the large cities of Southeast Asia are not usually the most attractive in a trip around this area of the planet, we strongly recommend including it in your list of things to do in Malaysia to Kuala Lumpur. The capital of the country deserves to be dedicated at least a couple of days of your trip. In it you will find the first touches of multiculturalism that characterizes it. Walk through the streets of Chinatown, visit the shops of Little India, visit the National Mosque of Malaysia Tour Package and get lost in the luxury shopping centres of Bukit Bintang . At sunset, it is mandatory that you approach the famous Petronas Towers, the emblem of Kuala Lumpur and the tallest twin towers in the world.
2. Taman Negara
Are you in love with nature like us? Discovering Taman Negara is one of the must-do things in Malaysia. This jungle with more than 130 million years can boast of being the oldest in the world. To know it, you will have to go to Kuala Tahan, a small village that has become the gateway to this national park. In Taman Negara there are a lot of trails and many of them penetrate the jungle for several days. Whether you plan to make a short one or a longer one, it is essential that you visit the Canopy Walk, a network of suspension bridges up to 40 meters high.
3. Cameron Highlands
Fascinating tea plantations that are lost beyond your sight, trails dotted with the world’s largest flowers and temperatures that do not rise above 20 ° C await you at Cameron Highlands , one of the most beautiful places you have what to see in Malaysia. From the village of Tanah Rata, there are more than a dozen hiking trails, including trail No. 1, which crosses the Mossy Forest, a forest covered in moss that seems to be taken from a story.
However, what will win you over from Cameron Highlands are its huge tea plantations. The most visited and most accessible is that of Boh Tea, which has been producing tea in the country since 1929 and has some very photogenic plantations.
George Town, the capital of the island of Penang, is one of our favourite cities in Southeast Asia. The colourful houses of its historic centre will fall in love with you, but they will do it even more if you discover street art, the most impressive on this side of the world and that has revitalized Penang so much that it is now one of the must-see places in Malaysia. You can see the main works in this street art map in Penang that we have prepared for you.
In addition, George Town is considered the Mecca of Malaysian cuisine, especially street food. Their stalls street food is so well known in Asia you will see that many of them have a huge tail, like that of Cendol Street Lebug Keng Kwee.