Malaysia is a great country to visit regardless of what kind of vacation you prefer. It’s a huge and multicultural country that has something to offer to a variety of different tourists. The tourist offer is also suitable for both high-end visitors and those who travel on a budget.
In order to make the most out of your trip, you should consider renting a car. That way you can visit each destination at your own pace and you won’t get bogged down by a schedule that someone else has set for you.
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Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
Petronas towers are the tallest twin towers in the world, set at 452 meters. Visitors can go all the way to the top and get a view of the city like no other. The tower has 88 floors and 76 elevators.
Most of the towers are rented to large IT companies but there’s also a shopping center you could visit and shop in. It’s one of the largest such centers in Malaysia and it contains more than 300 stores.
Batu Caves, Selangor
Batu Caves are just an hour away if you have an international drivers license for Malaysia and can drive yourself. The complex is made out of three main caves and a lot of smaller ones. The caves are also a shrine to Hindu gods complete with large gold statues.
The main cave is located on top of a massive staircase numbering 272 steps. At the bottom of the stairs, the visitors are welcomed by the large golden statue of Lord Murugan. There are both guided and free tours meaning you can explore the caves yourself if you feel up to it. The destination is especially popular in January during a local celebration.
Mount Kinabalu, Sabah
Mount Kinabalu is the tallest one in the country, at over 4000 meters. It’s also a natural park, one of the oldest in Malaysia. It’s home to one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. Therefore, a wide range of plants and animals inhabit the mountain.
Climbing groups are limited to 16 members and 185 climbers are allowed per day. This makes the mountain packed with climbers throughout the year. You’re not allowed to try and climb on your own, instead, you’ll need to use the services of a guide.
Sipadan island is a part of the largest marine habitat in the world. It’s home to hundreds of coral species, white sharks, and numerous other sea creatures. The island is also a popular destination for divers that come to visit from all over the world.
Visitors are not allowed to stay on the island due to environmental regulations. You’ll need to find a place to stay on the nearby Mabul Island during your trip to Sipadan. The island needs to be vacant by 3 PM each day so that’s your curfew for exploring the waters and its inhabitants. Snorkeling and diving tours are provided and included in the offer.