Currently, Malaysia has become a famous destination for the so called eco-tourism. Tourists are offered to attend excursions in famous nature reserves, try to climb up the mountains, enjoy a boat ride or try rafting. Naturally, the majority of attractions in Malaysia are connected with national reserves and beautiful local nature in general.
Taman Negara National Park remains the largest park in the country. Its total square exceeds 440 thousand hectares. These are true dense jungles, the age of which, according to biologists, exceeds 130 million years. Gunung Tahan Mountain is located right in the centre of the park. The mountain range has become the favourite place for numerous alpinists. Besides exotic plants, you will see various species of rare animals in this region. There are more than 250 species of birds, not to mention other animals. Gua Telinga Cave has become a true palace for thousands of bats. Walk through a narrow tunnel, and you will enter a spacious cave, which ceiling is completely covered with these night animals.
There are interesting architectural landmarks in Malaysia, such as Penang Bridge. The length of the bridge is 13.5km, which makes the bridge the third longest in the world. Travellers are also recommended to visit the largest temple in South East Asia – Kek Lok Si. The temple features a mix of several architectural styles. The Temple of Snakes is a no less important religious building. The temple amazes its visitors with its exotic design and very unusual altar. The altar is covered with tenths of dangerous snakes, but despite that all tourists make memorable photos with the altar. The key to this puzzle is simple – all the snakes don’t have poisonous fangs and thanks to a special incense the snakes are very calm and absolutely not aggressive.
Air Itam Temple is also a very popular destination. The name of the temple can be literally translated as “the temple of ten thousand Buddhas”. That’s exactly how many pictures of Buddha are stored in the temple. The tallest statue of the god is 12 metres high. There is a large square in front of the temple. The square is famous for fairs and performances that often take place there. When it comes to describing nature landmarks of the country, it’s impossible to fail to mention beautiful Telaga Tujuh Lakes. These are seven crystal clean mountain lakes, which are located one below another on a mountain slope. Many interesting legends are connected with these lakes. According to one of them, Telaga Tujuh is home of fairies.
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