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Malaysia sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Istana Besar Johor Bahru, 01 November 2014, 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.
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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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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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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The first constant settlements on the territory of Malaysia were formed by settlers from the southern part of modern China in the 3rd century BC. In the first years AD, there were several independent countries on the shores of the Malacca Straits. Srivijaya was one of the most powerful countries at that time. They all were traders, so the Malacca Straits was an important trading point crossing the routes from India and China. Srivijaya was the most powerful country until the 11th century and covered the significant part of present Malaysia.
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In the 14th century, the strong country captured the Majapahit Empire. When it fell, the Malacca Sultanate was established. It started flourishing in the 15th century. The main activity of its people was the trading with other countries. In 1498, the Sultanate was visited by the Portuguese for the first time. Consequently, they repeatedly tried to establish a protectorate over meaningful trade territories.
Sultan Ibrahim Building in Johor Bahru, Malaysia The Sultanate officially became a Portuguese colony in 1511 and was conquered by the Netherlands in 1641. In the second half of the 19th century, Malaya was under Great Britain. In the period of the Second World War, it was occupied by Japan for several years. When it broke free from occupants in 1946, the Malay Union was established. Malaysia gained complete independence in 1957.
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Today, Malaysia offers perfect conditions for diverse and eventful vacations. Many beach resorts here have long become world attractions. An excellent example is Goa. The resort is notable not only for its charming beaches, but also a diversity of the entertainment venues. Shopping enthusiasts have an opportunity to walk along noisy Eastern markets where they can buy spices, popular sweets, clothes in national style and interesting souvenirs.
The unique Malay cuisine attracts gourmets from all parts of the world. It is a combination of Indian and Chinese food traditions. The active use of spices is typical for the local cuisine. The foundation of the Malay cuisine is noodles, rice, beef and different seafood. The Malays are big fans of coffee and tea. The typical national specialty is a chocolate drink called milo.
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Malaysia
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♥   National Park 'Bukit Tiban' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Endau Rompin' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Endau Rompin (Johor)' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Fairy Caves' . On the map   Photos
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Palaces in Malaysia
♥   Palace 'Istana Badariah' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Istana Balai Besar' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Istana Bandar' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Istana Batu' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Istana Besar' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Malaysia from our review series

Skybridge

From the series “Breathtaking high-altitude observation points with panoramic views on cities”
The amazing viewing platform called Skybridge can be visited in the capital of Malaysia. The name of this viewing platform fully reflects its main feature. It is really made of the highly durable glass. The bridge is located at an altitude of 452 meters. This glass structure is an integral part of a unique architectural complex of Petronas. Those are twin skyscrapers interconnected with a spectacular bridge on the 41st floor.

The construction of skyscrapers was completed in 1998; the same year, a unique viewing platform was first attended by guests. Currently, Petronas skyscrapers house many offices and business centers, but apart from an unusual observation deck there are other interesting places for tourists. Some rooms were transformed into art centers, which regularly host amazing … Read all

Sunway Lagoon Water Park

From the series “The greatest and fanciest water parks”
The capital of Malaysia also has a water park that is worthy of attention even of the most demanding travelers. Sunway Lagoon is a great place for families. Facilities feature an impressive scale. The place is famous for nice decorations in the traditional style. There are huge pools, beautiful buildings with a decorative stone trim, and the thick foliage surrounding the water park. The rest in such an environment will give an incredible pleasure.

It is important to note that mainly natural materials are used in design and equipment of the water park. The floor is carpeted with a real ocean sand. Sunway Lagoon water park is located near the center of Kuala Lumpur. It is a part of a large resort complex, which includes hotels, shopping malls, and cafes. This water park has its own unique … Read all

Interactive Park i-City

From the series “Top 16 most unusual and original parks and gardens”
Malaysia has one of the most beautiful parks in the world. In the interactive i-City, visitors can admire colorful trees that are adorned with millions of glowing lights. The green zone is situated in Shah Alam city. The opening took place in 2010. The park is usually visited in the dark. Besides trees with scattering garlands, the green zone features spectacular figurines of flamingos and peacocks and other noteworthy installations.

Unlike many other LED parks in the world, i-City is open all year round. Every day, it is visited by curious tourists making great pictures. Originally, the park was conceived as a demonstration place of a new LED equipment. After the opening, it became so popular, that managers of the project decided not to dismantle installations after the finish of the … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur
One of the most beautiful architectural monuments of the city is the royal palace. It was built in 1928 by one of the wealthy Chinese millionaires and until 1957, was privately owned. Subsequently, the building was bought by the government. It still remains the current residence of the monarch of Malaysia. The vast adjoining territory of the garden is decorated with landscape compositions. Many tourists come here to look at the guard, who is dressed in a luxurious form. A popular observation of … Read more
Kota Kinabalu
Diversify your stay at the resort by attending the Museum of the Sabah State that is located in a very interesting place – on top of Bukit Istana Lama Hill. The museum itself is open in an eye-catching building constructed in strict accordance with the national traditions. Among the items exhibited at the museum, visitors will find numerous historical and archaeological artifacts, crafts by local artisans, and various artworks. Ancient ceramics is one of the most precious categories of items … Read more
Johor Bahru
Eilat is rich in jewelry workshops, in which local masters create attractive silver jewelry with precious and semi-precious stones. As a rule, these workshops have very attractive prices, and the quality of items also deserves praise. These workshops also have one more important advantage – visitors can order an exclusive jewelry piece. Travelers, who decide to explore colorful markets of Eilat, will have an excellent opportunity to purchase best figs and olives, traditional humus and local … Read more
Langkawi
The most beautiful natural attraction of these places is the waterfall Seven Wells. This name was received because of seven small lakes, which naturally form at the foot of the waterfall. Here, travelers are offered to climb to the top of the mountain, from which the waterfall falls. During the ascent, you can visit several excellent viewing platforms. There is a waterfall in the territory of the nature reserve. Here you can see cute monkeys, colorful parrots and other typical representatives … Read more
Penang
A popular tourist attraction is Penang Hill, on top of which is the most famous observation deck on the island. Its highest point is 833 meters. Travelers have several options for climbing the hill: of course, they can do this by car or on foot, but the most interesting option is using the cable car. It has been operating since 1922 and is in itself an outstanding historical symbol. A few years ago, a hotel was opened at the top of the hill, so tourists always have the opportunity to stay here … Read more
Melaka
Tourists are attracted by cities and towns of the state; each settlement differs with unique customs and culture. There are many distinctive communities across the state, where the Portuguese and Chinese live. Locals revere their customs and traditions passing them from generation to generation. There are also architectural landmarks, including the Stadhuis built by the Dutch, Porta de Santiago fort, original houses of local residents and historical monument. A lot of historical and … Read more

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