These days, the best place to go to look for travel inspirations is none other than Instagram. Even though travel plans have to be put on hold for now, we still can’t help planning out our future getaways! You won’t even have to travel far in search of a slice of paradise—Malaysia has plenty of Instagram-worthy places! We’ve compiled a list of Instagramable holiday locations in Malaysia that can make the perfect backdrop for your Insta-grid.
1. Kwai Chai Hong, Kuala Lumpur
In 2019, Project Kwai Chai Hong transformed the neglected lanes and pre-war shophouses in between Lorong Panggung and Petaling Street into one of the most Instagrammable places in the city centre of Malaysia. What appeals the most about this place is that they still retained the old charms of the historic lanes while adding new attractions, like the murals which were painted by local artists.
2. Wonderfood Museum, Penang
Foodies will absolutely be head over heels with this place! Wonderfood Museum is set in an unassuming 1940s colonial building in Georgetown. It offers the visitors a peculiar tour around the city’s unique food culture. You can expect to find Instagrammable larger-than-life displays of Malaysian delicacies, including curry mee, roti canai and cendol. Divided into three galleries; Info Zone, Wow Zone, and Educational Zone, this museum also educates the visitors on how certain dining choices can impact the environment negatively.
3. BOH Tea Plantation, Cameron Highlands
If you enjoy the tranquility and cool fresh air on top of the mountains, the BOH Tea Plantation is a must-visit for you. Cameron Highlands is the largest tea-growing region in Malaysia that is well-known for its Instagramable scenery. Enjoy the splendid view of the endless green rolling terrain that would make the perfect backdrop for your pictures! Also, don’t forget to sign up for the free guided factory tour there. You’ll get to learn how tea leaves are processed and enjoy a fresh cup of tea and cakes!
4. Sasaran Beach, Selangor
Just off the mouth of Kuala Selangor is the phenomenal Sky Mirror! It is unique and Instagramable tourist attraction in Malaysia that is only accessible to visitors twice a month, during the new moon and full moon periods. This sandbank only emerges for approximately 3 to 4 hours in the mornings. When it does, it produces a mirror-like reflection of the sky and creates one-of-a-kind and absolutely Instagrammable photography experience!
5. Crystal Mosque, Terengganu
Located in the Islamic Civilisation Park in Wan Man Island, Crystal Mosque is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Terengganu. This Instagrammable grand structure is made of steel and glass with crystals surrounding parts of the building, giving it its name. In addition, the Crystal Mosque also reflects modern Islamic architecture and has attracted tourists not just from around Malaysia, but also all over the world.
6. Sosodikon Hill, Sabah
Sosodikon Hill may seem daunting at first sight, but it’s actually quite an easy and short hike that even beginners can complete. Located in Kampung Kauluan, Kundasang, this hill is also known as Pyramid Hill due to the pyramid-shaped hills. Climb up to the peak at sunrise to get a surreal picture-perfect view of Kundasang Valley and Mount Kinabalu. How’s that as the backdrop of your next Instagram post?
Make use of your time at home to sharpen your posing skills! If you’re not really into the Instagram scene, we’ve also listed down other destinations in Malaysia that are perfect for fun-filled water activities, a snorkeling session and even for hiking.
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