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Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Peninsular Malaysia

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Malaysia is a beautiful country that offers a perfect getaway to those who seek for entertainment, relaxation and memorable experience. It is a place that is rich in culture and values, and its foods are to die for. With the mixed races, you can expect a unique combination of offerings from the Malays, Indians, and Chinese, which promises an experience what we call “truly Asia”. The country consists of two different areas – Peninsular and Borneo. Here, in this article, we would like to highlight the top 10 tourist attractions in Peninsular Malaysia that you can visit and explore during your vacation!


One of the popular tourist attractions in peninsular Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, is a modern metropolitan city that offers many tourist attractions that you can visit and explore. One of its highlights is the Kuala Lumpur City Center, KLCC. Here, tourists can take in the spectacular view of the Petronas Twin Tower, get on the sky bridge to get a bird’s eye view of the city. Other than that, you can also enjoy a stroll in KL Park and shopping at Suria KLCC. It is indeed a great spot to drop by! While you’re in Kuala Lumpur, you can also explore nature getaways near Kuala Lumpur that will amaze you!


Langkawi is best known as the diamond of Kedah.
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Langkawi is also one of the top tourist attractions in Peninsular Malaysia. The small island, also known as the Jewel of Kedah, boasts stunning coastline that overlooks the great Andaman Sea and long lines of tax-free shops. You will be able to enjoy yourself, relaxing at Pantai Cenang or shopping chocolates at one of the malls. The island also features great historical places such as Makam Mahsuri, Telaga Tujuh, and Beras Terbakar. You can also ride the cable car to the top of Mount Chin Chang and enjoy the beautiful view of the island from the top.

Georgetown, Penang

George Town being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Georgetown, Penang, is one of the most-visited cities in Malaysia. The town received the UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2008 and has been the rising star of tourism since then. The heritage city features many cool places that you can visit such as Penang Street Art, Penang Hill, Gurney Drive, Komtar, Peranakan Museum, and Batu Ferringhi. The island is also known for its delicious local foods such as Nasi Kandar, Rojak, Cendol and Char Kuey Teow. It is definitely a fun destination for both locals and international tourists!

The Dutch Square, Melaka

The Dutch Square, one of the top tourist attractions in peninsular Malaysia
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Melaka is also one of the sought-after destinations in Peninsular Malaysia. The historical city has many stories to tell and many places to offer to visitors. The Dutch Square is one of the crowded areas in the city, where hundreds of tourists would flock this area to have a good view of the red terracotta buildings of the Stadhuys and Christ Church. Plus, it is also the main stopping point for the colourful and lively trishaws.

Perhentian Islands, Terengganu

Enjoy the most beautiful island and top tourist attraction in Malaysia, Perhentian Islands
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There is also something in store for beach lovers in Peninsular Malaysia – Perhentian Islands. Situated in the state of Terengganu, Perhentian is a favourite destination for scuba and snorkelling lovers. It has one of the most interesting diving spots in Malaysia, besides than Sipadan and Redang. You can enjoy swimming and snorkelling at the marine park while looking at the diversity of marine life in this reserved sea park.

Taman Negara Pahang

Enjoy the scenic view, flora and fauna of Taman Negara Pahang
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Taman Negara Pahang is also a top tourist attraction in Peninsular Malaysia. It offers a spectacular view of the 130 million years old tropical forests, rivers and wildlife. Here, you can enjoy riding a small boat across the river, jungle trekking to Lata Berkoh, walking on the canopy walkway or enjoying the night safari tour.

Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Cameron Highlands is very popular due to its cold and cooling weather.
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Cameron Highlands beautifully portrays the view of the mountain range in Malaysia. It has become a popular spot amongst the locals and international visitors, especially during the weekends and public holidays. Some of the interesting places that you can visit in Cameron Highlands are Sungei Palas Boh Tea Plantation, strawberry farms, night markets, lavender garden and MARDI.

Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad, KL

One of the most important tourist attractions in peninsular Malaysia and a historical landmark in the city.
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Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad is one of the historical landmarks of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia. Situated at the Independence Square (better known as Dataran Merdeka amongst the locals), this stunning building features a great mixing of Moorish, Victorian and Mogul architectures. It used to function as the British Administration’s Secretariat building and used to become home to Malaysia’s highest court. Now, Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad rightfully locates the offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Cultures (Kementerian Penerangan, Komunikasi dan Kebudayaan Malaysia).

Genting Highlands, Pahang

Top Tourist Attractions in Peninsular Malaysia - Genting Highlands, Pahang
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There is one place in Malaysia that can provide sheer fun and entertainment to you – Genting Highlands. Located on top of the Titiwangsa Mountains, this hill resort provides comprehensive indoor and outdoor theme parks, as well as a legit casino. Plus, there are many world-class show performances and concerts that are being often held in this fun place. There are also other family-friendly entertainments in this place such as Highlands Mushroom Farm and Genting Strawberry Farm.

Redang Island, Terengganu

Snorkeling is the by far the most popular activity on Pulau Redang
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Redang Islands is another breathtaking island in Malaysia that can amaze you with its clear crystal water, white sandy beaches, marvellous marine life and high-end resorts. It is a great place for snorkelling and scuba diving activities. Redang is so majestic and rich of beautiful marine fishes, so much so that you can even see a huge stingray swimming right near the beach.

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