Kuala Lumpur: This modern cosmopolitan city is a fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian heritage combined with the colonial legacy of the British and Moorish influence. The famous Petronas Twin Towers is a must visit while you are here as well as Merdeka Square, China Town, the National Museum, Handicraft Center, Malay Village and Batik Factory.
Pahang: Kuantan is a vibrant city punctuated by lush greenery that give it a refreshing countryside atmosphere, Kuantan has much to offer. Go kite surfing at Balok Beach or visit the Sungai Lembing Museum to learn about the history of tin in the area. Take a river cruise through a 500-year-old mangrove forest along the Kuantan River or visit the old-fashioned fishing village of Beserah.
Terengganu: Kuala Terengganu is known for its fishing villages along the coast. Kite-flying is a favorite past time of the locals and competitions are held for their flying prowess and artistic design. Visit the floating Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque and Islamic Civilization Park on Pulau Wan Man. This unique theme park demonstrates the achievement of Islamic architecture and showcases many famous Islamic monuments.
Kelantan: Kota Bharu is the main gateway to Perhentian Island and its cottage industries produce silverware, textiles, kites and brass work. Visit Siti Khadijah Market to find a variety of fruits and vegetables or take a tour of the Old Royal Palace, the official residence of the Sultan of Kelantan during the 19th century. One of the unique must visit places in Kota Bharu is the Beijing Mosque with its temple-like architecture that incorporates Indian and Uzbek designs.
One of the largest batik and handicrafts centers in Kuala Lumpur, Jadi Batek Gallery embodies the heart and soul of Malaysian culture and artistry. Bring home a piece of this cultural heritage with a souvenir or learn and showcase your creativity by taking a batik class.
One of the largest temples in Kuala Lumpur that pays homage to the Hindu God, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. Discovered in 1892, this limestone cave is 400 meters long and 100 meters high.
This virgin rainforest is 130 million years old and is the perfect place for jungle trekking, hiking, rock climbing, fishing, camping and wild life viewing. One of the most popular ecotourism destinations in Malaysia, this park is home to the Asian elephant, tigers, leopards, rhinos and many more. Its flora and fauna include the luminescent fungi, orchids, two-toned ferns and the giant rafflesia.
The only legal gambling destination in Malaysia, Genting Highlands is a mini Las Vegas on a mountain top. Besides the casino, there is also a theme park with fun rides and activities, and First World Plaza, a colorful shopping complex with plenty of boutique outlets.
Formerly known as the Grand Mosque or White Mosque, its structure was once a timber palace. Since then, it has been renovated and features a colonial architectural style with bell-shaped domes, arched pillars and a tall minaret.
Known as the biggest museum in Malaysia, its architecture is based on ancient Terengganu palace designs. Raised on concrete stilts above landscaped gardens and ponds, its nine galleries include textile, royal family, Islamic history, seafaring and trade, fisheries and marine life, petroleum, handicrafts and natural history.
Named after Prophet Muhammad’s wife, who is known for her entrepreneurial skills, this local wet market is mostly run by women. Here you can find a variety of fruits, vegetables, desserts and much more.
The official residence of the rulers of the state of Kelantan during the early 19th century, this palace was used until 1840. Its close proximity to the river meant that it was prone to flooding. Thus a new palace was built further inland to replace it.
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