Travelling to Malaysia? If you are, then it would be worth noting that this country is more than just Kuala Lumpur and the Petronas Twin Towers. There is so much that Malaysia has to offer to tourists. As such, it is important to understand that you can get to see and do much; but only if you choose look past the nation’s capital and opting to venture beyond it ? and you are guaranteed to see and experience so much from your day trips from Kuala Lumpur, you won’t believe it.
Malaysia is home to some of the most charming historic cities and a wide range of wildlife. Believe it or not, you could end up spending days getting intimate with unique wildlife in mangrove sanctuaries like the Kuala Selangor Character park and enjoying a unique lightshow at night watching thousands of fireflies fly about.
Melaka is a charming city that is marked as one of UNESCO?s world heritage sites and is rich in multicultural heritage. The city is about 2 hours from the capital Kuala Lumpur and is one of the most rewarding towns in the region if you are looking to enjoy what Malaysia really has to offer.
Once done with that, you can escape the warmth of the mangroves and visit the regions tea plantations set on the moving hills of Cameron Highlands. When on these trails, keep an eye out for wildlife. At the same time, these trails offer a great bird?s eye view of the surrounding area. This unique conservation facility is located about 20 kilometers from the capital.
Cameron Highlands are not the only spectacle in this region. You could also opt to visit Fraser?s Hill or Bukit Fraser, which was once a colonial station and is a great bird watching and hiking spot.
Now, a trip to Malaysia is not complete until you have visited the beaches it has offer. Head out to the beaches and enjoy unique sea food, Malaysian style and sun-bathe in the spectacular beaches of Port Dickson, which is just 90 kilometers from the capital, Kuala Lumpur.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Malaysia, including a tour in Batu caves. If you really want to know what Malaysia has to offer, the following blogs will provide great information. Alternatively, you could stay updated by following Lonely Planet. However, note that most the information on these sites is accurate at time of release. As such be on the lookout for updates as information could be altered without warning. It is therefore essential that you verify every detail before planning a trip to Malaysia.
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Once you have made your through Kuala Lumpur Airport Terminal (which a true maze) and have fully toured the city, then make it a priority to visit the local destinations for more diversity.
Malaysia?s colonial heart can be found to the east from the Sungai Melaka or the Melaka River, which is in the Melaka. In this region, you will find great relics like St. Paul?s Hill, an old Portuguese port that offers great sights. The city?s square itself is a showcase of its past.
Don?t worry, it not all architecture and ruins alone. Visitors can also get an opportunity to enjoy the local cuisines like the Nyonya, an aromatic fusion of Malay and Chinese cooking created over centuries as the two cultures merged. It is very difficult to find this cuisine anywhere else in Malaysia and in the region itself.
Kampung Morten, which is just a 15 minute walk to the northern side of the town, is another place worth checking out. Stroll across a riverside boardwalk that offers great views. On this boardwalk, you get the chance to see traditional Melakan fishermen houses plus lots of unique river wildlife like the bizarre mudskipper and monitor lizards. Wait until nightfall to enjoy some of the most spectacular sights as the whole area can get superbly illuminated when darkness sets in.