Malaysia -Top Travel Destinations, Tourist Spots and Attractions

Popular Destinations of Malaysia / Places to go in Malaysia

Malaysia is a country, which is blessed with enthralling natural beauty along with all the innumerable tourist attractions.  Malaysia Tourist Destinations is also about getting the taste of the local flavor and cuisine, where the food will taste amazing with only the ambience being different for each eating joint. While considering the shopping at Malaysia, the visitors will get real value for money and good bargains along with total satisfaction. Malaysia is fast becoming one of the hottest tourist destinations in Asia. It comprises of

  • big cities
  • long coastlines
  • spotless beaches
  • huge buildings 
  • extensive shopping malls

Malaysia -Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia -Kuala Lumpur

1. Kuala Lumpur

The vibrant capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is unique blend of the cultures of several communities like Chinese, Malays, South Indians, East Malaysian ethnic groups, Thais, Indonesians, Sikhs and a huge community of expats. The festivals, food, music, art and fashion of each community and their influence on the other communities bring out a really exciting and charming environment. Eating, shopping and nightlife of this city are really incredible.

The record breaking twin Petronas Towers are situated in this place. Some of the major attractions of Kuala Lumpur are Central Market, Petaling Street, National Library, Royal Selangor, Lake Gardens etc.

2. Melacca

Malacca is a small, friendly city with both modern and historical sights to be seen in abundance. The city is divided into the new and old sections. The older part of the city lies within the Town Square and waterfront area near the river. The sign-posted heritage trail helps the visitors to see all the historical places in the old part of town. The new section of Melacca lies across the Melacca River and is mostly built on land reclaimed from the sea. This part consists of shopping centers, restaurants with varied cuisines, entertainment sections etc.

some of the major attractions of this place are Jonker Street, A’Famosa, Christ Church, Malaysia Youth Museum, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple etc.


3. Cameron Highlands

This is Malaysia's largest highland resort. Situated 1,500 metres above sea level, Cameron Highlands comprises a series of little townships where you can visit the butterfly, strawberry, honey bee farms and sprawling tea plantations. Being a primarily agricultural area, you will find an abundance of vegetables and fruits farms here. It is also the leading producer of flowers and tea in Malaysia.

Some of the major attractions of this place are Boh Tea Plantation, Sungai Palas Tea Plantation, Big Red Strawberry Farm, Healthy Strawberry Farm, Time Tunnel Gallery, Saturday night markets andEe Feng Gu Honey Bee Farm.

4. Johor

Johor is a vast landscape is characterized by plantations of pineapple, rubber, coconut and palm oil. It is the major commercial center as well as a major tourist destination of Malaysia, filled with shops, restaurants, malls, historical buildings with unique architecture and age-old monuments. You can visit mountains, islands, beaches, national parks and several other beautiful places here.

Some of the major attractions of this place are Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm, Ostrich Farm, Sultan Abu Baker Mosque, Endau – Rompin Stae Park, Pulau Rawa, Old Johor Fort and Desaru Beach.

5. Negeri Sembilian

Negeri Sembilian literally means "Nine States" and comprises a federation of nine states. The beautiful valleys and plains amidst undulating hills and mountains, rural villages and lush forests, splendid waterfalls, cool, crystal clear streams, and rivers make it an ideal site for eco-tourism.

Some of the major attractions of this place are Seremban Lake Gardens, Ulu Bendul Recreational Park, State Museum, State Library, State Mosque etc.

6. Penang

Known as one of Southeast Asia's finest destinations, Penang is a popular place dotted with outstanding palm shrouded and white sandy beaches and exotic sights. The beaches are also home to exciting beach sports and activities like swimming, sailing, parasailing, surfing, fishing, boating and jet skiing. Batu Ferringhi and Teluk Bahang are the most popular beaches of this place.

There are also historical sites, temples, mosques and churches to view in this place. Some of the major attractions of this place are Koo Kongsi, Penang Hill, Penang Butterfly Farm, Tropical Fruit Fram, Penang Museum, Penang Bridge etc.

7. Terengganu

Terengganu is theliving testimony to the state's centuries-old guardianship of Malaysia's cultural heritage. There is celebration of its many cultural and traditional heritages handed down from generation-to-generation. The place is endowed with a wealth of charming and refreshing natural landscapes.

There are beaches, exotic islands, lush virgin tropical jungle, quaint fishing villages, dazzling waterfalls and many more. Major highlights of this place are Terengganu State Museum, Islamic Civilisation Park, Pulau Perhentian, Kenyir Lake etc.

8. Langkawi

Langkawi is a group of spectacularly picturesque island on the Andaman Sea. It is made up of 104 islands most of which are uninhabited. Kehad, Langkawi, better known as the "Rice-bowl of Malaysia" has breathtaking scenery and panoramic landscapes. Tuba Island, Langkawi, is the Eden of Malaysia is blessed with exotic flora and fauna. Gunung Raya, Langkawi is another popular destination of this place with rocky mountainous region, replete with myths and legends of the land.

Burau Bay, Langkawi, a fishing hamlet, is another tourist hotspot in Malaysia. One can also view The Wild Life and National Parks as well as Langkawi Museum in Langkawi.

9. Kelantan

As the state shares a border with Thailand, you can find here a strong Thai influence here in the local cuisine, architecture, and, of course, among the local population. The splendid beaches, lush paddy fields, rustic fishing villages, rich cultural heritage, ornate handicrafts and wood carvings makes this place a popular destination for the tourists. Kelantan also offers plenty of opportunities for tourists such as river cruises, river rafting, bird watching and jungle trekking.

Some of the major attractions of this place are Gunung Stong State Park, Siti Khadijah Market, Beach of Whispering Breeze, Handicraft Village and Craft Museum etc.

10. Pangkor


Pangkor is a fascinating and convenient holiday destination, which provides you charming mix of fishing settlements and resorts. Here you get a chance to learn the lifestyle of fisher men and also to enjoy the fine beaches and resort amenities. Pangkor's two popular beach areas of Pasir Bogak and Teluk Nipah offer sun and sea enthusiasts’ activities like scuba-diving, snorkelling, wind-surfing and fishing.

Some of the attractions of this place are Dutch Fort, Pangkor Town, Sacred Rock, Lin Ye Kong Temple etc.

Tourism is a thriving industry, contributing significantly to the economy of Malaysia and attracting large number of visitors from all over the world every year. While planning for a next trip, do consider a Malaysian trip and explore the rich culture and heritage of this country.

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featherpin 6 years ago from Los Angeles

a beautiful and insightful place!


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sapawi 5 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

As a Malaysian, I would to say this hub provide the basic overview about Malaysia.

Due to its politically stable condition, the tourists from all over the world can enjoy traveling in this country.

Perhaps the best place to go in Malaysia is Langkawi..and this could be the island is widely promoted as the tourist destination.


Stuart 5 years ago

Where is Sabah & Sarawak? Shameful.


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Edwin Clark 5 years ago from Thailand by way of New York

Just came back from Penang last week. It was a very special place to me and I can't wait to go back.


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superwags 5 years ago from UK

I've heard great things about the Perinthian Islands too, though never got there (Monsoon at the time I was in Malaysia).

As a Brit, I've got to say I loved the Cameron Highlands; Like England on a sunny day; 'fraid KL and lowlands can get a bit too hot and humid for me!


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balihq 5 years ago

Add some pictures to supplement the great information in your hub!


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EJ Travel 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

Nice hub! And welcome to China! :)


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discoverindia 4 years ago from India

Great Info on Malaysia . I will be traveling there from 7 Mar onwards to Kul , Penang and Langkawi.


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mapeo 4 years ago from Poland

Nice info about Malaysia. All true ;) Look on my profile, we have some fresh photos from Cameron Highlands ;)


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jamila sahar 4 years ago

great overview, definitely a place i want to visit and possibly work ! voted up, interesting and useful


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travelholidays 3 years ago from India

Nice presentation " Malaysia truly Asia" thanks for publishing this post :)


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ShaamCA 3 years ago from India

Useful information about Malaysia and its tour destinations ,very interesting to read :)


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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi travelholidays,

Very happy to know that you found my hub interesting. Thanks a lot for you comment.

Hi ShaamCA,

Nice to know that the destinations included in the hub was of use to you. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment on my hub.

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