“Selamat datang ke Malaysia!” Welcome to Malaysia, the land of eternal beauty and incredible islands. The panoramic views of nature that cover most part of this country, adds another feather in its cap. A mix of both, the technologically advanced and the developing world, this place is one of the richest regions in terms of biodiversity and its protection.

Malaysia’s cuisine, culture and just the whole country is very inviting. You’ll find a lot of Indian faces in the country, especially those from the south. You can visit Malaysia at any time of the year and you’ll have a ton of activities to partake in. See amazing shows while you’re here. Book now using Cleartrip promo codes and receive cashback!

Ideal For: Families, Friends, Couples
Why go there: Panoramic Natural Views, adventure Activities, Karsts
Trivia: Malaysia is also known as Aurea Chersonesus, means “peninsula of gold.” It was coined by a Greco-Roman geographer Ptolemy in his book Geographia, written in Greek at Alexandria about A.D. 150.
Best time to Visit: February to August

Also Read: Things To Do In Malaysia

Top 18 Places You Can Visit On Your Next Trip to Malaysia

18. Cameron Highlands, Pahang

One of the oldest tourist places in Malaysia, Cameron Highlands are inhabited by more than 43000 people of varied cultures. Because of its lovely weather conditions throughout the year, lots of tourists flock in to escape into its green surroundings and explore the strawberry farms. An ideal location for a great vacation, this place houses many homestays, where you can be the closest to nature.

Ideal for: Family | Friends | Nature Lovers
Why go there: Natural Panoramic Views
Best Time to Visit: February to April
Location: Pahang

17. Genting Highlands

Much like the Cameron Highlands in terms of its location, Genting Highlands is another popular entertainment destination for the locals and tourists alike. Also known as the Las Vegas of Malaysia, this place houses numerous casinos and some other attractions like Snow World, the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Exhibit, The Arena of Stars and the world’s first ever 20th Century Fox Theme Park which is scheduled to operate fully in the latter half of 2019. A cool getaway with your family or friends, you won’t be able to get enough of this place.

Ideal for: Family | Friends | Nature Lovers
Why go there: Natural Panoramic Views | Casinos
Best Time to Visit: March to September
Location: Pahang

16. Taman Negara

Nestled amid the greens of Pahang, Taman Negara is the oldest rainforest in the world. Being a 130-year-old rain forest, this place still has the charm that attracts tourists from all over. The peaceful aura away from the chaos of the city life, provides you enough time to explore the place and keep yourself occupied. You can opt for jungle trekking, wildlife observations, canopy walks, boating trips, bird watching, fishing, exploring and visiting caves and many similar activities.

Ideal for: Family | Friends | Nature Lovers
Why go there: Natural Panoramic Views | Adventure Trips
Best Time to Visit: May – August
Location: Pahang

15. Ipoh, Perak

Located near the Kinta River, Ipoh has the charisma like that of an old town with the colorful buildings housing cafés and shops on either side if its walkways. Originally a village, Ipoh began garnering growth in the 1880s when tin deposits were discovered in its vicinity. Soon its popularity as a tourist destination rose, popular for its drool-worthy cuisines and natural backdrops like the limestone caves and hills.

Ideal for: Family | Friends
Why go there: Shopping | Dining
Best Time to Visit: February – September
Location: Perak

14. Mount Kinabalu

A home to more than 600 species of flora and fauna, Mount Kinabalu has a great significance in terms of biodiversity and its protection in Malaysia. You can trek all your way to the top of the mountain accompanied by a trained guide every time. With its panoramic views from the top and surreal landscapes, this place should definitely be there on your To-do lists.

Ideal for: Family | Friends | Nature Lovers
Why go there: Observe Biodiversity | Trekking
Best Time to Visit: February – April
Location: Sabah

13. Semmenggoh Nature Reserves

Malaysia serves as a home to many biodiversity parks and nature reserves including the Semmenggoh Nature Reserve (Sarawak). With a variety of trekking trails and exploring options, this parks let you experience the natural habitat of different species of flora and fauna, where you can interact with and get to know about their different species altogether. You can go birdwatching or watch the orangutans playing in their natural habitat at Semmenggoh, visiting this place will definitely be one of the best memories of your trip to Malaysia.

Ideal for: Family | Friends | Nature Lovers | Animal Lovers
Why go there: Observe Biodiversity | Interact with wildlife
Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year
Timings: 9 AM – 10 AM | 3 PM – 4 PM
Entry Fee: RM 5 (adults)
Location: Sarawak, Malaysia

12. Islamic Heritage Park

One of the newest addition to Terengganu’s list of tourist destinations, the Islamic Heritage Park has been operating for 10 years now. Located at the island of Wan Man (a small island in the state of Terengganu), this place features the scaled-down replicas of 22 important infrastructures from the Islamic world like the mosques, minarets and tombs.

Ideal for: Family | Friends
Why go there: Observe the Heritage & Culture
Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year
Location: Terengganu

11. Sarawak Cultural Village

Showcasing the local cultural heritage of Sarawak, this place emphasizes on the importance of history, culture, tradition and architecture of the people inhabiting this place. You can interact with the locals, learn their dances and have an insight into their daily lifestyle.

Ideal for: Family | Friends
Why go there: Observe the Cultural Heritage of Sarawak
Timings: 9 AM – 5 PM (Saturday – Sunday)
Location: Sarawak

10. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

With around 90 attractions, 150 species of animals and 6 parks, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is one of the most happening place in Malaysia. Enjoy a thrilling ride through the Scream Park or have a fun time at the world’s largest surf pool. You’ll never be able to forget this day full of madness spent at the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park.

Ideal for: Family | Friends
Why go there: Enjoy at the Waterworld | Thrilling Experience
Timings: 7 AM – 9:30 PM (Monday – Friday) | 9 AM – 9:30 PM (Saturday – Sunday)
Entry Fee: RM 169.80 (adults age 13 yrs. & above) | RM 141.50 (kids age 12 yrs. & below; 60+)
Location: Petaling Jaya

9. Turtle Sanctuary Beach

Adorned with crystal clear water, colourful corals and the marine life, this beach is truly worth a visit. The beautiful surroundings and the pretty waterfront surrounded by huge trees and white sand is a view worth watching. On rare occasions, you may even find some baby turtles hatching.

Ideal for: Family | Friends
Why go there: Observe the Cultural Heritage of Sarawak
Timings: 9 AM – 5 PM (Saturday – Sunday)
Location: Perhentian Islands

8. Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

Famous for its limestone formations that are over 500 million years old, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is another gem that is housed by Malaysia. Inhabited by a large variety of wildlife, ranging from otters to monitor lizards and kingfishers to kite eagles, this place also has numerous caves which are filled with fossils.

Ideal for: Family | Friends
Why go there: Observe the 500 million year old karsts
Timings: Visit in morning
Location: Langkawi

7. Aquaria KLCC

A one of kind oceanarium, Aquaria KLCC, showcases more than 5000 freshwater and marine creatures. One of the most popular places in Malaysia, this aquarium houses scary tiger sharks, blue rays, sea horses and many other exotic sea creatures.

Ideal for: Family | Friends | Kids
Why go there: Observe the marine life | Spot exotic aquatic animals
Timings: 10 AM – 8 PM (Monday – Sunday)
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex

6. Langkawi Cable Car

Langkawi Cable Car or Sky Cab as it is popularly known, is one of the top attractions of Langkawi Island. One of the steepest cable car rides in the world, this sky cab takes the rider up to 708m above the sea level to Mt. Machinchang, Langkawi’s second highest peak. A thrilling experience to enjoy, you can see the plush greenery of the highlands right below you.

Ideal for: Family | Friends | Adventure Seekers
Why go there: Adventure Activiities | Cable Car Ride
Timings: 10 AM – 7 PM (Monday – Thursday) | 9:30 AM – 7 PM (Friday – Sunday)
Location: Langkawi

5. Melaka Historic City

Just at a distance of 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur lies the city of Melaka. Rich in history and cultural traditions, this place is home to many historic cathedrals, museums, heritage centers, architectural buildings and many more minutely built wonders that you surely wouldn’t want to miss.

Ideal for: Family | Friends
Why go there: Get to know the culture and traditions of this historic city | Photography
Entry Fee: Varies according to the tourist spot.
Location: Melaka

4. Legoland

Malaysia’s first international theme park, Asia’s first and world’s sixth Legoland, this place is a heaven for all Lego lovers. This place attracts lots of tourists. Some due to newfound love for Lego and some due to nostalgia, tourists have been flocking in large numbers here. A safe haven for all the Lego lovers, young and old, this place is a cluster of several attractions made with Lego. This place houses mini versions of many popular Asian monuments like Angor Wat and Taj Mahal. Not just this, Legoland also has some fun and interactive rides for all those who visit this place either to live or to relive their childhood fantasy. *nostalgia*

Ideal for: Family | Friends | Kids
Why go there: Lego Attractions
Entry Fee: RM 189 (adults) | RM 151 (kids & senior citizens)
Timings: 10 AM – 6 PM (Sunday – Friday) | 10 AM – 7 PM (Saturday)
Location: Johor

3. Batu Caves

Located in Selangor region of Malaysia, this religious center is home to one of the most famous Hindu shrines. It is believed that Lord Murugan resides in the caves. Lots of tourists visit this place in order to seek the Lord’s blessings and get enchanted by the natural beauty of this place. Believed to be of 10th century, the caves and its nearby areas are protected by the Malaysian Nature Society.

Ideal for: Family | Friends
Why go there: Religious Place
Timings: 6 AM – 9 PM (Everyday)
Location: Selangor

2. The Islands

Few of the most popular islands which are hot picks of the tourists are Langkawi, Pangkor, Rawa, Perhentian, Redang & Tioman islands in West and Mataking & Sipadan in the East. Providing you a relaxing atmosphere and clear waters to enjoy your time on the white sands, these beaches have something unique and compelling for you. You can opt for eagle watching in Langkawi, Explore the mystic temples at Pangkor, dive deep in the waters at Redang, go on a fishing trip at Tioman or go snorkeling at Mataking.

Ideal for: Family | Friends | Couples
Why go there: Clear Water | Relaxed Atmosphere

1. Kuala Lumpur

The Metro capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is one of the most populated cities of the country. You can go and shop for traditional handicrafts and taste some quality street food at the central market, visit the art galleries of Annexe, go clubbing at Bukit Bintang and definitely have a look at the daunting heights of the Petronas Twin Tower.

Ideal for: Family | Friends
Why go there: Shopping | Exploring the city | Dining
Location: Malaysia’s Capital

Psst… Here are some bonus places which you might love to check out!

  1. Rainbow Waterfall, Sungai Lembing, Pahang
  2. Crystal Mosque
  3. White Water Rafting in Padas River
  4. Floating Street Food Market, Kelantan
  5. Thompson Falls
  6. Lavender Gardens
  7. Visit the Cat Museum
  8. Kuching Waterfront
  9. Fort Cornwallis
  10. Penang Hill Train

Getting in Malaysia 


Nearest Airports:


  • Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (35km from center of Kuala Lumpur)
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (58km from Kuala Lumpur)


  • Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (Kuala Lumpur)
  • Penang International Airport (Penang)

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Where to Stay in Malaysia

The Andaman, Langkawi | Four Seasons Resort, Langkawi | Villa Samadhi, Kuala Lumpur

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Commuting in Malaysia

Metro | Bus | Taxi

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