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Places To Visit in Malaysia

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Here are the top 21 tourist places in Malaysia

1. Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur is the most popular city of the multi cultural country, Malaysia. With skyscrapers on one side and shopping malls on the other, Kuala Lumpur has its own night life. It is an enclave within the state of Selangor.

Best Time: December to February, May to August

2. Langkawi

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Langkawi is often referred to as the Jewel of Kedah, as a result of its lush natural and tropical beauty. It is a group of islands located in the clear Andaman Sea and is also a duty-free zone!

Best Time: January to March

3. Georgetown

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The popular capital of Penang, George Town is a colourful Malaysian city that has also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Best Time: November to January ; February to April

4. Kota Kinabalu

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Kota Kinabalu, commonly referred to as KK, is the capital of Sabah. The city lies on the fringes of the South China Sea and also hosts Mount Kinabalu. KK also forms the gateway to the Borneo Island.

Best Time: September to December

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5. Petaling Jaya

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Located close to the capital of Malaysia, Kualua Lumpur, Petaling Jaya is a little township which has developed into a city. Locals fondly call it 'PJ'. It is also supposed to be the rainiest area in all of Malaysia, having little to no dry seasons to speak of.

Best Time: November to February

6. Melaka

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Melaka was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 2008. It is a city that is culturally rich and also has a number of historical sites for visits. There is also a little river running through the city, providing it with a calm, peaceful aura.

Best Time: April to May; October

7. Penang

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Penang is located in Malaysia, and consists of two main parts. One is Penang Island, which also includes the city's capital George Town. The other is Seberang Perai. Penang has been dubbed The Pearl of The Orient as well as The Silicon Valley of The East.

Best Time: November to January ; February to April

8. Genting Highlands

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Genting Highlands is a beautiful hill station in Malaysia, an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. Dubbed at the 'City of Entertainment', it is renowned for its spirited nightlife, luxury hotels, huge shopping complexes and world-class casinos.

9. Ipoh

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Explore the Hipster Capital of Malaysia in style at Ipoh, Malaysia’s third largest city that has recently shot to fame as an offbeat destination for lovers of adventure, art, heritage, and architecture.

10. Johor

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Located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Johor consists of highly diverse rainforests and is renowned for its beaches. It provides a perfect insight into the Malay culture, tradition and history and is famous for its diversity in language and ethnicity.

11. Kuantan

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This small but lively coastal town is at a distance of approximately 277 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur and is renowned for its beaches, serene atmosphere, friendly weather, beautiful sunsets and rich Malay culture.

12. Putrajaya

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Putrajaya, also referred to as the Federal Territory of Putrajaya, is a city situated towards the south of Kuala Lumpur. It is known for its well built 20th-century architecture of Putrajaya Mosque and Iranian style architecture of Putra Bridge which overlooks the famous man-made Putrajaya Lake.

13. Selangor

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Selangor, also referred to as Darul Ehsan, is the most developed Malaysian state. The state houses many protected areas to safeguard the biodiversity and wildlife. Housing some notable beaches, it is a soothing green destination with plenty of nature-friendly sites to witness.

14. Perak

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Perak also referred to as Darul Ridzuan (Abode of Grace) is the fourth largest state of Malaysia. The state is renowned for its rich and diverse cultural heritage and its tropical beauty and biodiversity. It houses numerous white sand beaches which offer alluring underwater treasures.

15. Kuching

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The state capital of Sarawak and the largest city on the island of Borneo, Kuching is a bustling, diverse city which has old colonial buildings and modern towers and houses. With the Sarawak River on one side, it has street food vendors and locals selling handicrafts and paintings.

16. Terengganu

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Terengganu is a state found in Peninsular Malaysia. Although relatively underdeveloped, it has its own share of gorgeous landscapes and breathtaking adventure sports. Some of the popular tourist activities are kayaking, canoeing, diving, snorkelling, mountain biking, 4WD adventure and rafting.

17. Pahang

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Formally known as Pahang Darul Makmur, meaning the Abode of Tranquility, Pahang is a serene Malaysian state. Home to a vast eastern coastline, mountains and rainforests, it is the largest state in the Malaysian Peninsular and the third largest in all of Malaysia.

18. Sarawak

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The land of unapologetic jewellery culture, booming tourism and vast natural expanses, Sarawak is a melting pot of its own kind. Housing an abundant swamp and wet-land that shelters numerous marine animals, Sarawak also sites immense portions of tropically diverse plants and greenery.

19. Perlis

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The smallest state in Malaysia, Perlis houses the hottest place on the Malaysian land; Chuping. Retaining the old world charm, Perlis is home to some of the largest sugarcane plantations in Malaysia, quaint kampongs and unspoilt natural beauty.

20. Cameron Highlands

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Cameron Highlands is a gorgeous hill station nestled in the hills of Pahang in Malaysia. Bordered by the states of Perak and Kelantan, this hilly district is home to eight different settlements that boast of stunning views, expansive plantations, nurseries, colonial bungalows, and hidden waterfalls.

21. Port Dickson

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Port Dickson is a charming coastal city in the Negeri Sembilan region of Malaysia, south of Kuala Lumpur. This charming city is serenaded by the cool blue waters of the straits of Malacca, giving it distinctive long beaches. This makes it a popular weekend retreat for Kuala Lumpurians and tourists.

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