Top 10 Unmissable Sights in Malaysia

Article posted 11 September 2019

Malaysia is a magnificent country full of amazing sights and adventures. From breathtaking beaches and wonderful wildlife, to colourful temples and bustling cities, this one-of-a-kind destination has something for everyone.

Let’s take a look at ten of the very best places to visit and things to do in Malaysia:

1. Pantai beach

Just a short, scenic walk through the jungle from our Cherating Beach resort, Pantai beach is an enchanting slice of paradise. With soft sand and azure blue waters bordered by swathes of lush greenery, this is the perfect place to lie back and relax or try out your snorkel.

2. The jungles of Borneo

Step inside your very own wildlife documentary in Malaysia’s jungles and spot fascinating insects, beautiful birds, exotic flora and maybe even an elephant! Also, the jungles of Borneo are home to one of its best-loved animals: the orangutan. Whether they’re swinging from towering trees or sheltering from the rain, these beautiful creatures are a Malaysian must-see and a memory you will treasure forever.

3. The Petronas Towers

Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to the world’s tallest twin towers: the Petronas Towers. This impressive structure dazzles passers-by at night and offers an altogether different experience by day. Take the lift ride to the Skybridge that connects the two towers and the Observation Deck to get a stunning panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll feel on top of the world.

4. Pasar Malam

One of the most fascinating places to go in Malaysia is Pasar Malam, a traditional night market alive with vibrant colours, exotic flavours and intoxicating fragrances. Shop for spices, incense, local cuisine and traditional crafts among the market’s many treasures waiting to be uncovered. Visit the Pasar Malam market on an excursion from Cherating Beach, where you can even enjoy a Chinese shampoo and massage.

5. Local wildlife

Our eighty-hectare Cherating Beach resort is brimming with wildlife. The forest surrounding the resort is so well-preserved that macaques, gibbons, monitor lizards, rare birds and multi-coloured butterflies can be found right on your doorstep.

6. Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu is Malaysia’s highest point offering remarkable views from its peak. Take an early morning hike for one of the best sunrises you’ll see in your life, as Kinabalu Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site is tinted red by the rising sun. Afterwards, rest up in the nearby Poring hot springs and refresh your tired legs after your triumphant descent.

7. Underwater Sabah

Malaysia is overflowing with captivating underwater worlds, but the waters surrounding Sipadan Island in Sabah are particularly amazing. Located in the middle of the world’s largest marine habitat, you’ll find plenty of prime diving spots, which includes the Drop Off: a sudden 600m plunge at the edge of previously knee-high waters.

8. Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple is one of the largest and most beautiful Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. Located in Penang, the temple’s architecture blends influence from both Malaysian and Chinese culture, with images of Buddha and Chinese gods recurring throughout its many rooms. Intricate woodwork adorns the interior which is illuminated by lanterns, creating a charming and peaceful place to relax during your holiday in Malaysia.

9. The Cameron Highlands

Balmy temperatures and a cooling breeze make the Cameron Highlands the perfect place to explore Malaysia’s countryside in comfort. The region is brimming with strawberry fields, fragrant tea plantations, bee farms, butterfly gardens and a seriously stunning backdrop. It’s hard not to lose your heart to this lush green paradise.

10. Lake Chini

Lake Chini is a vast expanse of water shrouded in mystery and legend. It’s said that a dragon named Naga Seri Gumum dwells underneath the surface, alongside the ancient sunken city of Khmer. Between August and September, the lake transforms into a floating garden with thousands of rosy pink and white lotus flowers.

As you can see, a beach holiday in Malaysia is just the start. This country is like stepping into another world, brimming with natural wonders, iconic wildlife and vibrant communities. Experience the magic of this tropical haven yourself with an all-inclusive holiday in Malaysia with Club Med.

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