Best 10 Beautiful Places to Visit in Malaysia 2020

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Malaysia known as truly Asia, this country is cleaner and more prosperous than other Asian countries. it has typical Eastern influences and paradise-like, tropical nature. If you planning for a vacation in this magical year 2020, then amazing and beautiful places to visit in Malaysia will be your next destination.

Malaysia has many interesting places to visit such as highland resorts, waterfall parks, historical sites, theme parks, beautiful islands and much more.

Here the best 10 beautiful places to visit Malaysia in 2020.

1. Langkawi

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Langkawi is became the main tourist attraction in Malaysia. The green hills, white beaches and clear blue sea make the beautiful Langkawi one of Malaysia’s most popular holiday islands and a popular start or end point for organized Malaysia trips. The total Langkawi Archipelago has 99 islands and is located in the Andaman Sea about 30 kilometers from mainland western Malaysia. Of the 99 islands, only a few are inhabited, including the main island of Pulau Langkawi, where tourism takes places to stay and enjoy the beautiful creation of nature.

Langkawi has several beautiful beaches, with mainly more luxurious hotels and resorts. The inland with its hills, valleys, mountains, caves and jungle lends itself to beautiful (scooter) trips. Do not expect extensive nightlife and hordes of backpackers; the audience on Langkawi is a bit older and comes to rest.

2. The Cameron Highlands

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The Cameron Highlands became one of the favorite places to visit in Malaysia since the end of the 19th century. If you feel tired and boring in life for any reason! Then Cameron Highlands weather, green tea plantations, strawberry and vegetable farms will give you a natural freshness in your mind. The Cameron Highlands are located in western Malaysia, 150 kilometres from the capital Kuala Lumpur.

These beautiful green mountains full of tea plantations form the highest area of the Malaysian mainland, so there is always feel a cool climate. This area was very important for the British settlers. The soil of the Cameron Highland’s is very fertile, so lots of tea is growing in this natural climates area. You can even taste tea with scones in Cameron Highlands there.

3. Kuala Terengganu

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The underrated Kuala Terengganu is one of the largest cities in Malaysia, located in the northeast of the country. The coastal city is the gateway to the Perhentian Islands and Redang, but it also has beautiful sights. Terengganu has lots of amazing and beautiful places to explore in your next travel trips.

A place to shoot good photos is the “floating mosque.” The Masjid Terapung reflects in the reflection of the water. The Crystal mosque and the royal palace are also absolute must-see places and became the most tourist attraction in Terengganu. Another nice attraction is the Pasar Payang, the most important market in the city. Here you can buy great food and crafts and other souvenirs.

4. Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur is one of the main attractions of the places to visit in Malaysia. The people who come to visit in Malaysia from all around the world firstly come to the widely recognized for numerous landmarks capital, Kuala Lumpur. The KL city thriving metropolis of 2.5 million inhabitants with a melting pot of cultures.

Kuala Lumpur is rightfully a versatile capital full of interesting attractions; a mishmash of modern skyscrapers and authentic roadside stalls. Make your way through Chinatown, admire the amazing view from the Menara KL Tower, beautiful view the distinctive Petronas Twin Towers and visit the spectacular Batu Caves just outside the city.

KL city offers a huge range of eateries, food courts and restaurants, several sky bars and a pretty cool nightlife.  If you want get the unique taste of sea foods then jalan alor bukit bintang and kampong baru will give you the variety taste of different foods.

Kuala Lumpur now became a fashion city also because it has lots of shopping mall. People who come to visit Kuala Lumpur from inside or outside Malaysia can buy their essential things from lots of shopping mall like Pavilion, KlCC, Time Square, Nu Central, Central Market etc.

5. Penang Island

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The island of Penang is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia. The fascinating melting pot of cultures, the many temples and sights and the divine food will keep you entertained here for days. Penang is located off the west coast of Malaysia and is connected to the mainland by two large bridges. The island is also called ‘Pearl of the Orient’.

Penang Island is the most beautiful places to visit in Malaysia especially a place of here name is Georgetown.  Georgetown is the busiest city in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur. It is the most culinary city in Malaysia: the city has a number of great food courts and countless street tents where you can have a good meal for a good price-quality ratio.  So it is one of our favorite cities in Asia with a lot of atmospheres and delicious food.

Georgetown is just like an open museum and is best known to tourists for the largest Buddhist temple in the country: Kek Lok Si. This gigantic temple complex is approximately 7 kilometers from the capital Georgetown.

6. Malacca City

Malacca is one of the nicest places in Malaysia. The city is all about history and culture. This colonial city has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2008 and attracts visitors due to its special architecture, food and the famous Jonker Street  night market. Malacca is two hours south of the capital, Kuala Lumpur.

Malacca city lies by the sea and was once an important trading place for seafarers. You can stroll along the river (or take a boat trip, pay attention to the colorful paintings on buildings), visit the beautiful places there or enjoy delicious food in Chinatown.

It is also special that Malacca has been in the hands of the Dutch for a while. This was considered the ‘Golden Age’ for Malay culture and resulted in, among other things, the Stadthuys, the official residence of the Dutch governor.

7. Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian islands are the best known islands of Malaysia. Now a days this Islands are become the most popular destination for young travelers. In fact, they have an almost iconic status in the backpack world. The Perhentian Islands consist of Perhentian Besar (‘large’) and Perhentian Kecil (‘small’): two small islands off the northeast coast of the Malaysia peninsula. It is a wonderful place to relax with white sandy beaches, waving palm trees and crystal clear water. Life on these islands is mainly about sun, sea and beach.

Roads are not here, moving is done on foot, by canoe or by water taxi. The many hidden white beaches, green jungle and clear water provide a real ‘bounty feeling’. In addition, the Perhentians have a number of fantastic snorkeling and diving sites also. So the Popular activities, apart from relaxing, are diving, snorkeling and canoeing. Other fun activities are a yoga course on the beach (nice!) Or visiting one of the other islands in the area.

8. Kinabalu National Park

Kinabalu National Park is located on Malaysian Borneo: the first UNESCO World Heritage site of Malaysia. In addition to a rich diversity of flora and fauna, the absolute eye-catcher is Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Borneo. This Park covers an area of 75,400 hectares, is one of the greatest attractions of Sabah. The park is also the Centre of Plant variety for South-East Asia.

The Park features are more than 5,000 vascular plant species, an estimated 1000 orchid species, 621 fern species, 29 Rhododendron species, 9 Nepenthes species and two Rafflesia species. The Kinabalu National Park has wonderful natural treasures that will definitely not fail to delight his visitors. Kinabalu National Park has a lot to offer, even if you have the big ones rather climb not.

9. Tioman Island

Have you always dreamed of going to one of the world’s most beautiful islands? That is possible in Malaysia! Pulau Tioman, as it is officially called, was named the most beautiful island in the world for Time Magazine in the 1970s. And almost 50 years later, little has not change! This thirty kilometers east of the southeastern Malaysian mainland voted one of the most beautiful islands in the world.

Where many travelers choose the Perhentian islands, Tioman is larger, but more pleasant and, according to many, also more beautiful. With colorful coral, unspoiled beaches and a dense rainforest, the island offers a more tropical, unspoilt feeling.

Also this tropical paradise full of palm trees, unspoiled jungle and white beaches is also a great place for diving and snorkeling. Tioman is part of the Mersing Marine Park, an island group of 64 islands in total, of which Tioman is the largest. There are only a small number of villages on the island, some surrounded by dense jungle, including Salang, popular with backpackers.

10. Taman Negara

Visit one of the oldest places in the world? That is possible if you visit the Taman Negara National Park! It is the oldest rainforest in the world. It is approximately a 4-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur the capital city of Malaysia. Taman Negara is a primary rainforest. This means that hardly any logging has taken place and the area is still largely in its original state. Various animals can be found in this jungle, such as the Indian elephant and the Toucan.

Taman Negara is a place there are age-old, giant trees that bomb all other plants and animals into dwarfs. In the 4,343 square kilometer park you will also find a wide range of wildlife. Do you dare to walk on the Canopy Walkway? This suspension bridge is located at a height of 10 meters and gives you that real jungle feeling!

Deep in the jungle live many different animals including elephants, tigers, leopards, snakes, monkeys and rhinos. Even the smallest rhino threatened with extinction can be found here. The chance that you see them, however, is rather small as they stay far away from the paths. This is still a must-see!

Final Words

Can’t get enough of places to visit like our list? So there is plenty to do in Malaysia. Really you will get more places to visit Malaysia, So you certainly don’t have to limit yourself in there. Therefore, just like me, be surprised and you are sure that you can take a unique holiday experience with you in the future. So you highly recommend to choose places to visit Malaysia for your next travel destination in this magical year of 2020.

Hi, I am Justin Nobel, a travel Blogger, photographer and an entrepreneur. I am the author and founder of this blog "Trips Malaysia" and many others.

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