Until not long ago, Malaysia It had been forgotten by tourism, who preferred Thai beaches and culture or Indonesian natural paradises. However, although its neighbors continue to attract more tourists throughout the year, this country spread between the Asian continent and the north of the island of Borneo is gaining popularity in the international tourist scene.
In Malaysia you can enjoy a heterogeneous culture, a friendly population, political stability, spectacular natural spaces and good infrastructure. Today we are moving to this country to tell you about some of its cities more important. These are destinations that you should include in your tour of this corner of the Asian continent. Can you come with us?
How could it be otherwise, we will start by talking about Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and its most populated. It is known worldwide for housing the Petronas Towers, the tallest twin buildings on the planet, although there are many other points of interest. Of course, its skyscrapers, its shops, its restaurants and its nightlife stand out.
George Town is a city in the State of Penang that was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, along with Malacca, for being historical port enclaves of the Malacca Strait. We want to highlight the variety of colonial styles that can be seen in the city, cause of the mixture of ethnic groups and religions that have come to its shores throughout the centuries. In addition, it is considered as the gastronomic capital of Malaysia for its street food.
Another important Malaysian destination is Malacca, which, as we have just mentioned, is included in the list of World Heritage Sites. Most of its points of interest are located in the center from the city. Jonker’s Walk, the Fortress of Famosa, S. Paul Hill and its museums stand out.
Kota Bharu, capital of Kelantan, is home to numerous mosques, museums, royal palaces of architecture Unique and old royalty buildings in the city center. In addition, you should know that it is recognized for its shopping and gastronomy, as well as for its unique charm.
We also want to talk about Kota Kinabalu, which is located on the northwest coast of Borneo, facing the South China Sea. Highlights Mount Kinabalu, which gives its name to the city, and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, a sanctuary wildlife. Also, you should know that it is the gateway for tourists visiting Borneo and Sabah.
We continue our tour of Malaysia in Kuching, the largest city on the island of Borneo. Many people use the city as base to visit the rainforest of Borneo and the State of Sarawak. Plus, you'll find historic sights and bustling markets. On the other hand, we want to comment that its name means "city of cats", so there are many symbols of these animals throughout the city.
We also want to talk to you about Miri, a city in the state of Sarawak that is the cradle of industry oil national. It is the gateway to different parks: Gunung Mulu National Park, Loagan Bunut National Park, Lambir Hills National Park, Niah National Park, and Coral Reef National Park.
Finally, we want to talk about Langwaki which, although it is not a city, is one of the main tourist destinations in Malaysia. It's about a archipelago located in the Andaman Sea, about 30 kilometers from the mainland coast of north-west Malaysia. The place is known for its beaches, its jungle and its unique nature.
10 largest cities in Malaysia 2018 (May 2021)