Malaysia is a true ethnic mix—Malaysians, Chinese, Indians, Nyonyans, and others—as well as religions, architecture, and food. In the jungle settings of East Malaysia which occupy about one-third of the island of Borneo, you can find both highly modern skyscrapers in the capital of Kuala Lumpur (KL) and highly traditional houses. The location of the 13,000 meters Mt. Kinabalu, East Malaysia's Sabah is a popular spot for climbers. KL — with its almost 1500-foot-high Petrona Twin Towers, and Penang Resort Island, a Dutch-inspired city of Malacca, are the homes of West Malaysia, a peninsula just south of Thailand. All of this makes Malaysia an unmissable destination in Southeast Asia.
1. Caves of Mulu and Caves of Batu
Mulu Caves, one of Malaysia's top natural attractions, is situated in the National Park of Gunung Mulu. Enjoy the caves and karst formations of the world's largest caves, including the popular Sarawak hall!
Watch for the exodus of wrinkle-lipped bats as they go on their search for food if you visit Mulu Cave in the evening. If you visit the Batu caves for their Hindu function and the giant statue of the Hindu God in the cathedral grotto, take a tour of Kuala Lumpur.
2. Center and Semenggoh Nature Reserve of Sepilok Orangutan.
Malaysia excursions to Sepilok Orangutan Rehability Center with a wildlife emphasis usually involve a visit. The middle, in the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, is home to around 60 to 80 orangutans, who are educated on how to live in the wild before their re-release. One of the top attractions in Sabah is the orangutan rehabilitation center.
3. Islands of Perhentian
Perhentian Islands are the favorite destination of budget-focused visitors and divers on a trip to Malaysia or Thailand. Visit the stunning sands and azure seas of Perhentián Besar and Perhentian Kecil.
4. The North Koreans
Langkawi, a top Malaysian holiday spot on the Andaman Sea, offers some of Malaysia's most popular beaches. This paradisiacal archipelago consists of 99 islands, Pulau Langkawi is the largest. See palms, white sand beaches, hills, mountains, and a number of restaurants. Look forward to sandy beaches. It is easy to know why Langkawi is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia.
5. Twin Towers Petronas
The 88-story Petronas Twin Towers are the world's tallest twin buildings in Kuala Lumpur, a must-see. Go between two fourth and fourth-floor buildings on the sky bridge. The towers are a symbol of Kuala Lumpur and a great stopping place if you check the tallest building on your bucket list worldwide. Don't miss a 360° view of Kuala Lumpur, the 86th-floor observation platform.
6. Negara's Taman
Check out one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world, Taman Negara. This amazing jungle park, the longest canopied walks in the country, trees and waterfalls, and the opportunity of seeing endangered species are among the wildlife tours in Malaysia. The best areas of wildlife in Malaysia are Asian elephants, leopards, rhinos, tapirs, tigers, and many birds to look at.
7. The North Sea
More than 3000 species of fish and hundreds of coral types are in this epic diving destination in Malaysia. Explore Sipadan and swim with manta rays, green turtles, hawksbill tortoises, whale sharks, and more on a Malaysian trip. There's plenty of time to chill on Sipadan's lovely sandy beaches when you're out of the sea.
8. The Park of Bako
The Malaysian Bako National Park is an excellent alternative for travelers who enjoy the great outdoors. It is located in Borneo and is one of Malaysia's best places to see local fauna, including the snails. Walk along gentle nature paths or hike through this small but strong park in Malaysia for a whole day. From beaches and beautiful sea stacks to rainforest and waterfalls, everything is there.
9. Lumpur Kuala
Kuala Lumpur's Malaysia tours offer a view to the opposite side. An anti-jungle cure and other beaches around the country, Kuala Lumpur features a busy entertainment district and one of the world's largest centers, Benaya Times Square.
10. If Temple Kek Lok
Tour via Malaysia's largest Buddhist temple – the Kek Lok Si Temple – with pilgrims from South East Asia as a whole. The principal attractions in Kek Lok Si include the 10.000 Buddha sculptures of the Temple of Rama IV.