Tourism in Malaysia, 10 Reasons to Visit Malaysia. Malaysia is ranked 9th in the world by the number of tourists coming to the country. According to the Travel and Tourism Competition Report, in 2017, it is ranked 25th out of 145 countries in the world and 5th in Asia. 25.9 million tourists arrived in Malaysia in 2017. Malaysia is the most visited by Singapore. Countries following Singapore in turn; Indonesia, China, Thailand, Brunei, India, South Korea, Japan, Philippines, United Kingdom and Australia.
Malaysia is really a tourist friendly country. You are welcomed everywhere with courtesy and glamor. Besides the historical and natural beauties, they have also given importance to entertainment and activities that attract tourists. Here are 10 reasons to visit Malaysia.
1. Petronas Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower
The world’s tallest twin building in Kuala Lumpur and the fifth highest skyscraper Petronas Twin Towers are 451.9 meters high. It is possible to climb to the top of the tower which is shown among the symbols of the country. Skybridge, which connects the two towers on the 41st floor, and the 86th crawl out of there. The scenery is breathtaking, but if you want to take photographs of the towers, wait for the weather to flare the floodlights of the towers are much more impressive. The Kuala Lumpur Tower is located within the Bukit Nanas Forest Conservation area. You can watch 360 degrees of city from 421 meters in height. You can have a pleasant lunch at Atmospheric 360’s revolving restaurant.
2. Putrajaya Bridges
Malaysia’s administrative capital, Putrajaya, half an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. It’s a city about 20 years old. You did not hear it wrong, yes, 20 years. Previously, the area of palm and rubber trees and farmhouses was born from the idea of moving government buildings to another place due to traffic and crowds in Kuala Lumpur. Eye-catching architectural styles stand out in this smart green city. The bridges connecting Putrajaya are constructed by taking the iconic bridges in different cities such as Paris and Melbourne as examples. Putra Mosque with its pink dome and rose embroidered granite structure is the most important point of the city. Thanks to the 45-minute lake trip, you will find all the details in detail.
3. Indian and Chinese Temples
The The Temple of Hou is a fascinating place with its golden roof reliefs and lanterns. In the evenings, lanterns are lit up to make an even more impressive atmosphere. Inside are statues of three gods, including the main god Thean Hou. There are also statues of 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac within the temple area. The names of the donors are written on small papers and displayed in the special section. Batu Caves in the province of Selangor are home to ancient Hindu temples. The temple is reached by ascending 272 stairs. Across the road you are accompanied by monkeys. At the beginning of the stairs, the 43 meter giant Lord Murugan is welcomed.
Kuala Lumpur has affordable shopping options for every budget. Pavilion KL and Suria KLCC are typical shopping centers where you can find world brands. On Pasar Seni you can find handicrafts made by local artists. Malay, Chinese and Indian cultural products, local tribal ethnic objects …
5. Variety of Spices
In Kuala Lumpur you can find cuisines of different countries like Italy, Portugal even though there are more Malay, Chinese and Indian restaurants. Malay cuisine is renowned for its abundant use of spices and aromatic flavors. They use plenty of coconut milk to give the plates a creamy texture. The source of irreversible smells is ginger buds, local Pandanus plant leaves, and cumin-like materials. Among the many popular Malay meals are nasi lemak, satay and rendang. The sauce sambal made from battered bitter pepper adds a distinct flavor to the food.
6. Garden City of Lights
Because of numerous parks and green spaces, Kuala Lumpur is also referred to as the Garden City of Lights. On the way, you are lost between tropical plants and different kinds of animals and you are breaking away. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, 85 acres grounds. It hosts more than 3 birds in 200 varieties. World’s largest free-flying bird park. Parrots, flamingos around you. The coolest birds here are hornbill.
Malaysia has a large number of small islands. Langkawi is the largest of the islands in the state of Kedah. The cable car “Langkawi Cable Car” on the island is the “longest free-return telescope” with a length of 919.5 meters. On top of the Gunung Mat Chincang mountain, you can enjoy the Andaman Sea, the Langkawi islands community as well as the breathtaking view of the steep slopes and isolated forests. There is Kilim Nature Park which UNESCO declared Global Geopark in the island.
Melaka, which entered the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008, is one of the historic cities of Malaysia. Here you can take a river tour and testify to the whole history of the city.
9. Natural Monuments
Some of the most fascinating natural sculptures in the world are in Malaysia. Two of them are on the mountain of Kinabalu and the Quartz Ridge. Both are extremely popular places for hikers and mountaineers from around the world.
10. Forests and Borneo Island
Malaysia is home to the oldest tropical forests of the world, even older than the Amazon forests. At the same time the world famous and splendid Borneo island is located in the territory of Malaysia.