Trip to Malaysia: Cities You Cannot Pass By

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Malaysia is an unusual and colorful country. The combination of three cultures gives the country a special flavor and identity. Rich nature, wonderful underwater world, fabulous architectural harmony of palaces and temples, vivid national dresses, friendly and smiling Malays every year attract more and more tourists.

Let’s look at the 5 most demanded cities in Malaysia.

Johor Bahru

First of all, you need a car to travel around the country – choose car rentals at Johor Bahru airport and start you journey from this amazing city. Surely, Johor Bahru is one of the largest cities in Malaysia and the charming capital of the state of Johor, is a lively tourist center with hotels of international class, modern shopping and entertainment complexes. Be sure to visit the palace of Sultan Abu Bakar, the Glass Temple, the Abu Bakar Mosque and the Palace of Istana Bukit Sirin. Take a stroll through the Datran Bandarayya Square, where you can see a minaret, beautiful fountain and an hour tower, surrounded by numerous shopping bazaars with fresh fruits and local delicacies, as well as local artisans’ goods.

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Zoo Johor, Johor Bahru
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Legoland, Johor Bahru

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is one of the most beautiful cities in Asia with amazing architecture, lots of picturesque parks, interesting museums and other sights. Start your walk around the city from the very center, near the oldest mosque Masjid Djamek, which is located at the intersection of two rivers. The modern symbol of the city is the Petronas Twin Towers. Visit the Menar Tower (421 m height) with an observation deck and rotating restaurant. The most beautiful square is Independence Square, surrounded by museums and administrative buildings – the palace of Sultan Abdul Samada, National Museum of History, Memorial Library, Anglican Church of St. Mary. One of the most beautiful places is the Central Lake Park with shady alleys, boats, live music and magnificent scenery.

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Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Borneo

Borneo represents itself a huge island, located right on the equator. According to the Europeans, it has always been the place of the most incredible exotics. It is a place of vast primitive forests, majestic mountains, caves, unique flora and fauna, diverse nationalities. A living landmark of Borneo is a tropical rafflesia flower with a diameter of over a meter and with a terrible smell of rotting meat. Rafflesia is rarely found in the jungle and blooms only a couple of days. In the jungles of this island, there are very interesting animals: orangutans, gibbons, leopards, rhinoceroses, elephants, giant flying foxes, monkey-noses, which are only in Borneo. In addition to its natural attractions, the island is widely known as a deposit of diamonds and oil, but the Malays has little to do with these riches.

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Kinabalu, Borneo
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Rafflesia, Borneo

Langkawi

Langkawi is a stunningly beautiful archipelago, belonging to Malaysia and consisting of 104 islands. Its largest island is also called Langkawi. Langkawi has many legends and mysteries. The island is famous for its luxurious hotels, magnificent landscapes, clear blue water and picturesque underwater world. The main attractions are the cable car, snakes and crocodile farms, Temurun waterfalls Seven Wells falling from a height of 91 m. There is no public transport on the island, so the rented car will be a good choice.

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Langkawi Beach
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Langkawi Sky Bridge

Malacca

The most of the resorts of the country are concentrated namely on the Malacca Peninsula. The city is very interesting with its historical sights and everything is permeated with historical events of different periods. There is no beach rest, but there is much to see and do. A tour of the city should include the historical Malacca River and the most exquisite examples of the architectural heritage of the Baba-nyonya - the ruins of the Portuguese fortress built by Albuquerque and the church of St.Paul (1521). In addition, it is worth visiting the Museum of Culture, Fort A'Famos, the Temple of Cheng-Hung Teng and the souvenir street of Jonkers Street.

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Jonker Street, Malacca
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Christ Church, Malacca

As a souvenir or just for the memory of the trip, tourists bring tin and silver goods, as well as made from "batik", woven and carved from wood.

Malaysia is a charming, wonderful country of warmth and kindness, where in every corner you can get acquainted with a real Asia and become its particle.

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