If you’re wondering where you’d take your family for your next vacation, then it’s time to visit Malaysia, a Southeast Asian country that is located north of the equator. You could choose to visit any of its two noncontiguous regions: Peninsular or West Malaysia that is on the Malay Peninsula, or East Malaysia, which is on the island of Borneo.
You can enjoy many activities in Malaysia with its exciting tourist destinations, exotic food, and vibrant culture. Malaysians are also hospitable and cheerful people that make Malaysia an ideal tourist destination. The following are the tourist destinations that you and your family could visit:
Gunung Gading National Park
If you’re a nature lover, it’s time to head to this park because of the following features:
- Rafflesia – that is known to be the world’s largest flower. It is said to grow up to three feet in diameter. You are fortunate to visit the park with it in full bloom because this unique flower species dies after some time.
- Rugged mountains that are ideal for hiking adventures.
- Its excellent beaches are great for swimming and relaxing.
Located in eastern Malaysia’s Sabah state, your family could totally enjoy going to the beach with this destination because of the great activities that you could do here.
- This island is known to be the second-largest island in Tunku Abdul National Park that is known to offer great stretches of beaches
- Enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling over coral reefs.
- Its tourist facilities are state-of-the-art that prioritizes convenience for the visitors.
Kek Lok Si Temple
One of the most distinct Malaysian cultural characteristics is its various religious practices. Some Malaysians practice Buddhism. Most Chinese Buddhist pilgrims visit the Kek Lok Si Temple, located in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia, but tourists are welcome. Here are some of the key attraction of this temple:
- Kek Lok Si Temple, dating back to 1891, is regarded as one of the most important Chinese Buddhist temples.
- It is the largest temple in Malaysia.
- It is called the Supreme Bliss because of its impressive sight and many images of Buddha and other Buddhist icons.
- Make sure to visit the Temple of Rama IV with its 10,000 Buddha carvings.
If you’d want to learn about Hinduism, then it’s time for you and your family to visit the Batu caves located in Selangor, Malaysia, that will let you experience Hinduism’s significance. Here’s why Batu Caves will take your breath away:
- See beautiful Hindu art upon entering the vicinity of the Batu Caves.
- Take a photograph of a Hindu god’s statue that you could only see after you’re done climbing 272 steps up to the Cathedral Cave.
- If you’re fortunate, you might experience the Thaipusam, an annual Hindu festival usually held during January.
Semenggoh Nature Reserve
If your children want to visit the zoo, it’s time to go to the Semenggoh Nature Reserve located in Siburan, Malaysia. These are the reasons why you should head to the nature reserve:
- You’d get to experience the orangutan orientation program that rescued orangutans. These orangutans are taught to live and breed in the wild.
- Its surrounding forest is an ideal setting for an ultimate jungle experience.
- It features its growing bird population that features Malaysian birds ranging from black magpie to the Malaysian honeyguide.
Heading to Malaysia is not only a destination where you could merely enjoy festivals and eat exotic food. Travel to Malaysia is also an opportunity to learn about their culture’s vibrancy embedded in their religion and in their parks. Make good memories with your family in Malaysia!