Malaysia is the land of untouched nature, carefully preserved traditions, clean beaches and flawless service. Unbelievable but true – people haven’t spoiled this ancient exotic land, rich with tourist attractions. A tourist, patient with long haul flights, will find here luxury hotels, amazing diving spots, delicious cuisine and the charm of noisy South East bazaars. As for those looking for a night life fun, they may not find this country very interesting: clubs and dance floors can be found only in the capital.
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This country will please any tourist with the diversity of all possible attractions – from the cultural life of Kuala Lumpur to scuba diving near the most remote islands. Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the signature edifice of the country, are the tallest twin buildings in the world.
In general, the capital of Malaysia is the mix of many interesting places: hundreds of mosques, Hindu, Buddhist and Chinese temples, tens of museums, theme parks and national parks. You can spend a month in Kuala Lumpur and you’ll never get bored.
Borneo Island is famous for its natural resources, here you will find national parks with orangutans and crocodiles, ancient rock paintings in the Niah caves and majestic rainforests. You can always take a break from Malaysian hot arid air in local “shambala” – mountain resort Genting Highlands, situated 2000 meters over the sea level. It is a real paradise of entertainment, here you will find casinos, bars, concert halls with world famous celebrities.
Mesmerizing Batu caves are also a must-see, as well as Gunung Mulu national park with the stunning variety of flora and fauna, Bako national park with proboscis monkeys, natural habitat of the rare Sumatran rhinoceros – Endau Rompin national park, one of the highest peaks in the region – Mount Kinabalu, cultural and historical centre of the country Malaka, Cameron Highlands with tea plantations and many other places of interest in versatile Malaysia.
Malaysia is one of the safest countries for tourists in South East Asia. Tap water here is fit for drinking, but it is still better to use previously boiled or bottled water. You can buy food from street food vendors without any concern about its quality or freshness. Crime rate in Malaysia is rather low, but tourists should still be cautious and keep an eye on their bags and valuables in crowded places.
There are no private beaches in Malaysia, therefore topless sunbathing should be avoided. When visiting mosques or Malaysian villages, tourists must avoid wearing short skirts, shorts or t-shirts. Before entering someone’s home or temple, it is expected of you to take off your shoes. You can take food with your left hand and you should never pass anything with your left hand to aborigines as it will be considered a great insult to him because this hand is used only for hygienic needs in this country. Just like in Thailand, in Malaysia you must never pet anyone on their heads, even little children. Most tourists usually are strongly advised against visiting Malaysia in November, December and January, as extremely hot and arid climate in this period is hard for Europeans to endure.
Malaysia is quite an ideal country for visiting! No matter how old you are, this desultory country will make your travel list exotic, interesting and emotional. Geographically this beautiful place is perfectly located. It has two parts - Eastern and Western divided by the South China Sea. One of the reasons men and women from all over the world visit this hot place is its biodiversity - good deal of animals, fungi and enormous variety of plants. Watching them in nature is better than the best artificial collection of plants and animals on Earth! If you like gadgets and high technology things you will definitely want to see the Petronas Towers - the tallest twin-towers on the planet Earth, mighty and glorious. Also, going to Malaysia yearly is stringent if you are a true Formula one fan! This place has this and much more to see, taste and experience.
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