Malaysia: Unique Travel Experience

Malaysia: Unique Travel Experience

Malaysia is one of the countries located in Southeast Asia. Malaysia’s attraction comes from its natural beauty and its diversity in culture and languages.The Malaysian capital is Kuala Lumpur (KL) is known for its multicultural communities such as Malaysians, Indians, and Chinese people. Last year, I spent one week in Kuala Lumpur that gave me a lot of unforgettable memories about this exciting city. I would like to share with you the list of places you should visit in KL.

Petronas Twin Towers

It is worth pointing out that this tower is one of the most iconic sights all over the world because of its magnificent architecture. Petronas Twin Towers is one of the tallest buildings in the world that is designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates with both towers joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 58 meter-long, double-decker Sky Bridge. Its architecture reflects the Islamic-inspired design in a modern way. If you want to capture the whole view of KL city, you can get the elevator to Level 86 where you not only get the fantastic views of the city but also enjoy the displays and exhibit of the tower’s history.

Do not forget to go shopping at the night market that locates at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers named Suria KLCC. This mall is one of the popular markets for tourists.

Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Sri Mahamariamman Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in KL that built in 19th century in the South Indian style. It used to be an important place of worship for early Indian immigrants and is now an important cultural and national heritage. As I know, this Temple illustrates the form of a human body lying on its back with the head positioned towards the west and the feet towards the east. Additionally, I really impress the high pyramid-shaped gate tower is decorated with depictions of Hindu gods sculpted by artisans from southern India. It is the threshold between the material and spiritual world.

If you want to learn about the diverse cultures and various religions, you should visit this place that you can capture a lot of meaningful information. It is easy to look for this temple since it has a vibrant and colorful façade featuring a range of Hindu deities depicting famous legends. Let’s visit this historic temple to explore the architecture and atmosphere.

Istana Negara

Istana Negara was the palace of the former kings of Malaysia until the Kings moved to the new palace in 2011. At that time, Istana Negara was designated as a royal museum. Istana Negara combines three main portions consisting of the formal, royal and administration component. Since it locates on the slope of a hill and overlooks the Klang River, people can take a lot of beautiful shots from this view. Visiting this palace, you can learn about interesting royal points and enjoy the decoration of a variety of rooms.

One of the crucial attractions for visitors is about the royal guards stationed at the main entrance who wear uniforms mix of both modern and traditional culture. You are allowed to take photos with them. There is also a changing of the guard ceremony every day for visitors to learn about some of Malaysia’s royal and official ceremonial traditions.

Jamek Mosque

Built in the early 1900s, Jamek Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia and is often visited for its Moorish beauty architectural style and for its location. This place locates at the site where the Klang and Gombak rivers meet. Jamek Mosque is the first enormous mosque to be built in KL. If you visit this place, you should wear formal clothes to cover bare arms and bare legs as the mosque’s rule; otherwise, you do not allow to visit the mosque. This was the primary Muslim place of worship in the city for many years. That is why Jamek Mosque is a proud history of famous preachers and religious leaders who have attended the mosque.

Batu Caves

Batu Caves is my favorite landscape that locates in the North of Kuala Lumpur – one of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented tourist attractions. Batu Caves is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. This temple is 100-year-old where you can find a lot of statues erected inside the main caves and around this landscape. Batu Caves proves itself as a vital religious Hindu landmark in Malaysia. Cathedral Cave – the largest and most popular cavern in Batu Caves – houses several Hindu shrines beneath its 100-meter-high arched ceiling. At the foot of Batu Hill are two other cave temples – the Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave – which houses numerous Hindu statues and paintings.

Visitors can visit the caves so that people can enjoy the experience the local flora and fauna that include wild monkeys that inhabit the area as well as famous cave-dwelling bats. If you love trekking, you can get an opportunity to do the rock climbing with over 160 climbing routes in the area or get lighter treks for less experienced visitors.
There are some Tea shops outside of the Batu Caves that you can Stop over to try a glass of refreshing the Tarik, a traditional milk tea that’s considered Malaysia’s national drink

Chinatown

Chinatown is always my favorite place I visit where I travel in a new place. In KL, Chinatown is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots in Malaysia. Chinatown’s biggest attraction is perhaps the rows and rows of stalls selling all types of merchandise from food to clothing at bargainable prices. Chinatown’s night market serves as the area’s main attraction where you can buy cheap items such as souvenir, clothes and so on.

The street food vendors that set up here at night are particularly popular that you can find Chinese, Malaysian and Indian food. This place is filled with a lot of restaurants and hawker stalls selling all sorts of delicacies from steamed buns to seafood. Since they open until late of night, you can enjoy a late dinner with delicious foods

Jalan Alor

One of the exciting street that you should stop by for food.Located just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang and a short walk away from Changkat Bukit Bintang, it is a favorite after-clubbing dining spot in the Golden Triangle area. The vendors here usually focus on selling one signature dish perfected over the years. Expect the food to be delicious but humble and the dining experience will be on the sidewalk on plastic chairs and tables.

Because there are a lot of hawker stalls and seafood restaurants, Jalan Alor is one of the most famous roads in Kuala Lumpur for food. Jalan Alor has a traditional charm to it with atmospheric air-conditioned Chinese seafood restaurants, bright fluorescent restaurant signage lighting and mini red Chinese lanterns strung up in the trees. The street vendors only really set up when the sun begins to set and the street changes appearance completely and becomes a hive of culinary activity.

Perdana Botanical Gardens

If you love Flower, you should visit this beautiful garden spans 10,000 square meters, housing walking paths, and manmade fountains, as well as a semi-circle pergola and rock garden that house 800 species of orchids from both climbing and terrestrial varieties. contain the largest collection of flower gardens and animal parks in Kuala Lumpur city center. Hibiscus Garden is another attraction within the Perdana Botanical Gardens, where you can find Malaysia’s national flower in full bloom. Laman Perdana is located in the between both gardens, where you can find various events taking place at the main square.

Aquaria KLCC

Do you know you can find an ‘oceanarium’ housed in the depths of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre? This place is Aquaria KLCC spans over 60,000 square feet and features a 300-foot tunnel in the center which allows people to explore the depths up close as they are surrounded on three sides by water. The experience is set up as a land to sea journey and aims to educate visitors on Malaysian aquatic life, from freshwater rivers and swamps to the vast ocean. My favorite part is to join the educational and interactive exhibits that emphasize the significance of conservation and Aquaria KLCC has over 5,000 aquatic creatures for visitors to enjoy.

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Amy Nguyen

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  • Joe Joe December 23, at 23:57

    Good article, I’ll visit those places if I ever go to Kuala Lumpur!

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    • Amy Nguyen Amy Nguyen December 27, at 01:45

      Thank you for your comment. Hope you enjoy my blog:)

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