Malaysia is a country that surprised me and definitely worth a visit!
There are so many interesting things to see in Malaysia. Its distinctiveness lies in its extreme contrasts: immense skyscrapers side by side with wooden dwellings built on stilts. Almost everyone speaks English this made the trip easier. Find out what to see in Malaysia and get ready for your adventure.
Ecco le principali attrazioni che non puoi mancare durante la tua avventura in Malesia.
Grotte di Batu
Just outside Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves. Large limestone caves that are more than 400 million years old. Enter the huge Batu caves via a rainbow-colored staircase of 272 steps to the limestone hill. As part of the Batu Caves you have the Cathedral Cave, which has many Hindu shrines under its 100-meter-high vaulted ceiling.
If you do not want to deal with using public transportation and would like to learn the history of the place from a qualified guide, taking a tour would be your best option! I booked the guide with Get your guide, fantastic experience. Batu Caves are easily reached by Grab Taxi or local bus.
Among the things to see in Malaysia certainly the Petronas Twin Towers are the iconic image of Kuala Lumpur. The two silver towers are more than 450 meters high and connected to a footbridge. You can climb the Petronas by purchasing a ticket, and the view is breathtaking.
The Petronas Twin Towers are two buildings with 88 stories, which were considered the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. Their record was later broken by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The name of the building is short for Petroliam Nasional Bhd, the local oil company.
All tickets include going up the towers, stopping at the Sky Bridge and then heading to the 88th floor where you get to the observation deck, a unique experience in which you have the entire city under your feet.
Royal Selangor Pewter Factory is an iconic Malaysian brand known for its handcrafted pewter products. With a history dating back to the late 18th AD. A small demonstration area shows how molds are prepared and how surfaces are polished. How designs are carved on them and how the finishing touches are given. There are some valuable pieces that have been designed by the organization such as sports trophies and shields.
Outside the center is a huge mug or beer mug, obviously made of pewter. This has the Guinness world record for being the largest of its kind. Almost 2 meters high with a capacity to hold 2800 liters of liquid. This was made to commemorate 100 years of Royal Selangor.
Tempio Thean Hou
Thean Hou Temple is one of the largest Chinese temples in Southeast Asia. It is located just outside the city center on a small hill that offers a beautiful view of the city skyline. Admission is free for the temple, and the best time to come here is early in the morning.
There is no cost to visit Thean Hou Temple and it is not necessary to join a tour or hire a guide, but given the lack of signage, many visitors may appreciate a guide who can explain the different Chinese deities on display. The temple is a long way from the nearest train stations, so it is best to join an organized city tour of Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur has huge shopping malls with all your favorite brands. Mega malls such as Pavilion and KL Sentral are the most popular. Pavilion Mall is full of high fashion stores and there is even white marble as part of its indoor and outdoor stores! Also at the entrance is the Crystal Fountain, which is similar to the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
You can toss your coins for a wish and they will later be collected and donated to charity. I found it pleasant at different times of the day to take refuge in the malls and do some shopping, given the muggy heat on the streets, going inside and surrounding yourself with air conditioning is nice.
Tempio sri Mahamariamman
was created as a place of worship for all early Indian immigrants and became part of their cultural and national heritage.
The temple’s extravagant decoration includes a mix of Spanish and Italian tiles and even some precious stones.
One of the cutest tours was to paint traditional Malaysian textiles, batiks. Inside this facility, Malaysian women will teach you how to paint fabrics and the whole history of Malaysian batiks.