25 Famous Landmarks in Malaysia

There are quite a few things Malaysia is famous for – some are wonderful, others are fascinating, and a few of them are landmarks. In this article, we will set aside the political, cultural, and historical aspects and will explore the landmarks – the most famous landmarks in Malaysia.

Malaysia is a gorgeous country with a wide range of remarkable landscapes, including forests, coral reefs, rivers, seas, and mounts. Although not as popular as its neighbor Thailand, Malaysia is one of our favorite travel destinations.

As it comprises three very different cultures, Malaysia has an astonishing diversity of human-made landmarks but also has plenty of stunning natural landmarks. As usual, we asked a few other bloggers to contribute their favorite landmarks in Malaysia and make this post as thorough as possible.

Without further ado, let’s explore the 20 most famous Malaysia Landmarks!

Famous Landmarks in Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Towers

The Petronas twin towers are the most iconic landmarks in Malaysia. Located in the heart o Kuala Lumpur, they symbolize the strength of the Malaysian economy and the Islamic culture of the country.

Constructed in 1998, the Petronas towers are the most striking feature of the city’s skyline. With 452 meters, they used to be the tallest building in the world and still are the tallest twin towers. Besides the enormous dimensions, the Petronas are also famous for the double-decker sky bridge that connects them.

The construction of the Petronas was a huge undertaking by Malaysia and one of its most prized achievements. Their towers have a distinct postmodern style that embraces Malaysia’s heritage, evoking Islamic arabesques and geometric attributes characteristic of Muslim architecture.

The Petronas towers are one of the first places to visit in the city, either if you have three days in KL or only a few hours. You can visit the KLCC park to enjoy the exterior or buy a ticket to climb the towers. It is a cool experience and will allow enjoying the views.

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Petronas Towers | The most famous landmark in Malaysia

KL Tower

The KL tower, or Menara Kuala Lumpur, is another famous Malaysian landmark in Kuala Lumpur. This 421-meter communications tower is one of the tallest free-standing towers globally and one of the most important attractions in Kuala Lumpur.

Similarly to the Petronas, you can climb the KL tower and enjoy the stunning views from the Observation deck at 276 meters high. From there, you have one of the most incredible sights, the Petronas towers.

At the bottom of the KL Tower, there’s the KL tower forest Eco Park, one of the oldest forest reserves in the country. It is a very nice park, with a canopy walk through a tropical rainforest and experiencing a variety of flora and fauna only found in Malaysia. It also makes the KL tower the only tower in the world located in a forest.

Famous Landmarks in Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
KL tower forest park

Batu Caves

By Brodi Cole from Our Offbeat Life

The Batu Caves are a popular tourist destination in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The caves are one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India, and they are also a great place to see some of Malaysia’s natural beauty.

The caves are located on a limestone hill, and they are home to a number of Hindu temples. The most popular temple is Sri Subramaniam Temple, which is located at the base of the caves.

The caves are also a great place to go for a hike, and there are a number of trails that lead up to the cave temples. The Batu Caves are a great place to visit if you are interested in Hinduism or if you just want to see some of Malaysia’s natural beauty.

The Batu Caves are located about 10 kilometers north of the Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC). You can take a taxi or Grab car from the KLCC to the Batu Caves, or you can take the KTM Komuter train from the KL Sentral station. The KTM Komuter train takes about 30 minutes to get to the Batu Caves station, and it is a cheap and easy way to get to the caves.

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Batu Caves | Best landmarks in Malaysia

National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

One of Malaysia’s most important landmarks is the National mosque in Kuala Lumpur. It was built as a symbol of the country’s independence from the British government.

The National Mosque has a unique modern style with a 16-pointed star concrete main roof and a 73 m high minaret surrounded by pools and fountains. It is an impressive and stunning building. With a capacity of 15 000 people, it is Kuala Lumpur’s main mosque and the place of prayer for thousands of people.

You are allowed to visit the mosque when the prayers are over, you need to dress properly in long shirts and pants. In case you are unprepared, they borrow robes and headscarves at the entrance. Plus, they teach you how to dress the right way, which is very cool.

Even if you are not religious, we advise you to visit this landmark; besides being an interesting and beautiful place, it represents Malaysia as a country and its religion.

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National Mosque or Masjid Negara | Important landmarks in Malaysia

Thean Hou Temple

By Victoria from Guide your Travel

Thean Hou Temple is one of the most underrated and beautiful places in Kuala Lumpur. While the famous Batu Caves are always crowded, this temple is far more quiet and just as stunning. It’s located close to Bangsar, south of the city center, and best reached by taxi since there is no nearby public transport.

The temple is located on a hill with sweeping views of the city. It’s a place of worship, and it’s important for visitors to be respectful when they come. Make sure to wear clothing that covers your legs and does not disturb anyone who is at the temple for religious purposes.

With its colorful architecture and intricate decorations, Thean Hou is a fantastic place to take photos. Make sure to pack your camera and come early in the morning for the best chance at undisturbed photos. Visiting on a sunny day is also highly recommended to make the temple even more photogenic. Also, make sure you’re not visiting during a day with special ceremonies or events, which might mean that the temple is closed to the public or opening hours differ. 

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Thean Hou Temple

Famous Malay Landmarks – Penang

Penang National Park

The Penang National Park is one of the most well-known natural landmarks in Malaysia. Despite being sometimes called the world’s smallest National Park (it isn’t), Penang National Park has extraordinary diversity in its fauna, flora, and features.

Within its mere 2500 hectares, it has mangroves, coral reefs, lovely beaches, a meromictic lake, turtle nesting spots, and outstanding hiking trails. In fact, hiking in Penang National Park may be one of the best ways of exploring and enjoying what the park has to offer.

There are two main trails that take hikers to the two most beautiful beaches in the Park. It’s difficult to do both trails in one day, but it is possible if you connect them with a pleasant boat trip. Have a look here at how to do it.

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Penang National Park | Natural landmark in Malaysia

Georgetown street art

By Milijana from World Travel Connector 

Penang street art in George Town is one of the most famous landmarks in Malaysia. 

Georgetown on Penang island in Malaysia is called the World Capital of Street Art. Penang street art belongs to the most incredible street art in the world. It is back to back with the street art of London, Paris, New York, and Mexico City, to name a few.

UNESCO declared George Town a World Heritage Site in 2008. And, the street art project started with the intention of branding George Town in 2009.

The most famous Penang street art is the interactive 2D and 3D street art of Ernest Zachirevic. Visitors insert themselves into the wall art and take photos of themselves as a part of the murals. Little Children on a Bicycle, Boy on a Bike, The Real Bruce Lee Would Never Do That, and Old Indian Woman murals are some of the most popular.

The street art is spread all around the Old City of Georgetown. If you want to see some of the most incredible street art in the world, put Georgetown on your Malaysia itinerary.  

Georgetown is about five hours and 30 min by bus from Kuala Lumpur. It is also three hours and 40 min by plane from Kuala Lumpur. 

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Little Children on a Bicycle mural – Georgetown street art

Snake Temple

By Helen from Japlanease

With its red columns and ornately carved roof, Penang’s Hock Kin Keong temple looks like many of the other temples you’ll see around Malaysia – it’s only once you head inside and realize that the green trim draped around the incense burners isn’t actually a decorative feature but one of the pit vipers that make the temple their home that you realize this is something that little bit different.

As it’s a temple, you’d think there was some mystical legend as to why the snakes are there, but no. Once upon a time, this temple was located in a thick jungle, and the snakes that lived there simply moved in – and the monks decided to let them stay.

The snakes are poisonous, but it’s said that the incense keeps them sleepy. Nonetheless, it’s best to look and not touch just in case you get one on a bad day!

If the snakes inside the temple don’t provide enough herpetological activity for one day, there’s a snake exhibit next door that you can enter for a small fee.

The Snake Temple is located at Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas Industrial Park. Three different buses travel there from the center of Georgetown in about an hour, but you might want to take a Grab taxi at least one way. Then your journey will take just 20 minutes.

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Snake Temple in Penang | Famous landmarks in Malaysia

Penang Hill

By Phil from JOURNICATION Travel Blog

Are you searching for exciting things to do in Penang? Do you know that checking out Penang Hill firsthand can make your trip to Malaysia worthwhile? According to most tourists who have visited this hill resort, it is a natural paradise. This is because its features are educational, diverse, and authentic in many ways.

For the ultimate experience, it is recommended you visit this hill between 2 pm and 4 pm. During such time, the views will be beautiful due to the sunlight. Riding the Funicular Train can help you get to this place without hassle. The railway happens to be around 2kilometers long. It is a one-way trip that will last for approximately 4mins and 30 seconds.

Penang Hill remains a natural wonder to both locals and tourists. For instance, standing on top of the hill enables you to have a perfect view of the entire city. This is because it is more than 800 meters above Georgetown.

Apart from that, the climate is also chilly. It is worthy of note to point out that Penang Hill is a UNESCO site. This is due to the Island’s rich cultural heritage. In 2021, it got certified by UNESCO. This makes it Malaysia’s third biosphere reserve.

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Penang Hill | Well-Known landmarks in Malaysia

Landmarks in Malaysia – Borneo

The Cat Family statue in Kuching, Sarawak

By Marya Sutimi from The BeauTraveler

It is believed that Kuching as a city is named after kucing, the Malay word for cat. And for that, it got “The Cat City” as its nickname, even more so when the city opened its first Cat Museum in Kuching North City Hall

Founded in 1993, the museum exhibits almost anything related to our feline friends, from the pictures of their cute faces with adorable whiskers to the history of mummified cats in ancient Egypt. 

But other than that, Kuching is known for several cat statues spread around the city. There are at least 20 cat statues in Kuching, with the most popular one being “The Cat Family” statue in the golden traffic triangle at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. 

With its location close to the Kuching waterfront, “The Cat Family” statue has been the city’s symbol for more than 30 years. The majority of visitors believe that you’ve never been to Kuching without taking a picture in front of the landmark in the capital city of Sarawak. 

The statue consists of the cat parents with seven kittens surrounding the roundabout. Each cat and kittens have different fur colors, which reflect the philosophy of “unity and diversity” behind the statue. 

The meaning of “The Cat Family” statue is to show that each cat has different appearances, but regardless of the differences, they stand there as a unit: a family. Just like Kuching and entire Malaysia, home to diverse ethnicities and races who live in harmony despite the diversity. 

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The Cat Family in Kuching, Sarawak, is one of the most famous landmarks in Malaysia.

Kinabatangan River

By Annelies from Travelers and Dreamers

The Kinabatangan River is a 560-kilometer-long river in the province of Sabah on the island of Borneo. It is the second largest river in Malaysia and is known for its rich biodiversity and guaranteed wildlife sightings. The area consists of oxbow lakes, riverine forests, freshwater swamp forests, dryland dipterocarp forests, and limestone caves. Wildlife residing around the Kinabatangan River are Proboscis Monkees, Orangutans, Pygmy elephants, leopards, and many other species of monkeys and birds.

While the lower parts of the Kinabatangan river are protected, illegal logging has destroyed a large part of the upper parts, and conservationists are still working towards a sustainable model to preserve this little slice of heaven. Recently, the Sabah government announced that they would seek to register the Kinabatangan River as a UNESCO site.

The best way to explore the Kinabatangan river is through a local guesthouse, tour, or resort near the river in the town of Sukau. The best way to get there is to take a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sandakan and book a Grab taxi to Sukau. A lot of homestays and resorts also offer pick-ups in Sandakan. The Last Frontier Resort is a good place to stay near the Kinabatangan River.

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Kinabatangan River | Natural landmarks in Malaysia

Bako National Park, Malaysia Borneo

By Abbie from A Couples Calling

If you’re planning a trip to Malaysia, then you NEED to visit Bako National Park.

Located in Malaysia Borneo, Bako can be found just 37km from the city of Kuching. Kuching is Sarawak’s capital and is the perfect starting point for your trip.

The best way to reach this beautiful place is by catching the No.1 public bus from the capital to the Bako National Park Terminal. From there, you’ll catch a boat into the park itself. 

This national park is special for so many reasons, but the highlight of this place has to be its extraordinary biodiversity. 

Although Bako is the smallest national park in the state of Sarawak, it’s home to over 150 species of birdlife and a wide variety of wildlife. 

If you’re lucky, you’ll get to spot silvered langurs, long-tailed macaques, Bornean bearded pigs, and others. 

However, the main attraction of Bako National Park has to be its population of proboscis monkeys, a species that’s endemic to Borneo, so you won’t find them anywhere else in the world. One of the best ways to spot these creatures is to hit the hiking trails, and there are plenty to choose from! 

To increase your chances, you can book to stay in the national park itself either in a chalet or lodge room.

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Monkey in Bako National Park, Malaysia Borneo

Danam Valley, Malaysia Borneo

By James Ian from Travel Collecting

The Danum Valley Conservation Area is one of the few remaining virgin rainforests in Borneo. The 108 232-acre area is located in the middle of the Sabah region, and a visit there is a true adventure. The nearest town is Lahad Data, where there is an airport with connections to/from Kota Kinabalu. The only place to stay actually inside the conservation area is Borneo Rainforest Lodge. They have an office in Lahad Datu and provide transfers to the lodge. The 50-mile, two-hour ride is on a well-kept dirt road. The other option is to stay at the basic Danum Valley Field Center, located just outside the conservation area. 

Danum Valley is a magical place with towering trees covered in vines and often shrouded in mist. It’s also one of the best places in Borneo to see orangutans. Borneo Rainforest Lodge offers all-inclusive packages that include guided walking tours into the jungle. There is also an elevated walkway through the treetops that provide excellent opportunities to see not only orangutans but also macaques and red leaf monkeys, as well as a huge variety of birds, including hornbills.  

A night drive is also included, with powerful spotlights enabling you to see amazing animals like giant flying squirrels, flying lemurs, flying frogs, and perhaps even an elusive cloud leopard.  

Danum Valley is a land of ancient trees and incredible biodiversity that is rarely seen these days in Malaysia and is truly not to be missed.

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Danum Valley Red Leaf Monkeys Malaysia Landmarks

Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia Borneo

By Penny Fernandes from GlobeTrove

Mount Kinabalu is one of the biggest attractions in Sabah, which lies in the Malaysian part of Borneo. In fact, the town Kota Kinabalu was named after this huge towering mountain that draws people to it every year. The challenge of climbing up its steep slopes is something that few hikers can resist!

There are numerous excursions that head up the slopes of Mount Kinabalu. It is an arduous climb and one that you need a guide for. In fact, you also need to have your permits in place. People usually take two days and one night to reach the summit.

Even if you aren’t someone who wants to test their mettle against the mountain, visiting the Kinabalu National park is something that should be on your bucket list. The area houses some of the most diverse species of flora and fauna in the world, which is one of the reasons why it is a world heritage site. 

There are numerous trails, both easy and hard, that you can try out, and the views are gorgeous. Many of the trails are hardly 30 min walks.

Make sure that you wear proper footwear and carry mosquito/leech repellent when you visit!

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Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia Borneo

Malaysia Landmarks – Others

Perhentian Islands

Located less than 20 km from the Northeastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, the Perhentian archipelago is formed by two main islands, the Big Perhenrian and the Small Perhentian. Both are absolutely gorgeous, with lovely beaches, hiking trails, snorkeling, and diving spots.

Yet, They have very different vibes, attracting different kinds of visitors. While the small island is known for its backpacker party scene, the big island is famed for being much more laid back. Both have amazing beaches, which is why they are so popular among travellers.

The Perhentian archipelago is also a marine reserve where fishing, littering, and collecting coral are prohibited. Furthermore, each person has to pay a conservation fee to enter. To get to the island, you need to take a small boat, and the ride can be pretty bumpy if the sea is choppy.

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Perhentian Islands | Beautifull landmarks in Malaysia

Taman Negara National Park

Taman Negara means National Park in Malay, is a 130 million-year-old virgin rainforest, making it one of the world’s oldest rainforests. The national park is huge, with a total area of 4,343 km2 it presents a great diversity of animals and plants. It is home to the Malayan tiger and the Asian elephant.

You won’t want to miss this natural Landmark in Malaysia, it is a magical place with breathtaking views and plenty of activities to do. Besides just wandering through the rainforest and its trails, you have the world’s longest canopy walkway, hiking to the top of Bukit Teresek, a 340-meter-high hill that overlooks Taman Negara National Park. You can also do rafting, visit caves, do a night safari, and birdwatch. It is a paradise for nature lovers.

Tamara Negara is 242 km north of Kuala Lumpur; you need at least two days to explore the National park, but if you don’t have time, you can do a day trip from Kuala Lumpur with an organized tour.

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Taman Negara National Park | Natural landmarks in Malaysia

Famosa Fort and Stadtuys, Melaka

The Famosa Fort and Stadtuys are important landmarks in Melaka. Both of them are testimony of the influence of the East in Malaysia’s history. The remote the 16th century, during the rule of the Portuguese and subsequently of the Dutch.

The Famosa Fort was a Portuguese fortress built in 1512 and later on partly destroyed by the Dutch when they conquered the city. The fortress used to be an imposing building with long ramparts and four major towers. Nowadays, it is mostly destroyed, only remaining the gateways to the fort, the church, and jail.

The Stadthuys, which means city hall in Dutch, was built by the Dutch in 1650 as the office of the Dutch Governor. It is located in the center of the city of Malaka in the Red Square. It has a striking feature its walls are painted in red alongside the red clock tower.

Due to their historic importance, Melaka and Georgetown, historical cities of the straits of Malacca, are UNESCO World Heritage sites. We highly advise you to visit both of them. But, if you have to choose, have a look at which would be better, Malacca or Penang (Georgetown).

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The Stadthuys in Melaka | Historic landmarks in Melaka

Melaka Sultanate Palace

By Noel from Oahu Travel Now

One of the oldest port cities to visit here in Malaysia is Malacca, which is also spelled Melaka and is the regional capital of the state of Malacca. The city is an eclectic mix of ancient with current with its major thoroughfare at Jonker street, old Chinatown, and many historic monuments to visit around the city, which has made this a Unesco World Heritage site. 

One of the most historic and impressive sites to visit is the Melaka Sultanate Palace, a living museum that showcases this reconstruction of the palace of the Sultanate of Malacca. The museum is beautiful to walk through and experience the history and culture of the region through artifacts and collections of the sultanates of the state.

The wooden replica of the 15th-century palace was painstakingly made using traditional materials and construction methods of its time. At the time, the Sultanate was forced to escape after the Portuguese takeover of the state, and he moved to more remote areas of his kingdom while Melaka thrived under Portuguese rule as a source of raw materials and spices traded from the region.

You’ll enjoy visiting the palace and walking through the interiors with educational displays and signage to explain how the sultanate ruled this region of Malaysia.

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Melaka Sultanate Palace | Historic landmarks in Melaka

Cameron Highlands

By Martina from PlacesofJuma

One of the most famous landmarks in Malaysia is definitely the Cameron Highlands. This wonderful natural attraction is located in Tanah Rata, about 200 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur at 1,500 meters above sea level, and is one of the most beautiful plateau areas in the country. You can reach this place by a day trip from Kuala Lumpur, but also by public bus or with a rental car.

The Cameron Highlands is a really popular place to travel in Malaysia. Especially locals but also international travelers alike love the region’s scenery and cool, pleasant climate, as the daytime never exceeds 25 degrees.

The Cameron Highlands is actually well-known for its numerous green tea plantations. Tea has a long tradition there, and it is planted on the hills, in stunning landscapes, creating mesmerizing picture motifs. Photographers, in particular, will have an outstanding time here.

But that’s not all, there are other fantastic activities and things to do there. Lush mossy jungles, tropical waterfalls, and beautiful colonial homes are just a few of the area’s main attractions. Other activities are visiting butterfly farms, trying local strawberries at the famous strawberry fields, or playing golf at the wonderful golf court.

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Cameron Highlands | Malaysia’s famous landmarks

Concubine Lane, Ipoh

By Helen from Differentville

Three guesses why Concubine Lane in the Old Town of Ipoh got its name. Actually, there are two possible stories – one was that a local nobleman bought three roads, one for his wife and two for his girlfriends, and named them accordingly. The other is that it was where the gentlemen of the day generally housed their lady friends. Either way, you’d be hard pushed to conduct an illicit liaison there today – as it’s one of the most popular sites in Ipoh!

The road itself is small and lined with street art, food stalls, and cool old buildings. If you go in the middle of the day when the tour buses are in town, it’s likely to be wall-to-wall people. If you’re staying in town get here first thing in the morning or after 4 pm when they disperse; this allows you to take in the faded old charm of the buildings as well as the murals, modern-day shops, and stalls.

At the east end of the lane on Jalan Bijeh Timah, you’ll find Kafe Yoon Wah, which serves the frozen snow beer that’s one of the more unusual things to do in Ipoh. Don’t miss it.

Ipoh is halfway between Kuala Lumpur and Penang – and an easy stop off from the train between the two. Make sure you book your trains in advance as they do get busy.

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Concubine Lane Street art in Ipoh

Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands

By Sam Lee from Sam Lee Travel

Located at 4600 feet above sea level, Chin Swee Caves Temple is one of the notable landmarks in Malaysia.

Chin Swee Caves Temple was built by the late Malaysian tycoon Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong to commemorate Chin Swee Deity. This Buddhist Deity was a well-respected monk in Fujian, China, who had supernatural powers in dispelling wicked spirits and summoning rain. 

Since the terrain of the temple’s foundation was rocky and steep, it took them 18 years to build Chin Swee Caves Temple from scratch manually without relying on heavy machinery. This tranquil religious site was finally opened to the public in 1994.  

Since then, Chin Swee Caves Temple has been frequented by fellow devotees from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, and as far as China. Nevertheless, tourists of different faiths are allowed to roam freely around the temple grounds. 

Visitors can admire the stunning craftsmanship of traditional Chinese temple architecture while enjoying the serene lush greenery of the mountainous landscape over here. 

Some of the main highlights in Chin Swee Caves Temple include the eye-catching nine-story pagoda, a 15-meter tall sitting Buddhist statue nestled between the forested canopy, the spacious Sky Terrace, and the realistically-looking grim statues in the Ten Chambers of Hell.    

You can get to Chin Swee Caves Temple from the Genting bustling entertainment area at the top within a 10 minutes drive. Alternatively, you can board the Awana Skyway cable car from the SkyAvenue Station at the mountain’s peak. Alight at Chin Swee Station, which is just two stops away. A one-way cable car ticket costs RM10/ person (US$2.30), while a two-way ride costs RM18/person (US$4). 

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Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands | Famous landmarks in Malaysia

Kellie’s Castle in Perak

By Arabela from The Spicy Travel Girl

For most tourists, Malaysia is all about experiencing tropical rainforests, beaches, and an exquisite blend of various eastern cultures, but who would have expected to find a romantic castle in the middle of the jungle?

Located in Kinta District near Ipoh, Kellie’s Castle is undeniably a unique sight. Kellie’s Castle was built in 1915 by a Scottish immigrant engineer named William Kellie-Smith. Kellie-Smith, who earned a fortune with his business in Malaysia, built the castle in the middle of Perak’s jungle upon the birth of his son. In an attempt to aesthetically represent both his ancestry and the exoticness of his new home, Kellie-Smith combined Scottish, Moorish, and South Indian architectural styles in his design. He invited 70 Tamil craftsmen from India to work on this project and also built a Hindu temple for them next to the construction site. Tragically, Kellie-Smith died in 1926, and the project was never finished and was subsequently abandoned. 

Nowadays, the unfinished ruins of Kellie’s Castle have been transformed into a tourist attraction. The castle attracts all kinds of visitors, from couples on romantic dates to adventure-seekers in search of supernatural creatures in this allegedly haunted place.

Kellie’s Castle and the adjacent Hindu temple are a great day trip for anyone who visiting Ipoh. The best way to reach Kellie’s Castle is by private transportation. It is possible to take a Grab from Ipoh to Kellie’s Castle, but it may be difficult to find a ride back. Therefore, it is better to arrange a rental car or a driver who will wait for you.

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Kellie’s Castle in Perak in Malaysia

Malaysian Landmarks – Langkawi

The Sky Bridge in Langkawi

By Victoria from Guide your Travel

The Sky Bridge in Langkawi is an incredibly impressive and one-of-a-kind landmark in Malaysia. If you only have one day to see the island of Langkawi, this should be high on your list of things to do.

The bridge is only accessible by cable car, which is one of the steepest in the world and goes for over 2 kilometers. While the bridge itself only costs around $1, the cable car is slightly more pricey and will set you back around $10 per person. This price is more than worth it, though, and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding nature and mountains.

If you’re afraid of heights, this might not be the best choice for you, though. Parts of the bridge have a glass floor from which you can see the plummeting heights below. The bridge is very safe though, so there is no reason for concern.

While the Sky Bridge is the main attraction, there are actually many things to do in the activity park located at the base of the cable car. Enjoy 3-d movie experiences, shopping and even a petting zoo, as well as a great selection of restaurants.

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The Sky Bridge in Langkawi | Malaysian Landmarks

Daying Bunting Island

By Jade from Two Tall Travellers

Daying Bunting Island is also known as the Island of the Pregnant Maiden and is a stunning place to spend an afternoon! The most incredible thing about this island is that it is home to a gorgeous freshwater lake, despite being just next to the salty ocean.

You can swim, try out a paddleboat or just admire the natural beauty that the island has to offer. There is also a mangrove forest for you to explore, and keep an eye out for the hills in the shape of a pregnant lady – legend has it that swimming in the lake beneath the hill will increase a woman’s fertility!

It is easy enough to reach Dayung Bunting as you can take a fun day trip to the island on a speedboat or even a jet ski tour. These are a great way to explore the area as you often get to stop at a few of Langkawi’s other islands, too – there are 99, so there are plenty of options. Dayung Bunting is the second largest, so it’s definitely an important one to visit!

A really important tip is not to bring food with you – the monkeys on the island will find it and try to take it! They’ll leave you alone if they don’t think you’re feeding them!

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Daying Bunting Island in Langkawi| Natural Malaysian landmarks

Mangrove forest in Langkawi

The mangrove forest in Kilim Geoforest park in Langkawi is part of the UNESCO Network Of Global Geoparks. It’s a nature reserve home to ancient limestone rock formations, caves, and mangrove trees intermingled with the sea and rivers. 

The reserve has a rich ecosystem of mangrove trees that have the ability to filter salt water. The park is also the habitat for different animals like the red eagle, the white-headed eagle, the long-tailed macaque, snakes, squirrels, and several types of fish.

The best way to visit the Kilim Geoforest park is with a boat tour that takes you through the maze of the mangrove forest and caves. Plus, with most of the tours, you can assist a white-eagle feeding, go to the bat cave, feed the fish, and go to a fish farm that has a restaurant.

It is an unforgettable place with amazing views, and it is quite fun to explore.

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The mangrove forest in Langkawi

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