From bustling cities to lush jungle forests, kilometers of beaches, and unique architecture, Malaysia is a truly fascinating country.
Besides all of the elements mentioned above, it also has plenty of fantastic viewpoints.
From a modern bridge peeking out of the sky to traditional colonial houses with endless views of tea plantations, and even a UNESCO Heritage Site, you’ll be inspired to book your ticket after seeing these top 5 beautiful views in Malaysia.
If you can’t make it to all of these places in one trip, no worries — there is also the option to apply for the convenient Malaysia multiple-entry visa, which allows you to make multiple journeys to tick off all the places on your bucket list.
Let’s start off our trip with a crowd favorite: the Petronas Twin Towers.
This famous landmark is a mainstay on virtually every souvenir that can be found in Kuala Lumpur, and for good reason: the Petronas Towers originally held the record for the tallest building in the world until 2004, and can be seen from virtually any point in downtown KL.
To get acquainted with the capital, be sure to go up to the Towers’ 86th floor and check out the Observation Deck. Standing more than 370 meters above the ground, you’ll be able to see up to 8 kilometers away and have nearly the entire city of Kuala Lumpur below you.
Besides the sweeping views of the city, there are also digital displays and videos that show the history of the towers on the 83rd floor, as well as a 6-story shopping mall at the foot of the towers (Suria KLCC).
Langkawi Sky Bridge
One of Malaysia’s most ingenious feats of architecture, the Langkawi Sky Bridge, is also one that has the best views.
The Skybridge is located on one of the country’s most popular islands, Langkawi, and is located more than 660 meters above sea level.
The curved walkway maximizes the jaw-dropping views of the Strait of Malacca waters and the rest of Langkawi island and is a must-visit for anyone who loves photography and/or beautiful views.
The intoxicating smell of tea, endless views of green hills, and charming European-style cottages — can it get any better than Cameron Highlands?
Located in central Malaysia, Cameron Highlands was originally developed in the 1930s and is one of the oldest tourist destinations in Malaysia.
Although it’s most famous for its tea plantations, this area is also noted for a variety of things, including strawberry farms, beautiful lakes and rivers, fruit orchards, and cool weather that’s a welcoming respite during the hot months.
Even though it might look compact, Cameron Highlands covers an area of more than 700 square kilometers — about the size of Singapore — and has plenty to see and do.
However, the most famous view of the ‘tea terraces’ can be found at Bharat Tea Estate. The company was originally from Uttar Pradesh and, over the course of a century, became Malaysia’s second-largest tea producer. The estate features dozens of things to do (besides checking out those amazing views), including a waterfall, tea shop, and walking routes through the plantation.
Nicknamed the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is one of the most up-and-coming places in Malaysian tourism. What better way to see this sprawling city than with a trip to one of its most popular attractions?
Penang Hill, also known as Bukit Bendera, sits more than 800 meters above the city and is one of the best day trip destinations while visiting Penang. The hill boasts a 360 degree panoramic of the island via the viewing deck and has been a mainstay on many lists of places to visit in Malaysia.
There are two ways of getting up the hill: those who want to work up a sweat can do so via a 2.5-hour hike, or take a comfortable 10-minute funicular ride.
Penang Hill is rich with activities, including the popular The Habitat Penang Hill, a forest reserve with thousands of flora and fauna, as well as dozens of cafes, lookout points, and historical buildings. Don’t forget to try kacang putih, a delicious local dish.
Last but certainly not least, if you want to see the ultimate view in Malaysia, there’s no better place than a hike up to Mount Kinabalu.
This grandiose natural landmark is the highest mountain in Malaysia, reaching a jaw-dropping 4,100 meters in height. However, don’t let that deter you — although it may seem high, thousands of people summit up to the top of Kinabalu every month. The trek takes about two days and can be done as long as you pay attention to your body and keep the altitude in mind.
Of course, the views at the top make it all worthwhile, especially if you can make it in time for sunrise or sunset.
If you have a few days in the area, definitely check out Kota Kinabalu, the closest major city to the mountain. The capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu is the perfect blend of adventure and gastronomy. Places of interest include the Floating Mosque, Atkinson Clock Tower, and the colorful Pillars of Sabah.