Malaysia is rich in attractions. It is one of the most urbanized countries in Southeast Asia. Here, the tourists will find not only beautiful sandy beaches, the warm sea and the mild climate, but an amazing culture and architecture of ancient civilizations as well. It all gives the region a unique flavor. In Malaysia, one will see some of the tallest buildings in the world, like the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, the jungle whose age is about 130 million years, the exotic tropical islands and more than that.

The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur, famous for its skyscrapers, the Petronas Twin Towers, the national mosque called Masjid Jamek, and the magnificent television tower. In the central square of the city one will see the highest flagpole in the world, which proudly raises the Malaysian flag, so that it can be seen from virtually anywhere in the city, especially at night when the flag is illuminated with lights.

Kuala Lumpur is the largest metropolis, surrounded by greenery and flowers, where huge modern skyscrapers harmonically coexist with the ancient Asian culture. The city's architecture is diverse. Next to the tall buildings tourists will see the buildings made in the traditional Arabic, colonial and local styles. Kuala Lumpur is the city of gardens. In the heart of the city, there are comfortable parks and lakes surrounded by the 'concrete jungle'.

To the north from the Malaysian capital, one can visit Batu Caves. These caves were formed about 400 million years ago in the limestone rocks, but were discovered only in 1878. Today, the Hindus celebrate their annual Thaipusam festival here in honor of the God Murugan.

The most visited place in the jungles of Malaysia is Taman Negara, a huge national park, located in a mountainous region in three Malaysian states. Taman Negara is the best place for those, who want to visit the real jungle. The age of Taman Negara jungle is about 130 million years. The park is located around Gunung Tahan mountain, the highest peak on the Malay Peninsula. Countless limestone hills are covered with wet tropical forests, that are home to many wild animals and over 250 species birds.

In Langkawi, visitors will be amazed by the mausoleum of Mahsuri, the burial place of the princess. The tomb is built of white marble, and there is a picturesque garden nearby. In Pangkor, tourists will surely visit the Dutch Kota Beland fortress, which served to fight the invaders. The fort had been captured and destroyed by the Malaysian commander, but in the 1970-s the fortress was reconstructed. Another scenic place is the Chinese temple Fu Lin Kong. The temple is located in the town of Sungai Pinang Besar and is popular due to a miniature of the Great Wall of China. The most beautiful Chinese temples are located in the island of Penang off the west coast.

The natural attractions of the country include national parks, such as the above mentioned Taman Negara, Kinabalu, Bako, Templer, Mulu National Park, and Abdul-Rahman National Park. There is also a number of sea turtle sanctuaries, marine reserves, nature reserves, and forest reserves, as well as numerous islands: Langkawi, Pangkor, Penang and Tioman.

The northern part of Malacca Strait is connected to the mainland with a 14 km long bridge, the third longest in the world. In the island of Penang one can see the monuments of different cultures and eras, including mosques, Chinese, Hindu and Thai temples with one of the world's largest statues of the Reclining Buddha, as well as the Anglican Church of St. George, the oldest in South-East Asia.

To organize a good trip to Malaysia, contact a travel agent in Malaysia or tour operators in Malaysia.