Malasya travel guide: Malasya

The country occupies the southern extremity of Malacca Peninsula and northern part of Borneo Island (Kalimantan). The most part of population lives in the continental part of the country where there is its capital Kuala-Lumpur. However, interesting resorts are in all parts of the country.
You must stay in Kuala-Lumpur for at least one or two days. In the city there are both historical sites and interesting new quarters where you can have a good time. Kuala-Lumpur is a very green city, which is beautifully illuminated in the evening.
There are a lot of resting places on Malacca Peninsula. It has a very good tourist infrastructure. The most interesting resorts are islands Langkawi and Pinang. These India Ocean islands are on the north of Malaysia and are not very far from each other. Both islands feature wonderful beaches and mountain landscapes, making your holiday more diversified.
On Pinang Island you can visit the city of the same name (formerly Georgetown) and enjoy colonial architecture. Kek Lok Si Temple is located there (the Monastery of Ten Thousand Buddhas), the largest temple outside China. There are many sandy beaches in the environs of the city.
Langkawi Island is getting one of the main beach resorts of Malaysia. The largest Asia's aquarium is located on the island. Also there are many tourist entertainments, but the main attraction is the island's wildlife, such as most beautiful beaches (some of which are covered with black sand) and mountain landscapes. Here there is a cable railroad with the help of which you can rise to some local peaks, and on specialized observation platforms you can enjoy the charms of nature.
As to Borneo Island (Kalimantan), tourist infrastructure has yet to develop there. The main tourist attractions are national parks, for example «The Heart of Borneo», with their rainforests.
The most popular tourist paths are centered around Kota-Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia. It is quite accessible but the main attraction is tropical jungles surrounding the mountain.
Sipadan Island is considered to be one of the best diving spot in the world. It is situated to the north-east of Borneo, in Tanku Abdul Rahman National Park. There are no hotels there, so you should stay in nearby cities of Borneo.

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