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Written by Henry Pratt

Aug 11th, 2017
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Wish to explore all the major destinations of Asia, but are short of time and budgets? No worries! Just spend some time in Malaysia, and you'll get to experience all the major Asian cultures in one single destination. This is one country where you'd find so many ethnic groups, mainly the Malays, the Indians, and the Chinese living together in complete harmony. If you're beginning to wonder that Malaysia is all about its cultural attractions, you're certainly in for a surprise. Allow us to run you through some interesting aspects of Malaysia:

 

The architectural marvels

You'd get to witness some fabulous structures in Malaysia as you venture out for your sightseeing trips. The most popular among them are Petronas Towers, the world's tallest twin towers located in the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. Also located in this city is the Kuala Lumpur Tower, popularly known as the 'KL Tower', which is the world's seventh tallest freestanding tower.

 

The magnificent mosques

While getting around in Malaysia, you'd also come across some of the charming mosques in the world. The largest mosque in the country itself is a beautifully-crafted one. We're talking about the Blue Mosque here, which was built during the period between 1982 and 1988. Another attractive mosque is the pink-domed Putra Mosque, which was constructed using rose-tinted granite. However, according to both locals as well as tourists, the most beautiful among all the mosques in Malaysia is the Crystal Mosque located in Terengganu city.

 

The cultural delights

One can get a glimpse of the religious and ethnic diversity of Malaysia upon visiting the cultural attractions of this country. Batu Caves, a series of caves and cave temples located in Selangor is one such attraction. Dedicated to Lord Murugan, it is one of the major Hindu places of worship outside India. Another cultural delight is the Kek Lok Si temple, which is one of Southeast Asia's largest Buddhist temples.

 

The attractive beaches

Most of the beaches in the country are ideal for tourists who wish to escape the bustling crowds of cities and unwind amidst gorgeous stretches of sands. You'd be amazed to witness the beautiful white sands of the beach on Rawa Island that have the backdrop of swaying green palms. The white-sand beach on Rendang Island is also an ideal place to enjoy a pleasing serenity.

 

The green highlands

Imagine your time spent amidst vast expanses of greenery and cool temperatures! Fascinated? Well, this can be turned into reality with a trip to the highlands of Malaysia. Among the four main highland destinations in Malaysia is the Cameron Highlands, located at a height of about 1,828 metres in the Pahang state. A 3-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur would take you to this fantastic hill station. Fraser's Hill is another great destination, where you can enjoy trekking, abseiling, golfing and other exciting activities.

 

The lip-smacking delicacies

Being in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country like Malaysia is no less than a blessing for food lovers, who have a wide range of delicacies from the Chinese, Indian, Malay and Thai cuisines to choose from. One of the most popular dishes is Nasi Lemak, which comprises of white rice soaked in coconut cream and eaten with a spicy sauce, fried chicken, roasted peanuts and other ingredients. The traditional South Indian lunch on a banana leaf, Nasi Dagang, and Nasi Kandar are the other mouth-watering treats worth savouring.

 

You might have started thinking about a Malaysian sojourn by now. With the cost-effective malaysia holiday packages offered by Lowest2, you’ll have an exciting time in this multicultural Asian destination.