Malaysia is a country full of culture and the wonders of an exotic civilization, including the peak of natural beauty, gorgeous historical architecture, and more simply waiting to be discovered. Proudly displaying this in the form of four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the country is packed to the brim with excellent examples of the splendour of Mother Earth both made by man and naturally occurring.
Melaka Heritage City
Sitting on the mouth of the Malacca River, Melaka City, sometimes spelt as Malacca City, is one of two historic cities that have earned a reputation and standing as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, due to the history of the city reaching back to the 14th Century. A Malay trading port that garnered influence and wealth, Melaka was the centre of an Islamic Sultanate, but little remains of this particular era today, as the city was soon conquered by a Portuguese armada in the 1500s and the colonial architecture is a great sight to see.
George Town Heritage City
The second of the two UNESCO heritage cities, the city of George Town lies further to the North, on the island of Penang off the coast of Malaysia. Founded by the historic East India Trading Company in the year 1786, there are many sights to see of the Colonial era, such as the Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower, Fort Cornwallis, and more in the way of storefronts and residences. Consider visiting George Town from your Bukit Bintang hotel.
Located near the city of Kota Kinabalu on the island of Borneo, Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Malaysia, earning its spot as a World Heritage Site. The climb is a dazzling experience, beginning in the beautiful lowland rainforest and eventually giving way to the more alpine shrubbery typical of mountain areas. The climb is not too difficult, and the sights are something to behold. The island is also within reasonable reach of the mainland, so you can plan ahead for your stay at a lodging like the Travelodge Bukit Bintang.
Gunung Mulu National Park
Within the Sarawak state of Malaysia lies Gunung Mulu Park, also located on the island of Borneo. An incredible landscape of limestone and dense jungle, Mount Mulu is host to an extensive cave system as well, the Clearwater Cave system which ranks 8th on the world’s longest cave systems. Much of the system remains unexplored, so you can even go on an adventure with the proper guides and resources.