Tropical rainforest, sandy beaches with coconut trees swaying in the wind, modern cities and magnificent temples - enjoy it all on your Malaysia tour! The country, which is divided by the South China Sea, has always been an important stop for Chinese and Indians on their trade routes and the European colonial masters also exerted their influence. Thus the state in Southeast Asia today impresses with both scenic and cultural diversity that is well worth discovering.
In the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, one of the tallest buildings in the world at 1500 feet awaits you. Strictly speaking, it is actually two buildings, as we are talking about the twin towers of the Petronas oil company. At 564 feet, the two Petronas Towers are connected by a skybridge. This is open to the public, but you have to buy a ticket in advance.
North of Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves, which are home to several Hindu temples. The way to the caves leads over colorful stairs, where you will meet a variety of monkeys that like to be fed. A special highlight is the Thaipusam festival, which takes place here every year at the end of January or beginning of February.
The Kinabalu is with 13,400 feet the highest mountain of Malaysia and even whole Southeast Asia. Many believe that it is a volcano, but Kinabalu is a gigantic granite rock. It is surrounded by the park of the same name, which you can explore on marked trails. A summit ascent of the Kinabalu is only possible with a guide.
Travelers who like to move at dizzying heights will love the Langkawi Sky Bridge. At 410 feet, it is one of the longest curved pedestrian bridges in the world. A single mast supports the bridge, which hangs 328 feet above a gorge. You can reach this architectural masterpiece, whose components were only brought here by air, from the top station of the Langkawi cable car. Less
Malaysia awaits you with a tropical climate and high humidity. As in all countries close to the equator, temperatures here hardly fluctuate all year round. During the day the thermometer shows over 90°F, at night still over 70°F. Only in the higher altitudes it can get colder. However, no best travel time for the whole country can be named, because there are big differences between West and East Malaysia. The west is best visited from November to March or from June to August, when it is hot but dry. For the east, the best time to visit is from March to October.