A Truly Charming Place to Visit with Children
Malaysia is a charming place to visit with children. The mixed population of Malay, Chinese, Europeans and Indians has given a very colorful identity to this place, and this colorful identity has penetrated into all aspects of life in Malaysia.
Culture, cuisine, language, architecture, entertainment, and media, everything bears the imprint of this fabulous amalgamation of different cultures.
Malaysia has many great places to visit, both in the urban space and in the natural arena. In this article we will go through important Malaysian destinations carrying the stamps of its varied ethnic and religious population.
Malacca’s history still lives in and speaks through its iconic buildings. The city has a Portuguese area, which abounds in beautiful villas and huge Portuguese structures, and which also includes the oldest Portuguese building in Asia. The same city also houses a Chinese area with Chinese architectural designs creating there own unique charm. It is a great experience to witness the wonders of Portugal and China in the same city. Christ Church, Porta de Santiago, Poh San Teng temple, and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple are important and interesting places to visit in the city.
This is one of the best beach destinations of Malaysia, and it’s duty-free. With its beaches and duty-free markets, Langkawi is an ideal place to shop and then drop on the beautiful beaches. The place is green paradise, enjoying a World Geopark tag by UNESCO.
For culinary enthusiasts, Penang is the ideal place to be. Here you sample the best in Chinese, Malay, and Indian cuisines, and the place is a thriving center for street food. However, food is not the only highlight of this place. Like other parts of Malaysia, Penang also houses numerous monuments of the past, each one which has a unique story to tell. Fort Cornwallis, Penang Snake Temple, Khoo Kongsi Clan House, and Kek Lok Si Temple are among the frequently visited historical places in Penang.
Penang also offers the opportunity to make a quick jump from history to geography, something that will be greatly educative for children. The Penang National Park is the perfect destination to indulge in a small nature tour that does gobble up more than a day. Spread across 10 square miles, the park offers wild trails, walkways, lake views, and a lot more.
As the capital of Malaysia, it should have been at the head of the list, but that would have been so tedious. Here, you can visit China, India, and Malaysia, all at one place. Kuala Lumpur is a modern and cosmopolitan urban place. Head off to City Center Malaysia and get your place on the sky bridge connecting two of the tallest buildings in the world, the Petronas Towers. The sky bridge offers a bird’s eye view of Kuala Lumpur, and all the other places that make it special.
The place where Petronas Twin is located is also known as the Golden Triangle — the place-to-be for a great night life. Tourist attractions like Bukit Bintang and Bukit Nanas Forest are also a part of the Golden Triangle.
In the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur, you can visit the famous Batu Caves. In the long journey of 272 steps leading up to the caves, travelers are kept thoroughly entertained by many monkeys dotting the steps.
Malaysia is one of the best places to visit with children. Its harmonious co-existence of different cultures, rich history, forest, beaches, and a systematic approach towards modern lifestyle, makes it an ideal place to visit and experience.