Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysia is a tropical paradise of pristine rainforests, romantic islands, sandy white beaches, sparkling waves and clear turquoise waters. Due to lots of natural beauty and good tourism marketing, Malaysia is one of the world's top tourism destinations.
In Kuala Lumpur, the capital, there are many things to see and do. For some culture, visit the National Museum and the Performing Arts Costume Gallery. Shopping is a must while in the city so head over to Chinatown to visit the Central Market where you can barter a good price for clothes, handbags, pewter products and traditional hand-printed batik fabrics.
For beautiful architecture and landscaping, be sure to go up the Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest free-standing towers. Visit the Istana Negara, the official residence of The King, with immaculate green lawns and formal gardens, or the National Mosque (Masjid Negara) featuring marble floors, reflecting pools and fountains. Parks include the Lake Gardens (Taman Tasik Perdana) the city's most popular park, with orchid and hibiscus gardens as well as butterfly, bird and deer parks.
Some other good sites to visit just outside Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves—a Hindu shrine in caverns carved out of limestone, the Sultan Sallahudin Mosque—one of the largest and most impressive mosques in Southeast Asia, and the Forest Research Institute Malaysia—offering walking paths, a waterfall, a museum and a suspension bridge above the forest canopy.
If sightseeing is not for you, then simply relax on one of Malaysia’s sublime beaches or swim, snorkel or boat in the azure waters. This land of vibrant flowers, soft sand and warm waters awaits you.