Malaysia is a country divided into two major regions. The first is located on the Asian mainland sharing it’s northern border with Thailand. The second major region is roughly 400 miles to the east sharing the large island of Borneo along with Brunei and Indonesia. The country is officially a Muslim nation but also has a large population of Buddhists followed by several other religions. Malaysia is a stable and peaceful country located just north of the equator. Its large cities, nightlife, rainforests, and tropical beaches attract tourists from all around the world. If you plan to visit Malaysia, make sure you get the best travel deals with Expedia.
Malaysia’s capital has grown from a small village to one of the largest most modern cities in the world in less than two centuries. At one point the Petronas Towers where the highest buildings in the world at 1,482 feet. The rest of the city is filled with equally impressive mosques, Bhuddist and Hindu temples. The national zoo, huge shopping districts and the all night entertainment means you can never have too much time in Kuala Lumpur.
An island among the straights of Malacca, a visit to Penang will show you a little bit of everything from Malaysia. Tall buildings, religious temples, and tropical beaches are all found on the island. Among the religious structures, Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist temple in the country. A 3.5 mile hike to the top of Penang hill will give you an amazing view of the entire island. Scuba diving and snorkeling are also great here in Penang.