Tired of going back to the same cliche tourist spots every time? You may not know this, but Malaysia holds many hidden gems you can check out over the holidays. Let’s jump right in to the best laid plans for your next “secret” vacay spot!
Rainbow Waterfall - Sungai Lembing, Pahang
Named after a phenomenon that takes place every morning, this hidden gem rewards lucky travellers with a stunning rainbow! The roads to the waterfall are muddy so be prepared for a real jungle trekking experience. Plan ahead of time if you’re paying a visit as the rainbow typically appears around 9am and disappears by 10am.
Pantai Klebang Sand Dunes - Melaka
Just 5 minutes away from the famous coconut shake in Melaka lies a place that’s not to be missed! The sand dunes near Pantai Klebang, although a challenge to find, is worth the effort. What better way to chill on soft sand with a coconut shake in hand?
Sasaran Sky Mirror - Kuala Selangor
If you’re the social media butterfly, you’re sure to stumble upon pictures of this place. Believe it or not, it’s located in Kuala Selangor! This picturesque place is a treat for travelling photographers and it will most definitely up your instagram game. Be sure to check this place out before it’s flooded with tourists!
Known as the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia, Kenyir Lake can be found in the state of Terengganu. It is THE destination for rest and relaxation for you and your family. Visitors can easily access every corner of this lake that holds 14 stunning waterfalls, hilltops, several resorts and a fishing area with its many species of freshwater fish. What are you waiting for? Book a boathouse with some friends and you have the perfect weekend getaway!
Gua Tempurung, Ipoh
Calling all cave enthusiasts! The coming holidays are the perfect opportunity for you to pay a visit to Gua Tempurung, a limestone cave that has existed for more than 10,000 years. The cave is home to formations of uniquely shaped limestones that have charmed thousands of visitors since its discovery. Be prepared to get down and dirty because the passage involves crawling, sliding and shimming through small gaps. Definitely worth a visit for those who are into adventurous activities!
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