Day Trips in MalaysiaEdit This
A Great Country for Day Trips
Wherever you end up in Malaysia,
you'll find unlimited opportunities for day trips of all varieties.
Whether you want to explore the country's rich multicultural and
multi-religious history or lounge around on the beach or trek through
jungles, you're guaranteed to find what you're looking for and do it in
the convenient time frame of a day trip.
Ancient Heritage Trips
From Georgetown you can make a day
trip of the stunning Kek Lok Si temple, the largest Buddhist temple
complex in the nation. You can take a cable car up to its showpiece
aspect: a giant statue of Buddha, regarded as the Statue of Liberty of
the religion.To get the most bang for your buck vis a vis heritage, you
could do worse than cover most of Malacca's sights in a day. These
include a boat trip on the river, the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum and
the reconstruction of the sultanate palace.
Into the Wild
Elsewhere you can go to Temenggor Lake,
near Kota Bharu in the north of Malaysia, and enjoy looking at wild
flowers and elephant tracks. If you want to turn your day trip into
something longer then you can easily stay in a basic village-style hut
with no electricity during the day and delicious local catering. From
the beaches of Tioman Island you can also participate in a one-day
adventure into the jungle interior where you might spot flying foxes,
monitor lizards, monkeys and even king cobras - but take care! The
Cameron Highlands are not only temperate and cool but they offer
excellent hiking opportunities through gorgeous mountain terrains for
that perfect day trip.
Boasting some of the best beaches and dive spots in the world, Malaysia has plenty of seaside and undersea activities that fit perfectly into the schedule of a day trip. Probably the best diving day trip you can make is to Pulau Sipadan, one of Jacques Cousteau's favourite locations in the world. Its crystal clear waters and remarkable range of sealife make it a must - and you can cover its highlights within a day-long dive. You can take day trips or even spend weeks on Malaysia's greatest beaches on Pulau Perhentian, Pangkor, Langkawi and Pangkor. Pack plenty of cool drinks and delicious food, bring a ball and/or a frisbee and while away that hot day with plenty of fun stuff on the beach.
February 02, 2010 change by schitti