4 World Heritage Sites of Malaysia

Each place we visit leaves something in our hearts. It could be a memory with the people we’ve met, people we’ve been with, or just the serenity we feel whenever we travel alone. How about you? What do you travel to?

From time to time, we travel to see inspirations to find out more about ourselves. We tend to feel the need to wander from the most random thoughts in our minds. In this case, we can achieve this by traveling. Here in Southeast Asia, you can see countless temples, beaches, and caves to explore. Tall buildings, historical structures are still standing strong despite years of the human journey.

On this #KlippersGoTo series, we’re going to take you to different countries in Southeast Asia. We’re going to show you their most recommended cuisines, festivities to attend, and tourist spots you can try whenever you travel by yourself or with your friends. To start our virtual voyage, let’s travel to #Malaysia.

Take a look at the 4 astonishing World Heritage Sites of Malaysia recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Gunung Mulu National Park

One of the two natural sites listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Gunung Mulu National Park is recognized due to its caves and karst formations in an equatorial rainforest landscape. It is popular for people who explore marvelous cave systems and wide surrounding forests. Scientists once launched a special 15-months expedition that initiated 100 scientists to explore and study the caves.

Aerial view of the Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo.

If you’re planning to visit this place, it’s better to visit off-peak season (June to September). Not only can you avoid the heavy traffic of people, but your itinerary will also be more flexible. Just remember to bring your food, if you have a strict diet. All cuisines served around the place consists of rice, vegetables, and meat.

Kinabalu Park

In December of 2000, the second natural heritage site was recognized by UNESCO. The Kinabalu Park is found on the northern end of the island of Borneo. Mount Kinabalu presents a wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowlands and hills, rainforests to tropical mountains forest, subalpine forests, and scrub on higher elevations. An important part of this heritage site is because it has 4,000 flora and fauna species living in it.

It’s best to travel to this place with your friends. You can use a minivan or share a taxi bound to Ranau from Merdeka Square. Just remember to bring your motion sickness medicine with you, since roads get curvy.

Melaka And George Town, Historic Cities Of The Straits Of Malacca

These two towns have developed over half a century for trading and cultural exchanges between the East and West in the Straits of Malacca. Found in this heritage site are government buildings, churches, squares, and fortifications. It showcases the early stages of this town’s history in the 15th-century Malay sultanate and its colonization under the Portuguese and Dutch in the early 16th-century. UNESCO recognized this as world heritage in 2008.

The colorful Melaka and George Town in Malaysia.

If you’re looking for a vintage place to take photos, this place is ideal, due to its historic monuments like the Victoria Memorial Clock Tower, Fort Cornwallis, and the original Sri Rambai cannon.

Archeological Heritage of The Lenggong Valley

Archeological experts call Lenggong Valley an open-air museum. Within the vicinity are pieces of artifacts such as cave drawings, skeletons, and precious finds like weapons, stone tools, and pottery within this area. It is also considered one of Malaysia’s most valuable archeological sites which was recognized by UNESCO in 2012.

One of Lenggong Valley entrance in upper Perak, Malaysia.

If you’re the type of person who loves antiquities, you must visit this place when you travel to Malaysia. An archeologist by heart who likes to gaze and study fossils and artifacts best suits this place.

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