Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Batu Caves

Batu Caves-Just 13km north of the city, the huge Batu Caves are among Malaysia's best known tourist attractions. Now used for Hindu festivals and pilgrimages, the caves also form an intense backdrop to the spectacularly masochistic feats performed annually by Thaipusam devotees. The main cave, a vast open space known as the Temple Cave - is reached by a 272-step climb. Beyond the stairs is the main temple. There are several other smaller caves in the same formation, including one with elaborately painted Hindu figures.

Sunway Lagoon- A huge theme park with waterslides and the worlds biggest surf pool, this is a very popular attraction for locals and tourist alike. As big as a city, with it's own hotel and restaurants, a whole day is required to take it all in.

Genting Highlands- Perched on a mountain range, this ultramodern hill station looks mystical, shrouded in mists that blanket the hills. In Malaysia's only casino, you'll find Western gambling along with traditional Chinese games like tai sai. Muslims are expressly forbidden from entering the casino.
Set in a lush and cool countryside, Genting has several modern hotels, an artificial lake, a golf course, a family theme park with roller-coasters and the largest video-virtual reality arcade in Malaysia.

Fraser's Hill - A cool retreat in the mountains, Fraser's Hill is for those who like to relax in the countryside, walk along jungle paths or swim in the pool of the Jerlau Waterfall . There is also a golf course, tennis courts and pony rides.

Templer Park-North of the city, Templer Park was established during the colonial period. The 1235 acre park is a tract of primary jungle featuring marked jungle paths, swimming lagoons and several waterfalls.Just north of the park is a 350m limestone formation known as Bukit Takun.

Pangkor Island - About 3 hours from KL, this tiny island is one of the few places on the west coast to offer palm fringed beaches. Until tourism arrived, it's economy depended on the sea and that is still evident in the number of fishing villages which extend on stilts far out over the water. Beach chalets, clear water and warm weather make it an ideal weekend getaway.

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Meryl March 11, 2009 at 9:09 PM  

hay..wish i could visit places around the world...

rohadi March 13, 2009 at 11:50 AM  

this is im looking for...the great blog with excellent places in arount the world...good job......

A.M.I.N.A April 7, 2009 at 12:12 PM  

Batu Caves is really a nice place to visit.Been there in 1997 and I love the place.

alotstuff June 9, 2009 at 6:38 AM  

nice blog and have lots of stuff here......


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