The most popular places to visit in Malaysia are stunning — and the country’s excellent infrastructure makes getting to them relatively painless.

Although Malaysia is always ranked well among the most visited countries in Asia, Thailand usually steals the limelight and #1 spot. Long-term budget travelers often shun Malaysia as being “too expensive” (mostly because alcohol does cost more than in Thailand). Meanwhile, short-term vacationers in Southeast Asia seem to skip Malaysia for lack of time.

But Malaysia has a lot of beauty, diversity, and adventure on offer, as showcased by these tempting top destinations.

Malaysia’s Top 10 Destinations

The Most Popular Places to Visit in Malaysia

  • Kuala Lampur
  • Penang
  • The Perhentian Island
  • Malaysian Borneo
  • Malacca
  • Taman Negara
  • Cameron Highlands
  • Tioman Islans
  • Langkawi
  • Selangor