Whenever travellers come to Malaysia, most of their time will be spent in the capital city – Kuala Lumpur. Have you ever try getting on a road trip? You can hire cars quite easily in Kuala Lumpur, and travellers will enjoy driving around the country and catching the sight of the less common destinations. Here are some of the top road trip destinations in Malaysia which you really have to check out.
- PENANG: JUST OVER THREE HOURS FROM KUALA LUMPUR
Believe it or not, there is actually possible way to travel from the center of Malaysia’s busy capital city right to the shores of a tropical island in just over three hours. Penang is an island that is connected to the mainland by the Penang Bridge, known as one of the longest in Asia. Once you arrive in Penang, you will have the chance to witness by yourself incredible buildings like the Kek Lok Si-Temple of Supreme Bliss and Fort Cornwallis, besides relaxing on the beautiful beaches. The gastronomic scene and the night-life scene here are both lively, and you can find easygoing local bars as well as big discotheques full of emigrants on vacation.
- MALACCA: LESS THAN TWO HOURS FROM KUALA LUMPUR
If you are after history and local culture, nothing could be a better than a road trip to the historical town, Malacca! Two hours south of the capital city, Malacca is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site that possessed fascinating structures from previous British, Portuguese and Dutch colonists. Many of the main historical lures and landmarks can be found within the heritage area. With such a rich history, Malacca is also a place to acquire antiques as souvenirs of your trip.
- TAMAN NEGARA NATIONAL PARK: FOUR HOURS FROM KUALA LUMPUR
You might want to escape the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur city, so a retreat into nature can be the answer. By driving just four hours north of the capital city, you will eventually meet the stunning Taman Negara National Park. This is the largest national park in Malaysia, and it is full of chances to spot birds, native animals and excellent scenery. Trek through its virgin jungle, walk under the waterfalls and appreciate the quietness of this serene and rustic scene.
- CAMERON HIGHLANDS: THREE HOURS FROM KUALA LUMPUR
Take a journey up to the hilly location with just 3 hours’ drive from KL, you might find the real treat when you arrive at the Cameron Highlands. The area is full of tea farms that prosper at the high elevation, and you can sample the tea yourself.
As you still might not think of Malaysia as a road trip country, but there are actually some amazing places that you can travel to outside of Kuala Lumpur. Escape the busy capital and embark on the journey to one or more of these exciting destinations.