Said to be oldest tropical rain forest on earth, Taman Negara is home to river rapids, waterfalls, endangered animal species and rare plants. Keep an eye out for the world’s largest flower Rafflesia. You can explore these natural wonders hiking cave-exploring or take part on an adventurous rapid ride known as 'rapid shooting'.You can also experience from high above the Taman Negara Canopy Walkway, a suspension bridge built 530 metres long, nestled in the tree-tops and 45 metres above ground, offering you a scenic view of Taman Negara, flora and fauna. It is an iconic of Taman Negara and regarded as the longest canopy walkway in the world.
The highest point in Malaysia accessible by road, the Cameron Highlands, offers plenty of picturesque options. Hike through jungle trails to waterfalls, enjoy valley views from the misty Mossy Forest or, if you're needing a cup of tea and a sitdown, the area is also known for its tea plantations and tea factory tours.
Also known as Menara Kuala Lumpur, this tower boasts some of the best views of the city on the Observation Deck, which is 276 meters tall, or take it up a level again and dine at the revolving restaurant Atmosphere 360. If you're a hardcore adrenaline junkie, why not BASE jump off the building. Once a year, experienced BASE jumpers from around the world are allowed to take the plunge as part of the KL Tower Jump event. If you're into that kind of thing - or would rather just watch - BASE jumping in Malaysia also happens annually at the Wisma Sanyan building in Sarawak and off the cliff top Gua Damai in Selangor as well.
The Petronas Towers are seriously stunning architectural feats: their steel and glass facade glitter like diamonds in the sunlight and glow like stars at night, making them a dazzling, must-see sight no matter what time of day. The tallest twin buildings in the world, they are linked by a publicly-accessible skybridge on the 41st and 42nd floors or you can go higher again, getting off at the Observatory Deck at level 86.
More than a hundred idyllic islands comprise the archipelago Langkawi, regarded as the Jewel of Kedah. Once you're done with all the water-based activities there, you can take to the sky again, catching the Langkawi Cable Car, also known as Langkawi SkyCab, from the Oriental Village at Teluk Burau all the way to the peak of Gunung Mat Cincang. From here, you can then cross the Langkawi Sky Bridge, a curved suspended bridge that hangs 100 metres above the ground and offers both jungle and sea views.
With a rich history – think colonial past, maritime trade, ancient buildings – Malacca holds its own as a popular tourist destination. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage City, there's plenty to see. Before you take to the streets on a trishaw, get a sense of the lay of the land from 80 metres up. Billed as the first and only revolving gyro tower in Malaysia, the Menara Taming Sari is a seven minute long ride offering a 360 degree view of the historical city and the Straits of Malacca beyond.
If you're feeling particularly fit, it will only take you two days to climb up and down Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Borneo. There are two main trails to choose from - the Summit trail and the Mesilau trail – and they don't require mountaineering equipment. The terrain changes from lowland rain forest to montane forest, cloud forest and sub alpine meadow, to finally a crown of bare granite. You'll be in one of the world's most important biological sites, thanks to the amazing biodiversity in the region.With breath taking views from up above and a cultural playground that's waiting to be discovered, Malaysia is your next holiday that won't disappoint. Find the best deals and book your next getaway with AirAsia.