Many tourists visit Malaysia each year on their vacations. They are paying attention to the gorgeous diverse landscape and the cultural diversity that this popular country has to offer. Some holidaymakers stay in self-catering holiday accommodation in Malaysia and they use these holiday homes as a base to explore Malaysia.
There are some stunning holiday villas with swimming pools in the coastal regions of Malaysia. It is also possible to rent self-catering holiday apartments in some of the bigger cities.
The name Malaysia itself suggests that the country is a minuscule of the large Asia. The diversity of culture and the various tourist destinations make Malaysia a unique travel experience. This is a country full of tropical islands, hill stations in Gentry and Cameron Highlands, tropical rain forests, pristine pure beaches and not to forget the city of Kuala Lumpur.
Kelantan has a very long history, records of Kelantan dates back to 8000 to 3000 B.C. This state was ruled by many different countries and till 1941 was under the Japanese rule. In 1963 Kelantan became a part of Malaysia. Kelantan is well linked by road and rail. There are flights, which link Kelantan to Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
Tourist attractions in Kelantan are Kota Bahru, which is its capital city. It is a bustling town famous for its culture and crafts. Jahan Mahmud has a cultural center, which is the living heritage of Kelantan. The Royal Museum is called Istana Batu and was built during the reign of Sultan Ismail. It has a wide range of silverware, furniture and bedroom items on the display. The war museum in Kelantan dates back to 1912 and has many Japanese memorabilia and documents on display. The best time to visit Kelantan is February to May. The July Festival also attracts many tourists.
Malacca the seaside city is 147 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur. The culture here is a mix of Portuguese and Chinese. Malacca was a strategic midway point that provided the link between China and India. It has therefore developed into an international commerce hub. The best time to visit Malaysia is from January to March. Malacca is well connected by beautiful road and rail.
Penang is a small beautiful island state of Malaysia. It is a very popular holiday destination with tourists attracted to its golden beaches, delicious cuisine and warm seas. There are many places to visit in Penang namely Georgetown City, Clock Tower, Penang Bridge, etc. There are some luxurious holiday villas in Penang which are near the sea.
Sarawak the largest state in Malaysia is the land of the fabled white elephants. It is also the home of hornbills. Sarawak has a diverse ecosystem found nowhere else in the world and it attracts many tourists to see this ecosystem. There are many national parks which are very popular with tourists. Many tourists visit Museum, Sunday Open Market, Kuching, Cultural Village, Santuborg Fishing Village and the famous caves.
Malaysia is a beautiful country to visit on your holidays. It has some fabulous holiday home accommodation available to rent from their owners. It is said that some of the best holiday villas in the world are in Malaysia.