Sunday, June 7, 2015

Top 10 Historical Sites in Malaysia

Lembah Bujang, Kedah

Here is a great place to find the many traces of pre-historic civilization in the valley between the Jerai Mountain and the Muda River. This is a great place to discover and gain better insights into the ruins of the Chandi and the temples that were discovered here. A perfect destination for history lovers!

Batu Bersurat Terengganu.

Head to the eastern state of Terengganu in the peninsular and uncover the mystery behind the inscriptions on this stone artefact that dates all the way back to the early 1300s. This is certainly a great place to visit that confirms the existence of this eastern government long before Malacca was founded.

Kellie's Castle

Take a drive out of Ipoh to the small town of Batu Gajah and explore this unfinished castle which was masterminded by the Scottish William Kellie Smith. There are many stories behind the mansion but it definitely is a great site to visit.

Kuala Pak Amat, Kelantan

Here is a great place to fully experience history. Stand at the spot where the Japanese army first landed on their journey to take over the entire peninsular.

Fort Cornwallis, Penang

The island of Penang is filled with heritage and historical sites. One such site is the spot where Francis Light first set foot on when he landed in Penang. The site was later made into a fort and housed the troop's artillery and administrative documents. Today, the structure of bricks and stone still stands and is a great sight to behold.

A' Famosa Fort

This fort in the historical city of Melaka is the iconic structure seen in most ads that beckon you to visit the state. It definitely is a must-visit and the area here has plenty more historical sites to visit.

Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

One historical site in the heart of the city is Dataran Merdeka. Here is where the historical that is cherished in the heart of every Malaysian took place. The Tunku, our first Prime Minister proclaimed loudly our independence from British Rule right here in this square which till today is the grand venue for the annual National Day celebrations.

Bukit Cina, Melaka

The rolling hill which is today a grave site is shrouded in myths and legends. It is a great place to visit to gain a better insight into the history of the Malaccan Sultanate.

Makam Mahsuri, Langkawi

The legends that surround this tomb are amazing and will definitely leave you thinking about the tales that the local people tell long after you have left this historical destination.

Gua Niah, Sarawak

Visit this cave site that was the site where Tom Harrison made amazing discoveries that prove the existence of pre-historic humans here in Sarawak. It is certainly a must-visit for history lovers.

Simon is the travel specialist based in Malaysia, if you are planning for a Vacation in Malaysia, check out his website for travel advise and DIY tours.

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