A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a form of recognition given to areas or places that have been deemed of significance for its natural and cultural heritage, and the sites are protected by international treaties. Discover two of the World Heritage Sites in Malaysia and three other places that should earn the title
1. George Town
The capital city of Penang is a gem of the country with so much historical and cultural legacy. George Town is filled with colonial buildings and shop houses that reflect the city’s centuries long heritage, which contributes to it being recognized as having a unique architectural and cultural townscape that is unparalleled anywhere in East and Southeast Asia. With a multiracial community and world class delicacies, it’s no question why George Town is one of the best travel destinations in Malaysia.
2. Gunung Mulu National Park
A spectacular natural wonder, Gunung Mulu National Park is located in Miri, Sarawak. The area consists of a lush tropical rainforest, diverse wildlife and a dramatic limestone karst formation which is the main highlight of the place. The park is also famed for the massive cave systems, which includes the world’s largest, Sarawak Chambers. A trekking adventure can be possible if you book a trip from a travel agency
3. Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge
Gombak Selangor Quartz Ridge is a quartz dyke that runs through northeast of Kuala Lumpur and several regions of Selangor. Stretching out for over 14km, it’s believed to be the longest pure quartz dyke in the world. It’s also said that the shape of the ridge resembles a dragon’s back. Formerly known as Klang Gates Quartz Ridge, the forest here provides a natural habitat for many endangered animals like pangolins, tapirs and sun bears. Arrange your trip with a travel agency.
4. Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Better known as FRIM, Forest Research Institute Malaysia is one of the leading institutions in tropical forestry research in the world. Founded 1929, FRIM is the largest man-made forest that promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources in Malaysia. Located in Kepong, FRIM also offers a lot of recreational activities like trekking, cycling and bird watching. Contact a travel agency in Malaysia to arrange your trip.
5. Royal Belum State Park
Located within the Belum-Temenggor Forest Reserve in Perak, the Royal Belum State Park was originally gazetted as Belum Forest Reserve in 1971, and later regazetted as a State Park in 2001 before it became recognized as a National Heritage Site in 2012. The park is estimated to be more than 130 million years old. Within the Royal Belum State Park also lies Lake Temenggong, the second largest lake in Peninsular Malaysia. Get in touch with a travel agency to schedule your trip.
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