Top 10 Most Beautiful Coastal Towns In Malaysia

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  1. Malacca - the "sleeping" city in the heart of Malaysia - is a famous ancient city in Malaysia, about 150km south of Kuala Lumpur. Malacca is also one of the most beautiful coastal towns in Malaysia which converges the beauty of many cultures, and is a harmonious combination of Eurasian architecture, giving visitors new experiences. Malaysia has many cultural and religious colors, you will easily see Hindu churches, Catholic churches, and Islam everywhere. In 2008, Malacca was recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.


    This 600-year-old city was once a busy trading port of the world. Central Malaka is a square with a busy commercial district. Dutch square with houses and roof tiles of the same dark red color such as the famous "salmon meat" building, St. Paul, history museum, and art museum. Across the street located right near the town hall is Jonker Chinatown, which is considered the soul of Malacca with its own quiet and ancient features. Jonker Street is also a place to sell antiques. Recently, when more and more foreign tourists know, Jonker has become more and more crowded with many shops. Tourists from all over the world can easily buy many beautiful and small souvenirs and enjoy many delicious dishes in the neighborhood when walking around here.


    Location: Melaka, Malaysia

    TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5

    Where to Stay: Bali Residence Impian Raudah, The Wave Residence, The Wave Residence

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  2. Contrary to the hustle and bustle of the capital Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru is a gentle and highly peaceful city located in the south of Malaysia. However, Johor Bahru creates deep impressions for foreign tourists because of its low roofs, and wide roads but many nooks and crannies for you to explore, besides, Johor Bahru also has a Colorful amusement park chain of exciting island adventures. And the most prominent of the parks in Johor Bahru must be mentioned Legoland - a fun, colorful, and inspirational park. Legoland is built from more than 50 million lego bricks and is where awesome awaits families looking for a great day out, or the ultimate short break experience.


    In Johor Bahru, there are quite a few fruit farms and agricultural products for you to come to relax in the green space and enjoy clean and delicious fruits. The most famous among tourists is Desaru farm, a paradise of more than 100 kinds of tropical fruits. Besides, Johor Bahru night market will let you experience many different night market styles divided by weekdays. In particular, the most special is the night market of Kampung Bendehara, Kampung Kangkar Tebrau which is open on Sundays and sells all kinds of items from clothes, and souvenirs to curry dishes, fried and grilled that are very cheap and very easy to bargain.


    Location: Johor, Malaysia
    TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
    Where to Stay: Pinnacle Tower, Meridin Medini, Paragon Suite Homestay

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  3. Bagan Lalang is a coastal town in Sepang District. It well known for Bagan Lalang Beach which is probably the best beach along the southwest coastline of Selangor state and one of the closest beaches to Kuala Lumpur is located only about 25 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and the Sepang International Circuit. It is characterized by its soft white sand and the trees surrounding it, the calmness of its beach, and the lack of high waves for this it is loved by families.


    Bagan Lalang is a popular picnic and camping spot on weekends, and you can camp overnight by setting fire and staying up late with the stars, the moon, and the sound of sea crashes. If you love to exercise, Bagan Lalang Beach is a place of fun and fun, you can do a number of recreational sports activities such as surfing, beach walks, swimming, boating, and rowing, as well as paragliding and cycling at affordable prices. You will definitely not miss the opportunity to eat the freshest in the beautiful restaurants on the sea, with a wonderful view, especially for sunset, as well as drinking fresh juices, fruits, and grilled corn from the local sellers there. Besides, you can also buy some widgets there, such as clothes appropriate for the sea, shoes, small bags, and beautiful souvenirs that you offer to your loved ones after your return.


    Location: Sepang, Malaysia
    TripAdvisor Rating: 4/5
    Where to Stay: Seri Bayu Resort Hotel, Bagan Lalang Homestay Sepang, Avani Sepang Goldcoast Resort

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  4. Top 4

    Klang

    A new place and a different experience are the two things that every traveler looks out for on a getaway and Klang is one such place. The mix of culture, heritage, and rich history will give a kaleidoscope of memories to the tourist who wishes to explore the beautiful place and carry all the memories home. The Royal Klang Town Heritage Walk, one of the popular tourist activities in town takes tourists to the various landmarks in town. A day tour of the palace where the current Sultan of Selangor still resides is also included in the activity.


    Klang became popular among tourists for its port and fishing activities. The fishing village is a short boat ride away from the main Klang. Once in the village, tourists can have a closer look at the interesting lifestyle of the Malaysian fishermen and of course, can try their luck at fishing. After a trip to the fishing village, one can take the high-speed ferry to reach Khetam island in no time. The untouched island offers nature’s beauty at its best. The FGS Dong Zen Monastery is another peaceful place to be, it offers a closer look inside the lives of monks in Malaysia. Last but not least famous Klang Port is a place to be. Visit the port before sunrise and sunset to catch a beautiful scenic beauty.


    Location: Selangor, Malaysia
    TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
    Where to Stay: Wyndham Acmar Klang, Talents Motor Park Hotel, Premiere Hotel

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  5. Kuala Terengganu is the capital of the great state of Terengganu in Malaysia. The state lies along the coast of the South China Sea and you will find beautiful little villages and towns, as well as idyllic islands. If you want to find some sand in Kuala Terengganu then head for Pantai Batu Buruk which is one of the most popular beaches in the city. As well as strips of sandy beach, you will also find a mix of Chinese and Malay culture here thanks to the sizeable local Chinese community. Here you will find many traditional shops and houses that are built in the Chinese style and you can wander around the winding streets here and enjoy the sights.


    Besides, you can spend time mussel picking and squid fishing in Pulau Duyung which is the largest island in the estuary across from the city. Masjid Terapung is also a place that deserves to explore. Masjid Terapung is a mosque and is painted brilliantly white. It stands above a magnificent manmade lake that uses water from the nearby Ibai River and it is especially beautiful around sunset. Locals and visitors alike flock here to take pictures of the gleaming white structure reflected in the limpid waters of the lake and you can visit the mosque outside of prayer times as long as you are dressed modestly.


    Location: Terengganu, Malaysia
    TripAdvisor Rating: 5/5
    Where to Stay: Uptown Eco Hotel, Tamu Place, ARENA Boutique Hotel Kuala Terengganu

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  6. If you are going to plan to travel with your family or your partner, Batu Ferringhi is definitely a good choice. Batu Ferringhi is a beach resort and the most popular thing to do is, of course, relax. You have the option of excellent hotel swimming pools or the long stretch of Batu Ferringhi's white sand beach, where you can enjoy a massage for less than £5. Besides, you can try Malaysian street food at the Long Beach food court. And you can't skip the night market which is arguably the main evening attraction in Batu Ferringhi. This is a vibrant collection of hand-made gifts, clothing, apparel, and usual market trinkets that you’d find in markets throughout Asia.

    In addition, you can visit the Penang Tropical Fruit Farm which is home to fruits from around the world, and of course the local favorites. Or enjoy a fancy dinner at the Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Hotel overlooking the immaculate gardens and pool area of the hotel. Entopia and Penang Butterfly Farm are one of the places to visit in Batu Ferringhi. This relatively new learning center is home to countless species of colorful butterflies, reptiles, and insects and the attraction is set in a tropical dome.


    Location: Penang
    TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
    Where to Stay: The Bayview Beach Resort, DoubleTree Resort, Green Ocean Seaview Apartment

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  7. Top 7

    Kangar

    Are you feeling exhausted by your day-to-day city life? Then a simple tour throughout Kangar is just the right plan for you to get away from all the noises and destruction so that you can enjoy and feel all the beauty of nature. You will be able to calm your mind, which can help you to relax and refocus further. Kangar is situated in the northern part of Malaysia. It is a relatively calm and quiet place that one can find in Malaysia. A small coastal town which is rich with natural beauty in its way possible.


    In Kangar, an adventure lover should never miss Maneq Hills ATV Adventure. From Riding on ATV to exploring the new grounds of Maneq Hills will challenge you every second, which can be exciting. If you are a mystery lover, Gua Kelam Cave will be the most thrilling journey to experience. Suppose you need a peaceful, calm place with natural surroundings while you are staying in Kangar for a few days. In that case, Kampung Ujung Bukit can offer different kinds of homestay facilities that are situated among paddy fields. You will not regret staying there if you are bored by city life. This place will give you an amazing village life experience with some fun, outdoor activities including cultural performances, rice cultivation, traditional food making, etc.


    Location: Perlis, Malaysia
    TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
    Where to Stay
    : Deena Homestay, CSH Motel, Hotel Seri Malaysia Kangar

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  8. Cherating is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in Malaysia that you should visit. Cherating has a popular beach resort area located in Pahang and rests around 30 Km north of Kuantan on Peninsular Malaysia’s east coast. Just like other places in Malaysia, there are many things to do in Cherating Malaysia which keeps the visitors geared up throughout their stay. There is a long list of attractions around this place which includes white pristine beaches adorned by coconut palm trees, and thrilling first-rate waves that are perfect for the surfers to board.


    Besides, you can enjoy the river cruise with the mangrove trees and the still murky water. The inner sides of the mangrove jungle are home to many wildlife and crawling creatures like snakes and monitor lizards. This river gives a closer look at the natural habitat of these places and offers a relaxing and adventurous tour of the jungle. And don't forget to the main highlight of the Cherating is the posh Club Med which is the first in Asia.


    Location: Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
    TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
    Where to Stay: Eastana Cherating Beach Resort, Royale Chulan Cherating Chalet, Royale Chulan Cherating Villa

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  9. Kuantan is one of the cleanliest cities in Malaysia and is among the most beautiful coastal towns in Malaysia. Kuantan is located in front of the Kuantan River attracting thousands of tourists each month. Kuantan is the best place to explore temples and beaches as well as cafes, restaurants, and shopping malls. Kuantan trip is budget-friendly yet refreshing and takes you closer to nature. Kuantan tourism is famous for having a balance between the urban futuristic part of the city and nature.


    There is no shortage of well-liked outdoor activities in Kuantan. Being beside the beach city gives you options for snorkeling and cruising. Also, you can hike to Bukit Panoroma, see the waterfalls and enjoy an invigorating shower in Kuantan while enjoying nature. The mosque is one of the unavoidable attractions of Kuantan. The city has very few other masjids with the history and architecture of Masjid Negeri Pahang. It’s the state mosque of Pahang. The four-pillar mosque has a large dome with four smaller domes around it with a space-age design. Masjid Negeri Pahang is one of the most peaceful places to visit in the city.


    Location: Pahang, Malaysia
    TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
    Where to Stay: D' Qamar Guesthouse, Meriton Inn, KR Swiss Garden Resort Residences Kuantan

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  10. Alor Setar is in northwest Malaysia the state capital of Kedah and is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in Malaysia. Alor Setar has not only long beaches with white sand and clear blue water, but is also surrounded by endless paddy fields. Add Zahir Mosque, among Malaysia’s best examples of Islamic architecture, and traditional shophouses unchanged in generations.


    The iconic Alor Setar Tower, which looks like a spaceship, dominates the city center. North Malaysia’s oldest fort and a museum dedicated to rice lie a short drive from the capital. Besides, you can grab a coffee in a restored shophouse, or sit along the shady Alor Setar Waterfront, taste Kedah street food at Chinatown Food Court, especially sunset cocktails at the Sky Garden. In Alor Setar, you can also see vibrant Buddhist temples such as Chek Temple which is adorned with large windows topped with intricate decorations sitting underneath the red triangular roof. Bronze statues line the interior as monks chant prayers in the background.


    Location: Kedah, Malaysia
    TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
    Where to Stay: Royale Signature Hotel, The Leverage Lite Hotel, Grand Alora Hotel

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