7 Beautiful Gems In Malaysia You Confirm Wanna Bookmark For Your Next Trip

7 Beautiful Gems In Malaysia You Confirm Wanna Bookmark For Your Next Trip

From islands and lakes to hiking trails and mountains, Malaysia has tonnes of hidden gems, with many more still waiting to be explored.

1. Pintu Wang Gunung Summit, Perlis

With an elevation of over 400m, Pintu Wang Gunung Summit is part of the Nakawan mountain range that forms a natural boundary between Thailand and Malaysia.

After climbing the hill, you’ll be greeted with a gorgeous view of Thailand and the vast paddy landscape of Kangar. Make sure to hike early in the morning, so that it doesn’t get too hot when you reach the peak.

Trail Pintu Wang Gunung,
01000 Kangar, Perlis

2. Tasik Cermin, Perak

Image from Iqx Azmi (Unsplash)

Image via Iqx Azmi (Unsplash)

Just a 20-minute drive away from Ipoh, Tasik Cermin is a stunning hidden lake surrounded by limestone karst towers. While not recognised as a tourist attraction, the lake has received a lot of recognition for its beautiful limestone mountains and surrounding greenery.

To get to Tasik Cermin, you’ll have to walk through a quarry, before arriving at a dark tunnel that will lead you to the lake.

Tasik Cermin,
Jalan Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah,
31350 Ipoh, Perak

3. Hounon Ridge Farm, Bundu Tuhan, Sabah

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Image via @asrulxaliff_ (Instagram)

Located in Bundu Tuhan, about 21km away from Kinabalu Park, the farm is far away from the hustle and bustle of Kota Kinabalu.

With spectacular views of Mount Kinabalu during the day, while also being able to stargaze with no light pollution at night, you’ll definitely want to add this spot to your travel list.

The farm offers not only a dormitory, but also a large camping site, so you’ll have the option to book a room or rent a camping site.

Hounon Ridge Farmstay & Camping,
Kg. Himbaan,
Bundu Tuhan,
89308 Ranau, Sabah

4. Kwai Chai Hong, Kuala Lumpur

While Kwai Chai Hong has now become a tourist attraction, it still remains a hidden gem that many Malaysians have yet to discover.

Located just a short walking distance away from Chinatown, Kwai Chai Hong is a beautiful street filled with colourful murals and eye-catching artworks. The street is also a hotspot for those who enjoy cafe hopping.

Kwai Chai Hong,
Lorong Panggung, City Centre,
50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

5. Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak

Image from Mulu Park

Image via Mulu Park

Image from Wikipedia

Image via Wikipedia

This rainforest in Sarawak is over 60 million years old, earning it the UNESCO World Heritage Site title.

Famous for its caves, clear waters, and extreme hikes, the park is truly a beautiful place for you to be one with nature, while also exploring the treasures it holds.

In fact, the park also offers a three-day hike that will take you to the Pinnacles, a beautiful site which showcases large grey and white stone structures that look like sharp spikes.

Gunung Mulu National Park,
Borsarmulu Park Management Sdn Bhd,
No. 11, Pekan Mulu, Mulu,
98070 Sarawak

6. Pantai Senok, Kelantan

Known as the Nami Island of Malaysia, Pantai Senok is famous for its tall pine trees that are almost identical to the ones in South Korea.

According to The Malaysian Reserve, the pine trees were originally planted by the Kelantan Forestry Department to prevent coastal erosion and flooding. Over the years, as the pine trees grew taller, they also ended up becoming a nice, shady spot for the locals to chill and have a picnic.

Pantai Senok,
16020 Kota Bharu,

7. Kapas Island, Terengganu

Kapas Island is one of Malaysia’s most beautiful islands, and it’s definitely a tourist attraction many Malaysians are familiar with.

But, did you know that there’s a hiking trail on the island that will take you to the peak of the Lion Hill, which offers beautiful cliff and sea views? It’ll make you feel like you’re in Bali!

To get to the island, you’ll have to hop on a 15-minute boat ride from Marang Jetty in Terengganu. The best time to visit the island is between March and October. The island is usually closed to the public from November to February because of monsoon season.

Address (to Marang Jetty):
Jetty Marang
21600 Marang,

From islands and lakes to hiking trails and mountains, Malaysia has tonnes of hidden gems, with many more still waiting to be explored

Time to add these gems to our travel list, so we can start planning our next trip dy, woohoo!

7 Beautiful Gems In Malaysia You Confirm Wanna Bookmark For Your Next Trip

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