Popular Architecture Attractions in Malaysia

Penang
Malaysia
4.5/5
648 Reviews
Country/City
Penang is known for its betel nut trees. Hailed as "the emerald in the Indian Ocean," Penang possesses appealing beaches and wild scenery as well as scenic spots and historical sites. Penang is also entitled the gastronomic paradise. Penang is a recommended destination for tourists to enjoy scenery and have fun as it is home to food, tourist attractions and ancient buildings with convenient transportation.
Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu·Malaysia
4.4/5
1,006 Reviews
Country/City
Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to east Malaysia and an important transportation hub for those who intend to travel onwards to Sabah. Kota Kinabalu is rich in tourism resources - the magnificently beautiful sunsets from Tanjung Rhu Beach, the towering mountains, the bekantan monkey habitat in the mangroves. There is plenty to fill an exciting holiday with. Kota Kinabalu is surrounded by many small islands, each of which has its own distinctive characteristics. Some of the better known islands include Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan and Pulau Gaya. None of them are too far from Kota Kinabalu and visitors may consider taking an island-hopping tour. Kota Kinabalu is a place where many different cuisines converge. These include popular dishes like Bak Kut Teh and Hainanese Chicken Rice, as well as local seafood specialties.
Petaling Street
Kuala Lumpur·Malaysia
4/5
1,276 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
Petaling Street is Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, famous for selling handicrafts, clothing and delicious local specialties in restaurants tucked away in side streets and alleys. There are famous Malay Chinese dishes served at restaurants like Lifeng Tea Ice Room, Wang Jinlian Chicken, Han Kee Congee Shop, Longji Barbecue, Chinatown Shengji, Luo Han Guo Longyan Rock Candy Winter Melon and more.
Merdeka Square
Kuala Lumpur·Malaysia
4.4/5
1,348 Reviews
Square
Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) is one of Kuala Lumpur's historically and politcally significant landmarks. This is where the Malaysian flag was first raised to symbolize independence from British Rule. Currently, a very tall flagpole stands at the southern end of the square. Portraits of the present prime minister and past prime ministers of Malaysia sit beneath the flagpole. The buildings encircling Merdeka Square are rich and diverse in style and architecture. They include everything from British Tudor-style buildings to Islamic architecture, guildhouses, and distant skyscrapers. Each of these buildings tells part of the story of Malaysia's colonial history.
KL Tower
Kuala Lumpur·Malaysia
4.4/5
884 Reviews
Observation Deck
Located on the Coffee Hill, Kuala Lumpur Tower is a wireless communications tower where visitors can now enjoy a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur from the observation deck on the tower. The observation deck is based on the Muslim minaret. The decorative glass windows at the top of the tower are designed in the style of the Iranian Royal Palace. Employing the use of Arabic script, Islamic-style tiles, classic Islamic floral motifs, and sophisticated decorative patterns with subtle colous reflect Malaysia's long tradition of Islamic culture. The revolving restaurant at the top of the tower, serving authentic Malaysian and international cuisine, is a great way to overlook the city. The high-level ballroom is also a popular venue for weddings.
Petronas Twin Towers
Kuala Lumpur·Malaysia
4.6/5
3,616 Reviews
Modern Architecture
Petronas Twin Towers are one of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic urban landmarks and a location for the filming of the Hollywood film “Entrapment” starring Sean Connery. The twin towers are 88 stories tall, reaching just over 450 meters in height. No trip to Kuala Lumpur is complete without a photo of the two majestic spires piercing the Malaysian sky. A trip to the double-decker skybridge on the 41st and 42nd floors offers a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous scenery of the capital city below. The skybridge connects the two towers.
The Langkawi Sky Bridge
Langkawi·Malaysia
4.6/5
744 Reviews
Bridge
Located on Malaysia's Langkawi Archipelago, the Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125-meter curved cable-stayed pedestrian bridge. Formed of steel and concrete panels and supported by struts fixed to the mountainside, the bridge is suspended by eight cables and hangs high up in the air between two mountains.
Kuah
Langkawi·Malaysia
4.2/5
303 Reviews
Town
Kuah is a town on the island of Langkawi. There are many duty-free and handcraft centers in the town. The development of the town is very fast, and many of the old wooden buildings have given way to large buildings built with reinforced concrete. Most of the tourists who come to Kuah to go to the bank, take a ferry or go to the duty-free to shop. In addition, there are many good restaurants in Kuah. Other than Malay and Indian food restaurants, there are Chinese seafood restaurants.

Architecture in Malaysia