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Attractions from Malaysia

Robertson Rose Garden (Cameron Highlands)
The garden was landscaped in 1934 by the married couple Robertson. Today, the rose garden has over a hundred different species and it is possible to buy dried flowers and honey here.
Tea plantations (Cameron Highlands)
There are many tea plantations in the area. It is possible to see the tea production all the way from the fresh leaves to the packing. The production of tea has changed very little during the last 100 years and you will still see tea pickers on the fields carrying plaited baskets on their back.
The town of Georgetown (Georgetown)
The largest town on the island is Georgetown. It is one of the towns with the most atmosphere in the entire Asia. You will find a town full of small uneven streets, where it is swarming with street traders and trishaws. Wealth of peoples lives in this town and mosques and temples are situated next to each other. There are many grandiose buildings in the town. The Town Hall is one of those buildings. It is built in old British colonial style. The impressive Khoo Kongsi, which is an old Chinese clan house, is another one.
Petronas twin towers (Kuala Lumpur)
Petronas' twin towers are the tallest buildings in the world. They have been built by the oil company Petronas and are 452 metres tall. The architect, Cesa Pelli, built the towers from the principles of the Islamic building art. The facade of the building is made of glass and the building has 88 floors.
Sultan Abdul Samas building (Kuala Lumpur)
The building was made between 1894 and 1897 by the British architect A.C. Norman and is considered one of the capital's characteristics. The building is a beautiful mixture of Victorian and Moorish building style. Today, the buildings house the High Court and the Ministry of Justice.
The Mosque Masjid Jamek (Kuala Lumpur)
Masjid Jamek is a magnificent piece of Muslim architecture. The mosque, which was built in 1909, is situated where the rivers of Klang and Gombak meet. It was in this exact spot that Kuala Lumpur was founded. The mosque has golden onion domes, arching cloisters and beautiful marble floors. It is situated in a peaceful garden of palm trees.
The National Museum (Kuala Lumpur)
The National Museum of Malaysia is situated in the capital Kuala Lumpur. Here you can se real sculls from some of the victims of the headhunters of the past. The museum has a fine historical collection about the culture and traditions of the country.
Taman Negara National Park (Malaysia)
The park is situated in the rain forest. Most of the life in the park take place in the treetops, and it is swarming with birds in all colours and with screaming monkeys. There are also tigers and elephants in the park, but people rarely see them. To get to the headquarters of the park you will have to sail on muddy rivers and the only way to get around in the park is by foot or by boat.
The Batu caves (Malaysia)
Batu Caves are huge caves, situated north of Kuala Lumpur. To get to the entrance of the caves, you first have to climb up the 272 steps that lead to the caves. The biggest cave is 400 metres long and 120 metres high. The Batu Caves are a Hindu sanctuary and every year the caves set the stage for the Hindu Thaipusam festival.
The Kek Lok Si Temple (Malaysia)
The temple is one of the finest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. Kek Lok Si is situated majestically on the top of a hill near the village of Ayer Itam. The temple is huge and the Ten Thousand Buddhas' Pagoda is placed in the middle of the temple. The pagoda consists of many floors and the building has a golden top with the form of a spiral.

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