What better way to cherish your time with family than to plan a trip together? Look no further than our beautiful Malaysia, with its own array of cultural places and breathtaking sights. There’s no need to visit France when you can find a similar beauty nestled on the hills of Bukit Tinggi, or to travel to Poland just to see the upside-down house when you have one just like that in Sabah. Listed below are the most magnificent road trips you can take in Malaysia with your family that will leave you in awe and appreciation for this land that we call our home.
Ipoh And Taiping
If you’re traveling from KL, this drive is approximately 280 kilometers long and will take you around 4 hours from start to finish. The drive to Ipoh will only take you around 2.5 hours. Ipoh is well-known for it’s food and hospitality. So what can you do in Ipoh, you ask? You can visit the Kellie’s Castle which is known for it’s gorgeous architecture and the haunting ghost stories that come along with it. It is an unfinished mansion by William Kellie Smith who sadly died before he could finish building the castle. It has become a monument that people love to visit if they stop by in Ipoh. The amazing food is not to be missed as well. Then head on over to Taiping which is an hour drive from Ipoh where you’ll get to visit Maxwell Hill, the Taiping Lake Gardens and the Night Safari, which your family will surely enjoy. All in all, this route will give you an insight to a plethora of historical landmarks.
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Situated 55 kilometers away from Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Tinggi is often overshadowed by its more popular siblings like Cameron Highlands and Fraser’s Hill. The road to Bukit Tinggi isn’t as challenging compared to the other two, and you get some great views as well. The biggest attraction here is Colmar Tropicale, a lovely French-inspired village influenced by the Colmar Village in Alsace, France. You have to see it to believe it. It is a quaint little town with amazing architecture. The air is so much cleaner as well. It is advertised as a medieval French village steeped in culture and romance. There is also a Japanese Village a few kilometers away that is tucked away in a rainforest that offers plenty of photo opportunities! Your family will love this place.
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The roadtrip to Malacca from Kuala Lumpur spans 145 kilometers and will take you almost 2 hours. Affectionately known as Malaysia’s historical city, Malacca is a great place to travel to. Filled to the brim with delicious food and history, your family will never be disappointed in Malacca because there is so much to do and see. Visit places like the Malacca Zoo and Jonker’s Street on the weekends. On the way to Malacca, you could stop by the little town of Seremban, home to the best Seremban Siew Paus that you cannot find anywhere else.
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Not forgetting Sabah, this drive from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang is one you have to make if you’re there. It is a 92-kilometer panoramic journey that would awaken the inner photographer in you, and stretches for about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Along the way, you can visit places like the Rumah Terbalik (the Upside Down house), the Nabalu Markets, the Kundasang War Memorials, the tea plantations, and most importantly, the Kinabalu National Park that is home to one of Malaysia’s treasures, Mount Kinabalu. From Kundasang, the National Park is a 11- kilometer drive that should not be missed. You and your family will be overwhelmed with emotion when you see the beauty of this park and the majestic Mount Kinabalu.
So make sure to take lots of pictures and hone up on your photography skills. When you return from your trip, head on over to www.kaodim.com to get free quotes from our printing services if you would like to display those amazing pictures on your wall or in your family photo album! Start planning your trip today!
written by Carissa Gan