Which place is best to visit, Indonesia or Malaysia?

Mudassir Ali
Feb 12, 2020 05:25 AM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Feb 12, 2020 05:25 AM

Located side-by-side, both Indonesia and Malaysia offer their own wonders that would never cease to amaze travelers since the very moment they arrive. There are actually many things both countries share in common, especially in terms of culture and gastronomy. However, I would personally recommend a visit to Indonesia, considering that it is more diverse in traditions and offers a whole lot more of natural wonders.

If you are planning to visit Indonesia, there are three must-visit places that you won’t be able to find in Malaysia or any other places in the world:

Bali is definitely the first one. Known worldwide as the island of paradise, Bali offers a lot from beautiful white-sanded beaches, towering volcanoes, fresh-looking rice terraces, and crystalline lakes, to local traditions such as the Kecak Dance and the Barong Dance. Foodies will also love the island with its gastronomies charcterized with a strong taste of spices. Be sure to spend at least a night partying in the liveliest clubs in Kuta or Seminyak.
Another icon in Indonesia is the Borobudur Temple, approximately an hour drive from the city of Yogyakarta. Built in the 8th century by the Ancient Mataram kingdom, the Borobudur stands firm for centuries, offering a long story of the development of Buddhism in Nusantara.
Finally, the island of Flores, which is located east of the island of Bali, offers a lot of amazing tourist attractions despite the lack of accommodations. Visit the Komodo National Park to enjoy the islands with beautiful coastlines and distinctive Komodo Dragons. Stay a night or two on a tourists’ boat to visit the many islands of the Komodo National Park. Tye next stop is the Kelimutu Crater Lake, which is approximately an 8-hour drive from Labuan Bajo. Enjoy sunrise or sunset, and take a photograph of the three lakes above Mount Kelimutu, each with different colors.
If, however, you are more interested to visit Malaysia, here are some of the places you should not miss out:

Kuala Lumpur is the largest metropolitan in Malaysia, definitely a paradise for hardcore shoppers and tourists who admire soaring skyscrapers. Spend two or three nights strolling around the city, starting from the famous Petronas Twin Tower, to the Merdeka Square and Kuala Lumpur’s colorful Chinatown.
If you are desperate for mouthwatering food, a visit to Penang would be worthwhile. Taste the traditional Peranakan cuisine, which is a mixture between the spice-filled Malay taste and the authentic Chinese style. In addition, Penang also offers tourists with historical buildings that deserves a camera click.
Langkawi is also a prime tourist hotspot in Malaysia, offering white-sand beaches and sparkling seas. Take a boat ride and enjoy one of the best island-hopping adventures in the world. Seafood in Langkawi is also a favorite for true foodies.

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