Located in southeast Asia, Malaysia is known for breathtaking scenery and a harmonious blend of Asian and European influences.
The country consists of two large landmasses. Peninsular Malaysia is sandwiched between Thailand and Singapore on the Malay Peninsula, while East Malaysia shares the island of Borneo with the countries of Brunei and Indonesia. The two portions of the country are separated by the South China Sea.
Malaysia’s diversity is reflected in the people who call the country home and in the architectural styles that pepper its landscape. State-of-the-art skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia’s capital city) tower above Tudor-style buildings, while mosques, churches, temples, shrines, and monasteries all coexist in close proximity to each other.
Rainforests, mountains, and an extensive coastline make Malaysia a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and scientists.
Without further ado, check out our geocache suggestions for Malaysia:
Batu Caves, KL (Earthcache)
This EarthCache introduces you to one of the most popular tourist destinations of Malaysia: the Batu Caves. Located about 13 kilometers (8 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur, the limestone caves are more than 400 million years old and reach a height of up to 100 meters (328 feet). Hindu statues and artwork decorate the exterior, and a 43 meters (140 feet) golden statue of a Hindu deity greets visitors at the entrance.
Welcome to KL
This Virtual Cache highlights the iconic Petronas Towers which form an essential part of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline. Formerly the tallest buildings in the world, the towers are 88 stories tall and can be seen from nearly every vista in Kuala Lumpur.
One of only two D5/T5 caches in all of Malaysia, this cache can only be logged by climbing the highest mountain in the country, Mt. Kinabalu. Located in East Malaysia, the mountain towers 4,095 meters (13,435 feet) above sea level and shelters an extensive collection of plants, birds, and mammals.
We announced five new Geocaching country souvenirs on Monday, December 4th. If you’ve already found a geocache in any of these countries, you’ll automatically receive the souvenir on your profile. Check out all of the geocaching souvenirs here.