An Instagrammer’s guide to capturing the best of Malaysia

Malaysia may just be highly underrated as your go-to travel destination if you want to rake up those Instagram likes. Malaysia is a hidden gem for some of the prettiest and most unique places you can capture to your Instagram feed making the viewers wonder where you are. Unearth the hidden beauty that Malaysia has to offer with the below list 

1.Petronas towers

No trip to Malaysia is complete without seeing the famous Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world and when they light up in the night, they look breathtaking in your shots. The most popular way to shoot it is by going through Suria KLCC, the shopping mall through which you can enter the twin towers, but it is going to be crowded with many tourists taking their pictures and you might not be able to get that perfect ‘gram without being photobombed. Head to the KLCC park where the twin towers will act as the backdrop to all your pictures. You can shop till you drop in Suria KLCC or you can enjoy the evening sound and light show post your photo taking.

2.Colourful stairs of Batu Caves

The once dull Batu caves has been renovated giving it a new vibrant look making it a new Instagram worthy spot. The colourful steps are now famously trending on social media. Be sure to visit early in the morning to avoid the crowds given its one of the most iconic landmarks of Malaysia and take a perfect picture on these rainbow stairs.

3. Eco-Park

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life into this lush retreat. The most photographed part of the eco-park is the suspended canopy bridge that offers aerial views of the rainforest area and also the skyline of Kuala Lumpur city. Getting up there requires a bit of a small walk or hike that people of all fitness levels can do. After all, it’s a small effort in comparison to the gorgeous photos you’ll get to snap for your feed.

4. Astaka Morocco

Want a slice of Morocco in Malaysia? Astaka Morocco or Morocco Pavilion stands out due to its beautiful architecture and intricate detailing giving you Moroccon vibes. It is set in Putrajaya and is a must-visit for anyone wanting to show the hidden beauty of palaces in Malaysia and keeping your friends wondering if you’ve jetted off to Morocco. You can often see wedding photoshoots happening over here. Lose yourself taking beautiful pictures in this architectural wonder.

5. Putrajaya Mosque

Malaysia’s very own pink mosque is an absolute visual delight with its pastel pink hues. The pink domed mosque is quite big with a garden surrounding it so you can take your time walking around or renting a bike to go around finding spots to click pictures. If you would like to step inside the mosque, you should remember to adhere to the dress code and dress modestly to enter. Best time to snap a picture is when the sky turns purple blending in with the pink colour of the mosque.

6.Perdana Botanical Gardens

This botanical garden is also known as lake garden. This recreational park offers a lot of photo opportunities in every corner. All you have to do is take a stroll around and get lost inside of the park to find all the beautiful spots. The most famous section in the park are the huge yellow structures that artistically resemble yellow trees right in the middle of the park .The light that refracts through the glass panels of this structure provides cool effects to click your pictures and what’s best ? It is absolutely free of cost to enter.

7. Thean Hou Temple

This Chinese temple is one of the oldest and largest temples to exist in South East Asia. It’s located on top of a hill so you get stunning views of the city from here. The decorations and the vibrant colours of the temple will make your instagram stand out and  once again leaving the viewers wondering where you are. No matter day or evening, this is a great photo stop. The red lanterns light up in the evening illuminating the entire temple. The architecture, lantern decorations and intricate carvings are not to be missed.

8.Langkawi Skybridge

You will have to ride the cable car that will take you up to the famous sky bridge where you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the lush rainforest surroundings while being 700 feet above sea level. A picture amongst the backdrop of the rainforest is definitely instagram worthy. Make sure to not look down if you’re afraid of heights.

9.The Blue Mansion, Penang

This grand blue coloured building was built back in the 19th century and is now renovated into a boutique heritage hotel called Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and a restaurant. The hotel comprises 18 rooms and is filled with artifacts and antiques. Its perfect to capture a beautiful #OOTD picture in this backdrop.

9. Sky Mirror, Kuala Selangor

Sasaran Beach or more famously known as ‘Sky mirror’ gets its nickname due to its mirror-like reflection that you can experience on the shallow side of the beach creating an opportunity for breathtaking photos. This phenomenon appears only twice every month , on the new and full moon days and 4 days prior and after that. This is the only time you can catch this phenomenon so be sure to plan your trip accordingly.

10.Pulau Sipadan, Sabah

Want to experience some Maldives in Malaysia? One of Malaysia’s hidden gems is the number of gorgeous islands it has and one of the best islands to visit being Pulau Sipadan which is an epitome of rich marine life making it one of the best diving spots in the world. Definitely worth it and less commercialized than Maldives, you can take breathtaking photos and rake in those likes because after all who doesn’t love a beach destination during a holiday? If you’re lucky enough you can even take selfies with some of the rarest fishes and turtles underwater.

Get to know Malaysia truly beyond just the famous Kuala Lumpur city and explore all of the hidden beauty it has to offer. I would definitely recommend it as it has so much unearthed charm yet to be explored by people making it one of the best destinations currently for a honeymoon vacation. Book your Malaysia honeymoon package soon and be sure to customize so you can plan it around hitting all the most instagrammable spots in the country and get your followers to be social media jealous of your aesthetic feed.