Kuala Lumpur - Further Afield
Enjoy a great day trip to the Batu Caves which are the nearest natural attraction to the big city. At just four kilometres, they're an easily accessible slice of fresh air and outdoor fun. A sacred place for Hindus, the caves tower 100 meters into the perma-blue skies and offer climbing and hiking opportunities galore (away from the holy shrines, of course).
The glorious seaside province of Malacca is a must-see. With its richly preserved historic core, Malacca reveals a chequered past of conquest and colonialism. The old town's architecture is a blend of Chinese, Portuguese and Indian influences and houses hundreds of fascinating shops, markets and restaurants. It's also home to the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, Cheng Hoon Teng.
Just an hour and a half's drive away from Kuala Lumpur is the Elephant Orphanage of Kuala Gandah, situated in a protected tropical rainforest park. It's one of Malaysia's most successful conservation projects and a rare chance to get up close to a friendly herd of semi-wild elephants.
Kuala Lumpur's got most things - apart from a beach! So take a 90 minute journey to Port Dickson's 15 km stretch of pristine, golden sands, swaying palms and laid-back beach bars.