In the Far East, Malaysia is one of the best destinations for families with kids of all ages. The country is mainly known for its hospitable locals, unique wildlife, pristine beaches as well as a mixture of cultures. It has diverse activities and a plethora of attractions targeting both children and adults. The country has a blend of traditional and modern charms that spreads from the heart of the city, Kuala Lumpur to Borneo, tropical rainforest region. Determining the ideal and best time to visit Malaysia is dependent of the place you want to visit. For instance, the best time to visit the beaches of Penang and Langkawi is in between the months of November and April, while between the months of March and October is the ideal time to go discover the wildlife of Borneo.
Langkawi beach is situated in the Andaman Sea about 20 miles off the coastline of the mainland. The island is fringed by beaches with azure seas lapping the shore offering its visitors with natural wonder. Langkawi is also full of historical attractions and sights making it to be best region for families with children. A fabulous choice is offered to families seeking to feel a luxurious beach escape. For the kids, they offer games room and also water sliding. Teenagers and younger children also enjoy guided nature walk as they explore the ancient forest. The children also get to enjoy water sports that are non-motorized and offered in the sheltered bay.(image by ClickClick)
Penang, also an island, boasts a combination of Buddhist temples, resplendent Taoist and also colonial architecture. The island offers visiting families with splendid national parks, museums as well as beautiful gardens. Families also get to enjoy a cable car ride up to the peak of the Penang hill. The cars are also used to those visiting the popular Butterfly Farm. There is also one of the favorite family resorts known as the Golden Sands Resort. The resort offers extreme fun for adults and children with its jungle gym, speed slide, toddler zone and even gaming rooms. Young children are always kept amused through the Golden Sands kids club for kids between the ages of 4 to 12 years. Water sports and activities targeting teenagers are also offered. Those offered included golf putting competitions and also table tennis.
One of the world’s best wildlife destination is Borneo and when it is combined with the countries welcoming nature, is makes it the favorite for families with kids. It’s a very remarkable destination especially for those families seeking adventure. There are fantastic resorts around the region giving you best time as you explore the diverse coral reefs, the national park as well as relaxing on the beaches. The Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru resort offers unforgettable experiences especially for children. The resort has orphaned orangutans and children and teenagers always enjoy a half day excursion that gets them to join the rangers as they perform their duties.(image by Roy Lathwell)
Among other areas of great interest and full of fun in Malaysia are the museums; among the most popular with kids is the Air Force Museum in Kuala Lumpur. Kids can also enjoy kite festival or even the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta which host great fun with spectacular displays of unusual and colorful hot air balloons. Malaysia is very child-friendly and these are just few of the many destinations in the country, for families with kids.
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