Whether you are an ordinary tourist or a backpacker, if the way you prefer your visits is all not about mountains and beaches, and you can settle for a historical trip and go to the small city of Malacca in Malaysia. This town was established in 1400 AD when a Sumatran prince arrived in Malaysia after being banished from Singapore. Malacca is a popular spot for spice trade and thus it attracted a lot of conquerors from the Dutch, Portuguese and British. But, Malaysia gained its independence in 1957.
As you might know, Malacca has great wealth in culture and history which you may experience best face-to-face. Below are several of the best areas you can visit if you are up for such a trip.
The colonial past of Malacca is quite rich, and it adds to its natural attractiveness. In the Malacca Heritage, you will find a Dutch trail in which the remnants of both the Dutch and British age are found in the form of Christ Church. It had been built without using any nails in the Dutch era, but when the British took over, the Anglican Church took it over and reinvented it. The weathercock stands quite odd along with it also. There are entrance fees charged if you would want to take some photos of the interior of the church.
When traveling with children, the Malacca Zoo and Night Safari is an amazing place. Kids will adore the sights in the premises of the zoo since it’s enclosed with appealing greens that evoke a true rainforest. You can imagine how this affects people and the animals themselves. It feels like you are out in nature. The whole zoo is very spacious and provides a great variety of species to know more about including the Malayan gaur, wildebeests, tapirs, and iguanas. They also have an entertaining Orang-utan and a good aviary.
The Palau Beasr in Malacca is a location that will satisfy your sight and historical cravings. A big island, the Palau Besar is popular for its Islamic gravestones and tombs that for several years have been a pilgrimage site of choice among Muslims. A favorite Islam prophet called Sultan Al Ariffin is buried within this island. You will find a lot of information about Malacca which you will learn as you visit the island. There’s a little museum that deals with this. After a long day studying and walking the culture and history; you deserve to spoil yourself by diving into the clean beach waters.
As you go to the beach, ensure that you go to the Eves’ Village. As you walk, you may note all of the strange rock formations that are around the island.