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Malaysia is truly a land of contrasts. The country boasts an unusual geography, comprising western or mainland Malaysia, situated on the southern tip of the Asian continent, as well as eastern Malaysia, which lies on the other side of the China Sea in the north of the island of Borneo.
The country's culture has been shaped by its inhabitants - Malays, Chinese and Indians - who bear witness to Malaysia's strategic location on a commercial crossroads between India and China. The architecture produced by these cultures forms a striking mix of rich palaces, temples and mosques, as well as colonial-style buildings, atmospheric Chinatowns and ultra-modern tower blocks, such as those evident in Kuala Lumpur, the capital.
Mainland Malaysia, the most dynamic and inhabited part of the country, is covered in its centre by jungle dotted with traditional villages, which can be visited by train. The country''s capitals developed along the coast, where the sea is home to a stunningly beautiful array of marine life and fringed by magnificent white sandy beaches.
It's also worth exploring the lesser known eastern Malaysia, where you'll delight in the hospitality of the inhabitants of Sarawak who still live in traditional longhouses. Here, the beauty of the parks and reserves serves as a reminder that Malaysia is home to some of the most diverse flora and fauna in the world and that 70% of its land is still covered with primary forest, the refuge of the last surviving orangutans.
Finally, no visit to Malaysia is complete without savouring the country's delicious, varied cuisine. Welcome to paradise! Michelin's recommendations