Whether you are a normal tourist or a backpacker, if the way you enjoy your visits is all not about beaches and mountains and you may settle for a historic trip and visit the little city of Malacca in Malaysia. This city was created in 1400 AD when a Sumatran prince came to Malaysia after being banished from Singapore. Malacca is a favorite place for spice trade and so it brought plenty of conquerors from the Dutch, Portuguese and British. But, Malaysia got 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 some of the best places 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. Along with it, the weathercock stands rather odd. If you would wish to shoot some pictures of the inside of the church; there are entrance fees charged.
The Malacca Zoo and Night Safari is a wonderful place especially if you’re seeing with children. 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 the effect which this has on the visitors and the animals themselves. It appears just like you’re 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 a good aviary and entertaining Orang-utan.
The Palau Beasr in Malacca is a site which will satisfy your historical cravings and sight or even more. A huge island, the Palau Besar is well-known due to its Islamic gravestones and tombs that for several decades has been a pilgrimage site of choice among Muslims. Sultan Al Ariffin, a popular Islam prophet is buried within this island. You’ll discover a good deal of info about Malacca that you may learn as you go to the island. There’s a little museum that handles this. After a long day walking and studying the history and culture, you deserve to spoil yourself by dipping 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.