Malaysia‚Äôs capital city is the point of entry for most medical tourism visitors who arrive in the country.¬† One of the main attractions here is the Menara Kuala Lumpur, the tallest telecommunications tower in the region.¬† Take a lift to the observation deck at the top of this 421-meter tall tower to take in panoramic views of the entire city.¬† Kuala Lumpur also has a fine selection of museums and art galleries, including the National Museum, which displays artifacts of historical significance, and the Islamic Arts Museum, which has displays of fine porcelain and rare manuscripts. ¬†
The Petronas Towers, once the tallest structures in the world, were built to demonstrate the emergence of Kuala Lumpur as an international economic powerhouse.¬† Built along Islamic architectural lines, the twin towers house an art gallery, concert hall, and science center, as well as a small park that includes fountains, a pool, and a children‚Äôs playground.¬† ¬†
The Central Market was renovated in the eighties, and is currently an arts center where artisans display their creations in stalls.¬† Watch true masters at work.¬† Or simply relax an enjoy the regular open air performances that are held here.¬†
Tunku Abdur Rahman National Park is made up of five separate tiny islands.¬† Beautiful white beaches are fringed with lush green forests teeming with wild life, offering plenty of opportunity for trekking, snorkeling, and other outdoor activities for the medical tourism visitor.¬†
Niah National Park and Caves remains a historical treasure due to its numerous artifacts.¬† Archeologists uncovered evidence of settlements dating back more than 40,000 years.¬† Bako National Park attracts walkers with its 19-mile long trail snaking through tropical mangrove forests that shelter protected species, like the proboscis monkey.¬†
Be sure to schedule a visit to the historic seaside city of Malacca on your medical tourism holiday.¬† This vibrant city is a breathtaking fusion of European and Chinese cultures, all very evident in its architecture.¬† Visit the oldest Chinese temple in Malaysia, and head to the thriving open air markets that sell Chinese produce.
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