Taking a heritage trail is one of the best ways to see and experience the rich heritage of Malaysia. Whether you are a backpacker or join a pre-arranged tour, you will find heritage trails exciting as it takes you to the old world charms and unique sites only found in Malaysia.
Just get yourself a map or GPS and all basic necessities that enable you to walk long hours. George Town, Melaka and Lenggong Valley are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Therefore, a heritage trail at these sites is truly awe-inspiring. George Town Heritage Trail will enable you to see historical landmarks, old places of worships, pre-colonial shophouses and Moorish-style colonial buildings and the latest popular attraction, wall murals which feature lifestyle of Penangites. Melaka Heritage Trail will take you to Portuguese, Dutch and British historical landmarks as well as the Straits Chinese houses. The Lenggong Valley Heritage Trail will allow you to get an insight into this “archeologists’s dream valley” and the Perak Man, Southeast Asia’s oldest complete human skeletal remains.Other city heritage trails like Kuala Lumpur Heritage Trails, Ipoh Heritage Trail, Klang Heritage Trail, Royal Heritage Trail in AlorSetar, and Sandakan Heritage Trail. Apart from walking, you can actually “rent a bicycle” and enjoy a healthy ride and imposing city landmarks along the way.
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