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 came to being in 1400 AD when a Sumatran prince came to 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. Following are a few of the best locations you can visit if you’re up for this type of 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 where the remnants of the British and Dutch era are found in the form of Christ Church. It was constructed without utilizing any nails in the Dutch era, but the Anglican Church took it over and reinvented it when the British took over. The weathercock stands rather odd on top of it too. There are entry fees charged in the event you would wish to shoot some pictures of the inside of the church.
The Malacca Zoo and Night Safari is a wonderful place especially if you’re seeing with children. Children will love the sights in the premises of the zoo as it is enclosed with attractive greens which evoke a real rainforest. You can imagine how this affects people and the animals themselves. It seems just like you’re out in nature. The entire zoo is extremely spacious and offers a terrific selection of species to find out more about including the wildebeests, Malayan gaur, 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 large island, the Palau Besar is infamous because of its Islamic gravestones and tombs that for many decades are a pilgrimage site of selection amongst Muslims. Sultan Al Ariffin, a popular Islam prophet is buried within this island. You’ll find lots of details about Malacca which you will learn as you go to the island. There’s a little museum that deals with this. After a very long day walking and researching the culture and history, you deserve to spoil yourself by simply diving into the clear 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.