Malaysia is known for not only its mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European culture, but also for its stunning surroundings: beaches, rainforests, colonial buildings, skyscrapers. You name it, it’s got it.

When you’re travelling around this beautiful country, it’s likely that you’ll want to document your travels with photos galore. And, where better to share these than instagram! To make sure that you can snap up some photo-ready spots, we’ve put together a list of the top 6 most instagrammable destinations for you to visit that’ll make your friends and family wish they were there!

Top 6 instagram worthy places in Malaysia

1) Frog Hill, Seberang Perai

This hidden gem is nicknamed the ‘Jiuzhaigou of Malaysia’ Frog Hill at Seberang Perai is a must see if you’re heading to the north of Malaysia. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city and with zero entrance free, it is a nature reserve made up of panoramic lakes, trees and skies as far as the eye can see. It is certain to give you a view to remember. When you’re visiting though, make sure you bring your water and suncream with you - the weather can be scorching hot!

2) Masjid Terapung Al-Hussain Mosque, Kuala Perlis

A beautifully designed mosque always makes for a fantastic photo, but this one has that extra bit of something special - a backdrop of endless ocean and sky. It is built next to the Kuala Perlis Jetty, earning it the nickname ‘floating mosque’ as a 50 metre bridge connects to the main prayer hall, suspended above water. In fact, when the tide and the lighting are right, the mosque appears to be floating, giving a magical feel to this place of worship.

3) Sky Mirror Sasaran Beach, Kuala Selangor

Sasaran beach is better known as the ‘mirror in the sky’, as the shallow waters reflect the sky perfectly, creating many unique photo opportunities! This phenomena only actually happens twice a month, during the new moon and full moon periods, so it’s well worth the hour drive from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Selangor if you are in the country at the time.

4) Lambir Hills National Park, Miri

With picturesque waterfalls and instagram worthy tall trees, Lambir Hills National Park is hugely popular among tourists, as well as the locals. Its 6,952 hectares of lowland and heath forests rise to a height of 450 metres and produce the greatest known level of plant biodiversity on the planet, providing a home for 237 different species of birds, along with flying squirrels, wild pigs, gibbons, monkeys and various species of deer. So, if you fancy yourself as a wildlife photographer, this is the place for you!

5) Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi

Got a head for heights? The Langkawi Sky Bridge is one of the most popular attractions in Langkawi, and it provides a myriad of opportunities to snap that Insta-worthy shot. It’s located 660 metres above sea level, and is 125 metres long! So, it’s perfect if you want to see panoramic views of the surrounding island of Pulau Langkawi whilst snapping a shot that’ll make your friends jealous - but don’t look down too much!

6) Street Art Graffiti Building, Kota Kinabalu City

This unusual building is the ruin of a nearly 100 year old British Colonial building that was destroyed by a fire in 1992. Now, local artists have used it to express their creativity with stunning graffiti. In contrast to the natural landmarks mentioned above, this man-made hive of artistry provides an interesting backdrop for a photoshoot. 

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