|Malaysian Ringgit||31,19 million|
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Situated in the heart of South Asia, Malaysia is an extremely colorful and attractive country by its natural beauties and cultural diversities. Covering more than 18,000 islands along with two mainlands as East and West Malaysia, the country ranks among the top popular destinations in its region. What makes Malaysia so appealing is not only its cultural heritage. Malaysia promises an unforgettable experience for its guests by its exotic islands, unspoiled beaches, precious fauna and floras and the tropical rainforests owning the world’s richest biological diversity and covering more than sixty percent of country’s area and.
If you are also interested in exploring these splendid exotic islands and getting to know the mosaic of cultures better, take a look at the flights to Malaysia offered by Turkish Airlines now and enjoy a privileged journey of high quality.
Turkish Airlines flies to eleven different destinations in Malaysia: Alor Setar, Kota Baharu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Langkawi, Marysville, Miri, Penang and Senai. Direct flights from Istanbul Airport (IST) to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) in the capital take nearly ten hours. Passengers planning to travel to different Malaysian cities take a connecting flight over Kuala Lumpur and continue their journeys. The duration of the journey in connecting flights varies by your destination point and layover at Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) serves as the busiest airport in the country, managing the majority of the country’s air traffic with a capacity of almost 59 million passengers in a year. Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) and Penang International Airport (PEN) are other busiest airports in the country, serving to eight million passengers in a year. These airports are followed by Kuching International Airport (KCH) with an annual number of five million passengers, and Senai International Airport (JHB) reaching the capacity of three million passengers annually, both playing an important role in the country’s air traffic.
Malaysia is highly appealing to many travelers by its dreamlike beaches and unique nature. The air traffic gets even busier together with the fanciers of Far Eastern culture. Being an important stop on the Spice Route in the past, Malaysia has hosted various ethnical communities crossing over this route throughout the history. Each ethnical community it hosts has their unique traditions and festivals. You may therefore find enjoyable festivals all year round in Malaysia to witness the local cultures.
Celebrated by the Hindus, Thai Pongal is one of the most attention-grabbing events in the country. As a harvest festival, Thai Pongal is held in January, regarded as the luckiest month of the year. Wesak in the first full moon of May commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. The most attractive religion-based event of Malaysia is the Hindu feast Deepavali. Often cited as the festival of lights, all streets and houses are lighted with candles and oil lamps and everywhere is magnificently illuminated during Deepavali. Get ready for a sparkling feast of lights if you are planning to visit Malaysia during this festival. Doubtlessly, the country experiences its most colorful feasts during the celebrations of the Chinese New Year. The streets are full of vigorous parades and dances, as well as the fascinating firework shows during the celebrations which last for 15 days.
Along with all the cultural events, the organization bringing in the most tourists to the country is the famous Malaysia Grand Prix. The largest event of Formula 1 in the Southeast Asia is held with huge participation from all over the world every year in March or April.
Surely, the beautiful Malaysia is in high demand all year round by its enthralling charm, rich cultural mosaic and attractive events. It would therefore be advantageous to book your flight without delay to start planning your travel, taking into account the country’s busy air traffic.
The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is the first stop for touristic trips. The glorious skyscrapers welcome you in this multicultural metropolis. Petrona Twin Towers, a remarkable skyscraper of 380 meters height, is regarded as the city’s icon, offering a picturesque view of Kuala Lumpur from the top. Merdeka Independence Square is the heart of the city. You may visit Sultan Abdul Samad building here, one of the most impressive structures of Kuala Lumpur. Another iconic artifact in the city is the Jamek Mosque, a worth-seeing spot by its minarets of 25 meters height and its capacity of one thousand people. Book your flight to Kuala Lumpur now and get ready to be captivated by these iconic structures.
Malaysia consists of 13 states and three federal lands. The capital Kuala Lumpur is certainly one of the remarkable destinations in the country. Yet, Malaysia has many more worth-seeing cities and natural beauties. The ancient city Georgetown in Penan state, which is declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO; Kuching with its brilliant silhouette embracing the modern structures, together with Chinese and Hindu temples, Protestant and Roman Catholic churches and glorious mosques; Langkawi Islands with its rainforests of 10 million years, 8000 years old coral reefs, exotic flora and tranquil turquoise sea, are only a few of the enchanting cities of the country. Tioman Island, on the other hand, draws attention by its crystal sands and diving centers. Thousands of similar islands in this country promise a pleasant holiday to its guests. Moreover, the city of Melaka, included in UNESCO World Heritage List is only two hour drive away from the capital Kuala Lumpur.
Transportation between the islands is generally provided by ferries. You may also consider the option of car rental for your journeys in Kuala Lumpur and nearby cities and have a chance to explore every detail this magnificent country harbors.