Whether you are a normal tourist or a backpacker, you opt for a historical trip and visit the small town of Malacca if the way you enjoy your visits is all not about beaches and mountains. This town was established in 1400 AD when a Sumatran prince arrived in 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. However, Malaysia acquired its independence in 1957.
As you might understand, Malacca has a rich culture and history that 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 in which the remnants of both the Dutch and British age are found in the form of Christ Church. It had been constructed without using any nails in the Dutch era, but the Anglican Church took it over and reinvented it once the British took over. The weathercock stands quite odd along with it also. If you would wish to shoot some pictures of the inside of the church; there are entrance fees charged.
When traveling with children, the Malacca Zoo and Night Safari is an amazing place. Kids will adore the sights in the premises of the zoo since it’s enclosed with appealing greens that evoke a true rainforest. You can imagine how this affects people and the animals themselves. It seems just like you’re out in nature. The whole zoo is very spacious and provides a great variety of species to know more about including the Malayan gaur, wildebeests, 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. A popular Islam prophet known as Sultan Al Ariffin is buried in 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 long day studying and walking the culture and history; you deserve to spoil yourself by diving into the clean beach waters.
Make Sure that you go to the Eves’ Village as you visit the beach. You will see all of the odd rock formations which are all around the island.