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 an infamous spot place for spice trade, and thus it brought plenty 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. Below are several of the best areas you can visit if you are up for such a 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 built without using any nails in the Dutch era, but when the British took over, the Anglican Church took it over and reinvented it. 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.
The Malacca Zoo and Night Safari is a great place particularly if you are visiting with kids. 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 whole zoo is very spacious and provides a terrific variety of species to know more about including the iguanas, tapirs, Malayan gaur, and wildebeests. They also have an entertaining Orang-utan and a good aviary.
The Palau Beasr in Malacca is a place that will satisfy your historical cravings and sight or even more. A big island, the Palau Besar is popular for its Islamic gravestones and tombs that for several years have been a pilgrimage site of choice among Muslims. A favorite Islam prophet called Sultan Al Ariffin is buried within this island. You’ll find lots of details about Malacca which you will learn as you go to the island. There is a small museum which handles this. After a long day walking and studying the history and culture, you deserve to spoil yourself by dipping into the clean 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.