Genting Highland is famous for its Theme Parks, Casinos, Resorts and Penang food village. It is famous among locals and foreigner tourists. Also it is known for fresh air away from city traffic and beautiful landscapes including a 130 years old rain forest. The weather is beautiful, slightly colder than Kuala Lumpur city and be prepared for anytime rain.
There are many things to do at Genting Highlands, even though I have noticed that they are building more attractions to attract more tourists. Below listed 10 Most visited places in and around Genting Highland.
HOW TO REACH GENTING HIGHLAND
It is very well connected via road and it is around 53 km from Kuala Lumpur. Traveling by car will take around 1.5 hours to 2 hours depending on traffic. Bus service is also available from Kuala Lumpur to Genting. Starting point is Pekeliling Bus Terminal in Kuala Lumpur to Awana Bus Terminal in Genting Highlands. Click here for more info about Buses.
WHERE TO STAY IN GENTING HIGHLAND
There are many resorts, Hotels and budgeted homestays as per everyone needs. Few are Resorts World Genting, First World Hotel, Genting SkyWorlds Hotel, Swiss-Garden Hotel & Residences Genting Highlands etc. You can click on the Resort name for more info.
PLACES TO VISIT IN GENTING HIGHLAND
- GENTING SKYWORLDS THEME PARK
It is a theme park for all ages. Many different rides, museums, fun role plays for small kids, dance theaters, restaurants, souvenir shops and many more. One day is not enough to explore and enjoy all the rides and fun places. Tickets are available as One Day Pass or Two Days Pass. There is also an option for express lines. Click here to know about tickets.
2. SKYTROPOLIS INDOOR THEME PARK
Skytropolis Theme Park is just next to SkyWorld theme Park. It has many rides and fun activities for all age groups. The good part is that it is covered and safe from rain. Many rides are still not functioning due to Covid-19. Do check before heading there. Click here for tickets and other info.
3. GENTING CASINO
Genting Highlands is famous in Locals as well as among foreigners and many tourists visit this place to try their Luck at Casino. If you like to play in Casinos and are missing that during your trip to Malaysia then Genting Highlands is the place for you to visit. Accommodation from Luxury to budget are available for those who want to stay overnight. Check here for more info about Genting Casino.
4. ARENA OF STARS
Arena of Stars is a musical amphitheater and it has state of the art music facilities, digital lighting system. It has a capacity of 6000 seats. Many famous stars performed at Arena of Stars and International artists play regularly. It is situated in the same building of SkyWorld Theme Park.
5. AWANA SKYWAY
The Awana skyway is a Gondola lift system connecting Awana Transport Hub. The Gondola cable car has a glass bottom which gives a panoramic view of Mountains, Chin Swee Temple, SkyAvenue and a thick Rain Forest. It is a 15 minutes ride, and Gondolas can carry up to 10 passengers. Click here for tickets and more info.
6. VISIT PREMIUM OUTLETS
Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is heaven for shopaholics. If you love those brands then this is the place for you to visit. It is an open-air shopping mall with more than 150 premium outlets. It is the world’s highest hilltop premium outlet center.
This Mall you will find just before the main area of Genting Highland. Car will be the convenient transport to explore all places at GENTING HIGHLANDS.
7. CHIN SWEE TEMPLE
The Chin Swee Temple is located on top of Rocky Hill which gives a panoramic view of the Mountain. This Temple was built for Reverend Chin Swee, whose black status you will see at the front entrance. It is said that Master Chin Swee could bring Rain for the farmers when they needed for parched crops.
8. HAPPY BEE FARM & INSECT WORLD
Happy Bee Farm & Insect World is around 12 km from SkyWorld Theme Park. The innovative and beautiful Bee Farm is a place for a variety of bees. They provide information about Bees, Butterfly’s and other insects at the farm. This is a home of Honey production and you can buy farm fresh honey from the store. Click here for ticket information
9. GENTING SNOW WORLD
Genting SnowWorld will give you the experience of a European-themed winter village. If you are looking to enjoy less than zero degree temperatures in Malaysia, then this place is the right choice. It has changing themes from Sunlight to Night. It has real snow slides for all age groups. You can make SnowMan or throw Snow on each other to enjoy this place. You can find SnowWorld at Level 2 of First World Plaza. Do check the website for more info.
10. RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT
Ripley’s Believe it or Not is a 4D Trick Art Museum, Dinosaur discoveries, Infinity time capsule and if you like thrill then Haunted house. A bunch of Zombies will attack you in a dark room to deliver that thrill. It is also a place for over 300 exhibits. You can find Ripley’s Believe it or Not at Level 4, Sky Avenue Genting Highlands. Click here for website and tickets.