Kuching Tourist Places to Visit in Kuching, Malaysia, Asia

Kuching Tourist Places to Visit in Kuching, Malaysia, Asia

Kuching is the capital city of state of Sarawak in Malaysia and is one of the most densely populated cities in east Malaysia covering a total area of 1863 sq kms lying at a height of 89 feet above sea level. Kuching is renowned for shopping, good infrastructure and planning, hospitals, medical centers, education and hub of tourist activities. Kuching coordinates with 1.33’ degree North Latitude and 110.20’ degree East Longitude.


Kuching History:

Formerly Kuching was called as Sarawak as it was the capital of Sultan of Brunei in the early 18th century. Kuching was named after a tiny rivulet called Kuching River presently lying between Tua Pek Kong Temple, and the Chinese History Museum. Kuching underwent remarkable changes during Brooke Govt. where many buildings and structures were built during this point of time and also at the same time Kuching became a center for trade and commerce with neighboring countries. Kuching was captured by the Japanese forces during Second World War but later withdrew from the region in the year 1945. Kuching became the capital city of Sarawak in the year 1946 under the British Colonial Govt.


Tourist attractions in Kuching:

Tourists visiting Kuching has lots of attractions to watch out for like historic sites, monuments and museums which are listed here below.

  • Semenggoh Nature Reserve
  • Sarawak Orchid Garden
  • Fairy Caves
  • Kubah National Park
  • Chinese Museum
  • Mount Santubong
  • Sarawak Museum
  • Textile Museum
  • Matang Wildlife Centre
  • Wind Caves
  • Kuching Mosque
  • The Old Courthouse
  • Cat Museum
  • Islamic Museum
  • Damai Golf & Country Club
  • Jong’s Crocodile Farm
  • Damai Central Beach
  • Kuching Wetlands National Park
  • Annah Rais Hotsprings
  • Square Tower
  • Fort Margherita


Events, shopping, festivals in Kuching:

Kuching is known for hosting Rainforest World Music Festival which is one of the biggest extravanzas which brings many artists, performers and spectators from all parts of the world. Kuching has also hosted many events like Malaysia Global Business Forum and Tomorrows Leaders Summit besides organizing many international conferences, conventions and exhibitions where many delegates come and participate in such events.

Kuching is known for its shopping malls and supermarkets where the tourists can purchase goods ranging from low grade commodities to luxury goods and items. Many national festivals are also celebrated by Hindus, Muslims, Buddhist, Chinese and Christians. Some of the major festivals are Shankranthi, Bakrid, Ramzan, Deepavali, Navratri, Ganesh Chaturthi, Good Friday, Christmas and Muharram.


Accessibility to Kuching in Malaysia:

Kuching is well accessible by road, water and air modes of transport. Several Highways like Kuching-Serian Highway, Kuching Bypass, Matang Highway and Expressway 24 provide good connectivity by road. Kuching is also well served by seaport to major ports in Malaysia. Kuching is also connected by air as many flights operate from Kuching International Airport to various local as well as international destinations.


Hotels in Kuching:

Kuching has some of the best hotels in Malaysia providing excellent accommodation facilities along with serving authentic Malay cuisines and recipes. Tourists can reserve the hotels well in advance prior to visiting the place during peak seasons. They can select a hotel as per their budget, needs and style as hotels vary from 1 star to 5 star category. List of hotels located in Kuching are:

  • The Lime Tree Hotel, Kuching
  • Hotel Pullman
  • Permai Rainforest Resort
  • Hotel Hillton
  • Hotel Four Points Sheraton
  • 360 Urban Resort Hotel Hock Lee Center
  • 360 Xpress Citycenter, Kuching
  • Grand Margherita Hotel
  • Hotel Riverside Majestic
  • Hotel Ariva Gateway, Kuching
  • Gawing Lodge
  • Borneo Highlands Resort

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