49 Mind-Blowing Photos You Wouldn’t Believe Were Taken In Malaysia

Pre-haze Malaysia, in all its glorious beauty.

With a thick blanket of haze engulfing Malaysia, it's easy to forget how beautiful this slice of heaven on earth actually is.

So, we decided to compile a bunch of photos - so breathtaking, quaint and picturesque - to revel on while we wait for the ugly grey smoke to clear up:

Most of these photos were taken by professional photographers, at various off-beat resorts, islands, and states in Malaysia.

1. Malaysia's very own Hamptons at The Datai, Langkawi

2. Look at the colour of the water!

Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort, Kapalai Island

Image via Irwandy Mazwir/Flickr

3. A resort fit to satisfy the inner Tarzan in all of us at Tadom Hill Resort in Banting

3. Bora Bora? No, it's our very own 'backyard' Bohey Dulang in Sabah

Image via Chawanna

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4. This dairy farm in Kundasang looks straight out of a New Zealand postcard

Image via Sini.com

5. A war memorial in Sabah that resembles the medieval castles in the Scottish highlands

6. Penang has sakura blossoms that could rival the springs in Japan

7. Colmar Tropicale in Pahang has artfully designed villages that even the French would be proud of

Colmar is located at Bukit Tinggi, Pahang

Image via Colmar Tropicale

8. Painting or real-life? We could stare at this all day.

An aerial shot of a mangrove swamp in Johor photographed by Justin Guariglia

Image via Justin Guariglia/National Geographic

9. Nature lovers' paradise tucked away in a little corner in Sekinchan

Sekinchan is located in the Sabak Bernam district, Selangor

Image via i.ytimg

Image via maxtography

10. Imagine jumping into the pristine waters of Sungai Bangang right now!

Sungai Bangang is located at Chemerong Berembun Langsir (CBL), Terengganu

Image via Oh Bulan

11. Penang's very own intimate resort at Malihom, Air Itam

Malihom Retreat, Balik Pulau

Image via Malihom

Image via Malihom

Image via Malihom

12. This dreamy view is not from a Disney movie. It's Danum Valley in Sabah.

Photograph by Chris Bray

Image via Chris Bray

13. This beautiful 19th century Chinese mansion in Georgetown

'Pension Entrance'

Image via Yann Pinczon du Sel/Flickr

14. A most eerie but jaw-dropping view of Gunung Kinabalu taken from the Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa

15. An ancient Chinese architectural beauty in Georgetown, Penang

Penang Peranakan Mansion

Image via Yann Pinczon du Sel/Flickr

16. Who would have thought the concrete jungle that is Johor would have blue-tinged, crystal clear waters in Pulau Babi Tengah?

Image via Batu Batu

Wooden pier of Batu Batu on Tengah Island (Pulau Babi Tengah), South China sea, Malaysia

Image via Pingouino/Flickr

Image via Batu Batu

"Yup, Pulau Babi Tengah, for real!"

17. More blue skies and stunning beaches!

Lankayan Island Dive Resort, Lankayan, Sabah

Image via Lankayan Island

Image via Lankayan Island

Image via Lankayan Island

18. The National Park isn't the only attraction Pahang is known for. Look at this clear, sandy strip of beach in Cherating!

'Vibes from nature'

Image via Fadzly Mubin/Flickr

19. Sunset by Batu Uban Jetty in Penang

'Jetty Horizon'

Image via KHAIRIL FAIZI/Flickr

20. A beautiful mosque with stained glass windows by the beach in Melaka

Masjid Selat Melaka

Image via i.gunawan/Flickr

21. Islands that could give Maldives a run for its money at Semporna, Sabah

'A Mother'

Image via Imran Kadir/Flickr

22. Remnants of the colonial past at the Macalister Mansion in Penang

23. Majestic limestone pinnacles at the Mulu National Park

Image via Erwin Bolwidt

*Malaysia is so beautiful, we bet nothing can stop you from wanting to visit these breathtaking places right away.

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Let the travel bug bite you! Hop on a plane to Malaysia's Pearl of Orient that is Penang, stay in one of these heritage hotels and let it transport you back to the beautiful yesteryears of Malaysia!

As for the nature junkies in KL, this little town in Sabak Bernam has some of the most amazing views in the country:

While the photos above depict the physical beauty of Malaysia, these amazing Malaysians have proven that Malaysia is a truly beautiful country, both in and out:

Meanwhile, did you know these 10 Malaysian musicians have played with world-famous international singers and bands? Check out the list here:

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