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Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is known for its skyscrapers and cultural diversity. Rise to the top of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers–the world’s tallest twin towers; or brave the glass-bottomed viewing box at the Sky Deck in KL Tower! A city bustling with excitement from day to night, Kuala Lumpur offers you a splashing good time at Sunway Lagoon. Spend time walking up the steps of the Batu Caves, a picturesque limestone hill. A melting pot of culture from all over the world, the local cuisine is bound to tantalize your taste buds! Simply go on a street food hunt and you’ll understand why. To escape the heat, take a day trip to Genting Highlands, a hilltop City of Entertainment.

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Unmissable sights in Kuala Lumpur

Known for its spectrum of multicultural communities, Kuala Lumpur is a center of diverse attractions showing a fusion of the traditional and modern. From religious temples, futuristic skyscrapers, bustling markets, and vibrant local festivals, you won’t run out of fun things to do in KL! Have a worthwhile trip with these 10 places to visit in the capital of Malaysia.

Petronas Twin Towers

Lining the skies of Kuala Lumpur are the Petronas Twin Towers, a soaring 452-meter icon in the center of the city. Featuring Islamic designs that reflect the Muslim religion, these skyscrapers were once the tallest buildings in the world and signifies the economic rise of Malaysia to the world. Glimpse spectacular views of the city from the observation deck on the 86th floor or the double-decker Skybridge connecting the towers. After your visit, enjoy time in the gardens and wading pool at KLCC Park or shop 'til you drop at Suria KLCC, which is considered the best shopping mall in Malaysia!

Batu Caves

One of the more interesting places in Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves are a 100-year-old Hindu temple that comprises three major caves on limestone cliffs. Located in the northern part of the city, this is a national treasure with vastly high ceilings, unique wall carvings, Hindu statues and shrines, and occasional monkeys in the cave's interiors. Guarded by a giant golden statue of Hindu god Lord Murugan, plenty of devotees and tourists visit the temple, especially to make a pilgrimage during the Thaipusam festival. Experience Indian culture like no other when you visit this marvelous attraction in Selangor.

Menara Kuala Lumpur

Built on top of Bukit Nanas, which contains the only virgin tropical rain forest left in the heart of the city, Menara Kuala Lumpur or Kuala Lumpur Tower is a modern skyscraper that roots from a lush forest. Like the famous Petronas Towers, this 421-meter building defines the skyline of Kuala Lumpur with an iconic global top and antenna. Take an elevator ride to the observation deck for a bird’s eye view of the cityscape, or enjoy a delicious buffet at the revolving restaurant that allows visitors to dine while overlooking panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur.

Bukit Bintang

The lively and fast-paced district of Bukit Bintang is one of the most famous places in Kuala Lumpur as the ultimate shopping destination. This retail and entertainment neighborhood is a hotspot for mouth-watering street food, upscale boutiques and stores, and lively nightclubs. In the heart of this district lies Jalan Alor, an iconic street lined with cheap hawker stalls that will satisfy your cravings! Some of the other places you can visit include Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, a premier shopping center filled with high-end luxury brands, Lot 10 Shopping Mall, best known for the authentic local dishes in their food court, and Changkat Bukit Bintang, a street with blaring music, drinks, and a restless crowd of partygoers!

Central Market Kuala Lumpur

Central Market Kuala Lumpur is a one-stop-shop for handicrafts, traditional batik, souvenirs, and local delights. From a wet market, this indoor shopping center has become more than just an avenue to fulfill tourists’ retail therapy. Featuring its art deco architecture, different works of art by local artists, and the Central Market Annexe’s art galleries, it also stands as a landmark of Malaysia’s culture and heritage. Along with Petaling Street and Chinatown, this is a great place to get a bargain on interesting shopping finds and collectibles!

Dataran Merdeka

Just a walking distance from Masjid Jamek LRT Station, the Dataran Merdeka is a historical place that commemorates the independence of Malaysia. Standing proudly in the middle of this square is the 95-meter flagpole that has been waving the national flag since it was first raised in 1957. Surrounded by magnificent buildings with colonial architecture such as the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and St. Mary’s Anglican Cathedral, the square is one of the best-known landmarks in the country.

Petaling Street

From quirky souvenirs, imitations of branded products, and tasty and aromatic street food, Petaling Street is a shoppers’ haven with rows of stalls selling a variety of items. This little Chinatown in Malaysia is even better at night, where you can enjoy the vibrant and bustling atmosphere beneath the warm glow of hanging red Chinese lanterns. Don’t forget to brush up on your bargaining skills to get more value for your money! Located near Central Market KL, this is also easily accessible through major bus routes, LRT stations such as Pasar Seni or Masjid Jamek station, and other train stations.

Sunway Lagoon

With over 90 attractions across six uniquely exciting parks, Sunway Lagoon is one of the many Kuala Lumpur tourist attractions that is perfect for the young and the young at heart. Get to meet exotic and adorable creatures at the Wildlife Park’s zoo or enjoy water adventures such as surfing at the wave pool at the Water Park. Those looking for an adrenaline rush can cross the 428-meter suspension bridge to Extreme Park and enjoy bungee jumping and other thrilling activities. Explore the theme park more easily by getting a locker to place your belongings!

National Mosque of Malaysia

A visit to the National Mosque of Malaysia gives you a glimpse of the country’s rich heritage and spirituality. The mosque can accommodate over 15,000 visitors and features an impressive modern Islamic architecture with an 18-point star-shaped main dome that represents the 13 states of Malaysia and the 5 pillars of Islam. Towering over the 13-acre lot is a 73-meter minaret, another distinguishable landmark in the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Outside of prayer times, tourists and non-Muslims are welcome to pay their respects and see the mosque’s exquisite carvings, marbled fountains, and reflecting pools, as long as they wear robes or appropriate clothing. The best way to get there is by bus or train from KL Sentral Station or through the underground passage that connects the mosque to the charming Old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station!

Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Home to world-famous historical and cultural monuments, bustling shopping neighborhoods, and vibrant dining places, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (commonly called KLCC) is the beating heart of Malaysia's capital. Some of the things you can do while in the area are seeing breathtaking views of the city at the observation decks of Petronas Twin Towers or Kuala Lumpur Tower, getting a breath of fresh air at KLCC Park, and appreciating local and international artworks at the PETRONAS Art Gallery in Suria KLCC. Described as a 'city within a city,' the area is full of life from day until night, guaranteeing a worthwhile experience for anyone visiting KLCC.

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About Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is known for its skyscrapers and cultural diversity. Rise to the top of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers–the world’s tallest twin towers; or brave the glass-bottomed viewing box at the Sky Deck in KL Tower!


A city bustling with excitement from day to night, Kuala Lumpur offers you a splashing good time at Sunway Lagoon. Spend time walking up the steps of the Batu Caves, a picturesque limestone hill. A melting pot of culture from all over the world, the local cuisine is bound to tantalize your taste buds! Simply go on a street food hunt and you’ll understand why. To escape the heat, take a day trip to Genting Highlands, a hilltop City of Entertainment.

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Ke Yuan
Published 265 days ago
It's a very good experience, and a favorable price. The food and seafood are diversified and fresh, and the environment is also very good👍. On-site staff will also provide disposable gloves for guests to take food to avoid cross-infection with meal clips. Epidemic prevention measures are OK. Will go to experience again!
minjoo
Published 250 days ago
I was so satisfied. First of all, the train departs on time, so you can use it without delays or traffic jams. Even travelers who are not familiar with geography in an unfamiliar environment can easily find it by following the dark pink signs! Oh, and if you use the friend invitation code below, you can get discounts over 4200 won! Invite a friend code (invite code): 2U37MW
EE WEN
Published 144 days ago
All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The one I like the most is the huge bathtub so I can bring my nephew for a swim😁 The dinner and breakfast was nice but too much for me and my sister☺️ a very convenient hotel for relaxing and shopping at the same time. Btw for the breakfast there’s only buffet on Friday till Sunday, other days is ala carte meal where u can choose 4 dishes from the menu, more than enough😋
Atiqah Shahrin
Published 127 days ago
best tu mmng best. but I'm upset that the staff can't explain. I don't care about the speaking part. the story of the article explain him. dtg dtg kata tak "i dont know" waklu. I'll call you for help. He just finished 5 minutes of the game. but the female staff is nice and bright. women are happy to understand. nokharam. but best je game he's just wrong. I don't know if I'm wrong or if I'm stupid, I'm not good at it. hahaha main yg vampire tu. he said there was a measles vampire we knew. over is. hahhaa but mmng best. ckp best ni dah bnyk kali dah. ok bye. I'll have more money later. I sprayed the staff. taklah tipu je. Maybe he's new or less smart like us. heheh it's a joke. ok let's come support. The staff is ok, except for the white ckp.
anis
Published 38 days ago
highly recommended. very reasonable price. The road is a bit long so you won't get bored and feel fleeting. many interesting and beautiful places. book a week early okay because the first 50 people can enter in a day. the best is not crowded, there are only a few places that can go up because covid but still many other best places are still open. next time i will come again. xoxo✨????????
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Wing yan
Published 22 days ago
Convenient and simple to use, the "Sunway Lagoon", a collection of playgrounds, water parks, and zoos, can meet your three requirements at once. However, due to the off-season, many equipment are closed and suspended. What is more special is the only "SpongeBob SquarePants" in Asia. The theme water park Ps needs to pay attention to that the locals are more conservative and don’t wear too naked

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