The capital city and main gateway to Malaysia. It is connected to all over the world via its popular Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which is about 40 km from the City Center. Kuala Lumpur Main Attractions includes the famous Petronas Twin Tower to the historical Sultan Abdul Samad Building at Dataran Merdeka. Visit Batu Caves and the largest Hindu Temple in Malaysia and see the Batik printing.
The most famous Hindu temple in Malaysia and is dedicated to the Lord Murugan. There are three shrines inside, one for each of the 3 prime gods of Hinduism – Brahman, Vishnu, and Shiva. 11 km north of KL, Batu Caves is a 400 million-year-old limestone hill (with a 100-year old temple incorporated within it), best known as the focal point of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam.
How to get there: Take Intrakota bus No 11D from the Central Market or the Cityliner bus No 69 at Jalan Pudu to get to Batu Caves. Taxis are also available anywhere around the city.
Menara KL Tower Stands at 421 meters above the ground. It is the seventh tallest telecommunication tower in the world and the tallest one in Southeast Asia. A communication and broadcasting tower it has also become a tourist attraction for its height.
Tourists can pay MYR 30 to go up to the observation deck (276 meters) for a 360-degree view of the city. Souvenir shops are also located on the observation deck. Above the observation deck is a rotating restaurant that serves fine dining meals and drinks.
Petronas Towers holds the record for being the world’s tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004 until Taipei 101 was built. At the base of the building is the KLCC mall and park, which are famous shopping and recreation centers in the city, respectively. Those who want to go up the towers can go to the sky bridge (558 ft above the ground) that connects the two towers or the observation deck (360 meters above). It is not easy to get a ticket since they are limited to 1,000 people per day. You will have to line up at the earliest possible time to get a slot. In addition, you have to pay around MYR 80.
Location: Near Concorde Hotel Monorail stop, in between Jalan Ampang and Jalan Raja Chulan
Chinatown KL, found in Petaling Jaya Street, is a famous shopping place for tourists and locals alike. Chinatown’s biggest attraction is perhaps the rows and rows of stalls selling all types of merchandise from food to clothing at bargainable prices. Chinatown is practically filled with Chinese restaurants and hawker stalls selling all sorts of delicacies. Not only street food, you will find rows of pubs, bars, and clubs.
If shopping here made you tired, you can always go to one of the tea shops in the area offering exquisite Chinese tea. For shoe lovers, this is the market where you can buy shoes at very reasonable prices.
It is a night market with row and rows of food stalls. You can get Chinese, Malay and Thai food in this market. The place is filled with charcoal smoke and you will find the best chicken and beef skewers. Most of the menus are in Chinese but everybody has put pictures of food, so simply see and pick.
Lake Gardens, known officially as Perdana Botanical Gardens, is Kuala Lumpur’s first large-scale recreational park. Measuring 91.6 hectares, it is located in the heart of the city and established in 1888. Roam through the aviaries at the Bird Park and Butterfly Park.
Take a stroll through the beautiful Deer Park and Orchid Garden, which are all reachable either by foot or by regular shuttle buses. From the gardens, you can also visit other attractions such as the National Monument, the Planetarium, and the Islamic Museum.
Website: Perdana Botanical Gardens
Some More Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Website: Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Aquawalk Sdn. Bhd. own and manage Aquaria KLCC, a world-class aquarium that showcases marine life and animals from Malaysia and around the world.
It is an oceanarium showcasing over 5,000 different exhibits of aquatic and land-bound creatures over a sprawling 60,000 square foot space right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s city center.
Rates Admission Rate MyKad Admission Rate
Adult RM69 RM49
Child* RM59 RM39
Senior Citizen** RM49 RM39
Website: Aquaria KLCC
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