Is the national capital and most populous global city in Malaysia. Tourism here is driven by the city's cultural diversity, relatively low costs, food variety and shopping. Many travelers used it as a transit stop, with cheap and great connections to everywhere. The city has efficient transportation and you can easily hit up most attractions in 1 or 2 days.
1. Petronas Twin Towers
These towers have a different charm in the morning and at night so it’s definitely worth your time to see both settings. Taking photos is mandatory and if you need to lay on the ground to get that perfect picture, don’t feel weird - everyone does it. The two towers are connected on the 41st floor by the Skybridge, while the 86th floor provides an observation deck where visitors can go, it’s open from Tuesday to Sunday.
Official website http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/tickets
2. Batu Caves
A limestone hill, it is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, and is dedicated to Lord Murugan with an impressive 43-meters high golden statue.
They can be reached easily by train and it’s free to enter the caves. Dress accordingly and be ready to climb 272 steps. Be careful with the monkeys they are everywhere!
3. Central Market
Explore the Centre for Malaysian Culture, Heritage, Art& Craft. Inside you’ll find lots of unique shops and stalls selling souvenirs, art, and local products.
4. KL Tower
Or the Menara KL as it is officially called, this tower can easily be spotted from almost all over the city. It has an observation deck 276 meters above ground and a open deck at 421meters.
Official site https://www.menarakl.com.my/index.html
5. Petaling Street (Chinatown)
To be honest, it is not the best Chinatown I have been to, but if you want to buy cheap souvenirs you can bargain and tarde here more than in Central Market.
Kuala Lumpur has 66 shopping malls so you can imagine they were completely over the top, especially since I went close to Chinese New Year and they were all finely decorated.
The Bukit Bintang area is the place to go. The Pavilion mall is located here and there are even more stores outside. Another great area is around the Petronas Twin Towers. The only hard part here is just choosing where to go shopping!
7. Try all different types of food
The population of Malaysia is made up of primarily three ethnic groups: Malay, Chinese and Indian. Therefore, it is common to find a mix of Asian culinary traditions. Be adventurous and put your taste buds to the test!
8. Enjoy the breathtaking view from Regalia
Enjoy the sunset at the infinity pool on the rooftop of the Regalia Residence. You can rent an apartment here via Airbnb for very cheap prices and it is totally worth it. It really has one of the best views of the city, trust me!
OTHER THINGS TO DO
- Merdeka Square
- KL Bird Park (World’s Largest Free flight walk-in aviary)
- Lake Gardens and the Perdana Botanical Gardens
- Masjid Negara (The National Mosque)
- The Islamic Arts Museum
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