Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Top 10 Places to Visit

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1. Petronas Twin Towers

Once the tallest buildings in the world, Petronas Twin Towers is the signature landmark of Kuala Lumpur. Standing at 452 meters from the ground, it features a two-level Skybridge and spectacular city view from level 86. You can purchase the tickets from the official website prior to your visit.

If you are bringing your children, you may also want to visit the Petrosains center or Aquaria KLCC. Lastly, visit Suria KLCC Mall right at the ground levels to grab some local souvenirs.

2. Batu Caves

Climbing up the 272-step colorful trek, you will reach the century-old temple in the main cave. Enjoy the natural limestone view, while visiting the Hindu shrines and art galleries. Besides, this place is especially crowded during Hindu festivals like Thaipusam. Visit during the time and you can experience the cultural celebration like locals.

3. Menara Kuala Lumpur / KL Tower

This 421 meters tall KL Tower is the tallest telecommunication tower in Southeast Asia. It is uniquely located within a forest – the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. You can also spot the tower from anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. Get the best KL views from its observation deck. Optionally, you can also enjoy the 360-degree view while eating at its revolving restaurant.

kl tower

4. Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur

As a popular venue for national events, Merdeka Square is crowded all-year-long. It is located right in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. This is also the place where independence of the country is declared in the year 1957. Thus, you can see a giant Malaysian Flag rising high in the center of the square.

5. Central Market (Pasar Seni)

Initially a wet market, Central Market is now a one-stop center for Malaysian batik, handicrafts, collectibles, and other souvenirs. This heritage building hosts boutiques and stalls that offer local merchandise. Besides, you can also enjoy a wide range of local cuisine at the food court. For more local food, visit the popular Chinatown district – Petaling Street across the road.

KL Central Market
Kuala Lumpur Pasar Seni

6. Thean Hou Temple

This magnificent Chinese temple is located right in the city center. Its grand architecture has attracted lots of tourists and photographers. It is also a popular place for the local Chinese community during religious festivals. Furthermore, this temple serves as a marriage registration center. So, you will see happy couples having their marriage here.

kuala lumpur thean hou temple
kl temple
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7. Jalan Alor

Craving for local food? Come to Jalan Alor and fix your cravings! This place is like a hidden gem, and you might not able to find it unless you ask the locals. Try out the famous street food here at a reasonable price. You will love the seafood and meat delicacies offered. Besides, you can experience the Kuala Lumpur’s nightlife by visiting the pubs and restaurants nearby.

8. Perdana Botanical Garden

A green lung in the city, Perdana Botanical Garden has more than a decade of history. It is famous for the vast collection of botanical plants. Some notable gardens include Orchid Garden, Hibiscus Garden, and Sunken Garden.

9. Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

Visit here to explore all the information you need to know about Kuala Lumpur. From its history formation to its current development. You will also find miniatures of KL landmarks and painting, as well as some historical photos. Besides, you can get free maps, or sign up for guided bicycle and walking tours here.

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

10. National Monument Park (Tugu Negara)

This sculpture is built in memory of Malaysians who sacrificed their lives for Malaya’s independence. It is also proudly one of Asia’s tallest bronze statues. Visit the beautiful garden with fountains and pavilions during evening and you will feel the peace.

tugu negara

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