10 Best Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the Capital and largest city in Malaysia. With its multi-culture, Kuala Lumpur attracts millions of visitors to visit every year. In Kuala Lumpur, you can see the old architecture and modern buildings including temples and mosques, taste delicious street foods and enjoy beautiful scenery. Kuala Lumpur is a stop you must visit in Malaysia.

 

Kuala Lumpur

 

 

Take photos of the PETRONAS Twin Towers

What it is. PETRONAS Twin Towers are iconic landmark of Kuala Lumpur. With a height of 452 meters, they are the highest twin towers in the world.

 

What to see. The air corridor connecting the Petronas Twin Towers is the highest overpass in the world. You can overlook the most prosperous scene of Malaysia when you stands on the air corridor of the Petronas Twin Towers.

 

How to buy the ticket. The tickets of visiting the Petronas Twin Towers are limited every day, so you’d better book the tickets in advance via online ticketing or at the Ticketing Counter, which is a 45-minute trip.

 

Where it is. Petronas Twin Towers are located in the Kuala Lumpur City Center(KLCC), Malaysia.

 

Where to Take Photos with the Petronas Twin Towers

NZ Curry House@KLCC

Children Pool in the KLCC Park

 

PETRONAS Twin Towers

 

 

Stroll around Chinatown

What it is. Known as Jalan Petaling, Chinatown is a lively and colorful area with fashion shops and a large covered market full of produce, clothes and accessories.

 

What to do. You can taste various street foods at Chinatown. Walking around the street and taking photos will be a nice thing. And you can visit the Taoist Guan Di Temple and the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, a Hindu temple. You can also experience the night market here, which is bustling with noise and excitement.

 

Where it is. Chinatown is located in Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur

 

 

See the Merdeka Square

What it is. Merdeka Square, also known as Dataran Merdeka or Independence Square, attaches great significance to Malaysians. Merdeka Square is a the place that the Malayan flag first raised in Kuala Lumpur, symbolizing that Malaysia’s independence. There is a 95-meter flagpole in the square, which is the tallest flagpole in the world.

 

What to do. You will have the opportunities to see the open air concerts, international marathons and carnivals at the Merdeka Square. You can learn about the history and development of Kuala Lumpur at the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery by seeing the pictures, photos and words. You can take photos with the red logo(sculpture) of I LOVE KL(Kuala Lumpur) at the gate of the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is also near the Merdeka Square, which you can take time to visit.

 

Where it is. It is located in Jln Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

Merdeka Square

 

 

Climb the Rainbow Stairs at Batu Caves

What it is. Batu Caves are a series of limestone caves, which is thought to be more than 400,000,000 years old. The huge statue on the entrance of the Batu Caves is more than 40 meters, which is one of the tallest statues of a Hindu deity in the world. The colorful steps to the caves attracts many visitors to visit the Batu Caves.

 

What to do. You can climb up 272 rainbow stairs to get to the caves. You can take photos of the golden monumental statue of Hindu deity Lord Murugan. You can visit the Batu Caves during the Hindu festival in January or February to feel the atmosphere of Hindu festival in Malaysia. 

 

Where it is. Batu Caves are located in Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia, which is about 13 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur City Center(KLCC).

 

Travel tips. At Batu Caves, please be careful of the monkeys there and well protect your belongings. Dressing properly is also important at the Batu Caves.

 

Batu Caves

 

 

Feel the Islamic Culture at the Masjid Jamek

What it is. Masjid Jamek, Jamek Mosque, is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur, which was completed in 1909. Masjid Jamek was the main worship place until the construction of Masjid Negara(National Mosque of Malaysia).

 

What to do. You can feel the modern architecture and Islamic design of the mosque. And you can experience the peaceful atmosphere in the Masjid Jamek. The white and red appearance is also very beautiful and eye-catching. Here you can visit the praying of the Muslims and feel the Islamism in Malaysia. You can appreciate the onion-domed mosque.

 

Where it is. The Masjid Jamek is located in Jalan Tun Perak, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

Travel tips. For ladies, kerchiefs, long pants and long skirts are necessary to enter the Masjid Jamek. You should take off your shoes before entering the mosque. And robes are provided in the Majid Jamek.

 

Masjid Jamek

 

 

Visit the National Mosque of Malaysia

What it is. National Mosque of Malaysia, also known as Masjid Negara, is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia and the main worship place of Muslims in Kuala Lumpur. It is an outstanding representative of Islamic architectural art, which explains the traditional Islam culture with modern architecture and integrates the history of Malaysia.

 

What to do. You can observe the unique dome looking like a semi-opened blue umbrella. Taking photos with the white, blue and green architectures is really beautiful. You can feel the Islamic culture here and visit the praying of the Muslims.

 

Where it is. National Mosque of Malaysia is located in Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

Travel tips. For ladies, kerchiefs, long pants and long skirts are necessary to enter the Masjid Jamek. You should take off your shoes before entering the mosque. And robes are provided in the Majid Jamek.

 

National Mosque of Malaysia

 

 

Shopping at Central Market

What it is. Central Market is a cultural heritage site in Kuala Lumpur. Built in 1888, the Central Market in Kuala Lumpur has a history over 100 years. You should not miss Central Market in Kuala Lumpur for the local handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs, collectibles and local snacks.

 

What to do. Central Market in Kuala Lumpur is the best place to feel the Malaysian culture, art and craft. You can feel the characteristic art and paintings of Malaysia by the works of local artists. You can appreciate the heritage and architecture of Malaysia as well as purchasing the diverse goods.

 

Where it is. Central Market is located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is near the Chinatown, and just several minutes walk from Chinatown.

 

 

Learn about the History at National Museum of Malaysia

What it is. National Museum of Malaysia is an interactive museum in Kuala Lumpur, where you can learn about the culture and history from prehistoric times till now.

 

What to do. At the National Museum of Malaysia, you can explore the pre-history and civilization of Malaysia, know about the history of Malay Kingdoms, learn the colonial history of Malaysia and the developments of Malaysia today. You can visit the collections like pictures, paintings and historical relics in the museum slowly and listen to their stories.

 

Where it is. National Museum of Malaysia is located in Jabatan Muzium Malaysia, Jln Damansara, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50566 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

National Museum of Malaysia

 

 

See the River of Life

What it is. River of Life is more a urban rejuvenation project of beautifying and cleaning the landscapes the riverside. It was called one of the TOP Ten Best Cites of River View in the world by Independent newspaper of UK.

 

What to do. You can walk alongside the river to experience the life of the KL citizens and the quiet atmosphere of the river. You can also take the boat the enjoy the scenery alongside the river. You can see the modern and traditional architectures at the River of Life. You can also ride bicycles on the bicycle paths. The River of Life is charming at night because of the colorful fountain shows and light shows.

 

Where it is. The River of Life is located in Jalan Benteng, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is at the junction of Gombak River and Klang River.

 

River of Life

 

 

Admire the Various Architectures in the Street

As a country of Multi-culture, Malaysia’s colonial history by Britain, Portugal and Netherlands are reflected on the buildings in Kuala Lumpur. Seeing the buildings carefully, you can find that there are modern and traditional, new and old architectures. You can visit the Islamic architecture like Masjid Jamek and National Mosque of Malaysia. You can also feel the Moorish style by visiting the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. You can also have a panoramic view on the skyscrapers like Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower to feel the prosperous modern international metropolis.

 

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