15 Must Visit Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur which means ‘muddy estuary’ is popularly known as KL among locals and frequent visitors. KL is the capital city and one of the fastest growing city in Malaysia, which is Located in the state of Selangor.  Kuala Lumpur is the heart of Malaysia, and constantly growing as the main center for the country’s political, business and economic events. There is so much to see and do in this capital city, so we have compiled a list of some of the best for a truly memorable visit.

Petronas Tower – When skies have no limit

Twin Tower

One of the most iconic sights in the world, the PETRONAS Towers, or the PETRONAS Twin Towers considering the fact that there are two of them, are the tallest twin towers in the world. The towers feature postmodern architecture and style and also feature Islamic designs due to the Muslim majority in Malaysia. Visitors flock here for the walk over the sky bridge that joins the two towers together and you can admire the breathtaking views that stretch across the city of Kuala Lumpur.

Aquaria KLCC

aquaria klcc

This oceanarium will take you through the aquatic life cycles of highland rivers to deep blue seas, all in just under two hours. It’s extremely fun for all ages, so spend some time learning about how underwater life changes with the terrain and climate

Central Market

The Central Market building was built in 1888 and started off as a wet market. It has been renovated and is now a heritage site and landmark in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Kasturi Walk is the lane next to Central Market, this place is also known as Chinatown. There are many stalls in the area selling a variety of handicrafts, artworks, clothings, shoes, accessories, Malaysian batiks, souvenirs and food stalls.

To get to Central Market, hop on the LRT and alight at Pasar Seni station. The market is just a short walk from the train station.

Batu Caves

Batu Caves

While the main attraction of the Batu Caves are the many shrines and temples dedicated to Hindu Lord Murugan, the natural limestone cavern housing the deities and wildlife are also quite fantastic. Once you’re done soaking in the tranquility of the main temple cavern, head a little way down the steps to the Dark Cave, for some educational spelunking tours, or to the back of the mountain for some easy crag climbing.

Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple is something of an iconic landmark in the city of Kuala Lumpur due to its original six tier design that makes it instantly recognizable. The inside of the temple features Confucian, Tao, and Buddhist decorative pieces and has traditional red pillars to welcome visitors and promote prosperity. Considered one of the most decorative temples in Kuala Lumpur, there are intricate carvings and decorated raised ceilings painted in red and gold.

KLCC Park

Easily spotted down below from the Petronas Towers Sky Bridge, no trip to KL is complete without a visit to KLCC Park, a specially designed area of Kuala Lumpur that provides the city with some much needed green space. The park stretches over 20 hectares and has jogging and walking trails for visitors wishing to exercise, and there is also a large lake and fountain attraction that features a water show twice daily. There are other water features dotted throughout the area such as ponds, fountains, and waterfalls, and a children’s garden for younger visitors. There is even a mosque within for park for Muslim visitors wishing to worship.

Petaling Street

Many tourists make their way to Petaling Street to experience the traditional and local foods that are available here. Even the locals are attracted to Petaling Street which seems to draw crowds of people, especially in the evenings. Lots of bargains on fake goods, fashion items, accessories, souvenirs, and gadgets. This place is also notorious for pickpockets and snatch thieves!

Muzium Negara (National Museum)

This was the site of the old Selangor Museum which was established in 1898. The Muzium Negara was built after Malaysia gained independence and it was officially opened on 31 August 1963. Exhibits of Malaysia and its historical background are on display at Muzium Negara. A number of attractions can be found in the museum grounds, including Istana Satu which was the palace of one of the sultans of Malaysia, the bust of Sir Francis Light and a pioneer cable car.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

This building with Moorish designs is located along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. Constructed in 1897, it was used by the British administration in Malaya to house government departments. Today, it is used by the Supreme Court and High Court

Meander around Jamek Mosque

Built in the early 1900s, Jamek Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia and is often visited for its Moorish architectural style and for its location, as it sits at the site where the Klang and Gombak rivers meet. As such visitors can tour parts of the mosque (in an appropriate dress) and can also take in the stunning views across the waters. For many years this was the primary Muslim place of worship in the city and has a proud history of famous preachers and religious leaders who have attended the mosque.

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

For a slightly whimsical day out head to Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park and marvel at the hundreds of different colored butterflies in residence, over 120 species in fact. The park itself is modeled on a jungle forest experience and features walkways, footpaths, lakes, ponds, and gazebos, and there is an abundance of local flora and fauna to discover in addition to the butterflies themselves. There are educational explanations such as breeding program and life cycle information and visitors to the park can slow down and enjoy the quieter and calmer pace as they take in the local wildlife.

Little India

Brickfields, or Little India as it is popularly known, is the center for all the Indian junta of the city. A famous tourist place in Kuala Lumpur, people flock to this miniature India to gorge on Indian delicacies and befriend Indian people. Many anecdotes are shared over the cup of coffee in the side food-joints here. Indian clothing with a dash of Malaysian touch is bought by many.

Jalan Alor

This is the best hawker food you can ever get! And this is no exaggeration, we are just stating the fact. From air-conditioned restaurants to food hawkers to street side carts, Jalan Alor has it all. Just a whiff of the aromas wafting from this street is enough to tempt and draw you to the delicious food.

Masjid Negara

The National Mosque of Malaysia is stunning not only for its gorgeous origami-like design but also for its surroundings. Enjoy the serenity of holy ground meeting beautiful landscape, full of flora and fauna in the greenest part of Kuala Lumpur.

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