ATTRACTIONS OF KUALA LUMPUR
Petronas Towers is a landmark in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur’s most famous building is the national oil company’s headquarters, Petronas Towers. The Twin Towers no longer carry the title of the world’s tallest skyscraper, but a spectacular landmark remains. Tickets to the tower are free and can be queued up at eight in the morning.
A tour of Petronas Towers will take visitors to the observation deck connecting the two towers to the 41st floor. However, a quarter-long visit is very quick, and you can get a better view of the city from the nearby Menara Tower. A busy traveler can safely skip the queue for tickets, admire the twin towers from the outside and check out the scenery of Menara.
The best views of Menara
Telecommunication Tower Menara Kuala Lumpur is the best place to see the city from a bird’s eye view. Rising to a height of 276 meters, the observation deck offers great views of Petronas Towers and the cityscape of Kuala Lumpur’s skyscrapers and green spaces.
A normal-priced ticket costs just over 10 euros and also offers admission to a small zoo in the same area. In Menara, there is plenty to see and experience for the whole family.
Lake Gardens is an oasis in the heart of the city
In a bustling big city, moments of rest are sometimes needed. Lake Gardens Park is a lush oasis in Kuala Lumpur where you can even row a boat or admire the colorful birds. The park’s caches also include an orchid garden and a butterfly park. Lake Gardens is a great place to visit for holidaymakers of all ages – families with children will also enjoy the park.
Museums of Kuala Lumpur
The most interesting museums in Kuala Lumpur are also located next to the Lake Gardens park area. The National Museum offers the visitor a colorful glimpse into Malaysian history and culture. In addition to local art, traditional costumes, crafts and music instruments are on display.
Another museum worth visiting is dedicated to Islamic art and can also be found on the outskirts of Lake Gardens. Visitors can learn about scale models of famous mosques as well as Islamic writings, pottery and handicrafts. The museum has a restaurant serving Middle Eastern cuisine and a bookstore.
Mosques in Kuala Lumpur
Most Malaysians are Muslims, but there are also plenty of Buddhists and Christians in the country. Kuala Lumpur has a few spectacular mosques worth visiting.
Located on the outskirts of Merdeka Square in the colonial area, Masjid Negara is one of the largest mosques in Southeast Asia. Masjid Jamek, on the other hand, is a peaceful mosque in a palm grove. The visitor should remember to dress respecting the principles of Islam.
THE BEST OF KUALA LUMPUR
The most amazing experiences in Kuala Lumpur
- See Petronas Towers in their evening light.
- Admire the colonial-style architecture at Merdeka Square.
- See the Panoramic Landscape of Kuala Lumpur from Menara Tower.
- Relax in the Lake Gardens garden area.
- Tour the city’s huge food market – taste a little of everything!
The best excursions from Kuala Lumpur
- See Batu Caves, a cave structure about 13 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur.
- The Cameron Highlands mountain range is an enchanting piece of Malaysia.
- Sunway Lagoon’s diverse theme park is ideal for families with children.
- Take an excursion to the historic city of Melaka.
- See the fireflies of the Selangor River on a guided tour.
Getting around Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur can be reached by cheap local buses, but timetables are extremely unreliable and routes can be confusing. Local trains in Kuala Lumpur represent more convenient public transport. Of these, for example, KL Monorail, a single-track train, offers routes suitable for the needs of tourists.
On taxi trips, the price should be agreed with the driver in advance – many drivers refuse to use the meters installed in the taxis. Standard rates can be inquired at the hotel.
Those who stay in a central location in Kuala Lumpur can do well on foot. The main attractions are a relatively short distance apart, so equipped with comfortable shoes and a bottle of water, you can explore the city on foot.