When visiting Kuala Lumpur, you will not only want to do some sightseeing but also get the essence of the destination. So we find below a compiled list of a comprehensive guide of Kuala Lumpur’s top places to see - such as the iconic world-renowned sites such as Petronas Twin Towers, religious places like Batu Caves, as well as culturally rich streets markets and beautiful botanical gardens.
Providing views all across the amazing Kuala Lumpur City Centre, are the world-famous Petronas Twin Towers. Known as the Twin Jewels of Kuala Lumpur, a trip to the city is just is not whole unless you have toured these twin tall structures. This iconic site has put Kuala Lumpur on the global map and attractions millions of tourists year on year. The twin towers are the prime hotspot of the city and are also connected to a luxury shopping mall where you can shop till you drop post clicking photos. The 88-storey chrome and steel built twin structures are connected at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m over ground level) by a 58m-long, double-decker Sky Bridge. Your itinerary should have this iconic landmark for sure.
Location: Close to Concorde Hotel Monorail stop, within Jalan Ampang and Jalan Raja Chulan
2.Menara KL Tower
Menara KL Tower is presently the 5th tallest tower in the entire world. It stands tall overlooking the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve and is the 421m-high in altitude. Its name is officially called as Menara KL, it has been surpassed by the Petronas Twin Towers but continues an outstanding architectural landmark site and possesses amazing views of the city from atop. The viewing deck is at least 100 metres taller in comparison to the Petronas Tower’s Skybridge so you can imagine the splendid views you will get. Plan your trip ahead of schedule always make sure to pre-purchase the tickets to skip out on waiting in lines.
Location: Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee
There are Chinatowns located all over the world They’re special for a reason. The vibrant Chinatown is a well-recognized bargain lover’s market haven that also is alive during the nights. It is rich in Oriental culture, heritage and history which can be seen in every nook and corner of this colourful market. It is no doubt one of the most famous tourist spots in Malaysia as it is always packed with people no matter what time of the day. It and has its own charm and beauty in comparison to its more posh neighbours, KLCC & Bukit Bintang. It is also a big representation of Malaysia’s multi-dynamic multicultural background. you can find all kinds of things here, from Chinese herbs to quality imitation items in this area. It also has some of the best street food to try which is worth it and cheap on the pocket. Be sure to pick up all your souvenirs while you’re shopping here.
4. Batu Caves
11 km north outside of Kuala Lumpur city centre is where Batu Caves is located. This religious site is a 400 million-year-old limestone hill (with a 100-year old temple adjacent to it), best recognised as the main destination of the yearly Hindu festival of Thaipusam. The festival draws in thousands of religious visitors who come to see the bright event of devotees who pay homage by holding ornately-decorated ‘kavadis’ (frameworks) incorporated with several metal hooks and skewers which are used to penetrate the skin, cheeks and tongue to show off their religious sentiments.
Location: Batu Caves, Sri Subramaniam Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5.Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Among Kuala Lumpur’s earliest Moorish-style constructions, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a distinguished city highlight that first was used as the secretariat for the colonial British administration back in the day. As of now, it houses the offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of the country of Malaysia. This building is quite old as it was constructed in 1897 and created by AC Norman. It can be easily located as it can be easily found the east of Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and is often the choice to run Malaysia’s annual Independence Day parades.