50 Best Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur - 2020 (UPDATED List)

Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur: Petronas Tower, Menara KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, Batu Caves, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Aquaria KLCC, Jalan Alor, Pavilion KL,  Bukit Gambang Water Park and many more amazing attractions.

The sultry capital of Malaysia, punctuated by towering skyscrapers, Islamic style domes & minarets, vibrant streets are some of the many tourist places in Kuala Lumpur that are a treat to your eyes. This city is divided into several districts and its main hub is called the Golden Triangle that includes Bukit Bintang, Chinatown and KLCC. 

With Malay, Chinese and Indian communities living together harmoniously, Kuala Lumpur is sprawling with ancient culture in the form of mosques and temples. This is balanced by the modern world comprising of places to visit in Kuala Lumpur like Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC, various shopping malls, and buildings with cutting-edge infrastructure. 

On the other hand, the city is also blessed with several natural places to see in Kuala Lumpur like the world’s largest covered KL Bird Park or the leafy canopies of banyan trees in different areas. With some of the best food stalls around Kuala Lumpur, you can have a feast of multi-cultural cuisines in areas like the traditional kopitiam (coffee shops) which serve freshly cooked food for you.

Must visit places in Kuala Lumpur

01

Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers
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The most popular attractions in Kulala Lumpur, the Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest twin structures in the world. With a whopping 88-storeys, these feature Skybridge- the double-decker connecting structure between the towers along with the headquarters for Petronas Company and other offices. Other several attractions include Kuala Lumpur Convention centre and Suria KLCC Mall.

The towers have Islamic-inspired architecture and the area around them features the well-maintained KLCC Park. You can avail all these attractions and more, by exploring around with the help of a 170 meters elevator inside.

Timings: Tuesday to Sunday - 9:00 - 21:00 (CLOSED between 1.00  - 2.30 on Fridays)

Location: Near Concorde Hotel Monorail stop, in between Jalan Ampang and Jalan Raja Chulan

Entry feesAdult (13 - 60 years) - RM 80 , INR 1335
                    Child (3 - 12 years) - RM 33 , INR 550
                    Senior Citizen (61 years & above) - RM 42 , INR 700

02

Batu Caves

Batu Caves
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A 272-step long trek leads you to this century-old temple in limestone which is probably one of the most popular tourist spots in Kuala Lumpur. There are three big caves and numerous smaller ones here, with idols and statues erected inside.

Amongst them, the Cathedral Cave is most frequented for its archaic 100m high arched ceiling and several Hindu shrines within. The others are the Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave, with statues as well as ancient paintings to admire.

Timings: 06:00 - 21:00

Location: Batu Caves, Sri Subramaniam Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Entry fees: Free
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Menara Kuala Lumpur

Menara Kuala Lumpur
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Giving tough competition to the Petronas is the Menara Kuala Lumpur, which stands high at 421 metres and offers spectacular views of the city from a height of 276 metres, which is much higher than the Petronas’ SkyBridge Viewpoint.

The tower’s glistening spindle-like apex can be spotted from anywhere in KL and the Islamic and Persian style architecture is sure to leave you in awe!

The tower boasts of the tallest freestanding revolving restaurant, an amphitheatre, cascading pools, fast-food places and gift shops that certainly make it a highlight among the places to visit in KL

Location: Jalan Puncak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Timings: 09:00 - 22:00

Entry fees: Adult: RM 110 Observation Deck , INR 1835
                    Child: (Below 13 years): RM 80 Observation Deck , INR 1335

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Central Market

Central Market
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Built way back in 1918, the Central Market started off as a wet market but is now revamped into a handicrafts centre that showcases the fine artisanal works of the local artisans and weavers. The vibrant boutiques and souvenir stalls offer local merchandise while the floor above offers a whole range of local cuisine at the food court.

You’re sure to find some exquisite batik, silverware, baroque pearls, antiques and intricately handcrafted items, here. Make sure you head here for some delightful gifts and mementoes to bring back from your trip!

Location: No. 10, 1st-3rd floor, Jalan Hang Kasturi

Timings: 10:00 – 22:00

Entry fees: Free


05

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Set in the Merdeka Square of KL, Sultan Abdul Samad Building was built in 1897, in early Moorish-style architecture. Constructed entirely in brick, the historic landmark was named after the ruling sultan in that era, and was once home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture.

It continues to remain a major tourist attraction for the gothic and western influences that are visible in the design style. The 41m high clock tower is what people admire the most at this point.

Location: Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Timings: 24 hours

Entry fees: Free


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Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria KLCC
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One of the top Kuala Lumpur tourist places is Aquaria which is said to be one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia. It is home to over 150 species and 5000 various kinds of marine life. Some of the most favourite attractions here are the tiger sharks, seahorses, the sea snakes, the bright coral fish, the Amazon Basin and the coral reefs.

You can also keep a lookout for the fish-feeding activities here. This attraction is ideal for all ages, so come, Dive-in!

Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Timings: Daily 10:00 - 20:00

Entry fees:  Adults: RM 49 , INR 815
                     Children (3-12): RM 39 , INR 650

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Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

With an amusement park and a water park, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park in Petaling Jaya offers a host of activities. It has primarily 5 zones which are the Amusement Park, the Water Park, the Wildlife Park, the Extreme Park, and the Scream Park.

These comprise water slides, a surf beach, a manmade river ride, a pirate ship and an extensive list of other rides that’ll get you all geared up for some fun! There are also live shows, animal exhibits, great dining options and souvenir shops to stop by. It comes as no surprise then that this is a favourite among tourists, both young and old.

Location: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya

Timings: 10:00 - 18:00

Entry fees: Adult: RM 202 , INR 3070
                    Child and Senior Citizen: RM 170 , INR 2835

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City Centre

City Centre
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Right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is the KLCC which is an ideal spot for entertainment, attractions, dining and absorbing the rich Malay culture. The area is home to some of the most popular tourist spots of the city and is often referred to as ‘a city within a city’, for all that it offers.

There’s plenty to look forward to here; shopping, nightlife, modern commercial structures to admire, arts and culture, and a myriad of options that make it one of the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur.

Location:  Kuala lumpur, Malaysia

Timings:
24 hours

Entry fees: Free

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Dataran Merdeka

Dataran Merdeka

Set in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur’s Merdeka Square is a giant field with dense green lawns and the Malaysian Flag hoisted high right in the centre.

The Merdeka Square was once famous for being the Selangor Club cricket pitch, and went on to become the venue for the annual Merdeka Parade.

Location: Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Timings: 24 hours

Entry fees: Free


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KLCC Park

KLCC Park
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Designed to add a hint of lush greenery around the Petronas Towers, the 50-acre KLCC Park soon became a tourist attraction for the manmade Lake Symphony that lies within. Once here, you can gaze at the water fountains that showcase unique water shows regularly.

Apart from this there are reflecting pools, waterfalls, over 1900 indigenous trees, a long walking track, a children’s playground and sculptures to look forward to. Definitely a great attraction for you and your loved ones!

Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Timings: 10:00 - 20:00

Entry fees: Free
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Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor is like the hidden gem of Kuala Lumpur, quite literally. Tucked away amidst the bustling streets of the city, the spot is famous for the street food which is a favourite among the locals.

In contrast to the high-end pubs and restaurants around, Jalan Alor serves up some wonderful seafood and meat delicacies which are cheap yet lip-smacking.

Watch out for the fluorescent sign-boards and Chinese lanterns, to know when you’ve reached this point, and make sure you add it to your list of places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, so that you don’t miss out on eating as the locals do.

Location: Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur (behind Jalan Bukit Bintang)

Timings: 24 hours

Entry fees: Free


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Perdana Botanical Gardens

Perdana Botanical Gardens
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Your trip to Kuala Lumpur is incomplete without visiting this gorgeous destination. The Perdana Botanical Garden are especially famous for the Orchid Gardens which sprawls across 10,000 square metres and houses 800 varieties of orchids, man-made fountains, rock gardens and rustic walking paths.

The Hibiscus Garden too is frequented, for Malaysia’s national flower that grows in abundance here.The best time to pay this attraction a visit is on the weekends when the area is bustling with tourists, engaging themselves in various activities, which sets the mood for an enjoyable day. You can also enjoy some light snacks at the cafes here.

Location:
Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur

Timings:
 07:00 – 20:00

Entry fees: 
Adult : RM 15 , INR 250
                    Child : RM 10 , INR 165

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Petrosains, The Discovery Centre

Petrosains, The Discovery Centre

This 7000m interactive science discovery centre in Petronas Towers is a sheer delight for everyone, kids and adults alike. Dedicated to the field of petroleum science, the centre has 11 interactive showcases, each one more enjoyable than the other.

There are exciting rides, a mini theatre showcasing 3D films, an inventor’s section, a mini-village with exhibits on petrochemicals, shadow play, a singing dinosaur and a music and art zone. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?!

Location: Level 4, Suria KLCC, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Timings: Tuesday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30, Saturday & Sunday 09:30 - 18:30

Entry fees:  Adult: RM 29.70 , INR 495
                    Child (3-12 years): RM 17.50 , INR 292
                    Senior Citizen (61 years and above): RM14.80 , INR 245

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Taman Burung

Taman Burung
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Located in the serene Lake Gardens, Taman Burung is home to 3000 local and foreign birds, spread over an area of 21 acres of lush terrain. What's special about the park is how most of the birds are allowed to move freely in their natural habitat and aren’t caged, so tourists too feel the natural forest vibe as they walk down narrow paths with birds fluttering amidst them.

Tamang Burung is credited for being the largest free-flight, walk-in aviary in the world, which makes it a highlight among places to visit in KL.

Location: KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Timings: Daily 9:00 to 18:00

Entry fees: Adult: RM 63 , INR 1050
                    Child: RM 42 , INR 700

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National Mosque of Malaysia

National Mosque of Malaysia

Known to be one of the most popular places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, an architectural marvel, the National Mosque is spread across 13 acres and has a main prayer hall with 48 mini domes around it.

The hall’s walls are intricately decorated with verses from the Quran and can accommodate up to 15,000 people at a time.The main dome has 18-points representing Malaysia’s 13-states and the five pillars of Islam, and can accommodate up to 8000 devotees.

The highlight though is the 73m-high minaret, the beautiful gardens, marble pools, fountains and the vivid tiles that brighten up the structure.

Location: Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin

Timings: Saturday – Thursday 09:00 – 23:00, Friday 02:45 – 18:00

Entry fees: Free

Places to visit with family

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Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands

If you’re exploring Kuala Lumpur tourist places, there is no way you can miss out on Genting Highlands. Located North of KL, Genting Highlands is popular for the theme park that's great for adventure enthusiasts of all ages.

Apart from the 4-zoned theme parks, there is a Golf course, a casino, a shopping mall and much more to love forward to. The rides here are sure to give you an adrenaline rush!

Location: Genting Highlands, Pahang

Timings: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00;
                Saturday,Malaysia School Holiday & Eve of Public Holiday 09:00 – 22:00;
                Sunday & Malaysia Public Holiday 09:00 – 18:00

Entry fees:
Free (Different theme parks are differently priced)

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Pavilion KL

Pavilion KL

Looking for shopping paradise? We’ve found it right here! Pavilion KL is divided into a retail mall, an office complex and two residential areas, all spread wide over 1.37 million sq ft designed in milky white marble. It offers a host of indoor and outdoor shopping options, ranging from cheap to reasonably priced, to luxury brands.

Apart from the 450 stores that you’re sure to fall in love with, there are hip dining options, a Crystal Fountain that works as a wishing well, a karaoke bar and the 13-screen Golden Screen Cinemas where you can catch an enjoyable film with your friends and family. 

Location:
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100

Timings:
 10:00 – 22:00

Entry fees:
Free

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Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Sri Mahamariamman Temple
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The extravagant temple of Sri Mahamariamman is designed with Spanish and Italian tiles that stand out amidst the usual Hindu temples designed in stone. Precious stones and gold also make up a lot of the decorative elements in this temple.

While the noise outside is incessant, the temple has a sense of tranquillity where the air is filled with incense and floral fragrances and the floors and walls are cool. You’ll find here 228 Hindu idols and hand-painted motifs depicting Hindu folklore.

Location:
163, Jalan Tun H. S. Lee, Kuala Lumpur

Timings:
Daily 06:00 – 21:00

Entry fees:
Free.

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Petaling Street Market

Petaling Street Market
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If you’re looking for a cheap shopping spot, look no further. Petaling Street is a vibrant night market that is one of the best places to see in Kuala Lumpur to satisfy all your shopping needs.

From the smallest personal items to the biggest household ones, you’re sure to find everything here. Be aware that most of these might be fake products, but if you don’t mind that you’re in for a real treat.Moreover, these shops run till the wee hours of the morning, so you can probably head there at any time of the day, or night.

There's a whole lot of street food too, the aroma of which wafts through the air and beckons while you shop nearby. Make sure to stop by for a bit or two.

Location: Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Timings: 10:00 - 21:00

Entry fees: Free

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Suria KLCC

Suria KLCC
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An impressive 6-storey building located at the foot of the Petronas Towers, this mall is famous for its haute couture stores like Chanel, Emporio Armani, Fendi, Coach, Fred Perry and a lot more. It also has some must-visit attractions like Petrosains Aquaria KLCC, a science discovery centre for kids and an oceanarium. 

The mall also houses Dewan Filharmonic Orchestra, Malaysia’s first concert hall and the Petronas Art Gallery. It is also home to a Cold storage Market and a 12-screen movie theatre as well. The Signatures food court here has a lot of variety of outlets which will make you go around in circles for the vast choices on offer. You can roam around in the mall from 10 am in the morning to 10 pm at night.

Location: Jalan Ampang, Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur city centre, 50088

Timings: 10:00 – 22:00

Entry fees: Free
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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

One of the most popular attractions of Kuala Lumpur, the Islamic Arts Museum is Southeast Asia’s largest museum depicting Islamic Art. Here, you’re sure to find pieces and decorative elements from all over the world, boasting of fine Islamic culture. The building too, is artistic, with a huge blue turquoise dome, glass walls, ceilings with intricate patterns and a 30,000sq. m. exhibition centre.

There are over 7000 artefacts which are divided into 12 themes, namely Architecture, Quran & Manuscripts, India, China, Malay World, Jewellery, Textiles, Arms and Armour, Coins and Seals, Metalwork, Ceramics and Living

Location:
Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur

Timings:
 10:00 – 18:00

Entry fees: 
Adults: RM 14 , INR 233
                   Students and Senior Citizens: RM 7 , INR 116
                   Children (6 and under): Free


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Theon Hou

Theon Hou

One of the largest temples in Southeast Asia, Theon Hou is an ancient temple which is also a popular tourist attraction. This six-tiered Buddhist place of worship is also called the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven.

The statue of Theon Hou is placed between the Goddess of the Waterfront and the Goddess of Mercy.Within the temple is a huge octagonal hall and a modern Buddhist pagoda, with a pleasing view of the city.

Location:
65 Persiaran Endah, Off Jalan Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50460

Timings:
 09:00 - 18:00

Entry fees:
Free

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Jamek Mosque

Jamek Mosque

Among the noteworthy places to visit in KL with your family is the Jamek Mosque which is the oldest place of worship in KL. It offers a breathtaking view of the Klang River lying beyond it and the Mughal and Moorish architectural style too are worth laying your eyes on. Surrounding the main prayer hall are three domes and two brick minarets.

There is also an Islamic Experience Centre outside the mosque which is worth a visit if you are keen on learning a thing or two about Islamic culture.

Location: Off Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Timings: Saturday – Thursday 08:30 – 12:30 & 14:30 – 16:30

Entry fees: Free
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National Monument

National Monument

This 15m high bronze statue is a tribute to those who died fighting World War I. There's a beautiful structure of seven soldiers supporting the fallen brave hearts, which is a noteworthy moment in their history. Each of the seven soldiers depicts a quality of strength, sacrifice, suffering, courage, leadership, vigilance and unity.

Surrounding the National Monument are fountains and lilies, and next to it is the ASEAN Sculpture Garden, which houses abstract art pieces made of wood, marble and bamboo by neighbouring ASEAN countries.

Location:
Jalan Tamingsabi Address: Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur 50480 Malaysia

Timings:
07:00 – 18:00

Entry fees:
Free

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City Gallery

City Gallery

Providing tourist information is what lists KLCG among the important places to visit in Kuala Lumpur. Here you’ll find miniatures of famous landmarks in the city and paintings and photos steeped in KL’s history. The walls adorned with timeless tales that voice KL’s history are especially what catches the eye when you enter.

Make sure you check out the gift-store before heading out of the centre. Some of the best batik products and hand woven items can be found here at cheap prices.

Location: 27, Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur

Timings: 08:00 – 18:00

Entry fees: RM 10, INR 170

Places to visit with Kids

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Bukit Gambang Water Park

Bukit Gambang Water Park

Known to be awarded the Best Large Waterpark back in 2011, the Bukit Gambang Water Park is the only wave pool in Malaysia with 8 different wave modes. There’s the Penguin Island which children are sure to love, families together can enjoy at the Lazy River or take a ride on the longest Family Raft. This water park has something for everyone!

Another special offering here is the e-system which adds cash to your entry band, so you don’t have to carry any money around for fear of losing it. Now that’s something adults shall surely like!

Location: Utama, Bukit Resort City,, Jln Bukit Gambang Resort, 26300 Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia

Timings: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 11:00am – 18:00pm
                Friday – Sunday, School and Public Holidays: 10:00am – 18:00pm
                Closed on Tuesday except during School and Public Holidays

Entry fees: Adult (13-59 years old): RM 33, INR 550
                    Child (4-12 years old): RM 23, INR 385
                    Senior Citizen (60 years and above): RM 23, INR 385

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KL Bird Park

KL Bird Park

Crowned as the world’s largest covered bird park with an area of approx 20.9 acres, KL Bird Park is home to more than 200 species of foreign and local birds. Some of these include flamingos, hornbills, hawk eagles, 20 different species of parrots and many other birds. KL Bird Park is located in the peaceful Perdana Botanical Gardens, which is a 10-minute walk from the city centre. 

The park is divided into 4 zones, where Zone 1 and 2 are for the birds to fly free, zone 3 is the Hornbill zone and zone 4 comprises of birds in different cages aviaries. There are even bird shows and feeding sessions within the time frame of 9 am to 6 pm.

Location: 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur

Timings: 09:00 – 18:00

Entry fees: Adult: RM 63 , INR 1050
                    Child: RM 42, INR 700

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Kidzania

Kidzania

If you’re looking for some fun yet educational places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, this is the one! Kidzania teaches children about various jobs and career choices. There are miniature set-ups of different fields of work and children can enjoy a good amount of role-playing as they pretend to be doctors, teachers, pilots and probably learn everything there is about working in the real world. Watch your kids grow up momentarily, at Kidzania!

Location: Curve NX, 18 Jalan PJU 7/5, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya

Timings: Sunday – Wednesday 09:00 – 21:00; Thursday 09:00 – 23:00; Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 23:00

Entry fees: Ages: 2 – 3: RM 46, INR 767
                  Ages: 4 – 17: RM 95, INR 1585
                  Ages: 18 – 59: RM 50, INR 835
                  Ages: 60+: RM 38, INR 634

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Lost World of Tambun

Lost World of Tambun

If you want to enjoy a fun-filled, adventurous and a wholesome day in Kuala Lumpur with your family, head to the amazing Lost World of Tambun. This unique wonderland is surrounded by lush green and dense forest natural hot springs, beautiful limestone hills as old as 400 million years, and comprises of seven different theme parks, making it an entirely different paradise in its own. 

Apart from a lot of unique attractions, there are special educational yet fun activities focused on growing children. You can enjoy for the whole day at the theme parks and even during the night at the night park by staying at Lost World Hotel which is at a stone’s throw away from the Lost World. 

Location: 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway, Sunway City, 31150 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia

Timings: Monday-Friday: 11:00am-6:00pm
                Saturday-Sunday, Public Holidays: 10:00am-6:00pm

Entry fees: Adults: RM 117, INR 1950
                   Children (upto 12): RM 110, 1835
                   Senior Citizen(60 and above): RM 110 , INR 1835 (Different parks are priced differently)

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Butterfly Park

Butterfly Park

Who doesn’t enjoy brilliantly coloured butterflies flapping away all around? Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is where you’ll find more than 6000 types of butterflies among lots of dense greenery, colourful flowers, cascading waterfalls and ponds.

You will also spot some lovely Koi fish and freshwater turtles, so keep an eye out for them. It is no wonder then that this is a favourite among Kuala Lumpur tourist places.

Location: Jalan Cenderasari, Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens)

Timings: Daily 09:00 – 18:00

Entry fees: Adults: RM 22, INR 367
                   Children (2 – 11 years): RM 11, INR 185


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I-City Theme Park

I-City Theme Park

This stunning theme park is known for its exciting rides and unique museums, along with LED attractions that are sure to leave you delighted! An hour away from KL, this theme park has 3D and wax museums, a water park, fun activities, and most importantly, the biggest snow park in Malaysia.

You can win soft toys at the gaming arcade and enjoy local and international cuisine at the food stalls. At sunset, the artificial flora and fauna here are illuminated with hundreds of LED lights that are definitely worth a watch.

Location:
D-9-1, Jalan Multimedia, 7/AJ City Park, i-City, Shah Alam

Timings:
Monday – Thursday 11:00 – 00:00, Friday – Sunday 11:00 – 01:00

Entry fees:
Prices vary for each attraction

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Zeo Negara Malaysia

Zeo Negara Malaysia

Known to be the oldest rainforest in the world, this 130 million-year-old forest is a treat for nature lovers. Here, you will find rare flora and fauna. You can experience trekking, fishing, boat rides, and wildlife viewing. The treks do require a certain level of fitness, so may not be appropriate for small children or the elderly.

Location: Between Pahang, Kelatan and Terengganu

Timings: 09:00 to 17:30

Entry fees: Park entry costs only RM 1, INR 17
                    You can also obtain a fishing license for RM 10 (INR 165) per person

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KL Forest Eco Park

KL Forest Eco Park

Earlier known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the KL Forest Eco Park is among the most popular places to visit in KL. It is one of the oldest forest reserves and is now the only tropical rainforest left in KLCC, sprawling across 1,10,000 sq.m.

Location: Bukit Nanas, Jalan Puncak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur

Timings: Daily 07:00 – 18:00

Entry fees: Free

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District 21

District 21

The perfect place for enjoyment, for all ages, District 21 is an obstacle course theme park which is an absolute must when in KL! Set in a post-apocalyptic world, visitors have to pass through a series of challenges using ropes, platforms and chains.

There are high-speed slides and trampolines, and 11 obstacles to get through with varying levels of difficulty. Sure to be a great deal of fun for the entire family!.

Location:
IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, Selangor

Timings:
Monday – Friday 12:00 - 20:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 20:00

Entry fees: 
Weekdays: RM 58, INR 970
                    Weekends: RM 76, INR 1270

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National Science Centre

National Science Centre

Among the educational places to visit in Kuala Lumpur is the National Science Centre which is absolute fun for kids who love science. The exhibits cover a gamut of scientific theories.

You are first greeted by the overhead freshwater aquarium and you then proceed to the exhibits. Make sure you wait back for the science show, beamed straight into the main dome.

Location: Pesiaran Bukit Kiara, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Timings: 09:00 – 17:00 (closed on Friday)

Entry fees: Adults: RM 6, INR 100
                   Child (6-12): RM 3, INR 50

Places to visit at night

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Plane In The City

Plane In The City

A dinner that you’ll remember for a lifetime is what you can look forward to on the Plane In The City. One of the most unique Kuala Lumpur tourist places, the restaurant is within an actual Boeing 737 and is an ideal spot for romantic dates. Gaze out of the plane’s windows at the mesmerising night sky and enjoy a sumptuous three-course meal prepared by the Le Meridian Team.

You can actually choose between Economy, Business, and First Class to get added perks like cocktails and a night at the luxurious Le Meridian. Make sure to hop into the cockpit and pretend to be a pilot while you get snapped for a souvenir!

Location: 231, Bukit Bintang Street, Kuala Lumpur, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Timings: 4:00 pm–10:30pm

Entry fees: Prices available upon request.

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Berjaya Times Squares Theme Park

Berjaya Times Squares Theme Park

The largest indoor theme park in Malaysia, Berjaya Times Square Theme Park finds its home in Berjaya Times Square Hotel, one of the biggest shopping malls in the country. The park has an adult zone called the Galaxy Station and the kids area called the Fantasy Garden.

The rides, though exciting, are limited, but this is a great theme park for days of gloomy weather when you can’t explore the city. Or for times when you want to shop and let your kids enjoy their time too. Look out for the 800m long Supersonic Odyssey Roller Coaster here!

Location:
Level 5, Berjaya Times Square, No.1, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur

Timings:
Monday - Friday 12:00 – 22:00, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 – 22:00

Entry fees: 
Adult RM 70, INR 1170
                   Child (ages 3-12) RM 65, INR 1085
                   Seniors (ages 55 and above) RM 30, INR 500


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The Row

The Row

Originally called the Asian Heritage Row, this nightlife district transformed into a host of stylish cafes, bistros, restaurants and event venues. The Row offers European and local cuisines along with LIVE entertainment and unique events.

Location: 22-64, Jalan Doraisamy, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Timings: 9:00 - 00:00

Entry fees: Free

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Sky Bar

Sky Bar

One of the coolest places to see in Kuala Lumpur and be at is the Sky Bar. The glamorous cocktail lounge, located on the 33rd floor of the Traders Hotel is popular for its nightlife and exhilarating views of the city. Spin to the techno beats here while you sip on the divine concoctions that this venue is popular for.

You can visit this, especially on the weekdays when the bar plays soft beats and hosts Happy Hours, which are bound to make you truly happy!

Location: Sunday – Thursday 10:00 – 01:00; Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 03:00

Timings: Level 33, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Entry fees: Free

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Luna Bar Rooftop

Luna Bar Rooftop

What’s better than sitting atop the Pacific Regency Suites, on the 34th floor, with the cool breeze blowing against your face, while you sip on a chilled cocktail?! Luna Bar is the city’s most well-known nightclubs, making it a highlight among the places to visit in Kuala Lumpur.

Along with a panoramic view of the city, the venue offers a swimming pool, a long bar, an alfresco lounge, and an indoor restaurant. If you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy some good music with some light-hearted conversation, this is the place to be!

Location:
Pacific Regency Hotel Suites, Menara Pan Global, Jalan Punchak, off Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur

Timings:
Monday - Thursday & Sunday 11:00 - 01:00, Friday & Saturday 11:00 - 03:00

Entry fees:
Cover charge of RM 50 (INR 835) after 11:30 PM on weekends.

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Cultural Palace

Cultural Palace

Called Istana Budaya, the Cultural Palace is Kuala Lumpur’s National Theatre. It is the country’s main venue for local and international plays and performances and is rated as the world’s top 10 most sophisticated theatres. Being the first theatre in Asia with state-of-the-art equipment, Istana Budaya’s eye-catching feature is the turquoise-blue tiled roof.

The centre also hosts free live music and dance outside the front gate on Saturdays, while cheap food stalls are set-up in close proximity.

Location: 58 Jalan Kuantan Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur

Timings: 09:00 – 09:00

Entry fees: 10 RM, INR 170


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Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang

One of the trendiest, high-end shopping areas you’re sure to find in Kuala Lumpur is Bukit Bintang with an array of shopping centres, five-star hotels, nightclubs and entertainment spots to visit.

The most popular shopping spot among tourists here is the Pavilion KL which caters to the luxury shoppers, with European brands like Versace, Dolce and Gabbana and many more.

It is here that you will also find Jalan Alor, the stretch of restaurants to binge on some local delicacies, serving you till the wee hours. No matter what kind of luxurious opulence you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at Bukit Bintang.

Location:  Behind Jalan Bukit Bintang

Timings: 10:00 - 00:00

Entry fees: Free

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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary

In the small village of Lanchang, you will find an elephant sanctuary named Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. This place proves to be a great visit for kids and parents too. Many orphaned elephants were raised here and provided with shelter.

Since the last 25 years, the staff at the sanctuary is doing their best to relocate wild elephants back into their natural habitat, and they have succeeded in getting 400 elephants back home. This is one of the best places to come face to face with an elephant and also become more aware of animal conservation.

Location: 28500 Lanchang, Pahang, Malaysia

Timings: 10:00 - 16:30

Entry fees: Adult: RM 10, INR 170
                    Child: RM 5, INR 85

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Putrajaya

Putrajaya
Putrajaya is Malaysia’s third and largest Federal Territory, spread across almost 5000 hectares of land. The streets ooze an elegant European vibe, while the city is well-structured with the commercial and residential areas blending in well together.

The city has its own waterway and the modern architecture makes for a pleasing visual treat. A day trip or an overnight one, to enjoy the activities Putrajaya offers, should definitely be a part of your itinerary.

Duratiion: 4 hours

Fees:  RM 
151, INR 2520
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Brickfields

Brickfields

Once a neighbourhood of Kuala Lumpur, Brickfields was soon labelled as Malaysia’s Little India and became one of the most popular places to visit in KL. You will find a wide variety of Indian stores and restaurants, run by Indians.

The area welcomes you with loud Bollywood music being played by the shopkeepers as they sell everything from spices and sweets, to sarees and garlands.

Gorge on Indian delicacies here, especially the South Indian fare served on banana leaves. Shops serve customers until late at night, so any time is a great time to go visit this vibrant area.

Location:
Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields

Timings:
 10:00 – 21:00

Entry fees:
Free

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Titiwangsa Lake Garden

Titiwangsa Lake Garden

The Titiwangsa Lake Garden is a great place to relax at and enjoy some recreational activities with friends and family. You can go canoeing, aqua-biking, enjoy a sprint on the jogging tracks, go horse riding, and kids can play at the radio control car racing track which is immense fun!

If you feel like doing nothing, grab some food and drinks sold near the lake, and sit by the lakeside enjoying your own little picnic. The park is in close proximity to the National Theatre and Art Gallery, so don’t forget to pay them a visit as well.

Location: Tasik Titiwangsa,,53200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Timings: 10:00 – 21:00

Entry fees: Free
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Connaught Market

Connaught Market

Something to look forward to every Wednesday is the Connaught Night Market, which is among the very popular places to visit in Kuala Lumpur. With over 700 stalls along a 2km road, you’re sure to find anything and everything here. Shop for accessories, bags, clothing, books, handicrafts, food and household items, all at reasonable prices.

Make sure to try out the Laksa and Satay here, as well as the creamy desserts. Also, be very careful with your personal belongings, because owing to the short duration of the market, it is extremely crowded, especially after 7:00 pm.

Location:
Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur

Timings:
Wednesday 17:30 – 00:00

Entry fees:
Free

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Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

Built in 1864, the Sin Sze Si Ya Temple is the oldest Taoist temple in KL, which also serves as a cultural centre for the Chinese community residing there. It is thronged by devotees on important occasions and you will often find students here praying to Wenchang Dijun, who is the God of Education.

You can seek blessings in the main prayer hall and light candles and incense sticks in the temple grounds.

Location: 113A Jalan Tun HS Lee, 14A Leboh Pudu, Kuala Lumpur

Timings: 07:00 – 17:00

Entry fees: Free

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Pisco Bar

Pisco Bar

Pisco Bar is one of the posh hotspot places to visit in Kuala Lumpur. Located in Bukit Bintang, the pub sees a trendy crowd, especially partygoers who come by to enjoy the music performances and the delicious cocktails the bar serves.

Eclectic decor coupled with some of the best DJs, make for a truly memorable, lively night! Pisco Bar is a perfect spot for social gatherings, fashion shows, product launches and move screenings. The unique tapas here attract a good amount of the crowd, as well.

Location: 29, Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, Kuala Lumpur

Timings: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday 17:00 – 01:00, Wednesday 17:00 – 02:00, Friday & Saturday 17:00 – 03:00

Entry fees: Free


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