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20 Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur

 
  • While counting some of the best places in Kuala Lumpur, one cannot miss the chance to be totally mesmerized by one of the nice architecture of Petronas Twin Tower. If you have a fine taste of arts then it is best for you to visit the Islamic museum which will let you dig deeper into the history of Islamic arts.

    If the kids are getting bored then Kuala Lumpur is blessed to have a Natural Bird Park which has over 3000 birds inside ranging from both big to the small ones. A place which is well worth the visit will be Royal Selangor Visitor Centre where everything is handmade and is therefore quite expensive.

    Here are some of the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur:

  • 01SkyTrex Adventure

    Image Credit :  Clement Chan

    If you are always fueled up with the adrenaline rush inside your body and want some more - indulging in the SkyTrex adventure is a great idea. Malaysia is one of the best destinations to experience this newest sport. It is a tree to tree ‘ sky-trekking’ activity, which allows you to experience the swing, dangle, glide and fly on various aerial obstacles, suspending above the lush, green and dense tropical rainforests of Malaysia. The SkyTrex is one of the best and most exciting forest adventure present in all over the Malaysia.


    Image Credits : Clement Chan

    Location: There are three major places to enjoy the activity, namely, Langkawi, Shah Alam and Taman Botani Ayer Keroh, Shah Alam being the nearest from Kuala Lumpur. It just 40 minutes drive from the city center of Kuala Lumpur.

    Price: The cost approximately starts from 55 MYR.

  • 02Petronas Twin Towers

    The Petronas Twin Towers are one of the World’s famous and tallest architectural pieces and have visited by billions of people from around the world. The towers are the headquarters of Petronas, the national petroleum company of Malaysia. Both the towers are 88 stories high and are identical to each other with a pyramid shaped top fitted with a slender steel spire. The 41st and 42nd floor of the towers are linked through a skybridge allowing people to travel within the towers.

    Apart from the headquarters of Petronas, there are various shopping malls, complexes and food courts inside the tower for the common people. They can even enjoy the skyline of the city from the towers.

    Price: The entry fees to the Twin Towers starts approximately from 65 MYR and can be bought online from its official website.



  • 03Menara KL Tower

    The Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower is a 421m high broadcasting and telecommunication tower located amidst the city of Kuala Lumpur. The observation deck inside the Menara KL tower is the highest in the city and gives a clear and elegant birds eye view of the city of Kuala Lumpur. The tower also houses the highest McDonald’s outlet in the world. One more amazing fact about the Menara KL tower is that, it is ranked as the fourth highest telecommunication towers in the world.


    Image Credits : Phalinn Ooi

    Location: The Menara Kuala Lumpur tower is located majestically on the top of Bukit Nanas, also known as the Pineapple Hill

    Price: The entry fees to the tower costs approximately 55 MYR for an adult and 45 MYR for a child.



  • 04Chinatown

    Image Credit :  Khalzuri Yazid

    Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is the place which never sleeps and is always filled with colors and bustles all the time - Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur. If ever visiting Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown must definitely be in your ‘to-visit’ list, especially if you are a true bargain hunter, as it is also famously known as the ‘Bargain Hunter’s Paradise.’

    Image Credits : Thomas van Ardenne

    You can find everything here, from the Chinese herbs to the imitation goods. Especially at night, the place is a shopper's’ paradise and turns into a lively and vibrant night market.

    Location: The Chinatown is located on the Petaling Street, also known as ‘Chee Cheong Kai (Starch Factory Street.)



  • 05Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

    If you want to spend your day amidst the thrilling water rides, making whirl and twirl on the manmade river islands, a surf beach, a wave pool or on a 360 degrees revolving pirate ship, the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park in Malaysia is the place you must go. The theme park is spread in the 80 acre land, which was the home for a tin mine and quarry. The theme park holds the world’s largest man-made surf beach. It has five different zones, means providing umpteen options for its visitors to spend the quality day with their family and loved ones. The five zones include -  a water park, Scream park, Amusement park, Extreme park and a Wildlife Park


    Image Credits : Phalinn Ooi

    Location: The Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is just 15 KM from the Kuala Kumpur city center and is located on the South Western part of the same.

    Price: The entry fees to the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park costs approximately 150 MYR.




  • 06Aquaria KLCC

    The Aquaria KLCC is said to be the world’s largest aquarium, holding over 5000 freshwater and marine creatures, which include massive arapaimas, giant groupers, gar fishes and many more. Some of the major attractions of the aquarium are the scary tiger sharks, bright coral fishes, lethal sea snakes, seahorses, and blue rays. The Aquaria KLCC is one of the country’s foremost sightseeing attractions involving the real depth and complexity.


    Location: The Aquaria KLCC is located on the concourse of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.

    Price: The entry fee approximately starts from 64 MYR for an adult and 53 MYR for a child.



  • 07Batu Caves

    Location:Batu Caves is located in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia.
    It derives it’s name from Batu River which is said to flow past the hill. Batu Caves forms a series of caves and is a limestone.



    History:This Temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan and is said to be Holy Shrine outside India. Do not be surprised to know that the Limestone is 400 years old. The entrance of the cave was earlier used by Temuan people. There are 3 major caves inside the Temples. The cathedral cave is also known as Temple cave and devotees must climb 272 stairs to reach the place. If you have always desired to see Hindu paintings and statues, do not miss to visit the Art gallery cave and the Museum cave. They are located at the base of the cave.

    Speciality:The specialty of the Temple is the 15 ft. tall Hanuman Temple and 140 ft tall Murugan Temple.


  • 08Sultan Abdul Samad Building

    History: Longing for some Moorish-styled building in Kuala Lumpur? Sultan Abdul Samad Building is towards the east of Merdeka Square. It was named after sultan of Selangor and was constructed in the year 1897. It was designed by AC Norman, one among the finest architect who has designed other historical buildings as well. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building serves as a home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia. Earlier, it was mainly considered for official purpose, but today it is mostly a historical place serving as a tourist spot. It is also used as avenue to host the Independence day parade.



    Specialty: The building is entirely made out of brick and the arches are very graceful. There is a clock tower which is 41.2m- high.

    Location: It is located at Jalan Tun Perak which can be easily reached. There are several signages to guide the visitors.



  • 09Jalan Alor

    Jalan Alor is one of the most famous nightlife spots in Kuala Lumpur. Housing a number of hawker stalls and seafood restaurants, the street is one of the most famous in KL for food. Jalan Alor is an ideal after clubbing dining spot in the Golden Triangle area.



    Location: Situated behind the Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor is a small stroll away from the Changkat Bukit Bintang.

    Highlights: The variety of food available is huge. You can get everything from the barbecued meats, noodles to desserts at the best and the most cost effective rates in the city. Hawker stalls at the Jalan Alor are the city’s favorite food joint. Largely different from the trendy Jalan Bukit Bintang and Changkat Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor has a traditional charm associated with it courtesy its atmospheric air-conditioned Chinese seafood restaurants, mini red Chinese lanterns and bright fluorescent restaurant signage lighting.

    Transportation: You can easily get here via monorail.

    Best Time: Hustle Bustle starts from 6 PM in the evening
  • 10Central Market

    History: Every country promotes its art and culture, and Kuala Lumpur cannot be left behind. The Central Market was built by Yup Ah Loy in the year 1888. It was acquired by Kha Seng Group in the year 2004 and from then it has a become a tourist attraction place. It represent the nation’s art and heritage culture.



    About: The Central Market serves as a shopping destination for most of the tourists. If you love antiques and keen about your collection, you cannot afford to miss the Central collection. It serves as a platform to the budding artists to display their work and present in the several art galleries. No longer you have to worry about your hunger desire as there are mouth watering cuisines served at various food stalls. There are kiosks that sells different products. The Kasturi walk was started in the year 2011 to add to the charm of the Central Market.


  • 11Islamic Arts Museum

    History: An art is the best way to express a thought, idea or a solution. The Islamic Arts Museum was opened to the public on 12th December, 1998. The art museum is located in Perdana Botanical Garden which is at the heart of the city. You would be surprised to know that it is the largest Islamic Art Museum in South East Asia.



    About: There are around seven thousand artefacts which throws a light on the Islamic world. Altogether there are 12 galleries in this museum and they are divided into groups based on their levels. The Quran and Manuscripts gallery is at Level 3 along with Chinese gallery, Indian gallery and Islamic architecture. There are jewellery, textile, ceramic work and armour at Level 4. The Islamic glassware is also displayed at Level 4. The museum is open from morning to evening and is a must visit tourist place.




  • 12KL Bird Park

    Location: No longer you have to wake-up in the wee hours of the day and hunt for the birds. Visit KL Bir which is located in Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens. You will hardly take 10 minutes to reach from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur.



    About: There are more than 3,000 birds, out of which 200 species of local and foreign birds. It is spread over an area of 20.9 acres which makes it very spacious. KL Bird Park is divided into 4 zones. The free-flight zone is the Zone 1 and Zone 2. The Hornbill park is at Zone 3. If you want to see the birds very closely, have a look at the caged birds. The caged birds are placed in Zone 4.

    Speciality: The birds definitely longs for a natural home rather than cages. The birds are left in aviary in Zone 1, 2 and 3. A homely atmosphere is given to the birds here. Breeding takes place naturally here.



  • 13Sin Sze Si Ya temple

    Image Credit : Jennifer - flickr
    History: This is a Chinese Temple in Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya. It is said to be the oldest Chinese Temple. Beautiful objects are used to decorate the Temple. The Temple was inaugurated in 1864, where 10,000 people attended the ceremony.



    Speciality: Want to know your fortune? Purchase the fortune sticks and find what the number says about your life. There are staff members to translate the meaning to the devotees. There are wooden chair which are used during religious processions to carry the deity statues. Witnessing these processions is said to be holy.

    Location: The Temple is located at Jln Tun HS Lee. The nearest metro is Pasar Seni. The Temple is open between 7.00 am to 5.00 pm for all the devotees. You are sure to find it very peaceful inside the Temple.


  • 14Genting Highlands Theme Park

    Genting Highlands is one of the reputed names in the hospitality and theme park industry in the world. It has been in this business for close to half a century, which explains the top quality found in the rides and activities here.



    Highlights
    – This is the world’s first indoor theme park and houses the Ripley’s Believe it or not Museum and Haunted Adventure parks inside, sending shrills across the spines of tourists coming here. Rides are clearly classified as family and kids’ rides, thereby ensuring safety of kids.

    Location
    – Pahang, Malaysia.

    Activities
    -Mini train, Rio Float, Reindeer Cruiser, Circus Ride, Busy Bugs and various other indoor activities.

    Price
    – One day ticket price of RM29.70 for adults, teens and senior citizens and RM31.80 per kid. Rides alone can be taken by paying RM8.50 per ride.

    Timings
    – 10AM to 12 midnight from Monday to Friday, 9AM to 1AM on Saturdays, school holidays and public holidays, 9AM to 12 midnight on Sundays and public holidays
  • 15National Mosque of Malaysia

    The majestic, National Mosque of Malaysia is also referred to as the Masjid Negara. Built in 1965, it was constructed to mark the celebration of the Malaysia’s independence. Being, one of the South East Asia’s largest mosque, it can accommodate about 15,000 people. The key features of the mosque include a 73-metre-high minaret and a 16-pointed star concrete main roof. Even Non Muslims are welcomed to visit this beauty outside of the prayer time.

    Highlights: One can go inside but it is necessary to be careful about the dress code nothing shorter than long pants is allowed in the premises of the mosque. Ladies must cover their shoulders appropriately. Mosque generously lends robes for the visitors who are inappropriately dressed. Sarongs to cover the head are also provided.



    Location: The mosque is diagonally across the Kuala Lumpur railway station. There is a walway made underground that goes via Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin.

    Best time: 06:30am - 01:00pm, 02:30pm - 04:00pm and 05:30pm - 07:00pm

    Price: Entry is free


  • 16Bukit Bintang

    Image Credit :  Achilli Family | Journeys
    Bukit Bintang is known to be the trendiest entertainment district as well as the shopping mall in Kaula Lampur. From sleek shopping centres, vibrant nightclubs to all-day restaurants and five-star hotels, there is everything to keep you entertained. Accredited to its centralized location, it is easy to get there from anywhere in Kaula Lampur via public transportation such as monorail, taxis, and buses.

    Highlights: The most celebrated landmarks near Bukit Bintang is Pavilion KL. This is a high end shopping mall that houses European luxury retailers such as Coach, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Juicy Couture, MaxMara, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent. Nightlife is exiting here particularly at the Changkat Bukit Bintang area. From a posh see-and-be-seen nightclub to an opulent rooftop bar and live music scene, there is just about everything here.

    Image Credits : Achilli Family | Journeys



    Location: Situated within the Golden Triangle of Kaula Lampur.

    Best Time: 9-wee hours in the morning


  • 17Little India or Brickfields

    Little India or Brickfields is a completely different world than the places situated in its proximity like the Bangsar. Known as the Malaysia’s official Little India, it once used to be a small residential neighborhood just outside KL. Not too long ago, this residential town was metamorphosed into a wide street filled with Indian restaurants and stores that are run by the Indian community of the country. In the shops of Brickfields you can get everything from the traditional Indian clothes to spices, Bollywood movies, spices and local delicacies such as vadai, thosai and so much more. Ever since the transformation of Brickfields to Little India, it has become a major tourist spot not just for the Indian stuff found here but also because of its proximity to the KL Sentral station.



    Location: Situated just outside the city center in Kaula Lampur.

    Transport: To reach Brickfields you can take the KL monorail or the Putra LRT

    Best Time: 10.00hrs to 21:00 hrs


  • 18Merdeka Square at night

    Merdeka Square or the Dataran Merdeka is a very well known recreational park or the historical place situated in Kaula Lampur. In the year 1957, the Malayan flag was hoisted here. It has a wide and green field just close to the Merdeka Square. This makes it a great picnic spot with a very spacious playground for the kids.

    Location: In close proximity to the Merdeka Square there are a number of historical building such as the Old KL Train Station, Galeri Kuala Lumpur, Royal Selangor Club Complex, and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.


     
    Highlights: The vicinity of the Merdeka Square is well lit and the cool nigh breeze there makes it an exceptionally ideal place to relax after a busy day.

    Best Time: In order to actually enjoy the night life of the Merdeka Square, one must visit the place post mid night especially during the weekends.


  • 19Butterfly Park Kuala Lumpur

    Image Credit : mjecker
    Butterfly Park Kuala Lumpur is a secret paradise in where you can actually see the butterflies dancing nonchalantly in huge clumps of fern amidst the beautifully scented flowering vines and the colorful flowers.

    Highlights: It is the largest butterfly garden in the entire world. Spread over the garden spanning over 80,000 sq ft it is a home to 5,000 live butterflies, butterfly-host plants and ferns and exotic plants. The other attractions in the Butterfly Park Kuala Lumpur are a museum filled with vivid collection of insects and the butterflies from across the world, Japanese koi fish, live insects, fresh water turtles.

    Image Credits : quinet



    Location: Butterfly Park Kuala Lumpur is located within the Lake Gardens area. It has the main entrance along the Jalan Cenderasari. Being present within the city limit of Kaula Lampur, the place is accessible and well connected by the road. Can be reached by bus, KTM Komuter and taxi.

    Best Time: 9 AM -6 PM

    Price: Adult RM20 and Child (2-11) RM10


  • 20Troika Sky Dining

    If there was just one word to put forth the beauty of Troika Sky Dining, then it would be – Magnificent. The localites of Kuala Lumpur are becoming spoilt for choice courtesy the variety of fine dining restaurants with a view however the Troika Sky Dining stands out in every way possible.



     Location: Situated in the Tower B of The Troika along Persiaran KLCC.

     Highlights:
    Comprising of the Italian bistro Strato famous for its pizza and pasta, Claret wine bar known for its fine range of wines and the fusion focused Cantaloupe popular for its three-course meal  here   with truffled poached egg , Troika Sky Dining is extremely popular with the trendy urbanites and the young generation. It easily blends in with the rest of the city’s industrial skyline courtesy its steel  and   glass structure.

     Best time: 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 23:00 (Strato); 16:00 – 01:00 (Claret); 18:30 – 22:30 (Cantaloupe Dining Room)