The most populated city in Malaysia as well as its capital, Kuala Lumpur was established in the mid-nineteenth century. Home to over 1.5 million people, Kuala Lumpur is also a major Southeastern tourist spot. If you’re planning on traveling to this part of the world then, you’ll want to include the following attractions and activities on your itinerary.
1. The Petronas Twin Towers
Standing at 1,480 feet (452 meters), the Petronas Twin Towers are steel and glass structures that are noted as being two of the tallest skyscrapers globally. The location shoot for the film Entrapment, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sean Connery, The Petronas Twin Towers is also home to a variety of shops as well as a two-tiered, connecting Skybridge on the 41st and 42nd levels. The towers are indeed architectural masterpieces, what with their 55,000 glass panes and over 30,000 stainless steel panels, both which offer light protection and mute environmental noise.
2. The KL Tower
The KL Tower, short for the Kuala Lumpur Tower, stands at 1,380 feet or 421 meters high, and offers visitors a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape from its observation deck. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the tower’s formal, revolving restaurant. While visiting the tower too, you’ll also want to head on over to the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, which features a suspension bridge in a jungle setting.
3. Batu Caves
A short excursion away from Kuala Lumpur may find you at Batu Caves, which, is a limestone hill the features several caves, all which sit next to the Batu River. The primary cave is a Hindu temple that can be reached by ascending just over 270 entrance steps.
4. Firefly Park
View the natural light show put on in the evening by visiting Firefly Park on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. An evening cruise along the river is the best way to see the firefly lights flickering on and off among the branches of trees.
5. Shop in Chinatown
Located next to Kuala’s financial area, Chinatown is an ideal, unique shopping venue for anyone who loves to shop. Visit such main thoroughfares as Jalan Sultan and Jalan Petaling to locate bargains and find souvenirs and gifts.
6. Taman Tasik Perdana
Taman Tasik Perdana, also referred to as the Lake Gardens, is noted for its beautiful, manmade lake. The city park also features a Butterfly Park, Bird Park, Orchid Garden, and Deer Park. Reach any of the sites by shuttle or on foot. You can also access other attractions from this greenspace in the center of Kuala Lumpur. Among the sites you’ll want to see is the Planetarium, the Parliament House, and the National Monument (dedicated to those who fought and served in the Second World War).