Kuala Lumpur is the national capital of Malaysia as well as the largest city in Malaysia. It is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in South-East Asia and boasts gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, charming locals, numerous landmarks, flea markets, shopping districts, extravagant shopping malls, historic caves and an abundance of gastronomic delights. In addition to these attractions, the traditional old world appeal of Malaysia's culture and values is still alive and thriving, the remnants of which can be found in captivating day-to-day activities and aromatic smells.
One of the best ways to have a complete experience of the city and make the most of your time here, consider indulging in some of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur including Old City Centre/Old Tow, Petronas Twin Towers, Royal Selangor Club, Masjid Jamek, Masjid Negara, National Monument and Lake Gardens. One can watch the performing arts and culture in action at theatres and performance halls like National Theatre and KL Performing Arts Centre. The city is also home to a plethora of museums and art galleries like Islamic Arts Museum and Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery. The city also has some natural gems that add the much-needed greenery to the concrete jungle of FRIM Forest Reserve, KL Bird Park and Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve. In addition, Kuala Lumpur offers vibrant shopping opportunities at venues like Golden Triangle, Golden Triangle, Berjaya Times Square and Bukit Bintang/Sungei Wang Plaza and shopping malls like Berjaya Times Square, Starhill Gallery and Pavillion KL. The overwhelming attractions in Kuala Lumpur are sure to keep you engaged and are definitely going to leave you craving for more of this vibrant, multicultural and diverse hub.
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What to Do in and around Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
09:00 am - 09:00 pm
There are many attractions within the towers. However, these are covered in other attraction posts. This post deals only with the observation deck and the sky bridge.
These buildings donÃ¢€™t really need an introduction. Once upon a time they were the worldÃ¢€™s tallest man-made structures. Today they are still the tallest twin structures - 451.9 metres high. The iconic architecture is postmodern and Islamist.
This is the worldÃ¢€™s highest double-deck sky bridge as of 2015. It is located on the floors 41 and 42, 170 metres above the ground.
Not only do you get to look out at the city from its highest point, there is also a small exhibition center here, which narrates the towerÃ¢€™s history.
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Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
09:00 am - 10:00 pm
KL Menara Tower is the 4th telecommunication tower in the world with a height of 421meters. Surrounded by a pocket of primary rainforest, the tower is next to a hill, which gives it an amazing vantage point over Kuala Lumpur. The breath-taking view from such a height is like an exciting adventure. The bulb (shape of KL Tower) at the top contains a revolving restaurant, an interior observation deck at 276m and, most thrilling of all, an open deck at 300m, access to which is weather dependent. They also have a glass floor where you can see the whole of the city right underneath your feet. Just by taking a walk around the observation deck you will have taken in the major sightseeing places from all over KL. It makes sense to add this attraction to the very beginning of your Kuala Lumpur sight-seeing tour as it gives an amazing perspective to the tour.
Enjoy a panoramic view of the whole of Kuala Lumpur with a visit to the Menara KL Tower, which is also the 4th tallest communications tower in the world. Though the ticket for Menara KL Tower might sound a little steep, the view is totally worth it. With our ticket booking platform you can not only see Menara KL Tower ticket prices, but you can also buy tickets for Menara KL Tower. Also, you can additionally combine Menara KL Tower tickets with other tour options to avail amazing offers and discounts.
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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Jalang Pinang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10:30 am - 08:00 pm
There are over 5000 animals, land and water-based, here. The aquarium is very cleverly designed - you basically just walked through in one line. It takes you through different kinds of marine or water worlds - jungle, coral reef and open-ocean. These cover animals such as piranhas, sharks, electric eels, starfish, otters, stingrays. There are three major sections – Level 1, the tunnel, and Level 2. The 90 metre long tunnel is undoubtedly the best part of the aquarium. It gives you the feeling of being totally submerged as sharks and stingrays swim around you. Some of the main exhibits are:
The Butterfly Section
The Weird and Wonderful Section
Amazon Flooded Forest
The Coral Discovery Section
The aquarium also has a diving program. There are two ways to going to the water - caged or un-caged. You can only go in the un-caged way if you have a diving certificate. Though you will have to sign a liability form, don’t worry, the sharks are all domesticated.
Based in the city of Kuala Lumpur, Aquaria Klcc is considered to be amongst the top most attractions for tourists. You need to Buy Tickets for Aquaria Klcc to enter the aquarium. The Tickets for Aquaria Klcc are available at the premises and can be availed by paying certain Aquaria Klcc Ticket Prices. The Aquaria Klcc Tickets Costs varies for different age groups with concession for children and students. Ensure to buy Aquaria Klcc Tickets early and save yourself from the unnecessary hassles.
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BatuCaves, Selangor, Malaysia
06:00 am - 09:00 pm
The 400 million year old limestone caves (but only about 100 year old temples) are the most sacred Hindu location in the country, and definitely one of the most sacred Hindi locations in the world outside of India.
The main attraction at the limestone caves is the 42.7 metres high statue of Lord Murugan, a Hindu deity. This is also the largest known statue of Lord Murugan. During the Thaipusam Festival, the statue is the end point of the processionat the Sri Mariamman Temple in KL city centre. Over a million pilgrims gather here at festival time.
Within the largest of the chambers of the Batu Caves, the Cathedral Cave, there are some beautiful Hindu shrines, which can only be reached after climbing 272 steep steps. Hindu sculptures and paintings fill the Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave. In the Ramayana Cave, you’ll find paintings depicting the epic story of Lord Rama.
Tip: Buy peanuts from the locals, and feed the many Macaque monkeys at the site.
The Batu Caves in Malaysia are very popular due to several reasons. Apart from being some of the oldest limestone caves in the world, they are also host to some of the most sacred religious monuments in Malaysia. You can buy tickets for Batu Caves online from our ticket booking section so that you don’t waste your time in long queues. Apart from buying tickets for Batu Caves you can also check Batu Caves ticket prices beforehand and even combine Batu Caves tickets with other touring options in and around Kuala Lumpur.
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Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
A major landmark, a popular tourist attraction, a beautiful building, and a historical heritage - this market is all of these. Formed 120 years ago, it used to be a wet market. It has since evolved into a much more cultured scene. Today it is filled with boutiques, handicraft stalls, arts and crafts stalls. That’s on the first floor. The second floor has a collection of delicious restaurants.
The sections of the market are divided by race. This means the best time to visit the market is during festivals, when the ethnic communities really shine - Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali. The market is also popular place to hold contemporary art exhibitions, in the Annexe Gallery. Do not miss checking out of the Batik Emporium.
One of the most happening places in Kuala Lumpur, the Central Market offers time in recreation, fun along with some history. While there are no tickets for Central Market, you can always go for an extra deal by spending small money. If you buy tickets for Central Market, you are bound to have some real fun with easy and hassle free access. Tickets for Central Market tours take you to all its corners and boutiques. If you are interested further, you can check out the tickets section for detailed Central Market ticket prices.
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No. 4 JalanUsahawan 6, 53300 Setapak Jaya, Kuala Lumpur
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
This is not a standard tourist attraction. But perhaps that is why it is one of the most popular ones in the city. Royal Selangor is the largest manufacturer of pewter in the world. Consummately, it’s massive visitor’s gallery welcomes about a thousand visitors. It’s a gorgeous place and very well managed.
In the gallery, you’ll find the showcases of manufacture of the material - the science and history and applications. But they’re real pleasure lies In the factory - 250 workers hammering out the metal. If you would like to get more hands-on, the factory will let you try and do a little bit of craftsmanship yourself. It’s not easy. Another fun section is the Chamber of Chimes - compare the sound of pewter to other metals.
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No. 27Jalan Raja, DataranMerdeka,, 50050 DataranMerdeka, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
The gallery is the best introduction to Kuala Lumpur you can have. It’s basically a collection of paintings and photographs that along with the help of miniature recreations of historical Kuala Lumpur, tell the city’s story from the 1850s, to modern times, and then project it out into the future. It is a surprisingly attention grabbing attraction. There’s also an exhibit on the traditional costumes of Malaysia. The gift store at the city centre sells local arts and crafts, and is a popular place to pic up souvenirs.
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Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
At China town you will experience like small China in Kuala Lumpur. The most popular Jalan Petaling market street in Chinatown has the best products in inexpensive rates. The market is generally closed late in the night. Chinatown has the best nightlife with vibrant lights. You can buy all sorts of Chinese herbs here. It also has Kuan Ti temple devoted to Chinese idol.
There are some bargains to be taken advantage of here. You are sure to love this place if you like shopping. Foodies will love it to with some amazing Chinese cooking on offer; from dumplings to a proper dinner, you will find it all here. Even if shopping isn’t your thing, do visit China town for the atmosphere and the experience.
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JalanLembahPerdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, 50480, Malaysia
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
This is Southeast Asia has largest gallery on Islamic Art. It may also be the most beautiful. The stunning building has a giant blue turquoise dome, is decorated inside with Islamic art, but otherwise is a sleek white building. Its massive exhibition space houses 7000 different Islamic artefacts. These cover various themes such as: architecture, religious text, coins, textiles, India, Malaysia, China, Jewellery, ceramics, and metalwork. The highlights of the museum include:
The 1964 Kiswa, a door curtain from the Kaaba, which is changed annually.
Models of important mosques from around the world.
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241, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
09:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tunnels are fun. This 1.173 kilometres covered walkway and bridge connects three major landmarks Pavilion KL to Impiana KLCC Hotel and the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The 20 minute walk is very popular with tourists. This is mostly for the good views. The Petronas oil company built this walkway ostensibly as a way to give pedestrians a safe way to cross the Bukit Bintang. In reality, it was a marketing stunt and it has succeeded. There are multiple entrances to the walkway, including Jalan Pinang, Jalan Perak, Jalan Raja Chulan and the KL Convention Centre. It is clean and air conditioned.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Walk through this happening street which is a culinary display of the awesome food served in Malaysia. The roadside stalls and small eateries adorn the street and are so good, that you just can’t get enough of the taste they offer! Thai, Chinese, Seafood, food on the stick, BBQ and many more varieties that will blow away your mind.
Be here and pamper yourself with budget friendly gastronomic journey of Kuala Lumpur!
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Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Kuala Lumpur of them is simply the Mecca of shopping in Malaysia. And this may well be the Kaaba of that Mecca. It is the pinnacle of the city’s upscale shopping. Altogether it’s composed of six shopping zones and a row of boutiques at the street level. For fashionistas, the areas of interest are Couture Pavilion (the best local and international designers), Fashion Avenue (standard upscale brands), Tokyo Street (unique Asian style garments). The food court is on the lower ground floor, but there are many high-end restaurants all around the place. There is also Red Box karaoke bar, and a 13-screen Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC). During festival times the entire mall adopts the theme of the festival.
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77a Leboh Ampang, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
The very famous restaurant in the city of Kuala Lumpur, namely the Betel Leaf offers you a huge array of delicious Indian food. Betel Leaf is situated in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur and provides you a wide menu of South and North India cuisines as well as many other local flavors. It is quite well known among Malaysians.
If you have a sweet tooth, you will also find a range of Indian sweets offered to customers along with Indian dishes. The interiors of this restaurant are very warm and welcoming with beautiful lightening and a cozy atmosphere. Lunch is probably the best time to visit, especially on weekdays if you want to beat the crowds.