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.
Can't wait to discover Kuala Lumpur by yourself? Create a Kuala Lumpur itinerary today!
#1 of 119 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Added 150796 times in trip plans
Outdoors, Landmark, View Point, Family And Kids, Tower, Architecture
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.
#2 of 119 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Added 130078 times in trip plans
Outdoors, Landmark, View Point, Walking Area, Entertainment, Leisure, Family And...
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.
#3 of 119 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Added 116880 times in trip plans
Aquarium, Entertainment, Leisure, Family And Kids
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.
#4 of 119 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Added 107502 times in trip plans
Temple, Cave, Walking Area, Historical Site, Family And Kids
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.
#7 of 119 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Added 84123 times in trip plans
Art And Culture, Market, Exhibition , Specialty Shop, Heritage Building
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.
#8 of 119 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Added 68080 times in trip plans
Tourist Center, Family And Kids
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.
#9 of 119 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Added 118677 times in trip plans
Bar, Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Landmark, Walking Area, Cafe, Club, Resta...
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.
#10 of 119 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Added 68420 times in trip plans
Art And Culture, Art Museum, Family And Kids
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.
#11 of 119 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Added 89599 times in trip plans
Outdoors, Landmark, Walking Area, Broadway, Family And Kids, Neighborhoods
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.
#12 of 119 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Added 91765 times in trip plans
Walking Area, Entertainment, Street Market, Street Food
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!
#13 of 119 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Added 58080 times in trip plans
Mall, Shopping Center, Family And Kids
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.
#14 of 119 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Added 53542 times in trip plans
Hotel, Outdoors, Landmark, Food And Drinks, Dine In, Restaurant, Entertainment, ...
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.
#15 of 119 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur | Added 58977 times in trip plans
Food And Drinks, Entertainment, Shopping Center, Family And Kids
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Located in the happening set of entertainment, Bukit Bintang is Kuala Lumpur’s favourite getaway with jam-packed fun. Pavilion Mall is not just a shopping mall, but also an excuse to indulge into leisure, shopping and going on a culinary tour of the world by tasting food from the variety of restaurants it offers.
Fashion labels all around the world serve here with finest of their designs, there are plenty of restaurants, cafes and bistros that offer meals to remember and there are grooming clinics and spas to pamper you.
The pavilion central fountain is an attraction in itself and constant festivals, exhibitions and fairs take place at the mall.
Numerous architectural buildings, great food indulgence and lively folks, if one has to describe this bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, it cannot be done any better than this. There are myriad things to do in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Go to Petronas Twin Towers and be amazed by this gigantic towers, touching the skylines of the city and becoming a spectacle in itself. Get to the top of the building to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Further a little and you can enjoy the little things that lighten the place around like petite shops and cafes. The city has a remarkable collection of architectural marvels apart from the twin towers like old colonial buildings and Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower. The tower is quite old and will let you see the historic side of the city. Apart from these, there are many other places that you can venture in during your trips like Masjid Jamek- a mosque known for its Moorish architecture and Masjid Negara- the national mosque. Experience spirituality and cultural beliefs of the locals here. Not to mention, it is a great place to relax. Ensure to give the popular Merdeka Square a visit to see the offices of the Colonial Secretariat. For shopaholics, the Bukit Bintang district is a popular place to land in given the number of shops and entertaining zones it has. With so much to do, you will never get tired of this place!
Visiting Kuala Lumpur in one day might not be that great of an idea, given the fact that it has so much to offer. One can easily spend a few days here checking out its buildings, gorging on its food or simply doing nothing! Yet if you have to take up this daunting task, there are few places to visit in Kuala Lumpur in one day which you must definitely not miss! Go to Kampung Baru and stroll through the streets checking out the colourful wooden houses. Or go to the Sin Sze Si Ya Temple and bask in its tranquil surrounding. Have a nice fulfilling meal in Jalan Alor or enjoy the art scenes in the National Theatre and the KL Performing Arts Centre, there are much to do and explore. If you are someone who loves es history, you can always check out the varied museums here like National Museum, Islamic Arts Museum, and Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery. Delve into the city's history through the well-maintained galleries of this museum and spend some nice time here. If nothing seems to enchant you, a trotting escaped in the city's neighbourhoods is enough to be an adventurous experience. But the best course of action would be coming for more days than one. Ensure to place nice things to do in Kuala Lumpur in 3 days for a joyous trip.
Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur at night
Nightlife in Kuala Lumpur is heady, extravagant and superbly atrocious with its notorious pubs and bars decorating the corners along with some nicely settled marketplaces and restaurants to add just the right zing to your Kuala Lumpur adventure. Try some drinks amidst the vibrant atmosphere in 7Atenine Bar. Located in the centre of the city, this is one place where you will find many people relaxing and having a good time. The ambience is just right to suit the mood and let you enjoy a relaxing experience. One of the best things about Kuala Lumpur is that it is divided into various districts which you will have a lot of fun exploring one by one. You can even get one for a nice shopping indulgence in some of the very nice places that the city has including Chinatown Jalan Petaling or Le Village Chinatown which resides in the old establishments of the city. There are malls too like Kuala Lumpur City Centre with myriad shops and attractions. After that give a visit to Sultan Abdul Samad Building which is truly a sight to see in Kuala Lumpur in nights.
Free Things to do in Kuala Lumpur
Wish to explore this vibrant city without burning a hole in your pocket? Fret not! There is a way! While the city with its little number of attractions still offers a lot. Go on a heritage walk across the streets of Kuala Lumpur and witness the true essence of the city. You can also visit the Little India in Brickfields which is a little away from Central Market and is a great if your are looking for an Indian meal! There are some gardens and public places that are also well to do when it comes to having fun and no charges. The Lake gardens spread over an area of 230 acres and with places like independence square, Hibiscus Garden, Orchid Garden and Deer Park will keep you happy and bust for a long time. Ensure to visit the Butterfly Park while you are at it.
Places to visit near Kuala Lumpur
There are various fun things to do in Kuala Lumpur and even around Kuala Lumpur, all you need is just the right info and you are set. Visit to Kuala Lumpur Bird Park for a nice bird watching session. The park has variety of birds and even some rare ones, all of which will keep you happy for the time being. The Batu Caves is another of its rare and unique attraction that is known to a lot of visitors everyday. If you are visiting with family, you can go for more popular place like Sunway Lagoon Theme Park and Aquaria KLCC. Not only you, but your children too will find themselves enjoying and having a great time. Keep the spiritual places like Sri mahamariamman temple too in your list as it is a great place to come, pray, explore and unwind. Being a top representative of Malay culture, Kuala Lumpur certainly does not disappoints on the tourist front, yet we can't deny that a nice trip needs to be backed up by nice food offerings. It is necessary to explore the culinary scene here that is often coupled with plenty of seafood and fresh green vegetables. If you can, go backpacking in the city and taste all the delicious street foods sold on the stalls there.