Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Kuala Lumpur is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Kuala Lumpur a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Kuala Lumpur.
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Best of Art and Cultural Places to Visit
Discover the local culture and art of 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 talle...
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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 ...
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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 know...
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JalanPerdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
06:30 am - 07:00 pm
This is the heart of the country’s Muslim’s peoples. The complex is quite large. Covering 13 acres, it can hold about 50,000 people. It was built in 1965. The main features of the mosque are:
Star shaped dome with 18 points - they represent the countries 13 states and the five pillars of Islam.
The beautiful gardens a...
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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 seco...
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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 ...
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Jalan Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Instana Negara is known as National Palace in Kuala Lumpur. Considered as the favourite tourist spot where they welcome you with arch guards. Istana Negara was reconstructed by architect from Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) Malaysia and it took 4 months to complete the renovations that however did not affect the main structure of the building. In a way, i...
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Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
On 31 August 1957, here, the Union flag was lowered and the Malaysian flag was raised for the first time. The flagpole is 100 metres high, set in the middle of a giant green field. The square is famous for more than historical reasons. The architecture of the surrounding buildings is quite beautiful. Some of these iconic buildings include:
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65, PersiaranEndah, Taman PersiaranDesa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Opened in 1894 and dedicated to the Goddess TianHou (The Heavenly Mother), the temple is the pride of the Hainanese population. The flamboyant structure is on top of a hill, and there are great views of the city’s skyline. Highlights of the temple are:
A harmonious combination of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
Statues of Guan Di (the God...
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JalanTun H S Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
06:00 am - 09:00 pm
This 1873 temple served Indian immigrants for many decades, and is now a Chinatown landmark. It’s the oldest Hindu temple in the country still in operation. The highlights of the temple are:
Its striking 23 metre high gate-tower, called a ‘gopuram’, is impressively sculpted with figures out of south Indian mythology.
The layout, ...
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JalanTunSambanthan, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur
Though the Indian community in this neighbourhood has been around for a while (it is one of the oldest in the country), they didn’t start to play up the ethnic aspect until the recent years. Now, though, the place is officially the city’s primary Indian neighbourhood, with ethnic stores and restaurants and decorations galore. It stretch...
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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 dev...
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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, re...
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241, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
This six-storey shopping mall at the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers has over 400 stores. It may quite possibly be one of the most visited malls in the world. It’s not just the shopping that draws peoples, but also the Aquaria KLCC, Petrosains, the DewanFilharmonikOrkestra and the Petronas Art Gallery (each of which have their own attraction...
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52100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
The golden triangle has the best shopping malls and is known for tourist hub. It is the place where KLCC tourist locations are situated. The Golden Triangle is best known for skyscrapers which also includes the Petronas Twin Towers. At night this place becomes the host venue for the youth, were in the best of the nightclub international DJ’s ...