Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Kuala Lumpur

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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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Kuala Lumpur:

  1. Petronas Twin Towers

    #1 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    Petronas Twin Towers

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, View Point, Tower

    Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    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 don't really need...Read more

  2. Menara Kl Tower

    #2 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    Menara Kl Tower

    Tags: Landmark, View Point, Tower, Architecture

    Address: Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    Menara kuala lumpur Tower also known as KL Tower. Enjoy a panoramic view of the whole of Kuala Lumpur with a visit to KL Menara Tower which is the 7th tallest telecommunication tower in the world...Read more

  3. China Town

    #3 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    China Town

    Tags: Bar, Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors

    Address: Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    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 close...Read more

  4. Batu Caves

    #4 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    Batu Caves

    Tags: Temple, Cave, Walking Area, Historical Site

    Address: BatuCaves, Selangor, Malaysia

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    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 out...Read more

  5. Islamic Arts Museum

    #5 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    Islamic Arts Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum

    Address: JalanLembahPerdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, 50480, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  6. National Mosque

    #6 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    National Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site

    Address: JalanPerdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 06:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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 a...Read more

  7. Central Market

    #7 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    Central Market

    Tags: Art And Culture, Market, Exhibition , Specialty Shop

    Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    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 in...Read more

  8. Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

    #8 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

    Tags: Art Gallery, Arts And Crafts, Exhibition

    Address: No. 27Jalan Raja, DataranMerdeka,, 50050 DataranMerdeka, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  9. Suria KLCC Mall

    #9 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    Suria KLCC Mall

    Tags: Outdoors, View Point, Restaurant, Entertainment

    Address: 241, Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    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 dr...Read more

  10. National Palace- Istana Negara

    #10 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    National Palace- Istana Negara

    Tags: Historical Site, Palace, Entertainment, Architecture

    Address: Jalan Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  11. The Golden Triangle

    #11 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    The Golden Triangle

    Tags: Bar, Outdoors, Walking Area, Club

    Address: 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    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 in...Read more

  12. Merdeka Square

    #12 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    Merdeka Square

    Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Landmark, Walking Area

    Address: Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 famou...Read more

  13. Thean Hou Temple

    #13 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    Thean Hou Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Leisure

    Address: 65, PersiaranEndah, Taman PersiaranDesa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  14. Sri Mahamariamman Temple

    #14 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    Sri Mahamariamman Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple

    Address: JalanTun H S Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    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: It...Read more

  15. Little India

    #15 of 49 Art and Cultural Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
    Little India

    Tags: Art And Culture, Outdoors, Landmark, Walking Area

    Address: JalanTunSambanthan, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

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