- Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and is officially known as the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. There are many beautiful places to visit in Kuala Lumpur that has a charm of its own. It is not only the global city but also the largest city of Malaysia.The city is very well developed and well maintained by the authorities. It is one of the metropolitan cities of South Eastern Asia that is growing very rapidly. Kuala Lumpur is an industrial city that has economically developed to a great extent.
The city has its own beauty that provides both happiness and relaxation to the tourists. Tourism has developed a lot in Kuala Lumpur. It has received the 7th position in the most visited cities of the world. There are many places like the Batu caves, the strawberry field, Boh plantations, Lavender plantations of the Cameron Highlands that are the main Kuala Lumpur tourist attractions.
People love to travel to this part of the world to see the wonders that man can create. Kuala Lumpur has the world’s tallest twin towers known as the Petronas twin towers. This city is an ideal destination for people who love to shop. Almost 10 of the largest shopping malls are present in Kuala Lumpur.
The life at Kuala Lumpur is the most fascinating. There are many places that are recommended for the tourists to visit to get the actual essence of Kuala Lumpur. This is an amazing place to spend the holidays with near and loved ones.
Some of the most famous eateries and restaurants serve the best continental and local food. The nightlife at Kuala Lumpur is worth watching. Apart from Kuala Lumpur is also famous for its spiritual essence, the Batu caves being one such example.
Here are some of the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur:
01Petronas Twin Towers
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The Petronas Twin Towers are one of the World’s famous and tallest architectural pieces and have visited by billions of people from around the world. The towers are the headquarters of Petronas, the national petroleum company of Malaysia. It is one of the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur.
Both the towers are 88 stories high and are identical to each other with a pyramid-shaped top fitted with a slender steel spire. The 41st and 42nd floor of the towers are linked through a skybridge allowing people to travel within the towers.
Apart from the headquarters of Petronas, there are various shopping malls, complexes and food courts inside the tower for the common people. They can even enjoy the skyline of the city from the towers. It is one of the best places to visit in Malaysia.
Price: The entry fees to the Twin Towers starts approximately from 65 MYR and can be bought online from its official website.
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02Sightseeing at Cameron Highlands
This highland is a home to a plethora of agricultural farm and there is no place better in Malaysia to get fresher than fresh produce. This plantations and farms make good side seeing spot for the tourist to get astonished by the sight.
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The Aquaria KLCC is said to be the world’s largest aquarium, holding over 5000 freshwater and marine creatures, which include massive arapaimas, giant groupers, garfishes and many more. Some of the major attractions of the aquarium are the scary tiger sharks, bright coral fishes, lethal sea snakes, seahorses, and blue rays.
The Aquaria KLCC is one of the foremost tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur involving the real depth and complexity. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Malaysia.
Location: The Aquaria KLCC is located on the concourse of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.
Price: The entry fee approximately starts from 64 MYR for an adult and 53 MYR for a child.
04Chinatown on the Petaling Street
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Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is the place which never sleeps and is always filled with colors and bustles all the time – Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur. If ever visiting Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown must definitely be in your ‘to-visit’ list, especially if you are a true bargain hunter, as it is also famously known as the ‘Bargain Hunter’s Paradise.’
You can find everything here, from the Chinese herbs to the imitation goods. Especially at night, the place is a shopper’s’ paradise and turns into a lively and vibrant night market. Visiting Chinatown is one of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur.
Location: The Chinatown is located on the Petaling Street, also known as ‘Chee Cheong Kai (Starch Factory Street.
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05Menara KL Tower
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The Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower is a 421m high broadcasting and telecommunication tower located amidst the city of Kuala Lumpur. The observation deck inside the Menara KL tower is the best places in Kuala Lumpur for sightseeing and it is also the highest in the city and gives a clear and elegant birds-eye view of the city of Kuala Lumpur.
The tower also houses the highest McDonald’s outlet in the world. One more amazing fact about the Menara KL tower is that it is ranked as the fourth highest telecommunication towers in the world. It is a famous Malaysia tourist places to visit.
Location: The Menara Kuala Lumpur tower is located majestically on the top of Bukit Nanas, also known as the Pineapple Hill
Price: The entry fees to the tower costs approximately 55 MYR for an adult and 45 MYR for a child.
06Segway Ride in Lake Gardens
The Segway ride is one of the most eco-friendly rides of the Kuala Lumpur. The Segway ride takes the tourists to the different national parks of Kuala Lumpur.
The price of the Segway ride of per person is approximately RM168. The entire tour not only includes the Segway ride but also has a guide to help the tourists to understand the importance of the tour. The guide provided is usually English speaking so that it becomes easier for people to understand.
The Segway ride includes a visit to the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park, Kuala Lumpur Bird park etc. The entire journey is fun-filled is a major tourist attraction and are indeed some of the few places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur.
07SkyTrex Adventure at Langkawi
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If you are always fueled up by the adrenaline rush inside your body and want some more – indulging in the SkyTrex adventure is one of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is one of the best destinations to experience this newest sport.
It is a tree to tree ‘ sky-trekking’ activity, which allows you to experience the swing, dangle, glide and fly on various aerial obstacles, suspending above the lush, green and dense tropical rainforests of Malaysia. The SkyTrex is one of the best and most exciting forest adventure present in all over Malaysia.
Location: There are three major places to enjoy the activity, namely, Langkawi, Shah Alam and Taman Botani Ayer Keroh, Shah Alam being the nearest from Kuala Lumpur. It just 40 minutes drive from the city center of Kuala Lumpur.
Price: The cost approximately starts from 55 MYR.
08Sultan Abdul Samad Building
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The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is located in the city of Kuala Lumpur. It was built in the Mughal architecture style in the 19th century. It is one of the most important buildings of Malaysia that is accessible for the tourists.
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building has many important offices of the Malaysian Government. Some of the major offices of the Malaysian Government is now located in this building. During the British rule, this building was occupied by the British and had their offices. It is one of the heritage buildings of Kuala Lumpur that is visited by all.
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Experience the beautiful scenery from high above while you cruise the skies in a helicopter. Discover the amazing views that Kuala Lumpur has to offer. The highlights of Kuala Lumpur city and its surroundings that will be observed from the helicopter offer excellent photo opportunities that can’t be missed.
A well-trained pilot will navigate you safely throughout the entire flight. Your pilot will be an in-flight commentator as well.
Highlights: You’ll get a certificate of completion of the activity.
Price: Approximate price starts from 250 MYR onwards,
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Butterfly Park is one of the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur as it is a secret paradise in where you can actually see the butterflies dancing nonchalantly in huge clumps of fern amidst the beautifully scented flowering vines and the colourful flowers.
Highlights: It is the largest butterfly garden in the entire world. Spread over the garden spanning over 80,000 sq ft it is a home to 5,000 live butterflies, butterfly-host plants and ferns and exotic plants. The other attractions in the Butterfly Park Kuala Lumpur are a museum filled with a vivid collection of insects and the butterflies from across the world, Japanese koi fish, live insects, freshwater turtles.
Location: Butterfly Park Kuala Lumpur is located within the Lake Gardens area. It has the main entrance along the Jalan Cenderasari. Being present within the city limit of Kaula Lumpur, the place is accessible and well connected by the road. Can be reached by bus, KTM Komuter and taxi.
Best Time: 9 AM -6 PM
Price: Adult RM20 and Child (2-11) RM10
11Enjoy rides at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
If you want to spend your day amidst the thrilling water rides, making whirl and twirl on the manmade river islands, a surf beach, a wave pool or on a 360 degrees revolving pirate ship, the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park in Malaysia is the place you must go. This is among one of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur.
The theme park is spread in the 80-acre land, which was the home for a tin mine and quarry. The theme park holds the world’s largest man-made surf beach. It has five different zones, means providing umpteen options for its visitors to spend the quality day with their family and loved ones.
The five zones include – a water park, Scream Park, Amusement park, Extreme Park and a Wildlife Park
Location: The Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is just 15 KM from the Kuala Lumpur city center and is located in the South Western part of the same.
Price: The entry fees to the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park costs approximately 150 MYR.
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12Batu Caves, Selangor
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The Batu Caves is located in the Selangor region of Malaysia. It has one of the famous Hindu shrines. The shine is of Lord Murugan resides in these caves. A lot of tourists visit this place as it is a religious site. The natural beauty of this place is mesmerizing.
This area has innumerable caves that are that are home to many species of animals and insects. This area has many monkeys that often snatch away things from the tourist. The caves are said to be of the 10th century that has slowly developed. The caves are protected by the Malaysian Nature Society.
There are many transportation facilities available to these caves like trains buses etc from Kuala Lumpur. The most famous festival of the Batu caves is Thaipusam festival. This is one of the ideal Hindu religious places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur.
Jalan Alor is one of the most famous tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur. It is also popular for its nightlife. Housing a number of hawker stalls and seafood restaurants, the street is one of the most famous in KL for food. Jalan Alor is an ideal after clubbing dining spot in the Golden Triangle area.
Location: Situated behind the Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor is a small stroll away from the Changkat Bukit Bintang.
Highlights: The variety of food available is huge. You can get everything from the barbecued meats, noodles to desserts at the best and the most cost-effective rates in the city. Hawker stalls at the Jalan Alor are the city’s favourite food joint. Largely different from the trendy Jalan Bukit Bintang and Changkat Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor has a traditional charm associated with it courtesy its atmospheric air-conditioned Chinese seafood restaurants, mini red Chinese lanterns and bright fluorescent restaurant signage lighting.
Transportation: You can easily get here via monorail.
Best Time: Hustle Bustle starts from 6 PM in the evening
History: Every country promotes its art and culture, and Kuala Lumpur cannot be left behind. The Central Market was built by Yap Ah Loy in the year 1888. It was acquired by Kha Seng Group in the year 2004 and from then it has a become famous Kuala Lumpur attraction. It represents the nation’s art and heritage culture.
About: The Central Market serves as a shopping destination for most of the tourists. If you love antiques and keen about your collection, you cannot afford to miss the Central collection. It serves as a platform for the budding artists to display their work and present in the several art galleries.
No longer you have to worry about your hunger desire as there are mouth watering cuisines served at various food stalls. There are kiosks that sell different products. The Kasturi walk was started in the year 2011 to add to the charm of the Central Market.
15Islamic Arts Museum
An art is the best way to express a thought, idea or a solution. The Islamic Arts Museum was opened to the public on 12th December 1998. The art museum is located in Perdana Botanical Garden which is at the heart of the city. You would be surprised to know that it is the largest Islamic Art Museum in South East Asia.
There are around seven thousand artefacts which throw a light on the Islamic world. Altogether there are 12 galleries in this museum and they are divided into groups based on their levels.
The Quran and Manuscripts gallery is at Level 3 along with Chinese gallery, Indian gallery and Islamic architecture. There are jewellery, textile, ceramic work and armour at Level 4. The Islamic glassware is also displayed at Level 4. The museum is open from morning to evening and is amongst the must-visit Malaysia tourist places.
16Fish Spa at Cute Fish Spa
A fish spa experience will be the most memorable one you will have at a spa in Kuala Lumpur, the process is quite simple, You will be asked to put your feet in a tub full of tiny little fish popularly called the Dr. Fish nibbling away at your dead and diseased skin. At first, it can feel a little uncomfortable but once you get used to it, it feels brilliant.
Fish spa works on your calluses and leave your skin feeling fresh and clean. Kuala Lumpur is filled with fish spas ranging from ones in high-end hotels to fish spa tubs at every local mall.
Price: Approximate price ranges from 10 MYR to 40 MYR.
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17KL Bird Park
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Location: No longer you have to wake-up in the wee hours of the day and hunt for the birds. Visit KL Bir which is located in Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens. You will hardly take 10 minutes to reach from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur.
About: There are more than 3,000 birds, out of which 200 species of local and foreign birds. It is spread over an area of 20.9 acres which makes it very spacious. KL Bird Park is divided into 4 zones. The free-flight zone is the Zone 1 and Zone 2. The Hornbill park is at Zone 3. If you want to see the birds very closely, have a look at the caged birds. The caged birds are placed in Zone 4.
Speciality: The birds definitely longs for a natural home rather than cages. The birds are left in aviary in Zone 1, 2 and 3. A homely atmosphere is given to the birds here. Breeding takes place naturally here.
18Sin Sze Si Ya Temple
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History: This is a Chinese Temple in Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya. It is said to be the oldest Chinese Temple. Beautiful objects are used to decorate the Temple. The Temple was inaugurated in 1864, where 10,000 people attended the ceremony. Out of the places to visit in Kuala Lumpur this is the place you will love when you visit as it is very calm and peaceful.
Speciality: Want to know your fortune? Purchase the fortune sticks and find what the number says about your life. There are staff members to translate the meaning to the devotees. There is wooden chair which is used during religious processions to carry the deity statues. Witnessing these processions is said to be holy.
Location: The Temple is located at Jln Tun HS Lee. The nearest metro is Pasar Seni. The Temple is open between 7.00 am to 5.00 pm for all the devotees. You are sure to find it very peaceful inside the Temple.
19Genting Highlands Theme Park
Genting Highlands is one of the reputed names in the hospitality and theme park industry in the world. It has been in this business for close to half a century, which explains the top quality found in the rides and activities here.
Highlights – This is the world’s first indoor theme park and houses the Ripley’s Believe it or not Museum and Haunted Adventure parks inside, sending shrills across the spines of tourists coming here. Rides are clearly classified as family and kids’ rides, thereby ensuring the safety of kids.
Location – Pahang, Malaysia.
Activities -Mini train, Rio Float, Reindeer Cruiser, Circus Ride, Busy Bugs and various other indoor activities.
Price– One-day ticket price of RM29.70 for adults, teens and senior citizens and RM31.80 per kid. Rides alone can be taken by paying RM8.50 per ride.
Timings – 10 AM to 12 midnight from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 1 AM on Saturdays, school holidays and public holidays, 9 AM to 12 midnight on Sundays and public holidays
20National Mosque of Malaysia
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The majestic, National Mosque of Malaysia is also referred to as the Masjid Negara. Built in 1965, it was constructed to mark the celebration of Malaysia’s independence. Being, one of South East Asia’s largest mosque, it can accommodate about 15,000 people.
The key features of the mosque include a 73-meter-high minaret and a 16-pointed star concrete main roof. Even Non-Muslims are welcomed to visit this beauty outside of the prayer time.
Highlights: One can go inside but it is necessary to be careful about the dress code nothing shorter than long pants is allowed on the premises of the mosque. Ladies must cover their shoulders appropriately. Mosque generously lends robes for the visitors who are inappropriately dressed. Sarongs to cover the head are also provided.
Location: The mosque is diagonal across the Kuala Lumpur railway station. There is a walkway made underground that goes via Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin.
Best time: 06:30am – 01:00pm, 02:30pm – 04:00pm and 05:30pm – 07:00pm
Price: Entry is free
Bukit Bintang is known to be the trendiest entertainment district as well as the shopping mall in Kaula Lumpur. From sleek shopping centers, vibrant nightclubs to all-day restaurants and five-star hotels, there is everything to keep you entertained.
Accredited to its centralized location, it is easy to get there from anywhere in Kaula Lampur via public transportation such as monorail, taxis, and buses.
Highlights: The most celebrated landmarks near Bukit Bintang is Pavilion KL. This is a high end shopping mall that houses European luxury retailers such as Coach, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Juicy Couture, MaxMara, Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent. Nightlife is exiting here particularly at the Changkat Bukit Bintang area. From a posh see-and-be-seen nightclub to an opulent rooftop bar and live music scene, there is just about everything here.
Location: Situated within the Golden Triangle of Kaula Lumpur.
Best Time: 9-wee hours in the morning
22Little India or Brickfields
Little India or Brickfields is a completely different world than the places situated in its proximity to the Bangsar. Known as Malaysia’s official Little India, it once used to be a small residential neighbourhood just outside KL. It is a different and one of the unique places to visit in Kuala Lumpur.
Not too long ago, this residential town was metamorphosed into a wide street filled with Indian restaurants and stores that are run by the Indian community of the country. In the shops of Brickfields, you can get everything from the traditional Indian clothes to spices, Bollywood movies, spices and local delicacies such as vadai, thosai and so much more.
Ever since the transformation of Brickfields to Little India, it has become a major tourist spot not just for the Indian stuff found here but also because of its proximity to the KL Sentral station.
Location: Situated just outside the city centre in Kaula Lumpur.
Transport: To reach Brickfields you can take the KL monorail or the Putra LRT
Best Time: 10.00hrs to 21:00 Hrs
23Merdeka Square at Night
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Merdeka Square or the Dataran Merdeka is a very well known recreational park or the historical place to visit in Kaula Lumpur. In the year 1957, the Malayan flag was hoisted here.
It has a wide and green field just close to the Merdeka Square. This makes it a great picnic spot with a very spacious playground for the kids.
Location: In close proximity to the Merdeka Square there are a number of historical building such as the Old KL Train Station, Galeri Kuala Lumpur, Royal Selangor Club Complex, and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
Highlights: The vicinity of the Merdeka Square is well lit and the cool night breeze there makes it an exceptionally ideal place to relax after a busy day.
Best Time: In order to actually enjoy the nightlife of the Merdeka Square, one must visit the place post-midnight especially during the weekends.
24Troika Sky Dining
If there was just one word to put forth the beauty of Troika Sky Dining, then it would be – Magnificent. The localities of Kuala Lumpur are becoming spoilt for choice courtesy the variety of fine dining restaurants with a view, however, the Troika Sky Dining stands out in every way possible.
Location: Situated in the Tower B of The Troika along Persiaran KLCC.
Highlights: Comprising of the Italian bistro Strato famous for its pizza and pasta, Claret wine bar known for its fine range of wines and the fusion focused Cantaloupe popular for its three-course meal here with truffled poached egg, Troika Sky Dining is extremely popular with the trendy urbanites and the young generation. It easily blends in with the rest of the city’s industrial skyline courtesy its steel and glass structure.
Best time: 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:00 – 23:00 (Strato); 16:00 – 01:00 (Claret); 18:30 – 22:30 (Cantaloupe Dining Room)
25Visit Rainforest Taman Negara
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If you love outdoor activities and rainforest in particular then this place is just meant for you to visit. This rainforest is one of the oldest ageing 130 million years old. It has fast flowing rivers and thinks jungles which attract the tourists every year.
It is one of the popular places to visit in Kuala Lumpur as it attracts a lot of tourists every year.