The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur boasts of glittering skyscrapers, imposing architecture, warm local population and a multitude of natural attractions. Formed by several districts, the main hub of the city is called the Golden Triangle which includes Chinatown, Bukit Bintang and KLCC and. The Petronas Twin Towers that are the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers make Kuala Lumpur known all over the world and are the greatest landmarks of the city. The place is also famous for its Petaling Street flea market and shopping malls like the Suria KLCC and Pavilion KL. These markets have a large number of high end global labels and host several sales and marketing events that make Kuala Lumpur a popular tourist destination. The 400 million years old Batu Caves are also widely popular among visitors. Besides, You can enjoy the numerous gastronomic pleasures at this place with numerous cafes, stalls and restaurants that serve wonderful delicacies.
Climate: Hot and humid climate suitable for visiting throughout the year. Carry light clothes with long sleeves to keep away the strong sun. Also the wet months last from November – March so carry rain gear for these months. The months from May- September are dry, the driest being June-July which is the best time to visit. However, Kula Lumpur can be visited throughout the year, if you carry rain protection since there are covered walkways, several centers for entertainment and the public transport providing easy travel.
Located 50 km south of Kula Lumpur is the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang that has several International flights.
Kuala Lumpur has good connectivity via train. The KL Sentral station connects it to several international cities and also cities within Malaysia.
By Road: Kuala Lumpur has a network of highways that connects it to other cities of Malaysia.
Location: KL city center
Visiting Time: 9 am – 8.15 pm
Once known as the tallest buildings of the world, the Petronas Twin Towers now hold the title of the world’s tallest twin structures. These 88-storey buildings were the creation of Cesar Pelli & Associates who designed them. Joined by a double-decker Sky Bridge measuring 58 meters at the 41st and 42nd floors, these towers are nearly 452 meters in height. Inspired by Islamic architecture, these towers located in the KL city centre are the corporate headquarters of the Petronas Company and have several other offices. While Petronas, the Malaysian state oil company, and its associates and subsidiaries occupy Tower One, Tower Two has multinational companies such as Al-Jazeera, Accenture, Bloomberg, Barclays Capital, Boeing, McKinsey & Co., IBM, Microsoft and more. The Suria KLCC is located at the base of the Twin Towers and is a popular shopping mall attracting tourists from all over the world.
Location: Selangor, Malaysia
Visiting Time: Daily 06.00 am – 09.00 pm
How to reach: By Car/Taxi, KTM Komuter train service from KL Sentral or monorail service to Titiwangsa station and then bus to the caves.
Batu Caves is a popular site of worship by Hindus housing a temple and a shrine. It is visited by several worshippers and tourists especially during the festive season of Thaipusam, that takes place annually. Situated in the north of Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves has a large statue at the entrance. You have to climb the 272 steps that lead to the caves made from limestone where you are welcomed by monkeys. You can also catch a glimpse of the beautiful and enchanting skyline of the city from here. Inside the caves you can see paintings that depict scenes of Hindu Gods. You must visit these magnificent and religious caves when you are in Kuala Lumpur for their spiritual, cultural significance as well as enthralling beauty.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Location: Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur
How to reach: Alight at Masjid Jamek station after taking the LRT.
Built in 1897, the iconic building houses the Supreme and High Courts. During the British rule, it was used for government offices. The clock tower of the building and the Moorish designs of the building are loved by the visitors. On important days, the building is bedecked with colorful lighting and flags. The historic building, Dataran Merdeka is located across the street. It is the place where the Malayan flag was hoisted after the Union Flag was lowered on 31 August 1957.
Sunway Water Park
Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Timing: Open daily 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
A fun filled adventurous outing, this park has five zones that offer something for everyone. There is a roller coaster ride, water slides, haunted house, wave pools, Go-Kart, zipline, lazy river and many other attractions that will thrill and surprise you at the same time. You can also have a wild life adventure while you are at the park. Several well known food chains are present to offer you a fine dining experience. Visit for an ultimate theme park experience.
Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur
Timings: Open daily from 10.00am – 8.00pm, Last admission 7.00pm.
Aquaria KLCC, is a world-class aquarium spread over 60,000 square feet that showcases aquatic life and animals from Malaysia and across the globe. With over 250 unique species and 5000 different animals, the place is a paradise for animal lovers. Depicting a journey from land to sea, it begins with highlands going through rivers, rainforests, mangroves taking you across coral reefs into the waters of deep blue seas. There are information kiosks on turtles and fish too.
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