Kuala Lumpur

Travel Guide
Kuala Lumpur
From futuristic skyscrapers to ancient mosques, sightseeing, shopping and more - visit Kuala Lumpur and immerse yourself in the diverse world of Malaysian culture.

Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant and bustling city that is crammed full of exciting attractions, and with entertainment options to suit all tastes and budgets, there really is something for everyone.

Families will love the National Zoo which is home to more than 459 animal species. Bargain hunters can source unusual souvenirs before grabbing a bite to eat from any of the hawker stalls on Petaling Street. If it’s a bit of culture you’re after, wander around Merdeka Square and admire the architectural heritage of the buildings that surround the city’s main civic space. Historically, this is a site of enormous national significance as it was here that Malaysia declared its independence from Britain in 1957.

Visit the Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek), one of the oldest and most venerable mosques in Kuala Lumpur and a wonderful example of soft Moorish architecture. In contrast, the sharp minaret of the National Mosque of Malaysia stands stark against the city skyline, in a nod to modernity.

Take time out to relax in the Lake Gardens. This oasis of calm was created during the colonial era and offers a wonderful escape from the hubbub of the city. This sculpted park is rich with native plants, trees and shrubs and is only a stone’s throw away from the noisy and colourful Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. For an alternative urban retreat, head to the KLCC Park and enjoy the spectacle of the Lake Symphony as synchronised water fountains create dazzling displays.

Looking for that perfect snapshot of the city? The Kuala Lumpur Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur) stands at a healthy 421 metres above street level and offers incredible panoramic views. However, there is some strong competition in the form of the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers, which punch up into the sky at an incredible 452 metres. Their highlight is the observation deck on the 86th floor, which offers a stunning vista that spectacularly sweeps across the city.

Finally, take time out to recharge your spiritual batteries and soak up some Hindu culture at the inspiring Batu Caves. Marvel at the ornate statues and artwork in the awe-inspiring temples. This sacred site offers a welcome respite from the city’s main tourist attractions and is a must on any Malaysian itinerary.

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Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250
The price is S$135 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (44 reviews)
"the front desk staff is not helpful, I am requesting for my room service invoice to be printed out but she told me that I have to go to the Restaurant to get it instead."

Reviewed on 23 Sep,2022

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$214 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)
"Great location, closer to the Petronas Towers than expected. The views are phenomenal!"

Reviewed on 22 Sep,2022

JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
183 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, 55100
The price is S$146 per night from 24 Oct to 25 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,000 reviews)
"Excellent!!! Well done!"

Reviewed on 27 Sep,2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
No. 1, Jalan Nagasari, Off Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50200
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,810 reviews)
"Always good service when I stayed in there every time for business trip"

Reviewed on 15 Aug,2022

Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang
Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang
4 out of 5
160 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 55100
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a children's pool. Popular attractions Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and KLCC Park are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (22 reviews)
"Hotel nuevo, muy buena ubicación y habitación excelente"

Reviewed on 26 Sep,2022

The Face Suites Kuala Lumpur
The Face Suites Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
1020, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,412 reviews)
"The lift need wait quite long only can get it"

Reviewed on 2 Sep,2022

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