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

Resorts World Genting - First World Hotel
Resorts World Genting - First World Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is S$38 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Situated in the entertainment district, this spa hotel is steps away from Arena of Stars and Genting Highlands Theme Park. Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park and ...
3.2/5 (997 reviews)
"Overall, it was okay."

Reviewed on 5 Dec,2021

Resorts World Genting - First World Hotel
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$156 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Petronas Twin Towers and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (989 reviews)
"Easy access to KLCC, Pavillion and Bukit Bintang"

Reviewed on 5 Dec,2021

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
EDC Hotel Kuala Lumpur
EDC Hotel Kuala Lumpur
3 out of 5
Jalan Raja Laut, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The price is S$39 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Chow Kit Night Market, Merdeka Square and Petronas Twin Towers. Suria KLCC Shopping ...
3.5/5 Good! (6 reviews)
"The decorations near the Cafe. Don't like Cafe is too small. When it is packed, difficult to move around. Difficult to find the parking which is in another connecting block."

Reviewed on 30 Apr,2019

EDC Hotel Kuala Lumpur
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.
Homestay in Amber Court
Homestay in Amber Court
3 out of 5
The price is S$48 per night from 22 Feb to 23 Feb
Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Genting Highlands Theme Park, SkyAvenue and Skytropolis Indoor Theme ...
2.1/5 (120 reviews)
"Dirty building but in homestay is ok..."

Reviewed on 1 Jan,2022

Homestay in Amber Court
Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
4 out of 5
2A Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
The price is S$74 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
Located in SS 2, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Taman Aman and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Paradigm Mall. Kelana Jaya Lake Park and The Starling Mall are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (271 reviews)
"Clean and spacious."

Reviewed on 16 Jan,2022

Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
Somerset Kuala Lumpur
Somerset Kuala Lumpur
4 out of 5
No 187 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
The price is S$67 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ampang Park, Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (667 reviews)
"Quite spacious and located in town center"

Reviewed on 15 Dec,2021

Somerset Kuala Lumpur
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