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.

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Bintang
Bukit Bintang Plaza which includes interior views and modern architecture

Bukit Bintang

Known for shopping, dining, garden

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Designer brands, discount goods and international and traditional restaurants make this a popular Kuala Lumpur destination. 

Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
4 out of 5
No 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
SG$77
per night
7 Dec-8 Dec

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located on the boardwalk, just steps away from NU Sentral and Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Petaling Street and National Mosque ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,449 reviews)

"1. Nice hotel & good location 2. It connects to a big mall - there are many restaurants there. 3. Most of the staff were very friendly & willing to help except one lady with a China doll hair cut & a guy - they both work @ check-in counter his name started with the letter “F”. They sorted brushed ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Nov,2019

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
SG$113
per night
7 Dec-8 Dec

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of KLCC Park and Aquaria KLCC. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,143 reviews)

"Very comfortable room with tea & coffee making facilities. Large en-suite with bath & shower which was great. Breakfast was delicious with a wide variety of choice. The sky bar in the hotel had a great view of the Petronas towers. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 2 Nov,2019

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Resorts World Genting - First World Hotel
Resorts World Genting - First World Hotel
3 out of 5
Genting Highlands Resort, Genting Highlands, Pahang
SG$43
per night
21 Nov-22 Nov

Located in the heart of Genting Highlands, this spa hotel is steps from Arena of Stars and Genting Highlands Theme Park. Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park and SkyAvenue ...

3.4/5 (2,810 reviews)

"Close to shopping area. Easy to access to all area"…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov,2019

Resorts World Genting - First World Hotel

Popular things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers
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Petronas Twin Towers

4.5/5(166 reviews)

Visit this iconic urban landmark and drink in the view from a dizzying 370 metres above street level.

Batu Caves
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Batu Caves

4.5/5(79 reviews)

Re-charge your spiritual batteries at these awe-inspiring caves, Kuala Lumpur's principal Hindu shrine.

Petaling Street
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Petaling Street

4/5(83 reviews)

Visit this bustling and vibrant street where fake designer goods sit comfortably alongside steaming noodle stalls.

Kuala Lumpur Tower
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Kuala Lumpur Tower

4.5/5(106 reviews)

Combine culture, nature and adventure with outstanding views as you tower high above Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
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Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

4.5/5(47 reviews)

Learn about endangered species, catch an exciting bird show and maybe even make some feathered friends at this fascinating bird park.

Jamek Mosque
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Jamek Mosque

3.5/5(7 reviews)

This magnificent building, located at the confluence of the city's two rivers, is Kuala Lumpur's oldest mosque and a fine example of Mughal architecture.

Top activities in Kuala Lumpur

Glittering Fireflies & Kuala Selangor Night Tour with Dinner
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Glittering Fireflies & Kuala Selangor Night Tour with Dinner

SG$62

Escape the busy city life of Kuala Lumpur with your trip to the hamlet town of Kuala Selangor. Enjoy the boat ride along the river banks of Kampung Kuantan to catch the colonies of fireflies producing magnificent twinkling lights.

Country, Batu Caves & Handicrafts Half-Day Tour
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Country, Batu Caves & Handicrafts Half-Day Tour

SG$20

Take a half-day adventure to the spiritual Batu Caves, just north of Kuala Lumpur, and climb the 272 steps carved into the sides of giant limestone cliffs to reach the Hindu temple at the summit. Visit the Batik Center to experience traditional Malaysian cloth-dying, used as sarongs and fabric.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park Admission
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Sunway Lagoon Theme Park Admission

SG$61

At Sunway Lagoon, a world of fun and excitement awaits. Delve into more than 80 rides and attractions at the family-friendly water park. Discover Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon – a tropical sanctuary and home to a fabled lost civilization that revered everything SpongeBob SquarePants.

Historical Malacca City Full-Day Tour
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Historical Malacca City Full-Day Tour

SG$59

Dive into Malacca City's vibrant past as you make your way around town with an experienced local guide. Snap photos of historic churches and hilltop vantage points, visit centuries-old forts, and enjoy a tasty lunch featuring classic Pernakan cuisine before swinging by the stalls of a nearby market.

Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves & Little India Private Tour
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Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves & Little India Private Tour

SG$36

Combine colorful markets, scenery, and handicrafts on a tour that takes you to the beautiful Batu caves and the bustling district of Little India. Leave the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur behind and head to the 400-million-year-old Batu Caves.

GENTING HIGHLANDS & BATU CAVES TOUR PRIVATE (GROUPING)
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GENTING HIGHLANDS & BATU CAVES TOUR PRIVATE (GROUPING)

SG$31

Pick up 9am and directly heading to Batu Caves.Traveler will spend here in Batu Caves about 1.5 hours.Finish in here, journry countinue to Genting Highlands, Pahang. First stop while in genting is Strawberry/Lavender farm.

Reviews of Kuala Lumpur

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
132
5 - Excellent 42.443729903536976%
4 - Good
138
4 - Good 44.37299035369775%
3 - Okay
35
3 - Okay 11.254019292604502%
2 - Disappointing
6
2 - Disappointing 1.9292604501607717%
1 - Terrible
0
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Nov 2019

Loads of Hustle and bustle, busy city. A functional city, good underground and overground train system. Lots of eating options. A lot to see and do. People are friendly and willing to help. Good value for money on the whole. Good food markets.

5/5 - Excellent

Mick

10 Nov 2019

Already looking for my next holiday to Malaysia fantastic ..

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

9 Nov 2019

Fantastic city with extremely friendly people. A great asset to Malaysia. Everyone we met was proud to be a Malaysian

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

31 Oct 2019

It’s just a brilliant place to visit. It truly lives up to its tag line: Malaysia Truly Asia

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Oct 2019

Great holiday destination

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

22 Oct 2019

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