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Kuala Lumpur
Travel Guide

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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Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
145 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Wp Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$246 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Suria KLCC Shopping Centre and KLCC Park. Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Convention ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (198 reviews)

"professional staffs and clean room. Had blast during 5N stay."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan,2021

Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$63 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of NU Sentral and Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Petaling Street and Merdeka Square are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (993 reviews)

"Just perfect for a super short staycation ! Everything was on point."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan,2021

Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection
5 out of 5
5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$104 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Tasik Perdana, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Mosque, Merdeka Square and Petaling Street. Central Market and Jamek Mosque ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (997 reviews)

"I liked the heritage and traditions preserved and the overall cleanliness of the property."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep,2020

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection
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.

Holiday Rentals in Kuala Lumpur

Swiss Garden Residence SS Suite
Swiss Garden Residence SS Suite
4 out of 5
117, S-23-09, Swiss Garden Residence, Jalan Pudu, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$31 per night from 2 Apr to 3 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Bukit Bintang, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Kottu Malai Pillayar Temple and Jalan Alor. Petaling Street and Berjaya Times ...

3.5/5Good! (13 reviews)
Cleanes 3 to 10

"Please clean before give to guest coz i can feel my feet walk on dusk on floor that turn my feet to dirty and turn to black...and wifi cannot use!! Batch tub canot use because canot close the hole..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov,2020

Swiss Garden Residence SS Suite
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 SG$71 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in SS 2, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Paradigm Mall, The Starling Mall and Sunway Mentari Business Park. University of Malaya and Sunway ...

4.4/5Excellent! (256 reviews)

"Did a work from hotel kinda stay. Very convenient, with eateries around and mall next door. Beautiful room. Internet connection is good."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec,2020

Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
Homestay in Amber Court
Homestay in Amber Court
3 out of 5
The price is SG$39 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from SkyAvenue and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Genting Highlands Theme Park. Skytropolis ...

2.1/5 (119 reviews)

"Good, I really like the weather here, the environment is quiet"…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep,2020

Homestay in Amber Court
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.

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