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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

Time Hotel Kuchai Lama
Time Hotel Kuchai Lama
3 out of 5
23, Jalan Kuchai Maju 2, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$15 per night from 13 Aug to 13 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in Kuala Lumpur, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Mid Valley Mega Mall, Bukit Jalil National Stadium and Berjaya Times Square. Kuala Lumpur Sentral ...
3.3/5 (38 reviews)
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"Room is ok, but toilet water presure is low."

Reviewed on 10 Sep,2020

Time Hotel Kuchai Lama
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
5 out of 5
170 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$107 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, and Bukit Bintang Plaza. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (265 reviews)
"Amazing location Room deco and soft furnishings lacking"

Reviewed on 1 May,2021

Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$71 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Ampang Park and Royal Thai Embassy. Petronas Twin ...
4.2/5Excellent! (997 reviews)
"Overall is good, the problem I'm facing is toilet water permeability not going good. When I'm shower the water will flow out to outside"

Reviewed on 3 May,2021

DoubleTree by Hilton 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 SG$38 per night from 26 Aug to 26 Aug
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
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$63 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
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! (262 reviews)
A good stay.
"Overall - a good place to stay at. The 2-bedroom apartment is extremely well-maintained."

Reviewed on 1 Jan,2021

Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
Empire Damansara Residence Suites
Empire Damansara Residence Suites
3.5 out of 5
Jalan PJU 8/8A, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Situated in the business district, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Curve Shopping Mall and KidZania. 1 Utama is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (36 reviews)
A lovely place😍
"We r very happy to stay there. Near to shopping malls!"

Reviewed on 27 Mar,2021

Empire Damansara Residence Suites
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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