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

Bukit Bintang Plaza which includes interior views and modern architecture

Bukit Bintang

4/5Very Good!(9 area reviews)

Bukit Bintang is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Berjaya Times Square and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, and you can get around town on the metro at Bukit Bintang Station.

Bukit Bintang

Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
The price is SG$44 per night

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"Looking at the brand, I expect it to be better. The interior of the room looks dated with some mold on the ceiling. Bathroom not super clean. Had a great experience in JB's DoubleTree."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jun,2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
The price is SG$61 per night

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of NU Sentral and Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and Lake Gardens ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,439 reviews)

"Service was the best! Helpdesk staff were very polite and sharp at attending our requests. The night of our stay, our next door neighbour was being loud-- loud chatter and music. We couldn't sleep and the hotel staff was kind enough to move us to a different room, in fact upgraded us to a better ..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun,2020

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
The price is SG$139 per night

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Petronas Twin Towers ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)
Grand Hyatt is always good

"Nice and comfortable, room is spacious, very nice buffet breakfast with view of the Twin Towers!"…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar,2020

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Popular places to visit in Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers
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Petronas Twin Towers

4.5/5(199 reviews)

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

KLCC Park
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KLCC Park

4.5/5(127 reviews)

Visit this city-centre park to discover an urban sanctuary in the heart of bustling Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur Tower
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Kuala Lumpur Tower

4.5/5(125 reviews)

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

Top things to do 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
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Country, Batu Caves & Handicrafts Half-Day Tour
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Country, Batu Caves & Handicrafts Half-Day Tour

SG$20
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Genting Highlands Full-Day Tour
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Genting Highlands Full-Day Tour

SG$33
Per adult
Historical Malacca City Full-Day Tour
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Historical Malacca City Full-Day Tour

SG$59
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Skip-the-Line Access to Petronas Twin Towers & KL Tower
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Skip-the-Line Access to Petronas Twin Towers & KL Tower

SG$62
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
KL Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket
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KL Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket

SG$25
Per adult

Reviews of Kuala Lumpur

4.3

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Mar 2020

We used an excellent driver called Rosli .. took us all over the city. Safe driver and very nice. We enjoyed our stay

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Feb 2020

Nice city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Feb 2020

Amazing place for a multi-night City stay.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Feb 2020

massive tower block, road and rail building program.Petronas towers all but hidden amonst the new towers. New air con walkways make getting about easy and away from traffic fumes Very impressive city.....not sure about its effect on global warming

3/5 - Okay

Pat

11 Feb 2020

Not many tourist attractions.. but heaven for foodie. Eat Nasi Lemak at Village Park!!! So great. The best rice, sambal and fried chicken. It’s far from city center but worth it ;)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Feb 2020

Beautiful City. Beautiful people.

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