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

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
The price is S$121 per night from 2 Mar to 3 Mar
S$121
per night
2 Mar - 3 Mar
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,026 reviews)
"Hotel was in a great location with a great view of the twin towers... Room was clean and tidy with all the usual facilities and amenities... walkable distance to twin towers and bukit bintang area... highly recommend anyone to stay here."

Reviewed on 31 Jan,2023

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$252 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
S$252
per night
7 Feb - 8 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,032 reviews)
"We have now stated here 3* everything is excellent, fabulous position for getting around, love the pool and gym. All staff attentive and helpful"

Reviewed on 26 Jan,2023

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250
The price is S$153 per night from 25 Feb to 26 Feb
S$153
per night
25 Feb - 26 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,022 reviews)
Amazing sumptuous hotel
"This hotel provided a perfect stay. The reception, housekeeping, lounge and spa staff really couldn't be faulted. The room was comfortable and thoughtfully well -equipped, and the gym and spa facilities were awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this fantastically managed hotel."

Reviewed on 3 Feb,2023

Shangri-La 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.
Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang
Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang
4 out of 5
160 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 55100
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a children's pool. Popular attractions Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Berjaya Times ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (47 reviews)
Excellence stay
"The hotel is 10 mins walk from the new Pavilion KL shopping centre so very central. There’s parking available at the hotel and at a very reasonable price. The hotel is very clean and very spacious. Staffs were all very friendly. Overall we had a very pleasant stay and will definitely stay here again ..."

Reviewed on 1 Feb,2023

Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
No. 1, Jalan Nagasari, Off Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50200
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a free kids' club. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,853 reviews)
"Friendly and excellent customer service. Had smooth check in and check out experience. Didnt expect breakfast was provided everyday while staying here. They are very generous for the room beverages. The bad sides are only the toilet rain shower head holder could be repaired and carpet be replaced ..."

Reviewed on 31 Jan,2023

PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur
The Face Suites Kuala Lumpur
The Face Suites Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
1020, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,434 reviews)
"I liked the cleanness of the suite."

Reviewed on 21 Jan,2023

The Face Suites 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.

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