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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

Le Méridien Putrajaya
Le Méridien Putrajaya
5 out of 5
Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, Sepang, Serdang
The price is SG$84 per night from 14 May to 14 May
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Serdang hotel is located in the business district, 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from IOI City Mall, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Farm In The City and Alamanda ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (421 reviews)
"Great place for holiday good rates during a hard time. Value for money."

Reviewed on 26 Feb,2021

Le Méridien Putrajaya
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$152 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Petronas Twin Towers and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (992 reviews)
"Close to KLCC Suria. Polite staff and fast lift service."

Reviewed on 4 Apr,2021

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$68 per night from 16 May to 16 May
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! (993 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.
Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur
Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur
4 out of 5
No. 211, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$64 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur aparthotel is located in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, within 1 mi (2 km) of Kuala Lumpur Sentral, National Museum and Perdana Botanical ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (423 reviews)
"Great location. Staffs are attentive. Thank you Mathilda and Maggie for being helpful to my request."

Reviewed on 11 Apr,2021

Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur
Empire Damansara Residence Suites
Empire Damansara Residence Suites
3.5 out of 5
Jalan PJU 8/8A, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
The price is SG$29 per night from 13 May to 13 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in the business district, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Curve Shopping Mall and KidZania. 1 Utama is 1.9 mi (3 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (35 reviews)
"Excellence"

Reviewed on 23 Nov,2019

Empire Damansara Residence Suites
Geo38 Premier Suites Genting Highlands
Geo38 Premier Suites Genting Highlands
3 out of 5
Jalan Permai 2, Genting Permai, Genting Highlands
The price is SG$44 per night from 2 Jun to 2 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Happy Bee Farm & Insect World and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Genting Skyway. Genting Strawberry ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)
Relaxing
"An acceptable place to stay for those who wants to relax. Cool weather"

Reviewed on 10 Jan,2021

Geo38 Premier Suites Genting Highlands
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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Reviews of Kuala Lumpur

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5/5 - Excellent

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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.