Kuala Lumpur

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Visit 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

4.5/5Wonderful!(7 area reviews)

Designer brands, discount goods and international and traditional restaurants make this a popular Kuala Lumpur destination. 

Bukit Bintang

Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
SG$120
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Kuala Lumpur Tower, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (2,037 reviews)

"Very beautiful and comfortable hotel in the city center! 10 minutes walk to Petronas towers"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan,2020

Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
SG$117
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of KLCC Park and Aquaria KLCC. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,139 reviews)

"The whole experience was faultless.. Loved everything"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan,2020

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
SG$101
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kuala Lumpur Sentral and NU Sentral. Petaling Street and National Mosque ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,987 reviews)

"I ate dinner in the European rwstaurant. Best lamb chops I have ever had in Asia. Attentive service and great attention to detail."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan,2020

Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Popular things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers
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Petronas Twin Towers

4.5/5(181 reviews)

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

Batu Caves
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Batu Caves

4.5/5(89 reviews)

Re-charge your spiritual batteries at these awe-inspiring caves, Kuala Lumpur's principal Hindu shrine.

Petaling Street
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Petaling Street

4/5(92 reviews)

Visit this bustling and vibrant street where fake designer goods sit comfortably alongside steaming noodle stalls.

Top activities 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

Escape the busy city life of Kuala Lumpur with your trip to the hamlet town of Kuala Selangor. Enjoy the boat ride along the river banks of Kampung Kuantan to catch the colonies of fireflies producing magnificent twinkling lights.

Country, Batu Caves & Handicrafts Half-Day Tour
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Country, Batu Caves & Handicrafts Half-Day Tour

SG$20

Take a half-day adventure to the spiritual Batu Caves, just north of Kuala Lumpur, and climb the 272 steps carved into the sides of giant limestone cliffs to reach the Hindu temple at the summit. Visit the Batik Center to experience traditional Malaysian cloth-dying, used as sarongs and fabric.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park Admission
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Sunway Lagoon Theme Park Admission

SG$61

At Sunway Lagoon, a world of fun and excitement awaits. Delve into more than 80 rides and attractions at the family-friendly water park. Discover Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon – a tropical sanctuary and home to a fabled lost civilization that revered everything SpongeBob SquarePants.

Historical Malacca City Full-Day Tour
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Historical Malacca City Full-Day Tour

SG$59

Dive into Malacca City's vibrant past as you make your way around town with an experienced local guide. Snap photos of historic churches and hilltop vantage points, visit centuries-old forts, and enjoy a tasty lunch featuring classic Pernakan cuisine before swinging by the stalls of a nearby market.

Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves & Little India Private Tour
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Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves & Little India Private Tour

SG$36

Combine colorful markets, scenery, and handicrafts on a tour that takes you to the beautiful Batu caves and the bustling district of Little India. Leave the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur behind and head to the 400-million-year-old Batu Caves.

Full Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour (20 Attractions)
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Full Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour (20 Attractions)

SG$22

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Petronas Twin Towers, Concourse Level, Lower Ground Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur 50088 Malaysia Soaring to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpur's crown jewel.

Reviews of Kuala Lumpur

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good 43.04812834224599%
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3 - Okay 10.16042780748663%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

Good place to visit. Warmth guaranteed

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

Great people and fantastic food.

5/5 - Excellent

YUKI

Jan 9, 2020

Local foods are delicious! Must try as much as you can.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

Food is quite expensive. KL people are friendly and helpful.

4/5 - Good

Michael

Jan 4, 2020

KL is great, shopping was endless and places to see were awesome. Amazing contrast of old and new as you walk around the city. It is heavily polluted with traffic though. Customer service throughout our stay was below par much of the time.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 3, 2020

Absolutely beautiful place

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