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Petronas Twin Towers
Holiday Travel Guide

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

Stretching a staggering 452 metres into the clouds, the Petronas Twin Towers have become a national symbol of an ambitious Kuala Lumpur. Designed by the eminent architect César Pelli, the futuristic architecture has the power to intimidate and inspire visitors in equal measure. Centrally located on the Jalan Ampang road, and easily accessible with public transport, it’s no surprise that these twin towers have become one of Malaysia’s top tourist attractions.

The towers were the tallest buildings in the world up until 2004, when the Chinese Taipei 101 snatched their crown. Fortunately, this has done little to stem the tide of visitors that flock here every year.

Designed to launch Kuala Lumpur into the 21st century, this postmodern masterpiece took over seven years to construct and cost USD$1.6 billion. Comprised of 33,000 stainless steel and 55,000 glass panels, the twin skyscrapers have been built using intelligent technology systems which control their environment.

Visitors will note that Malaysian culture is subtly threaded throughout the architecture of the towers. This is evident in the interior design, which features traditional Malaysian handicraft and weaving patterns as well as the exterior structure, which resembles the letter ‘M’ for Malaysia.

The impressive 88-story twin structure has 29 double-decker lifts to ferry visitors to the skybridge and observation deck. The skybridge measures 58.4 metres across and is a heart-stopping 170 metres above street level. Bear in mind that this is a movable structure designed to sway in high winds. Tickets to the skybridge are limited and available on a first-come-first-served basis so get there early to avoid disappointment. From here, continue up to the observation deck on the 86th floor where the most spectacular panoramic view of the city awaits. This is one photo opportunity that you won’t want to miss but at a dizzying 370 metres high, it is not for the faint hearted.

Visitors will be pleased to know that the towers are conveniently located on the site of the Suria KLCC shopping centre, which has shops and restaurants in abundance as well as an aquarium, cinema and an art gallery – so something for everyone!

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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$65 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"The room was very comfortable, didn't get to use much facilities (gym, pool etc.) due to weather and COVID season. Food variety at buffet quite limited."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan,2021

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Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$146 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (992 reviews)

"Stayed in Deluxe room twin tower view. Amazing view with big windows but toilet doesn't have any blackout curtains. Room gets pretty bright in the morning as sunlight coming through the wash room, other than that it was pleasant stay."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan,2021

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$150 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
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! (1,001 reviews)

"I stayed in Twin Tower View room, that was so amazing view and room was clean and comfortable. Then I ordered birthday cake for my boyfriend, and you gave chocolate cake for us. Thank you for answering my request. I hope we’ll stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan,2021

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
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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$65 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$146 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$150 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
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Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$79 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
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Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
145 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Wp Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$247 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
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Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$117 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
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Ascott Kuala Lumpur
Ascott Kuala Lumpur
4.5 out of 5
No 9 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$125 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
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Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$99 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
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Impiana KLCC Hotel
Impiana KLCC Hotel
4.5 out of 5
13 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
The price is SG$83 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
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Impiana KLCC Hotel
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