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.
Designer brands, discount goods and international and traditional restaurants make this a popular Kuala Lumpur destination.
Known for its fantastic nightlife and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Check out top attractions like Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC Shopping Centre, and jump on the metro at Kampang Baru Station or Bukit Nanas Station to see more of the city.
Gourmet restaurants Chinatown and top sights from Kuala Lumpur Tower to Pavilion Kuala Lumpur – discover Golden Triangle, a destination also famous for its shopping.
Travellers come to Mid Valley City for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Mid Valley Mega Mall and The Gardens Mall while you're in town.
A noteworthy feature of Chinatown is its popular shops. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out Petaling Street and Central Market.
Spend some time visiting places like Kenanga Wholesale City while getting to know Pudu, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Pudu Station or Hang Tuah Station to see more of the area.
Reviewed on 10 Nov 2019
Reviewed on 10 Nov 2019
Visit this iconic urban landmark and drink in the view from a dizzying 370 metres above street level.
Re-charge your spiritual batteries at these awe-inspiring caves, Kuala Lumpur's principal Hindu shrine.
Visit this bustling and vibrant street where fake designer goods sit comfortably alongside steaming noodle stalls.
Combine culture, nature and adventure with outstanding views as you tower high above Kuala Lumpur.
Learn about endangered species, catch an exciting bird show and maybe even make some feathered friends at this fascinating bird park.
This magnificent building, located at the confluence of the city's two rivers, is Kuala Lumpur's oldest mosque and a fine example of Mughal architecture.