Kuala Lumpur is calling! Discover its architecture, dining, culture and more.

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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Shopping, Dining and Family-friendly

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Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Bintang
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Bukit Bintang

Shopping, Dining, Gardens

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

Kuala Lumpur City Centre
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Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Shopping, Skyscrapers, Architecture

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.

Golden Triangle
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Golden Triangle

Shopping, Skyscrapers, Architecture

Gourmet restaurants Chinatown and top sights from Kuala Lumpur Tower to Pavilion Kuala Lumpur – discover Golden Triangle, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Mid Valley City
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Mid Valley City

Gardens, Shopping, Family-friendly

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.

Chinatown
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Chinatown

Chinatown, Shopping, Temples

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.

Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Resorts World Genting - First World Hotel
3 out of 5
Genting Highlands Resort, Genting Highlands, Pahang
Rs1,606/night
19 Sep-20 Sep
3.4/5 (2,709 reviews)

Located in the heart of Genting Highlands, this spa hotel is steps from Arena of Stars and Genting Highlands Theme Park. Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park and SkyAvenue ...

3.4/5 (2,709 reviews)

"We have a present stay at the hotel, but the self check in machine can be done better."…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2019

Resorts World Genting - First World Hotel
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Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Rs6,513/night
29 Sep-30 Sep
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,130 reviews)

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! (2,130 reviews)

"This hotel continues to set the standard for when I stay at other hotels around the world. It is the little things like UPS power outlets in the rooms and fabulous Traders Club which make this hotel so memorable."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2019

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
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Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
4 out of 5
No 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Rs4,206/night
12 Oct-13 Oct
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,377 reviews)

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located on the boardwalk, just steps away from NU Sentral and Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Petaling Street and National Mosque ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,377 reviews)

"Excellent kids enjoy at the roof pool"…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2019

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Popular things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers
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Petronas Twin Towers

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

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

Petaling Street
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Petaling Street

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

Kuala Lumpur Tower
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Kuala Lumpur Tower

Combine culture, nature and adventure with outstanding views as you tower high above Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
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Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Learn about endangered species, catch an exciting bird show and maybe even make some feathered friends at this fascinating bird park.

Jamek Mosque
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Jamek Mosque

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.

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