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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 featuring interior views and modern architecture

Bukit Bintang

4.5/5Wonderful!(8 area reviews)

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

Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur City Centre

4/5Very Good!(54 area reviews)

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 KLCC Park, and jump on the metro at Kampang Baru Station or Bukit Nanas Station to see more of the city.

Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Golden Triangle

4.5/5Wonderful!(366 area reviews)

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

Golden Triangle
Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mid Valley City

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Unique features of Mid Valley City include the gardens and shopping. Make a stop by Mid Valley Mega Mall or The Gardens Mall while you're exploring the area.

Mid Valley City
Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pudu

4.5/5Wonderful!(3 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Kenanga Wholesale City and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Pudu. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Pudu Station or Hang Tuah Station.

Pudu
Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Chinatown

4/5Very Good!(13 area reviews)

Chinatown is known for its popular shops, and you can see some sights area like Petaling Street and Central Market.

Chinatown

Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
Rs6,006
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

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)

"Great location. Complete and quality gym. Traders Club Lounge was well stocked with drinks and tasty food"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan 2020

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Rs6,233
per night
Feb 22 - Feb 23

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
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Rs5,325
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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 Mid Valley Mega ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,991 reviews)

"Very good location and very good service. Facilities are good. Access to places of importance , town etc are good Thank you."…"

Reviewed on 25 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(184 reviews)

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

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
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Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

4.5/5(137 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, a favourite shopping spot in Kuala Lumpur. Visit the spas and lively bars in this vibrant area.

Berjaya Times Square
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Berjaya Times Square

4/5(57 reviews)

Enjoy the thrills at Berjaya Times Square and see why this is a popular theme park in Kuala Lumpur. Visit the shops and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Sunway Pyramid Mall
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Sunway Pyramid Mall

4.5/5(18 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Sunway Pyramid Mall, a favourite shopping spot in Bandar Sunway. Amble around this vibrant area's Chinatown and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Mid Valley Mega Mall
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Mid Valley Mega Mall

4/5(48 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir with a trip to Mid Valley Mega Mall, a favourite shopping spot in Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens and enjoy its lively bars.

Genting Highlands Theme Park
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Genting Highlands Theme Park

4/5(32 reviews)

Enjoy the excitement at Genting Highlands Theme Park and find out why this is a popular theme park in Genting Highlands. Visit the shops and top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Reviews of Kuala Lumpur

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4/5 - Good

Fuzz

Jan 27, 2020

The petronas twin towers are beautiful The colonial walk is great There are plenty of museums to visit The botanical gardens and parks are vast Plenty of malls and markets with a lot eating places to choose from

2/5 - Disappointing

Honesti

Jan 21, 2020

Genting. Highland is a money grab. Only thing tto do is theme park and shopping.

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.

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