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Kuala Lumpur
Travel Guide

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

The RuMa Hotel and Residences
The RuMa Hotel and Residences
5 out of 5
7 Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur
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Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Petronas Twin ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (177 reviews)

"The staffs were very friendly and the amenities were top notch. Not to forget the breakfast. Breakfast at RuMa is the bomb❤️"…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2021

The RuMa Hotel and Residences
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
The price is Rs3,526 per night from 6 May to 7 May

Located in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of NU Sentral and Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Petaling Street and Merdeka Square are ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (991 reviews)

"good location and very nice hotel with good food..love to visit again"…"

Reviewed on 4 Apr 2021

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Homestay in Amber Court
Homestay in Amber Court
3 out of 5
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Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from SkyAvenue and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Genting Highlands Theme Park. Skytropolis ...

2.1/5 (119 reviews)

"Good, I really like the weather here, the environment is quiet"…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2020

Homestay in Amber Court
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Somerset Kuala Lumpur
Somerset Kuala Lumpur
4 out of 5
No 187 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
The price is Rs3,255 per night from 29 Apr to 30 Apr

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Ampang Park and Royal Thai Embassy. Petronas ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (662 reviews)

"1. Walking distance to go to KLCC. 2. Convenient for staying, shopping and eating near two shopping malls of the LINC & Intermark 3. Good environment relatively apart from business centre district."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2021

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Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
4 out of 5
2A Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
The price is Rs3,270 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr

Located in SS 2, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Paradigm Mall, The Starling Mall and Sunway Mentari Business Park. University of Malaya and Sunway ...

4.4/5Excellent! (259 reviews)
A good stay.

"Overall - a good place to stay at. The 2-bedroom apartment is extremely well-maintained."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2021

Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
Homestay in Amber Court
Homestay in Amber Court
3 out of 5

Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from SkyAvenue and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Genting Highlands Theme Park. Skytropolis ...

2.1/5 (119 reviews)

"Good, I really like the weather here, the environment is quiet"…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2020

Homestay in Amber Court
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Kuala Lumpur

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5/5 - Excellent

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10 Mar 2020

We used an excellent driver called Rosli .. took us all over the city. Safe driver and very nice. We enjoyed our stay

5/5 - Excellent

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24 Feb 2020

Nice city

5/5 - Excellent

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21 Feb 2020

Amazing place for a multi-night City stay.

4/5 - Good

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19 Feb 2020

massive tower block, road and rail building program.Petronas towers all but hidden amonst the new towers. New air con walkways make getting about easy and away from traffic fumes Very impressive city.....not sure about its effect on global warming

3/5 - Okay

Pat

11 Feb 2020

Not many tourist attractions.. but heaven for foodie. Eat Nasi Lemak at Village Park!!! So great. The best rice, sambal and fried chicken. It’s far from city center but worth it ;)

5/5 - Excellent

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10 Feb 2020

Beautiful City. Beautiful people.

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