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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

Time Hotel Kuchai Lama
Time Hotel Kuchai Lama
3 out of 5
23, Jalan Kuchai Maju 2, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
The price is Rs747 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
Situated in Kuala Lumpur, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Mid Valley Mega Mall, Bukit Jalil National Stadium and Berjaya Times Square. Kuala Lumpur Sentral ...
3.4/5 (37 reviews)
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"Room is ok, but toilet water presure is low."

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2020

Time Hotel Kuchai Lama
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
The price is Rs3,855 per night from 30 Jul to 30 Jul
Located in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Central Market, Merdeka Square and Mid Valley Mega Mall. Kuala Lumpur Tower and Berjaya ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,043 reviews)
"Room quite comfortable, reasonable price"

Reviewed on 18 Apr 2021

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
5 out of 5
170 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
The price is Rs5,898 per night from 28 Jul to 28 Jul
Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, and Bukit Bintang Plaza. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (264 reviews)
"Amazing location Room deco and soft furnishings lacking"

Reviewed on 1 May 2021

Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
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.
Homestay in Amber Court
Homestay in Amber Court
3 out of 5
The price is Rs1,921 per night from 17 Aug to 17 Aug
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
Empire Damansara Residence Suites
Empire Damansara Residence Suites
3.5 out of 5
Jalan PJU 8/8A, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Situated in the business district, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Curve Shopping Mall and KidZania. 1 Utama is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (36 reviews)
A lovely place😍
"We r very happy to stay there. Near to shopping malls!"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2021

Empire Damansara Residence Suites
The Penthouse KLCC
The Penthouse KLCC
4 out of 5
Vortex KLCC, No. 12 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
The price is Rs4,225 per night from 18 Aug to 18 Aug
Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur Tower and Pavilion Kuala ...
3.9/5Very Good! (138 reviews)
Great View
"Great view. Solid stay overall."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

The Penthouse KLCC
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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