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Kuala LumpurMalaysia

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

4/5Very Good!(9 area reviews)

Bukit Bintang is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Berjaya Times Square and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, and you can get around town on the metro at Bukit Bintang Station.

Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur City Centre

4/5Very Good!(58 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!(389 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)

Mid Valley City is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Mid Valley Mega Mall or The Gardens Mall.

Mid Valley City
Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pudu

4.5/5Wonderful!(5 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
Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mont Kiara

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Mont Kiara is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can plan an outing to Publika Shopping Mall and Hartamas Shopping Centre while you're in town.

Mont Kiara

Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Rs7,314
per night
24 Apr-25 Apr

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! (2,063 reviews)

"Loved this place.. great location and friendly helpful staff...hotel was very quiet we felt we were the only ones there. Tourism has been impacted by Covid 19. Pool was nice and huge gym. Breakfast was nice but our last day it was moved to the horizon club as I guess it’s saves money? Nicest Shangri-La ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
Rs7,662
per night
24 Apr-25 Apr

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Petronas Twin Towers ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,479 reviews)

"The rooms with views over the Petronas towers are definitely worth it. Service from the staff was brilliant and the breakfast buffet was second to none."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Resorts World Genting - First World Hotel
Resorts World Genting - First World Hotel
3 out of 5

Situated in the entertainment district, this spa hotel is steps away from Arena of Stars and Genting Highlands Theme Park. Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park and ...

3.4/5 (2,989 reviews)

"Nice and cold place"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Resorts World Genting - First World Hotel

Popular things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers
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Petronas Twin Towers

4.5/5(199 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(142 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(64 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(19 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 lively bars.

Mid Valley Mega Mall
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Mid Valley Mega Mall

4/5(49 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 top-notch restaurants.

Genting Highlands Theme Park
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Genting Highlands Theme Park

4/5(33 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 relaxing area.

Reviews of Kuala Lumpur

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Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

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

Verified traveller

24 Feb 2020

Nice city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Feb 2020

Amazing place for a multi-night City stay.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

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

Verified traveller

10 Feb 2020

Beautiful City. Beautiful people.

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