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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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Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Sunway Pyramid Hotel
Sunway Pyramid Hotel
4 out of 5
Jalan PJS11/15, Off Persiaran Lagoon, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs5,335 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sunway Pyramid Mall and Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. Empire Shopping Gallery is ...

4.2/5Excellent! (509 reviews)

"Was great, same as picture. Stayed in Deluxe executive but would be great to have outdoor view. Our room view was indoor which wasn't my preference. All staffs were kind, property is connected to the mall so it was very convenient! recommended."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Sunway Pyramid Hotel
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 Rs2,989 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (247 reviews)

"Feel happy to stay and somehow to return back to stay"…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection
5 out of 5
5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, Kuala Lumpur
The price is Rs5,081 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec

Located in Tasik Perdana, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of National Mosque, Merdeka Square and Petaling Street. Central Market and Kuala Lumpur ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (995 reviews)

"I liked the heritage and traditions preserved and the overall cleanliness of the property."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection
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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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 Rs2,989 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov

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 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (247 reviews)

"Feel happy to stay and somehow to return back to stay"…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2020

Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
Expressionz Professional Suites by MyKey Global
Expressionz Professional Suites by MyKey Global
4 out of 5
Jalan 1/65a off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
The price is Rs1,487 per night from 19 Dec to 20 Dec

Located in Malaysian Police Training Centre, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hospital Pusrawi Sdn Bhd and National Art Gallery. Petronas Twin Towers ...

3.7/5Good! (104 reviews)

"This is an amazing hotel, really worth 5 star grade if for its rooms and facilities, all are amazing and very beautiful views all around, exactly like the photos are showing. The only problem is with its service and house keeping, not up to the standards, may be the building is very big for that ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2020

Expressionz Professional Suites by MyKey Global
Homestay in Amber Court
Homestay in Amber Court
3 out of 5
The price is Rs1,976 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec

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 (118 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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