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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

Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
The price is RM162 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Ampang Park and Royal Thai Embassy. Petronas Twin ...

4.2/5Excellent! (999 reviews)

"The room was very comfortable, didn't get to use much facilities (gym, pool etc.) due to weather and COVID season. Food variety at buffet quite limited."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
The price is RM219 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

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! (1,342 reviews)

"The room was excellent! Felt pampered staying in the well equipped room. A wide range of dining options too. However, breakfast spread was moderate for a 5 star hotel. Overall it was a pleasant stay :)"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2021

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
12 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
The price is RM405 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan

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! (990 reviews)

"Stayed in Deluxe room twin tower view. Amazing view with big windows but toilet doesn't have any blackout curtains. Room gets pretty bright in the morning as sunlight coming through the wash room, other than that it was pleasant stay."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2021

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
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.

Vacation Rentals in Kuala Lumpur

Ascott Kuala Lumpur
Ascott Kuala Lumpur
4.5 out of 5
No 9 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
The price is RM380 per night from 16 Jan to 17 Jan

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KLCC Park and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (669 reviews)

"Love the space and comfort of the room. Hotel staff are friendly. We truly enjoy staying at Ascott Hotel. However, booking through expedia was promised a vip access. Did not receive that when checked in."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2021

Ascott Kuala Lumpur
The Face Suites Kuala Lumpur
The Face Suites Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
1020, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
The price is RM175 per night from 16 Jan to 17 Jan

Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Maju Junction Mall and Petronas Twin Towers. Kuala Lumpur Convention ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,386 reviews)
value for money

"Good but the pool too many families, Maybe they should start thinking of building another pool at the ground level."…"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

The Face Suites Kuala Lumpur
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 RM79 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb

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! (108 reviews)

"Conditions all is good, nice place for staycation."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2021

Expressionz Professional Suites by MyKey Global
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

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.