Kuala Lumpur

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Visit 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

Bukit Bintang Plaza which includes interior views and modern architecture

Bukit Bintang

4.5/5Wonderful!(8 area reviews)

Designer brands, discount goods and international and traditional restaurants make this a popular Kuala Lumpur destination. 

Bukit Bintang

Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
RM360
per night
Feb 15 - Feb 16

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

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,135 reviews)

"The whole experience was faultless.. Loved everything"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan,2020

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM360
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

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! (2,037 reviews)

"Very beautiful and comfortable hotel in the city center! 10 minutes walk to Petronas towers"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan,2020

Shangri-La Hotel - Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
RM305
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kuala Lumpur Sentral and NU Sentral. Petaling Street and National Mosque ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,987 reviews)

"I ate dinner in the European rwstaurant. Best lamb chops I have ever had in Asia. Attentive service and great attention to detail."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan,2020

Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Popular things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers
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Petronas Twin Towers

4.5/5(181 reviews)

Visit this iconic urban landmark and drink in the view from a dizzying 370 metres above street level.

KLCC Park
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KLCC Park

4.5/5(114 reviews)

Visit this city-centre park to discover an urban sanctuary in the heart of bustling Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur Tower
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Kuala Lumpur Tower

4.5/5(114 reviews)

Combine culture, nature and adventure with outstanding views as you tower high above Kuala Lumpur.

Top activities in Kuala Lumpur

Glittering Fireflies & Kuala Selangor Night Tour with Dinner
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Glittering Fireflies & Kuala Selangor Night Tour with Dinner

RM190

Escape the busy city life of Kuala Lumpur with your trip to the hamlet town of Kuala Selangor. Enjoy the boat ride along the river banks of Kampung Kuantan to catch the colonies of fireflies producing magnificent twinkling lights.

Country, Batu Caves & Handicrafts Half-Day Tour
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Country, Batu Caves & Handicrafts Half-Day Tour

RM60

Take a half-day adventure to the spiritual Batu Caves, just north of Kuala Lumpur, and climb the 272 steps carved into the sides of giant limestone cliffs to reach the Hindu temple at the summit. Visit the Batik Center to experience traditional Malaysian cloth-dying, used as sarongs and fabric.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park Admission
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Sunway Lagoon Theme Park Admission

RM187

At Sunway Lagoon, a world of fun and excitement awaits. Delve into more than 80 rides and attractions at the family-friendly water park. Discover Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon – a tropical sanctuary and home to a fabled lost civilization that revered everything SpongeBob SquarePants.

Historical Malacca City Full-Day Tour
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Historical Malacca City Full-Day Tour

RM180

Dive into Malacca City's vibrant past as you make your way around town with an experienced local guide. Snap photos of historic churches and hilltop vantage points, visit centuries-old forts, and enjoy a tasty lunch featuring classic Pernakan cuisine before swinging by the stalls of a nearby market.

Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves & Little India Private Tour
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Kuala Lumpur Batu Caves & Little India Private Tour

RM110

Combine colorful markets, scenery, and handicrafts on a tour that takes you to the beautiful Batu caves and the bustling district of Little India. Leave the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur behind and head to the 400-million-year-old Batu Caves.

Budget Tour: Full-Day Malacca Historical Tour
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Budget Tour: Full-Day Malacca Historical Tour

RM82

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Dutch Square Or Red Square, The Stadthuys, Melaka Malaysia The Stadthuys is a historical structure situated in the heart of Malacca City, the administrative capital of the state of Malacca, Malaysia in a place known as the Red Square.

Reviews of Kuala Lumpur

4.3

Top Destination

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3 - Okay 9.973753280839896%
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2/5 - Disappointing

Honesti

Jan 21, 2020

Genting. Highland is a money grab. Only thing tto do is theme park and shopping.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

Good place to visit. Warmth guaranteed

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 16, 2020

Great people and fantastic food.

5/5 - Excellent

YUKI

Jan 9, 2020

Local foods are delicious! Must try as much as you can.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 6, 2020

Food is quite expensive. KL people are friendly and helpful.

4/5 - Good

Michael

Jan 4, 2020

KL is great, shopping was endless and places to see were awesome. Amazing contrast of old and new as you walk around the city. It is heavily polluted with traffic though. Customer service throughout our stay was below par much of the time.

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