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
Bukit Bintang Plaza which includes interior views and modern architecture

Bukit Bintang

Known for shopping, dining, garden

4.5/5(7 reviews)

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

Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman North
Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman North
4 out of 5
449, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
RM120
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec

Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chow Kit Night Market and Putra World Trade Centre. Merdeka Square and Sultan Abdul ...

4/5Very Good! (344 reviews)

"This property is prefect for short stay the air conditing is very nice and nice comfertable beds and rooms"…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov,2019

Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman North
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
4 out of 5
No 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
RM234
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located on the boardwalk, just steps away from NU Sentral and Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Petaling Street and National Mosque ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,495 reviews)

"Location close to KL Sentral; very convenient. And near NU Sentral mall which give easy access to shopping & restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec,2019

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
RM352
per night
5 Jan-6 Jan

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! (2,147 reviews)

"Excellent suite"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec,2019

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Popular things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers
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Petronas Twin Towers

4.5/5(171 reviews)

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

Batu Caves
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Batu Caves

4.5/5(84 reviews)

Re-charge your spiritual batteries at these awe-inspiring caves, Kuala Lumpur's principal Hindu shrine.

Petaling Street
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Petaling Street

4/5(85 reviews)

Visit this bustling and vibrant street where fake designer goods sit comfortably alongside steaming noodle stalls.

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

RM83

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

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 44.082840236686394%
3 - Okay
37
3 - Okay 10.946745562130177%
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4/5 - Good

GaryT

28 Nov 2019

The Batu Caves were fairly easy to get to at the end of the Blue train line. Trains are very cheap. Well worth a visit. The trip to the observation deck of the Petronas Towers was good. Worth booking in advance. Take a small umbrella, it rains!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

27 Nov 2019

A cosmopolitan city, great facilities, easy to get about by both public transport and taxi. Very reasonable prices And the best food on the planet!!!

5/5 - Excellent

Shah

26 Nov 2019

Kuala Lumpur was an amazing city with lots to do, you won't get bored and compared to European destinations, everything was surprisingly cheap

5/5 - Excellent

Muhammed

22 Nov 2019

Amazing place! Safe and very lively throughout the night.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Nov 2019

Love KL tho not a huge amount to do there if youve already lived there!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Nov 2019

Loads of Hustle and bustle, busy city. A functional city, good underground and overground train system. Lots of eating options. A lot to see and do. People are friendly and willing to help. Good value for money on the whole. Good food markets.

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