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KL, as the locals call their home, offers a great spectrum of activities. Shop til you drop in Bukit Bintang, gaze upon the city from the top of the Petronas Towers or find serenity in the parks. Day and night, Malaysia's capital has something for everyone.

Merdeka Square

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which dominates this Independence Square, reflects the influences of Mughal architecture, a mix of Indian, Persian and Islamic design.

KLCC Park

17 acres of lush greenery at the base of the Petronas Towers offer respite during a day of sightseeing. Don't miss the Lake Symphony water display of the two fountains.

Petronas Towers

At 1,483 feet these twin towers are the city's iconic symbols. The double-decker skybridge, which links the two buildings on the 41st and 42nd floors, is 558 feet above the ground.

Aquaria KLCC

Walk among the sea creatures down a 295-foot-long glass tunnel.Other aquarium exhibits include a shipwreck and piranha tank. Don't miss the sharks' feeding time at 3:00PM.

Kuala Lumpur Tower

While dining at the revolving restaurant 900 feet above the hustle and bustle of the capital city, this broadcasting tower offers a sweeping panorama of twinkling city lights.

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Bukit Bintang

This central district, also known as Bintang Walk, is abuzz day and night, and locals and visitors alike will find all their shopping, dining and entertainment needs fulfilled.

Batu Caves

Mind the cheeky monkeys on the way up the 272 steps, which lead to the entrance of three caves. The Temple Cave has a 300-foot-high ceiling and houses sacred Hindu shrines.

National Mosque

The 18 points on the main, star-shaped dome represent Malaysia's 13 states and the five pillars of Islam. The grounds also contain wonderful gardens and white marble pools.

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

3,000 birds call this park home, where two areas allow them to come and go as they wish. Visitors have a unique experience to admire some 200 species in a natural habitat setting.

Genting Highland

Visitors will find an Asian-style Las Vegas at Genting Highland, complete with hotels, casinos and a theme park on a mountain peak above the rainforest.

Planning Your Kuala Lumpur Visit

Tickets and opening hours for Petronas Towers

The observation deck and skybridge are open from 9:00AM-9:00PM Tuesday - Sunday; closed Mondays and between 1:00PM-2:30PM on Fridays.
Tickets cost RM 84.80 and are limited every day. Therefore, it's recommendable to purchase tickets in advance online.

Tickets and opening hours for Aquaria and Bird Park

The Aquaria is open daily from 10:30AM-8:00PM and costs RM 53.00.
The Bird Park is open daily from 9:00AM-6:00PM and costs RM 50.00.

How do I get to Batu Caves?

There is direct KTM Komuter train service, which runs every 30 minutes from KL Sentral Train Station to the Batu Cave Komuter Station. A one-way ticket costs RM 2.00.
Opening hours are daily from 6:00AM-9:00PM, admission is free.

How do I get to Genting Highland?

Buses from KL leave daily, and the trip takes approximately one hour. Some go directly to the resort area, while others stop at Genting Skyway; visitors can take a cable car from there. The theme park is open from 8:00AM-10:00PM, and admission for a day-pass is RM 38.00. Visitors can also purchase a two-day pass and express lane tickets.

Good to know

  • Language
    English, Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Currency
    MYR (RM)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+08:00)
  • Country Code
    +60
  • Best time to visit
    Warm temperatures and unexpected rainstorms occur throughout the year, making one season no better than another for a visit.

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What people are saying about Kuala Lumpur

Absolutely fantastic tour, highly recommended

The tour itself was amazing, the guide was very good. The only thing we did not enjoy was the drive to and from Teman Negara, in particular the drive back, it was the scariest car journey in my life!

Excellent service, punctual, great rates and very friendly drivers

Used this firm twice. Airport to hotel and hotel to airport. Fixed price on booking and still cheaper than the train. Drivers very friendly and spoke good English. Door to door service with a smile. Would recommend.

I saw almost everything we can see at Cameron Highlands in a day.

The guide Zul is very professional and honest person. He brought us to many places in Cameron Highlands. Boh tea plantation, Butterfly park, Strawberry farm, local lunch place and the water fall. We have enough time to enjoy those each places even though the drive from KL to Cameron Highlands took 4 hours / one way. I think we can't achieve such a tour plan without the guide like him. Only one possible improvement might be that I could get earlier departure notice because we had to leave the hotel for Cameron Highland at 6:15am though it was originally planned at 7:00am I got this notification last night. But this is a subtle thing and I definitely recommend this tour with Zul. Thank you.

Cameron Highlands Day Tour from Kuala Lumpur Reviewed by Yoichi, 04/09/2018

It was a nice day trip with an excellent driver. Would do it again

We made two extra stops on our way and had a private tour and a meal in the park. Everything was good we had an awesome day with the elephants and bathing the little ones

Great way to see the city and sample the cuisine.

Great way to see the city and sample the cuisine. Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Fun night in KL.

Kuala Lumpur: Evening Food Tour by Bike Reviewed by Ashley, 29/08/2018