Top attractions in Kuala Lumpur
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.
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which dominates this Independence Square, reflects the influences of Mughal architecture, a mix of Indian, Persian and Islamic design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- 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
We loved the Segway ride experience in the Lake Gardens thoroughly. Mr Lee who conducted this 2 hr ride through the various sections of the beautiful garden was very engaging, helpful and professional. Once our booking was confirmed, he was in touch with us over Whatsapp, guiding us with the logistics and ensuring that the ride started on time. He gave us a quick training on how to use the Segway machines in the parking lot and we were quite comfortable with them within a few minutes. He then took us on the tour of the gardens on the segways, with occasional stops at the various sections of this well laid out park. There was also a short break for having some ice cream or coffee at the local store within the garden. Some minor notes: 1. This activity is excellent if the weather is good. Rains or too much hot weather will take away the fun 2. The Segway requires you to ride it in a standing position and suspensions are not like in cars. So be prepared for some bumpiness.
We booked a private tour with Ivy Holidays for Kuala Lumpur. We were greeted by Edward who arrived early and was very friendly and extremely accommodating. He had extensive knowledge of Malaysia and he was very informative indeed. We visited Batu Caves, Genting Highlands, the outlet and did a Kuala Lumpur city tour. This was our first visit to Malaysia and he made our day very enjoyable and we will definitely use the company again when we return to Kuala Lumpur and request for Edward and throughly recommend him to future visitors to Kuala Lumper.
This was easily the highlight of our trip! Even though it was a long drive, it never felt like it because our guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us so many insights and facts along the way. Abdul, our guide, went above and beyond to make sure that we had the best experience we could possibly have. He somehow managed to fit in an incredibly full day with multiple sights, and yet we never felt rushed. This was a great tour that was made so much better by the care and attentiveness of Abdul. Thank you so much!
We had an afternoon and evening free and so decided to have this trip as it combines a few things in a short timeframe. Our guide met us at centrally located hotel. Our guide was super friendly and knowledgable. He gave us great tips, useful and interesting information and was very chatty throughout the trip. We saw another Hindu temple and fed monkeys at Selangor, the dinner was tasty and fast. Firefly trip was lovely but take mosquito repellent!
I’m from the UK. Great tour guide. Hassle free experience. Got to see some cool shit that would have been a right hassle navigating on our own. If you are in KL for a short time do this. For sure. Pick up and drop off included. Complimentary water included. Full day activity for 25 quid. Can not say fairer than that. Also check out my YouTube channel ‘the ridiculous rhyme show’ if you’re into absolute nonsense.