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Top 10 things to do 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.

Merdeka Square

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

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

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

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

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.

Bukit Bintang
Photo: Sham Hardy@flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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

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

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

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

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

Fantastic experience that everyone enjoyed!

Booked this tour for myself and 8 other family members and the whole process was easy and organised! We’ve been living/travelling to Malaysia for many years yet had never visited the gardens and were all surprised by its beauty! Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and even filmed sections of the tour and took many pictures so we didn’t have to worry about it ourselves. At first, a few of us found the segways a little tricky to use, however the two guides were patient and helpful! A great experience and would recommend to anyone travelling to Kuala Lumpur!

Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens Nature Tour by Segway Reviewed by Anonymous, 08/07/2019

Our tour was outstanding and very enjoyable.

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.

Must see sights with an excellent guide!

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!

Great day trip. Much recommended for families!

Our driver, Mr Mahen was incredibly helpful throughout the entire trip. We stopped at an R&R for breakfast before embarking to the beautiful Cameron Highlands. It's amazing how we were able to visit so many places in just under a day. Everyone in the family had an amazing time despite the traffic on the way back to KL. This trip is much recommended. Thank you.

Excellent activity but ticket delivery could have been better

Activity was excellent and well worth doing. No need to book in advance as there was plenty of availability plus for times not offered by get your guide. Sadly service from get your guide was a little frustrating- vouchers unnecessary and tickets can be provided via e tickets elsewhere.