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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

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
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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

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 guide (Sara) made my experience fun and exciting.

Sara was in touch with me to coordinate my pick up from my hotel, and did so in an easy way (using WhatsApp). He has great personality and was able to put me at ease. He explained information to me, and made sure I understood where we were going, and what the historical significance was of the "Batu Caves". He made sure we were on the same page, as to where he would park, and where/when I needed to be back at a certain location. In simple words, you can't beat this tour operation/guide. He was fantastic. He is a reason I will keep using this company in the future.

Kuala Lumpur: Private Tour to the Batu Caves Reviewed by Howard, 04/22/2019

Easy way to visit the Petronas Twin Towers

An amazingly easy way to visit the Petronas Twin Towers. Our driver met us in our hotel lobby and transferred us to the towers where someone was waiting for us with our tickets. Took out all the hassle of having to arrange tickets and transport ourselves.

Petronas Twin Towers Ticket with One Way Tranfer Reviewed by Heather, 04/22/2019

The experienced guide Zach,well organized tour a cherished memory

The tour was informative and fun! The Batur cave and the history behind it were unusual, the monkey visit perfect, temple impressive, food more than ample and delicious,,watched sunset over river, then a peaceful rowed boat tide to watch fireflies. Well organized from scheduling to pickip to activities to dropoff! highly recommended

Batu Caves & Firefly Watching in Kuala Selangor Reviewed by Anonymous, 04/14/2019

Muraly was a perfect guide and driver with a well-oiled program.

Muraly gave us good information as we travelled. We felt safe on the road. The personal guidance and sharing made it special for example his excellent explanations at the temple. Even while we were not keen on feeding the monkeys he clearly has a good presence with them and we felt comfortable. The seafood was purely amazing. Excellent personal service. Then the magic world of the fireflies was an absolute high point and a perfect ending. All worked well and seamless. Thanks Muraly

Great trip. So much fun with our excellent tour guide Niccki!

Amazing tour. Nice location in Putrajaya with impressive architecture. Niccki went the extra mile to ensure we had great pictures and could see all the highlights. Great instructor, a lot of attention for safety as well! Definitely recommend to do the tour. Nice for company outings as well.