Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur

When you travel to Kuala Lumpur, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Kuala Lumpur things to do can include exploring Kuala Lumpur attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Spreading over a vast area of 48, 562 sqm, The National Monument area is close to the peaceful Lake Gardens. This monument is referred as Tugu Negara in Malay and it is a splendid bronze sculpture built to honor those who died in Malaysia’s Freedom Struggle, during World War II. It includes the reflecting pool, the Cenopath, the ancillary gardens and a pavilion.

Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower is the most famous landmark in Kuala Lumpur. It is the eighteenth largest building in the world and is easily visible from almost everywhere in the city. The roof of the tower stands at the height of 220 meters, and the rest of the area beneath is a stairwell. There is also an elevator to reach up there. There is a revolving restaurant in the upper area where diners can enjoy scrumptious food along with the breathtaking views of the city.

The enlightening National Science Centre or PusatSains Negara is a wonderland, accommodated in a dazzling arched building which focuses on encouraging science and technology learning in a comfortable setting. Kids can indulge in the fun of learning through interactive tools and live shows while enjoying the aquarium as well.

Situated in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this spectacular aquarium is grand with a massive underwater tube display, where you can view a huge variety of marine life including Turtles, sharks, Rays and many more. The stunning display is amazing for all age groups and so is walking through the majestic tunnel.

Thean Hou Temple, which boasts of contemporary architectural techniques and traditional designs, is amongst the oldest temples in Southeast Asia. The temple exhibits the impressive elements of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism, and is well-known for hosting many events and cultural activities

Known as the national Masjid of Malaysia, Masjid Negara is one most beautiful and prominent buildings in Kuala Lumpur. The masjid can easily accommodate around 15,000 people at a time. The beautiful umbrella roof, which symbolizes protection or shelter, is the most stunning feature of the building.

Established in 1909 by the Sultan of Selangor, Masjid Jamek is one of the oldest and main mosques in Kuala Lumpur. You will see the Moorish, Islam and Magul influences in the architecture of the mosque. Some of the major tourist attractions like Little India and China Town are stone’s throw away from Masjid Jamek.

Located near the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, St. Mary's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Diocese of West Malaysia of the Anglican Church of the Province of South East Asia. If you are in Merdeka Square, popping into this beautiful colonial cathedral is completely worthwhile.

Sri Mahamariamman Temple is one of the most popular and the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia. Situated close to Chinatown, the external look of the temple resembles with south Indian temples.

The temple is renowned for its intricate carvings and impressive idols. It quite an active place for prayers and its colorful ambiance commemorates one of the founding fathers of Kuala Lumpur.

Take a look at the national treasures of Malaysia at National History Museum. It was originally built as a commercial bank in 1910 and was later converted into a museum for its perfect location in the city. The museum is home to metaphoric sandstone, which is 520 million years old. It also exhibits weapons, manuscripts, seals and 8 sided gold coin of the 15thcentury.

Located in the core of the city, close to the National Mosque, this famed museum is one of the top-ranked attractions in the city. This impressive art museum is divided into various galleries, which are home to the rare and precious collection of artifacts that depicts the ancient Islamic way of life and culture.

Spreading over an area of 91.6 hectares, the enchanting Lake Gardens is situated at the core of the city on Venning Road. Comprising a host of attractions like the Deer Park, Kuala LumpurBird Park, Hibiscus Garden, and Kuala LumpurButterfly Park, this remarkable park draws a lot of visitors. The beautifully landscaped gardens, surrounding the calm lake is truly rejuvenating.

If you have a thing for bird watching, Kuala Lumpur bird park is a delight for you. Regarded as the world’s largest covered bird park, the park is home to around 3,000 exotic species of birds from across the world. You will also come across Indian blue peacock and crowned pigeon.

Want to revel in the magnificence of Kuala Lumpur? Head straight to the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Touring the forest reserve will be an enchanting experience for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. Walking down the undulating paths of a forest is sure to give you a unique experience.

Situated in the center of the city, Kuala Lumpur City Centre Park was designed by the famous Brazilian architect Robert Burl Marx. The park was designed to form a green belt around the Petronas Twin Towers and other nearby areas. The park features a pond, two musical fountains, a jogging track, a beautiful mosque and a playground for kids.

Petronas Twin Towers is the most significant landmark of Kuala Lumpur which symbolizes the development and contemporary look of Malaysia and is one of the tallest buildings in the world. It is a must visit for the breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur from the top.

The tall Menara Tower is another important landmark and an ideal place for excellent views of the picturesque surroundings of Kuala Lumpur. It contains a wonderful revolving restaurant in the upper area, which gives a wide view of the city.

Railway Station and Administration Building are one of the most beautiful and photographed locations in Kuala Lumpur. This exemplary piece of Moorish architecture is stone’s throw away from Chinatown and holds a lot of historic significance. Since this beautiful building offers a lot of photo opportunities, it attracts thousands of tourists every day.

Built in the year 2003, Berjaya Times Square is the 8th largest building in the world. This 48-story twin tower features amusement park, shopping complex, and hotel. From lip-smacking food to amazing shopping outlets, this one-stop-shop has something for everyone.  You can enjoy 2 D and 3 D movies along with the exhilarating rides at the amusement park.

Take a look at the Malay vernacular architecture in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, amongst the high rising buildings and skyscrapers. Earlier located in a small village in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia, this traditional house built by the local headman of Mukim Bagan Samak, was later moved in the center of the city. You can take a guided tour of this beautiful wooden house and know how the house was shifted from the jungles to the center of the city.

Batu Caves is an important religious landmark of Hindus. It is renowned for its magnificent idols and statues. The temple enshrines a large statue of Hindu god Murugan and thousands of worshippers and tourists flock the place, especially during the important Hindu festival, Thaipusam. Do not miss out on visiting Batu Caves, when touring Malaysia. The temple holds great importance for Malaysian tourism industry.

If you want to take a sneak peek into the culture, heritage, and history of Malaysia, pay a visit to the ever popular Chinatown. This area is always crowded with tourists, and you have ample opportunities to gorge on the scrumptious street food.

Take a look at the Indian traditional goods and satiate your taste buds with local Indian delicacies at Little India Brickfields. It is one of the most prominent tourist hotspots in Malaysia.

Situated close to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang International Circuit is renowned for hosting the Motorcycle Grand Prix and the Formula One World Championship. And these world-wide events help boost Malaysian tourism.

Mountain Biking

You can enjoy a fair amount of mountain biking in Kuala Lumpurif you are an enthusiast, and this is an ideal way to explore the hill attractions as well. The reservoirs in the region of Batu caves have some great trails for this activity.

 

Taman Negara National Park

Boasted as the oldest rainforest in the world, the Taman Negara situated in the interiors Malaysia and offers a series of adventurous activities to indulge in. You can do various activities including mountain hiking at GunungTahan, Jungle treks, boat ride upstream, night safari on 4WD, the canopy walk and Tubings.

Rainforest and Canopy Walk

The Raniforest and Canopy Walk is an excellent way to explore the flora and fauna of Malaysia up and close. You can walk along shaded trails through the forest, crossing a river and a waterfall and watch the typical Malaysian trees and plants as well as spot some wild animals as well.

 

Bukit Tabur

Situated at Taman Melavati to the north east of Kuala Lumpuris the Bukit Tabur, it is a part of a quartz crumple, with a dazzling lake surrounded by three stunning mountains. It is a perfect match for trekking with amazing spots for photography.

 

Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary Tour

The famous Elephant Sanctuary is a must visit in Kuala Lumpurand you can reach there by road in 2 hours. It is an amazing sanctuary for the elephants where they are treated really well and there are some brilliant shows to enjoy as well. You can feed the elephants and take bath in the river with them if you wish.

Apart from a series of tourist attractions like the rainforest and the skyscrapers, Kuala Lumpur is renowned for its gastronomic delights as well. The popular local dishes include various satays, BBQ crabs, NasiLemak, Udon and of course a huge variety of dumplings.

Healy Macs Irish Pub and Restaurant

One of the best places for western food, if you are tired of the Asian food, then the Healy Macs is a welcome change. They serve great delicious Sandwiches and burgers along with a wide variety of beverages.

 

Din Tai Fung pavilion TL

This is a great place to try the traditional Malaysian cuisine, especially the Xiao Long Bao Pork dumplings which are very popular.

Istana Budaya

It is a grand venue for world-class music and dance performances by international choir groups and symphonies.

 

No Black Tie

This is another great place to enjoy world-class jazz performances by international artists along with some Japanese food served here.

Kuala Lumpur is a lively city with a vibrant nightlife and packed with clubs and discos of all ranges for entertainment. Mojo restaurant and bar, Foley’s Irish bar and Gand Trinidad Cigar Divan are some of the popular places here.

Backyard Pub and Bistro

This is one of the friendly neighborhood pubs with a great ambiance, live music, and some live music as well.

Amcorp Mall Flea Market

This is one of the biggest and oldest flea markets that open at Amcorp Mall on every weekend, which includes local vendors selling second-hand items, vintage items, handicrafts and much more.

 

Buntil

Being one of the popular places for vintage items including electronics, the Buntil has all the top brand second-hand items for your perusal.

Petaling Street

This famous street is the Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur, where you can get everything ranging from branded clothes and shoes to leather bags and accessories; and all these at pocket-friendly prices.

 

Central market

This is the traditional market for the famous Malaysian Batik prints and cotton as well as all types of handicrafts and souvenirs.

The Curve

This renowned mall is one of the top-rated malls in Kuala Lumpur that accommodates shopping, entertainment and eating outlets along with a huge range of branded stores.

 

Mid Valley Megamall

The Mid Valley is a very popular mall due to its affordable range of stores along with a large number of shops and eateries and several department stores.

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