Kuala Lumpur is the bustling cosmopolitan heart of Malaysia and with so much to see and do it’s a must-stop destination on your Malaysia adventure. Check out our top ten things to do in the city…
1. KL Tower This tower situated in the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is 421 metres high and is one of the world’s largest structures. Its viewing deck boasts a higher viewpoint than the Petronas Tower Skybridge and has a revolving restaurant at its top.
2. Central Market (also known as Pasar Seni) This market is now a permanent structure and has evolved from its former wet market days. The market is home to a variety of different stalls offering goods from clothing, paintings and sculptures.
3. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park Said to be one of the largest Bird Parks in the world, this park is made up of different areas such as the Hornbill Park, Flamingo Pond and the free-flight walk-in aviary which is home to over 3,000 birds.
4. Batu Caves These limestone caves are home to a temple cave and Hindu shrine, and are the site of the yearly Thaipusam Festival in January/February which is visited by many thousands of worshipers.
5. Lake Gardens Built in 1880’s this is Kuala Lumpur’s most popular and visited park and is a great place to get away from the busy traffic of the city and take some time to take a relaxing stroll around the gardens or take your children to the playground. If you’re feeling a bit more energetic there are jogging tracks, exercise stations and rowing boats.
6. Thean Hou Temple One of the oldest temples in Malaysia and South-east Asia it deserves a visit during anyone’s trip to Kuala Lumpur. This six-tiered Chinese Temple is sited on top of the Robson Heights and boasts imposing pillars, ornate carvings, a prayer hall and three alters.
7. China Town This bustling market area is another of Kuala Lumpur’s must see places during a visit. Petaling Street is a great place to visit day or night and offers its crowds all manner of imitation goods and delicious food hawker stalls and in abundance.
8. Petronas Towers These iconic towers should be on the top list of every visitor to Kuala Lumpur.
Used as the headquarters for the Oil & Gas Company, Petronas, visitors are able to take a trip up the towers to the Skybridge on the 41st floor, which connects both the towers together, for an awe-inspiring view across the capital.
9. Zoo Negara This Zoo managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society and is a mature and well-known Zoo all around the world. Located 5km outside of the city centre of Kuala Lumpur; Zoo Negara spans over 110 acres of land and offers exhibits showing animals from all over the world.
10. Little India Home to a wide selection of shops specialising in traditional Indian goods from incense sticks, coconut oil and spices. This bazaar also offers authentic Indian eateries.