Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur
Visiting the lovely city of Kuala Lumpur but not sure where to go first?
Fret not. Here are the top 5 attractions in KL that every tourist & KL citizen’s must visit.
1) Petronas Towers (KLCC)
You cannot make a trip to Kuala Lumpur & not head over to the iconic KLCC twin towers!
Hailed as the twin jewels of KL, it it the world’s tallest twin structure to date, with over 88-storey buildings designed Cesar Pelli & associates.
Both towers are joined at the 41st & 42nd floor by a 58-meter long double-decker sky bridge.
Standing at 425 meters tall, the Petronas Twin Towers was overshadowed by Taipei’s 101 building at 508 meters which has now passed the baton to the famous Burj Khalifa, earning and retaining,for the moment, the title as the world’s tallest building.
2) Chinatown – Jalan Petaling @ Petaling Street
Chinatown is the bargain hunter & hagglers paradise. With a beautiful combination of history, oriental culture and heritage, no visit to KL city is complete until you make a trip to the famous Chinatown.
3) KL Tower
Not to be confused with the Twin Towers, the KL Tower also holds its own on this list.
Standing tall at 421 meters atop the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the KL Tower is the world’s fifth tallest structure to date.
Officially known as Menara KL, The Tower houses numerous attractions within it including Atmosphere 360, a revolving restaurant that showcases the whole city as you dine. Tables at the restaurant are normally pre-booked so so be sure to reserve a table if you are keen to enjoy a 360 view of the city.
There is also the Blue Coral Aquarium, Theater, F1 simulator zone, observation deck and more.
But why read about it when you can experience it?
4) Pasar Seni @ Central Market
Known as the city’s artistic community, the Central Market or more commonly known as Pasar Seni is just a short walk away from Petaling Street.
Built in 1928, it was a simple wet market before in was revamped in the early 1980’s into a handicraft outlet.
This is the place to go to if you are looking to buy souvenirs and gifts for family and friends without breaking the bank.
5) The Sultan Abdul Samad Building
One of the country’s earliest moorish-style buildings, The Sultan Abdul Samad building is one of the country’s distinguished landmarks that once served as secretariat for the colonial British administration.
Situated east of Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and the Royal Selangor Club, across from Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, the building was built in 1897 and was named after the reigning Sultan of Selangor at that time.
Designed by AC Norman, the architect that also designed the Jamek Mosque ( Masjid Jamek), the building once housed the superior courts of Malaysia : The Federal Courts of Malaysia, The Courts of Appeal and the High Court of Malaya before being relocated to Putrajaya.