Top 10 places to visit in Kuala Lumpur

The national capital of Malaysia as well as its largest city, Kuala Lumpur is the only global city in the Country. Being the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia, the city is the home to the Parliament of Malaysia, and is the official residence of the Malaysian King.

The Tourist Places of the City include.

  • Petronas Towers

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Kuala Lumpur is the Tallest Twin Tower in the World. Designed by Cesar Pelli, both the towers join at the 41st and 42nd floor by a 58 meters long Double Decker Sky Bridge. The Architecture is Islamic inspired and houses the corporate headquarters the Petrona Company and other offices. Standing 452 Meters Tall, the twin towers are the Landmark of Kuala Lumpur City. The place ranks #1 in the City’s Tourist Attraction List.

  • Batu Caves

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One of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India, the Batu Caves is series of Caves and Cave Temples dedicated to the Lord Murugan.

Taking its name from the Sungai Batu, the Stone River flowing past the hill, the limestone hill comprises of three major and number of other caves. The over 100 year’s old temples in it feature idols and statues erected in the main caves. The foot of the Batu Hill has two Cave temples, The Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave which give shade to many Hindu Statues and Paintings. A Place of Religious Importance with its peaceful spiritual vibes, the Batu Caves make a good trip with family and friends.

  • Kuala Lumpur Tower

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Along with the Petronas Towers, The Kuala Lumper Tower is the City’s most recognizable landmark and also a huge tourist attraction spot. Standing 421 meters high, the tower acts as an Islamic falak observatory to observe the crescent moon which marks the beginning of Muslim month, Ramadhan. Apart from that, Races are held annually, wherein participants race up the stairs to the top. The Tall Tower can be visible to the public from almost anywhere in the city.

  • Bukit Bintang

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The shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur, The area is the most prominent retail belt that homes many landmark shopping centres, cafés, bars, eateries, etc. The area is popular among tourists and locals and is a good visit to update one’s wardrobe or to explore new cuisines. A few popular places in the area are Jalan Alor, the street food of the city, Changkat, The Restaurant and bar and The Starhill Culinary Studio amongst others.

  • National Mosque of Malaysia

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With a capacity of 15,000 people, the National Mosque of Malaysia has a 73 meters high minaret and 16 pointed star concrete which make its main roof. It is known that the main roof’s design was inspired from the idea of an open umbrella while the minarets were like a folded umbrella. Apart from the Minarets, the place around the compound has many reflecting pools and fountains. Thought there might be restrictions on the entrance to the mosque due to religious reasons, the place is a delight from its outward appearance too.

  • Sunway Lagoon

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The Sunway Lagoon Theme park is located in Petaling Java – about 15Km south west from the City Centre. Amongst other activities, the place offers a variety of Water Rides and Dry Land Activities for a summer afternoon. Initially, it was known as the World’s Largest Surf Beach. Now it has 5 Zones which include: The Water Park, Amusement Park, Scream Park, Extreme Park and Wildlife Park. The Place has a variety of things to offer to the visitors and is a must-visit place with family and friends.

  • Merdeka Square

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Also known as the Dataran Merdeka, the place has a huge historical importance in the hearts of all Malaysians. Located exactly opposite the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, it is the exact spot place where the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag was raised for the very first time on 31st August 1957. Since then, Merdeka Square has been the venue for the annual Merdeka Parade. The flagpole which holds the flag of Malaysia is known to be the highest in the world, standing tall at a height of 100 meters.

The place has many other attractions for the visitors. For shopping, one can visit the Central Market for some local souvenirs and food 

  • Kuala Lumpur City Centre

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Described as the heart of the City, which is quite obvious from the name, KLCC is the entertainment, commercial and business focal point of the city.

It has some of the most famous landmarks of Malaysia and thus is a popular tourist destination. The Developers had described it as “A City within a City” offering various options to the visitors which won’t keep them thinking what to do. From Shopping Malls to Restaurants and Bars, the place offers a lot to its visitors and can easily make a good one day trip with Family.

  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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The late nineteenth century building is located along Jalan Raja in front of the Dataran Merdeka. The building originally housed the offices of the British colonial administration, and was then known as Government Offices. Later it was renamed after Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began.

Completed by a shiny copper dome and a high clock tower, the building is one of the major landmarks of the city. The clock tower has a one-ton bell clock that strikes on the hour and half-hour. Behind the building flows the Klang River and Gombak River’s confluence. In the middle wherein both the rivers join stands the Masjid Jamek which is designed in a similar architectural style.

On important occasions, the building is decorated with colourful lights and flags.

  • Aquaria KLCC

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Officially opened in 2005, Aquaria KLCC is an oceanarium located in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The place houses over 250 different species and over 5,000 land and aquatic animals from Malaysia and around the world

The theme of Aquaria KLCC is based on the journey of water from the land to the sea. It starts in the misty highlands, down through rivers, through the rainforest and mangroves to the coral reefs into the deep blue sea. The place has quite a good tourist attraction and is a must visit for families with young kids.

Kuala Lumpur can be called as the heart of Malaysia with its diverse attractions. A Simple 10 places list can’t do justice to the beautiful architectures and streets of the city. From Mosques to the towers, the place offers a lot to the tourists to take back to their Country.

 

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