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Top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Photo: Sham Hardy@flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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

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

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

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

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

Very good way to discover KL on 1st time visit,,

Our driver took us around for 6 hours, only ones on tour and he made us feel special,, nothing was too much bother,, he was pleasant and very informative about all aspects of Malaysia,, would recommend this trip, good value for money ,, we had our 7 year old son with us and he also enjoyed the tour
Half Day Kuala Lumpur Exploration Tour Reviewed by Lyn, 04/11/2016

Great place 1 day is not enough time to experience everything

Our family had the best time although the park is so big 1 day was just not enough time to experience everything probably the only let down was the scream park not very scary however we did and continued to enjoy the rest of an awesome park thanks sunway
Sunway Lagoon 1-Day Admission Tickets Reviewed by brendan, 04/07/2016

Very professional, got us there and back on a tight schedule!

Vikram was right there at the gate waiting for us with a big sign with our name on it. We got to the towers and back in plenty of time (seemed traffic was light, it was a Friday morning). He did forget the promised water bottles, but other than that, highly recommneded!

Amazing Bala is the best guide one can hope for

Tour was perfect it was varied woth different attractions and well scheduled. Our guide Bala spoke about general issues such as politics, development, tourism and way of life of malaysians. Very enriching culture. He was also discreet and organised everything perfectly.
Batu Caves & Firefly Watching in Kuala Selangor Reviewed by Paula, 03/13/2016

Very good variety, more than enough food, good guide

If you want to see places to eat street food, off the tourist track take this tour. The final stop for Every kind of Indian breads to eat with 4 curries was worth the whole trip. Good guide, safe comfortable transportation from one area of city to another.

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