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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

A must see landmark of KL, with excellent view

Excellent view, fast service, tickets delivered to our hotel. Very professional!

Must-see historic Hindu site a short distance from KL

Convenient pick-up from my hotel and a short car ride to Batu Caves. The stairs were great exercise and the statue was impressively large. Be sure to bring 35 MYR cash if you would like to try the 45 mins long Dark Cave tour. My guide was wonderful and treated me to refreshments after the 272 stairs climb and descent. We also checked out a local tin factory showroom and a local garment shop.
Kuala Lumpur: Half-Day Tour to the Batu Caves Reviewed by Erik, 06/27/2016

Everyone should try this streetfood tour

Sensational tour, great street food, great guide, brilliant transport what more can i say you definitely wont be disappointed, i highly recommend you give it a go, not just the food but you get to see a little of KL that you would never go to.

My tour guide was just so great and welcoming, on time & informative!

I had the best time, I was feeling a bit tired as to be expected from the flight and he made it so fun and was so lovely and welcoming and chatty and also very informative. I felt very safe and comfortable considering I was by myself in a new country with someone I had never met. His name was Segar. I would recommend you ask for him as your guide anyone who decides to book a tour ask for him he was so great!

Great service, tickets delivered to the hotel day before.

Ordered the tickets in London couple months prior to trip and had kept informed.

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