Outdoors, Landmark, View Point, Tower
There are many attractions within the towers. However, these are covered in other attraction posts. This post deals only with the observation deck and the sky bridge.
These buildings don’t really need an introduction. Once upon a time they were the world’s tallest man-made structures. Today they are still the tallest twin structures – 451.9 metres high. The iconic architecture is postmodern and Islamist.
Petronas Twin Towers
Landmark, View Point, Tower, Architecture
Menara kuala lumpur Tower also known as KL Tower. Enjoy a panoramic view of the whole of Kuala Lumpur with a visit to KL Menara Tower which is the 7th tallest telecommunication tower in the world with a height of 421meters. Surrounded by a pocket of primary rainforest, the Menara kl tower is next to a hill, which gives it an amazing vantage point over Kuala Lumpur. The breath-taking view from such a height is like an exciting adventure. The bulb (shape of KL Tower) at the top contains a revolving restaurant, an interior observation deck and most thrilling of all, an open deck at 300m, access to which is weather dependent. They also have a glass floor where you can see the whole of the city right underneath your feet
Menara Kl Tower
Bar, Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors
At China town you will experience like small China in Kuala Lumpur. The most popular Jalan Petaling market street in Chinatown has the best products in inexpensive rates. The market is generally closed late in the night. Chinatown has the best nightlife with vibrant lights. You can buy all sorts of Chinese herbs here. It also has Kuan Ti temple devoted to Chinese idol.
Aquarium, Entertainment, Leisure
There are over 5000 animals, land and water-based, here. The aquarium is very cleverly designed – you basically just walked through in one line. It takes you through different kinds of marine or water worlds – jungle, coral reef and open-ocean. These cover animals such as piranhas, sharks, electric eels, starfish, otters, stingrays. There are three major sections Level 1, the tunnel, and Level 2. The 90 metre long tunnel is undoubtedly the best part of the aquarium
Temple, Cave, Walking Area, Historical Site
The 400 million year old limestone caves (but only about 100 year old temples) are the most sacred Hindu location in the country, and definitely one of the most sacred Hindi locations in the world outside of India.
The main attraction at the limestone caves is the 42.7 metres high statue of Lord Murugan, a Hindu deity. This is also the largest known statue of Lord Murugan. During the Thaipusam Festival, the statue is the end point of the processionat the Sri Mariamman Temple in KL city centre. Over a million pilgrims gather here at festival time
Outdoors, Amusement Park, Garden, Park
This massive theme and Water Park, spread out over 80 acres. Though its technically part of the city of Petaling Jaya, practically everyone treats it as a Kuala Lumpur attraction.
The park now has five major sections. These are:
Extreme Park: Adrenaline and sports junkies test their mettle at paintball, archery, rock-climbing, go-karting and G-Force X (Asias highest slingshot ride)
Wildlife Park: 150 species housed in clever interactive exhibits and displayed in glorious live animal shows make this section a kid favourite.
Amusement Park: Cowboys and Indians fight it out at thrill rides, and you even get to fall over the Niagra Falls Flume Ride. Check out the Pirate Ride at the world of adventure.
Water Park: TheVuvuzela is the worlds largest water ride, and the Surf Beach is one of the largest man made surf beaches in the world.
Art And Culture, Art Museum
This is Southeast Asia has largest gallery on Islamic Art. It may also be the most beautiful. The stunning building has a giant blue turquoise dome, is decorated inside with Islamic art, but otherwise is a sleek white building. Its massive exhibition space houses 7000 different Islamic artefacts. These cover various themes such as: architecture, religious text, coins, textiles, India, Malaysia, China, Jewellery, ceramics, and metalwork. The highlights of the museum include
Islamic Arts Museum
Outdoors, Landmark, Walking Area, Broadway
Tunnels are fun. This 1.173 kilometres covered walkway and bridge connects three major landmarks Pavilion KL to Impiana KLCC Hotel and the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The 20 minute walk is very popular with tourists. This is mostly for the good views. The Petronas oil company built this walkway ostensibly as a way to give pedestrians a safe way to cross the Bukit Bintang. In reality, it was a marketing stunt and it has succeeded. There are multiple entrances to the walkway, including Jalan Pinang, Jalan Perak, Jalan Raja Chulan and the KL Convention Centre. It is clean and air conditioned
KLCC-Bukit Bintang Walkway
Walking Area, Entertainment, Street Market, Street Food
Walk through this happening street which is a culinary display of the awesome food served in Malaysia. The roadside stalls and small eateries adorn the street and are so good, that you just cant get enough of the taste they offer! Thai, Chinese, Seafood, food on the stick, BBQ and many more varieties that will blow away your mind.
Be here and pamper yourself with budget friendly gastronomic journey of Kuala Lumpur!
Mosque, Religious Site
This is the heart of the countrys Muslims peoples. The complex is quite large. Covering 13 acres, it can hold about 50,000 people. It was built in 1965. The main features of the mosque are:
Star shaped dome with 18 points – they represent the countries 13 states and the five pillars of Islam.
The beautiful gardens and fountains.
The Makam Pahlawan (Heroes Mausoleum) -Tun Abdul Razak and other politicians are buried here.
Blue and green tiled roof.
Art And Culture, Market, Exhibition , Specialty Shop
A major landmark, a popular tourist attraction, a beautiful building, and a historical heritage – this market is all of these. Formed 120 years ago, it used to be a wet market. It has since evolved into a much more cultured scene. Today it is filled with boutiques, handicraft stalls, arts and crafts stalls. Thats on the first floor. The second floor has a collection of delicious restaurants
Mall, Shopping Cente
Kuala Lumpur of them is simply the Mecca of shopping in Malaysia. And this may well be the Kaaba of that Mecca. It is the pinnacle of the citys upscale shopping. Altogether its composed of six shopping zones and a row of boutiques at the street level. For fashionistas, the areas of interest are Couture Pavilion (the best local and international designers), Fashion Avenue (standard upscale brands), Tokyo Street (unique Asian style garments). The food court is on the lower ground floor, but there are many high-end restaurants all around the place. There is also Red Box karaoke bar, and a 13-screen Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC). During festival times the entire mall adopts the theme of the festival
This is not a standard tourist attraction. But perhaps that is why it is one of the most popular ones in the city. Royal Selangor is the largest manufacturer of pewter in the world. Consummately, its massive visitors gallery welcomes about a thousand visitors. Its a gorgeous place and very well managed
Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
Art Gallery, Arts And Crafts, Exhibition
The gallery is the best introduction to Kuala Lumpur you can have. Its basically a collection of paintings and photographs that along with the help of miniature recreations of historical Kuala Lumpur, tell the citys story from the 1850s, to modern times, and then project it out into the future. It is a surprisingly attention grabbing attraction. Theres also an exhibit on the traditional costumes of Malaysia. The gift store at the city centre sells local arts and crafts, and is a popular place to pic up souvenirs.
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
Located just across the Bird Park is this little park of bliss. The orchid park is pretty and displays nice collection of colourful orchids. The serene environment and the little breeze add up to the pleasure of the visit.
Street Market, Shopping Center
Kuala Lumpurs shopping experience isnt complete without a visit to this place. Leave away the glitz of Bukit Bintang and KLCC; Chinatown is where the best hard bargaining in the city is to be done. As soon as its dark, hundreds of little stalls are set up to ply a wide variety of wares. It used to be run down place, but now has been given quite the makeover. It is a covered street market now; a stylish archway greets you at the entrance; and the pavement has been fixed
Also known as Dewan Filharmonik, this is a cultural representation of Malaysia and you can get a glimpse of the art and music of Kuala Lumpur through the eclectic performance of Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Great for classical music lovers!
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Theme Park, Entertainment
On the 5th -8th floors of the Berjaya Times Square building this indoor theme park is an excellent retreat within the city. As the second largest indoor theme park in Asia, it manages to proved rides, eateries, theatre, a playground and a party ground. There are 14 rides, divided into two areas Galaxy Station and Fantasy Garden. The Supersonic Odyssey roller coaster, though just 800 metres long, is said to be incredibly scary
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park
Outdoors, Park, Walking Area, Leisure
Landscape artist Roberto Burle Marxs last work the KLCC Park is that thought to be his best. It was built to prettify the land around the Petronas towers, and at that task, it has succeeded brilliantly. The 20 hectares park is nearly a botanic garden, with 1900 trees and 66 different types of palm, some of which are endangered species.
Its highlights are:
Laky Symphony: Two water fountains at that spray up in towers of 42 metres at a time, in 380 different synchronised effects, and a night show of color, music and dancing waters in evenings.
1.3 kilometre jogging track specially made for running shock absorption.
Childrens pool and a 2 acre playground.
An elevated bridge from where to enjoy the full breadth of the park.