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Places to visit in Kuala Lumpur | Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia can offer you many luxurious and unique options for your trips. Here are some some the best places to see there.

Colonial Zone Kuala Lumpur

Maybe it’s the place that has the most things to see and are all concentrated around Merdeka Square. The tourist attractions of the area are:

  • Merdeka Square (Freedom)
  • Memorial arches of the independence of Malaysia
  • The British Secretariat, or the Sultan Abdul Samad Secretariat
  • National History Museum and Textile
  • The old train station in Kuala Lumpur
  • Masjid Negara or National Mosque
  • Masjid Jamek also known as the Friday Mosque
  • Masjid India (Indian Mosque Muslim community of belief)
Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square

Little India Neighborhood

As its name says it is the district of the Indian community in Kuala Lumpur. It has no great tourist attractions and monuments, but the neighborhood itself is worth visiting for its vitality. Perhaps one of the most chaotic areas of Kuala Lumpur, it is a shopping district where you can see the typical flower garlands used by Hindus in religious celebrations, purchase fairly priced items from India and mingle a bit with this community.

Little India

Little India

Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur

It goes without saying that this is the Chinese district of the city. Here you can see the typical signs in Chinese characters, red lanterns and well-preserved ancient Chinese temples. But the neighborhood is noted for its intense commercial activity at night. The Jalan Petaling night market has excellent mounts with street stalls offering products that come from different parts of Asia: China, Nepal, Indonesia, Tibet, etc..



Petronas Towers

Petronas Twin Towers was the tallest building in the world in 1997. Nowadays there are some higher ones but it still belong to the top of tall buildings, with its height being more than 450 meters and have about 90 floors. What makes them unique now is the Skybridge on the 40th floor which is also open to visitors.

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers

The Lake Gardens

The Lake Gardens are among the most exclusive and expensive areas of Kuala Lumpur. The gardens date back to the British colonial era and are noted for their great tropical vegetation among which are fascinating orchids and hibiscus; there are also pavilions butterflies, etc.. They are places for you to relax and escape the city.

Lake garden

Lake garden

And to complete a quick tour of the sights of Kuala Lumpur there is one last place to go to. For a totally different place to what you see in the city, you should make an excursion to the Batu Caves, caves housing Hindu temples where Hindus celebrate one of the biggest festivals outside India, the festival of Thaipusam.

Kuala Lumpur photos by: matthew bouchard, ben weaver, anthony gurr, joe regan, stefan heinrich

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