The capital city of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur and like many capital cities, you will notice the distinct architecture, towering skyscrapers, and friendly locals. Explore the nightlife and local restaurants but when you are ready to leave the city for an outdoor exhibition don’t forget to visit the Batu Caves. 400 million-year-old hills made of limestone with an over 100-year old temple inside is the jewel of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam.
Let’s explore the best places to see when you visit Kuala Lumpur…
Views from Petronas Twin Towers
The modern skyline of Kuala Lumpur is dominated by the 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass and steel clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The towers also offer a public sky bridge and observation deck between the 41st and 42nd floors known as the double-decker with incredible views across the city.
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Wander around Thean Hou Temple
Thean Hou Temple is one of the largest Chinese temples in Southeast Asia constructed between 1981 and 1987 on a 1.67-acre land on top of Robson Heights. The colourful and detailed six-tiered Buddhist temple is dedicated to the Heavenly Mother, Thean Hou. It is a popular tourist attraction whilst offering a serene place of worship at the same time – it’s a must-see on a trip to KL!
See the Sultan Abdul Samad Building
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is among Kuala Lumpur’s earliest Moorish-style buildings. It was built in 1897 and was named after the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time. The distinguished landmark originally served as the secretariat for the colonial British administration.
Indulge in KL retail therapy
You certainly won’t be short of places to shop in on your visit to Kuala Lumpur. Try Suria KLCC and Pavilion Mall in the Bukit Bintang area for your luxury purchases and head over to Central Market KL for your Malaysian handicrafts and souvenirs. in the district of Brickfields, you will find cheap souvenirs, saris, and spices in Little India. Happy shopping!
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Take a day trip to Batu Caves
You can make a day trip to Batu Caves, one of the most frequented tourist attractions is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. Look out for the cheeky monkeys on the steps, they WILL try to take anything from you that they see and want.) Batu Caves is the focal point of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam, which attracts thousands of devotees and visitors.
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