Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Twin Towers, Chinatown, Batu Caves or Sunway Lagoon theme park are just some of the many attractions you should not miss while visiting Kuala Lumpur.

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1. Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers via Youtube

No tourist arrives in Kuala Lumpur but forgets about visiting the famous twin towers and taking some photos with it. In the daytime you may not be impressed by the beauty of the tower, but when the night falls, you will understand why Petronas Twin Towers is the place where tourists choose to keep memorable photos the most.

This work was designed by Argentinean architect César Pelli and completed in 1998. The 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers, 452 meters in height, were the tallest building in the world for six years until The Taipei 101 building was completed in 2004 and is currently the fifth tallest building in the world.

2. Menara Kula Lumpur Tower

Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower via KLIA2

Located in the central area, the 421-meter high Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower is the best place to see the entire city view from 360 degree. From this height, tourists can easily zoom into the high-rise buildings around the tower. In addition, there are rotating restaurants, souvenir shops and cafes in the tower.

3. Chinatown

Chinatown via Asia Off The Grid

Situated on Petaling Street in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Chinatown area is always vibrant from morning to late night with lots of stalls. The Chinese in Malaysia are quite numerous, so Chinatown is also very crowded and lively.
Especially in the evening, the stalls in the night market will almost fill the two sides of the street and visitors will find it difficult to walk. Although the items sold here are relatively soft prices, but travelers are still advised to bargain when buying goods.

4. Batu Caves

Batu Caves via Lonely Planet

Batu is a 400-million-year-old limestone mountain about 13 km from Kuala Lumpur, the holiest of Hindus in Malaysia. To visit the main cave, where the Hindu temple at 100m height, visitors must pass 272 steps. At the top of the stairs, visitors will find three giant limestone caves and small artistic caves … End of the cave is an ancient temple, with characteristic Indian architecture.

5. Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Sultan Abdul Samad Building via Wikipedia 

Sultan Abdul Samad Building located in Jalan Raja district was built in 1897 by British architect A. C Norman. Sultan Abdul Samad is based on the architecture of buildings in several Muslim countries. In the days of colonial rule, Sultan Abdul Samad was used as the British secretary’s office.

6. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park via Thrillophilia

If you are an outside activity lover, you should not miss Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, which is known as Asia’s premier theme park. Attractive water slides, exciting games and endless explorations will bring you a memorable day in Kuala Lumpur. Coming to the Sunway Lagoon, tourists will be exploring African wilderness with Congo Challenge, Cameroon Climb, African Pythons … or try feeling on the highest bridge in the world and see the panorama of the park.

7. Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria KLCC via Youtube

Located in Kuala Lumpur’s top 21 most visited attractions by TripAdvisor, Aquaria KLCC is in the basement of Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, where visitors will see the world of aquarium with about 150 species of special fish. In addition, you can walk through the 90 meter long tunnel  while the sharks swim overhead.

8. Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor via DG MANILA

Situated in the heart of Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor is Kuala Lumpur’s most popular dining street. Jalan Alor is a long street with dozens of restaurants, serving Malaysian specialties or familiar dishes of other countries such as Thai Tom Yum Seafood Soup, BBQ, Chinese Hot Pot or Indian curry food …
The bustling time of Jalan Alor is from 9pm. Besides the food, there are souvenir, fruit and soft drinks shops. You will also have the chance to listen to free live music when there are many young people to Jalan Alor to sing, earning more income every night.

9. Central Market

Central Market via FINE Hotel

The Central Market, built in 1888, used to be the largest market in Kurla Lumpur, selling seafood, fish, vegetables and daily food.

Central Market also has a history of ups and downs, expanded and rebuilt through the periods of 1889, 1895, 1920, 1921, and 1933. From the 1930s, the market was redesigned in Art Deco style. By 1970, Kuala Lumpur had planned to destroy the market, but with the intervention of the Malaysian Heritage Association, the market was retained and preserved. Currently, Central Market is considered one of the precious heritage of Malaysia.

10. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park via Easybook

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park located in the Lake Gardens (92 hectares, bushed around green lawns, wooded lush forests), 21 hectares, is a huge net house where feed more than 3000 birds from 200 localities in the country and many countries around the world. Birds in the park are nurtured and protected quite strictly. In the park there is also a service for visitors to take pictures with the birds here.

There are many other destinations beside these 10 above places, you should explore Kuala Lumpur yourself.