Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is one of the most visited cities in the world with tens of millions of tourists visiting the city every year. It is a melting pot of Malaysia’s three races - Malays, Chinese and Indians, creating a truly cultural experience.
As a result of its rapid expansion of Malaysia’s economy, it has developed a Western look-and-feel that is very unique in Southeast Asia. So we have compiled a list of five main attractions that you simply cannot miss when you visit the great city of Kuala Lumpur.
- Petronas Twin Towers
These towers were declared the tallest buildings in the world when they were completed in 1998, becoming a symbol of the Kuala Lumpur. Visitors have the opportunity to walk between the towers at the 41st and 42nd floors called Sky Bridge, measuring 175 meters above street level! The towers serve as a complex of office buildings, conference halls, shopping malls and a 50-acre park. Make sure to arrive early because of the towers’ popularity among tourists.
- Bazaars During Ramadan
If you visit during the month of Ramadan, Kuala Lumpur will offer endless amounts of joy. This month of fasting is one of the best times of the year because of the food that is offered to break the fast. Discover the best bazaars in TTDI, Kampung Baru and Subang’s SS18. Pay attention to which stall has the most people. Also, each bazaar has their own popular dish so make sure that you try them all! Try to visit in the late afternoon so that you can eat the food as it is being made. This is also a great opportunity to meet the locals and learn about their culture.
- Batu Caves
Located 10 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur, this famous Hindu temple and shrine is a must-see. It is best known for its giant golden statue, which you can reach if you are willing to climb the 272 steps to the top. However, the view from the top is worth the trip. Not to mention, there will be monkeys jumping around, following you the whole way. Batu Caves can easily be reached by trains of buses located in the center of Kuala Lumpur. If you visit during the Thaipusam festival, just know that it will be extremely busy since nearly one million pilgrims visit the site for religious purposes.
- Dip N Dip
If you are a chocolate lover, then Kuala Lumpur is the city for you. When you are on vacation, you are entitled to treat yourself to something special. Dip N Dip is a dessert restaurant that will serve you chocolate in more flavors and ways than you can imagine. Order waffles with ice cream, topped with fresh berries and much, much more. Use Dip N Dip as your reward for making the hike up to the Batu Caves!
- Bird Park and Butterfly Park
Luckily, these parks are right next to each other so you can visit both in one day. Relax and walk through the parks - practice your photography skills or watch your children try to catch the butterflies in amazement. You can even buy some bird food in the bird park so the birds will come sit on your shoulder for a picture. There is no doubt that these parks will offer a memorable experience for you and your family.
When you visit Kuala Lumpur, you are guaranteed to have a magical experience. Between the diverse cultures, natural beauty and spectacular architecture, you will never forget this vacation. If you’ve ever been to this amazing city, tell us which attraction that was your favorite!