Best things to do in Kuala Lumpur
Find out more about those top places in Kuala Lumpur
The capital of Malaysia may not be as picturesque and exciting as other Asian cities such as Shanghai and Beijing but it remains one of the best places to visit. Kuala Lumpur is slowly emerging as one of Asia’s top tourist destinations, often described by frequent visitors as a laid back city with many hidden gems and wonderful people with great hospitality. Kuala Lumpur has many wonderful sites such as the famous Petronas Towers, the Sacred Batu Caves and Aquaria KLCC.
The Petronas towers are twin skyscrapers located in Kuala Lumpur and are one of the major landmarks of Malaysia. The towers are the tallest twin towers in the world, designed by architect Cesar Pelli they have a postmodern Islamic architectural style and are linked by a sky bridge. The 88-floor towers are one of the most visited sites in the city and visitors are required to purchase a ticket to gain access to the buildings.
One must visit place of Kuala Lumpur is the Batu Caves, the caves gets its name from the Sungai Batu also known as the Stone River. Incorporated in the hill is a 100-year-old temple regarded as one of the most popular shrines outside India. The sacred cave is the location for the festival of Thaipusam, a Hindu festival that happens yearly. When visiting the Batu Caves you can also engage in Mountain Climbing and take a look at its fauna and flora. One significant thing you would notice at the cave's entrance is a 140ft (42.67 meters) high statue of Murugan, a Hindu deity.
The Aquaria KLCC is the largest oceanarium in Malaysia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia, located beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center the oceanarium was opened in August 2005 and features over 250 different species represented by 5,000 land and aquatic animals. The main attraction of the Aquaria KLCC is its 90 m walkthrough tunnel with a moving travellator, it gives visitors a chance to have a mimicked experience of being under the ocean. With the right permits you might be able to dive with sharks as well.
Located in front of the Independence Square is the Sultan Abdul Samad building, it is one of the most important buildings in the history of Malaysia. Initially called the Government offices it housed the offices of the British colonial administration before it was changed to its current name. Designed by A.C. Norman the building is now use as the offices of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Ministry of Communications and Multimedia in Malaysia.
The Zoo Negara is the national zoo of Malaysia and it is a must visit for wildlife lovers. Opened on the 14 of November 1963 the zoo covers an area of 110 acres and features 476 species culminating to about 5,137 animals. The museum has several exhibitions separated into different parts such as the Reptile park, Monkey/lesser Apes, Lake birds and children's world.