18 Places You have to Visit in Kuala Lumpur

1-Batu Caves

Located about 11 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur, this is one of the most well-known and visited places in Malasia.
Famous for the impressive 42-meter high Hindu statue of Lord Murugan, along the long staircase (272 steps) to the entrance of the 3 main caves guarding Hindu temples and shrines.
This place is even more impressive during the Hindu festival Thaipusan when thousands of pilgrims visit the place (Image on the top of the post).

2- Petrona Towers

These two twin towers of 452 meters each, are one of the symbols of Kuala Lumpur.
To climb the tower you don´t need to reserve in advance, but it is a bit expensive. Normally tourists prefer to observe and photograph these towers outside, in the KLCC Park garden in front of the towers, or having a glass in the Sky Bar.
At night, the garden gains a special atmosphere with the Lake Symphony Show. The lake has water fountains whose jets can reach up to 42 meters high, and every day there are lights and music show.
At the base of the Towers, there is Galeri Petronas, a gallery that presents works of art from the traditional to the contemporary, with paintings, sculptures and experimental pieces.

3-Bird Park

It is a huge forest park where majority of the birds circulate freely and it´s possible a very close contact with them.
It is a quiet park with lots of green space and a huge variety of species from flamingoes, pelicans, swans, turkeys, etc.
If you are traveling with children, they will love it!

4- Museum of Islamic Art

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Located in the heart of the city, next to the National Mosque and Bird Park, is the Museum of Islamic Art. This museum, by its architecture, is, by itself, a piece of art, a must see for those who want to know more about Islam and its dissemination throughout the world, customs and peculiarities.
A true journey through time and by the Islamic art representative of this religion throughout the world.

5- Kuala Lumpur National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

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A place of Respect, Education and Kindness. His beautiful building with great simplicity and spirituality. To visit this mosque it is necessary to wait for the schedules outside the prayer, to wear an appropriate suit and to remove the footwear.

6- Butterfly Park

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This park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. It consists of a park with more than 6000 butterflies of more than 120 species, in an environment surrounded by exotic plants.

7 – Lake Garden Park (Perdana Botanical Garden)

Perdana Botanical Garden, also known as Lake Garden Park, is located in the center of Kuala Lumpur. Built at the end of the 19th century, was the official residence of the British representative during the colonization of Malaysia.
This huge green space of Kuala Lumpur contrasts with the buildings of the city. It has many trees, which brings together several species of plants, lakes and has become a kind of refuge for those who want to rest or take a pleasant walk outdoors.
Within the park there are also several other gardens and attractions such as the Butterfly Park, the Botanical Garden Perdana, the Bird Park and the Sculptures.

8-Central Market (Pasar Seni)

This market is made up of local clothing, craft, decoration, restaurants and souvenir shops.
The building is National Heritage and also hosts art exhibitions, to support artists from all over Malaysia.
One of the main attractions is the “Fish Massage”, where dozens of fish in a tank leave our feet shining.

9 – Masjid Mosque Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad

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Much more than a tourist attraction, the Jamek Mosque is a place of prayer and learning about Islam. The Islamic Experience Center, located in the outer area of ​​the temple, is the setting for a series of informative exhibitions on the religion, culture and way of life of Muslims. Do not forget that information is an intelligent way to combat intolerance…

10- Hindu Temple Sri Mahamariamman

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It is the oldest temple dedicated to the Hindu religion of Malaysia.
Founded in 1873, this Hindu temple has the shape of a person lying on their backs with their head to the west and their feet to the east. In the place there are images of the gods Sri Maha Mariamman, Ganesh, Subramaniam and Lakshmi.

11- National Monument (Tugu Negara)


This monument is a bronze sculpture 15 meters high, created in honor of the warriors who lost their lives fighting for the peace and independence of Malaysia. The monument is composed of seven soldiers carrying the flag of Malaysia. Each soldier represents one of the seven qualities required for a good warrior: strength, tolerance, leadership, caution, union, courage and sacrifice.

12 – Little India

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Despite being a predominantly Muslim country, the Indian community in Kuala Lumpr is very strong, and it´s here that mainly focus its temples, commerce, restaurants and architectural style.

13- Chinese Temple Thean Hou

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Located high on a hill, with a privileged view of the city, it is one of the oldest temples in South-West Asia.
It was built in 1989 and dedicated to the Goddess Tian Hou, and is one of the most beautiful Chinese temples in Malaysia with fantastic panels, mosaics, images and details.

14- Canopy walkway of KL Forest Eco Park

KL Forest Eco Park occupies an area of ​​11 square meters in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, with several trails among a huge variety of trees, plants, bamboos and animal species.
Within this park is the Canopay Walk, a wooden and steel bridge 150 meters long and 30 meters high. The walk through the bridge, among the trees and vegetation, offers a privileged view of the forest and also the Kuala Lumpur skyline.

15- Planetarium Negara

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With a beautiful front consisting of a geometric staircase and a colorful blue dome, this planetarium displays parts of the rocket that launched Malaysia’s first satellite into space and also some interactive displays.

16- Menara KL Tower

With an architecture that reflects a bit of Islamic influence in the country, through tiles and other Arab references, this 421-meter-high tower offers a spectacular view of the city. Built in 1994, it is located in Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve and is the fifth tallest telecommunications tower in the world.
In the Menara KL Tower there is the Atmosphere 360 ​​Restaurant, a revolving restaurant with a certain futuristic design.

17- Chinatown

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the main street of Chinatown in KL is called Petaling Street and gets plenty of movement at night.
There are several places worth visiting: the Sri Mahamariamman Temples, Guan Di, Kuan Yin, Chan See Shu Yuen, and of course, the Central Market.

18- Changkat

Changkat Bukit Bintang is a street in the Bukit Bintang area with several bars, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs, ideal for fun and enjoy the night of KL.
The place has very varied establishments and several options for those who want to enjoy the night, have a beer or dance.

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