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TV tower Menara (Menara KL Tower) at a height of 421 meters is currently ranked seventh in the world among the tallest telecommunications structures, gradually giving way to newly built. At the time of construction, in 1996, it took the fifth place.
At the top of the tower, at an altitude of 276 meters above ground level, there is an observation deck with a 360-degree view, and even higher is an open observation deck (access to them is paid separately). The tower itself and the observation deck above the bridge of the famous Petronas Towers, a breathtaking view of the city from above and wonderful photos are provided to you, unless, of course, the weather deteriorates. And there is a new attraction SkyBox-a glass cube at the height of the observation deck. We recommend buying a ticket for an open observation deck, as the view and feeling there are much more exciting, and besides, it includes both platforms at once.
If your camera equipment allows, be sure to capture the tower in the dark with Illumination. For the original lighting, Menara received the nickname "Garden of light". By the way, at the bottom, at the foot of Menara, there is a small theme park of Malaysian culture.
Many tourists prefer to visit the Menara TV tower rather than the Petronas Towers, and acquaintance with the Petronas Towers is limited to photographing against their background and visiting shopping centers at the base of skyscrapers without climbing to the observation deck. Indeed, the views from Menara are better, the cost is less, and there is no such excitement as with Petronas. You can simply come here and immediately buy tickets upstairs, and you do not need to stand early in line at the ticket office or order tickets on the site a few days before visiting, as is the case with Petronas.
🌐 Website: http://www.kltower.com.my
🕐 Working hours: from 9:00 to 22:00, seven days a week.
💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: visiting the tower is divided into several options, which differ in the set of visited parks (attractions) in the tower.
- The easiest option is to visit only the closed observation deck: 52 ringgit. (see currency of Malaysia, exchange rate); 31 ringgit-children's
- Indoor and outdoor access: 105 ringgit for adults; 55 ringgit for children
A video-audio guide is given at the entrance to the observation deck for free. The use of stationary binoculars on the observation deck is also free of charge.
🚶 How to get there: the Menara TV tower is located in the central part of the city (position of the Menard TV tower on the map). If you are staying in Bukit Bintang or Chinatown, then you can walk to the tower in 15-20 minutes (distance in a straight line, just over a kilometer). The TV tower is visible from almost anywhere in the city, so you can just follow in its direction. The entrance to the tower is from Jalan Punchak Street (at the intersection with Jalan P Ramlee) on the east side. The building itself is located on a hill, the ascent of which can be overcome on foot (but quite difficult), take a taxi, or wait for a free minibus that picks up visitors and takes them to the entrance every 15 minutes.
If you do not want to walk to the tower, then at a distance of about half a kilometer from it are the station monorail Bukit Nanas, as well as The Dan Wangi station of the Kelana Jaya line of the city Metro LRT Rail. Unfortunately, there is no way to get closer to the tower by public transport, since it is surrounded by a Green Park. Another option is to get directly to the tower on a free tour bus on the Purple Line GO KL (stop KL Tower).