Petronas Towers Kuala Lumpur
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General information about Petronas Towers
Petronas Towers Kuala Lumpur - a symbol of pride and progress Malaysia, and one of the most famous attractions of the country. It is worth noting that Malaysia has never built high skyscrapers. During the construction of the towers (this is six years from 1992 to 1998), many dramatic events took place. The construction of the towers was a complex process, now and then there were problems that made it difficult to implement the project. They were built in the center of the monsoon belt of Asia on unstable ground and in a short time. At one point in the construction, it even turned out that the ground under the already partially erected Towers was unstable, and the massive structures and the entire construction site had to be moved 60 meters. Why was all this necessary? Humanity has always sought to rise as high as possible, and technical improvements have always meant power and success. Of the 5 Asian countries, Malaysia was the least known, and they decided to solve this problem with a tall building, and it was decided to build 2 giant skyscrapers at once. This was supposed to change the look of Kuala Lumpur, which subsequently happened.
The height of the 88-storey Petronas Towers is 450 meters (to be more precise, 451.9 meters). You can imagine what a huge structure it is, even based on the fact that washing all the windows in the tower takes a whole month. Petronas Towers are also called the city in the sky because 10,000 people live and work there!
The towers are built in the Malaysian style, i.e. Islamic. It was impossible to depict people in any case, so geometric shapes, signs and plants were used. The Prime Minister of Malaysia himself proposed an architectural plan based on two intersecting squares, in Islam this symbolizes order and harmony. It was this figure that served as a geometric basis. The creation of the towers stopped at the design stage and only after 8 months of thinking about the project, construction began, which lasted 6 years. The elevation of the Petronas Towers cost the Petronas oil company $ 800 million, but part of the cost was borne by other firms that distributed certain office space among themselves.
Petronas Towers is an outstanding achievement that has become a symbol of the country and the entire region! After construction, Malaysia was talked about all over the world. After all, at that time the towers were the tallest in the world, they stood up in the fight against the forces of nature and withstood the tests that could cross out the project. For the people who built them, it was a time of rivalry, debate, bold decisions and hard work.
Tourists and travelers come to the Petronas Towers in order to look at this impressive structure, as well as climb the famous suspension bridge at the level of 42 floors (height 170 meters), connecting the towers and the observation deck at the level of 86 floors (height 360 meters). At the foot of the towers is the "coolest" shopping center of the country – Suria KLCC. On the third floor of the shopping center is a very popular and well-known science and entertainment complex Petrosains, and on the second floor there is an excellent inexpensive food court. In front of the building there are fountains, and there are also the most successful points for photographing.
Curiously, the suspension bridge, where tourists are so eager to get, was not designed for them, and not for the convenience of moving between the towers, but for safety. Its main function is fire-fighting: if there is a fire in one tower, then it will be possible to escape in another.
On the reverse side of the skyscrapers there is a cozy park KLCC Park with an artificial lake Simphoni Lake, fountains, a bridge with an observation point, a children's outdoor pool with an artificial waterfall. Another treadmill runs through the park, where the most active locals jog in the evenings. Every day at 20: 00, 21:00 and 22: 00 in the park on Symphony Lake there is a very beautiful light and music show of fountains.
P.S. The suspension bridge on the towers is not the highest point in Kuala Lumpur accessible to tourists. You can also see the city from an even greater height from the observation deck of the Menara Tower (located about 20 minutes walk from the towers).
The towers are open from 9: 00 to 21: 00 daily except Mondays. On Fridays break from 13: 00 to 14: 30.
85 ringgit adult / 35 ringgit child (see Malaysian currency and exchange rate). Children under 3 years-free of charge. Tickets are sold on the ground floor in one of the towers (on the left when viewed from the front). The number of tickets sold daily at the box office is limited, and if you want to get to the towers on the same day, it is better to come here before the start of ticket sales. Tickets start selling at 9: 00. But the best option is to buy tickets in advance at http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my. True, tickets on the site are sold at least for the next day, and it is not always possible to buy them, it is better to do this at least two days before the planned visit.
Tickets are sold for so-called time slots. This means that when you buy a ticket, you will choose a period of time when you should come and go upstairs with the recruited group.
How to get to Petronas Towers
Petronas Towers are located in Kuala Lumpur KLCC (towers on the map). The towers are visible from anywhere in the city, and therefore it will not be difficult to get to them on foot from the nearby area. You just need to go towards the buildings, if you are not too far from them. For example, from Kuala Lumpur Chinatown you will have to walk in the scorching heat for 20-30 minutes, although in a straight line the distance is only 2 kilometers. If you are staying at Bukit Bintang, the towers are within walking distance.
If you do not want to go on foot, then the easiest way to get there is by taxi or public transport Kuala Lumpur. A trip from Chinatown by taxi on the meter will cost about 15 ringgit (depending on the time of day and traffic, the price may vary). Very close to the towers is the station of the Kuala Lumpur City Metro KLCC (Kelana Jaya Line). The nearest Monorail station, Bukit Nanas Monorail, is a 15-minute walk away. Also the towers can be reached by free tour buses GOKL, Green Line.
Those tourists who have not planned to visit Kuala Lumpur, have the opportunity to see the towers, reaching them from Kuala Lumpur airport. This is easiest to do by taxi, but a little faster it can be done on the subway, but only in the daytime. To do this, from the airport you need to take the airport rail KLIA Express, which will take you to KL Sentral station in 28 minutes and 38 ringgit. There you need to transfer to the city Metro on the Kelana Jaya Line and get to the KLCC station for 1.6 ringgit. From there, the towers are within walking distance.
Hotels with Tower views
The Petronas Towers are perfectly visible from many places in the city, and many hotels pride themselves on having views of the famous skyscrapers. If you too want to see towers from your hotel window, here's a selection of the best hotels to see them from. Keep in mind that not all rooms of these hotels have a view of Petronas, so when checking in at the reception you need to ask for a room with a view.
- Traders Hotel by Shangri-La. This is the best hotel to stay in with views of the towers. A room with a view can be selected immediately upon booking. Prices start at $ 100 per room.
- Grand Hyatt. A great hotel on its own, and with views of the towers even better. But the price is from $ 150 per room.
- Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. Excellent inexpensive "five" with a price per room from $ 80. The view of the towers is not from all rooms, so you need to ask for a view when checking in.
- Hotel Maya. Another "five" with some of the lowest prices, from $ 60 per room. Not all rooms have a view of the towers.
- Le Apple Boutique Hotel. One of the most affordable hotels near the towers, and with a side view of them. A room in this "three" costs from $ 50.
- Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel and Residences Hotel. The higher up in these five you settle, the better the view of the towers will open, so close that you can reach them with your hand. Room rates correspond to five stars, starting from $ 100.
This is not a complete list of hotels with a view of the Petronas Towers, and you can get this view even from the windows of budget hotels located at a respectful distance from them. All you need to do is spend a little more time when searching for a hotel and carefully read the descriptions and reviews about hotels. And believe me, it's worth it.
Photos of Petronas Towers
- Reflection of "the Twins"
- Self-portrait in one of the towers
- 3D in front of the tower entrance / View photos in 3D
- 3D in front of the tower entrance / View photos in 3D
- Petronas in 3D minutes before sunset / View photos in 3D
- View from the bridge from the park
- View of the towers from the city in 3D / View photos in 3D
- View of the towers
- Directly opposite the towers is another beautiful building-a bank
- Fountain in front of the towers
- Fountain in front of the towers
- Fountain show
- KLCC Park at night
- And in the afternoon in the park children splash with Might and main
- Suria KLCC mall entrance
- Inside the Suria KLCC shopping mall