What to see in Kuala Lumpur in the first place

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Карта Куала-Лумпура с достопримечательностями и отелями

The capital of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist centers of the country. Despite the complete absence of a beach holiday destination there is always plenty. Most of them do in the capital a short stop in a day or two at the beginning or at the end of the trip as close to the main gate to the country – the international airport of Kuala Lumpur. Therefore particularly important is the question about what the capital's sights you should visit first, and what can be left for later. For this we have prepared a small list of the most interesting places in Kuala Lumpur, which, in our estimation, worth a visit in the first place.

If the time you have enough, then you can make your program stay, visit our full list of sights of Kuala Lumpur, and map of Kuala Lumpur attractions.

  • Petronas Twin Towers

    Башни близнецы Петронас

    Petronas twin towers – of course, the symbol and icon of Malaysia. This architectural marvel is not just one of the most important places for tourists in Kuala Lumpur, but sometimes become the main reason for the visit to the capital. To see them with your own eyes is necessary, and they should be first in your program.

    Not only can you see the tower from the outside, take a walk on the chic Mall at the foot of the towers and watch the evening fountain show in the Park on the back side of skyscrapers, but also to climb the bridge and observation deck in the tower. However, it is a pleasure as much as 85 Ringgits (which is about 1150 rubles), and to buy tickets, it is not so simple. Therefore, many tourists prefer to visit the tower just before sunset (around 18:30), walk around the Mall and wait for the darkness here, and then at 21:00 to watch the light and music fountain show. But look at Kuala Lumpur with a bird's eye prefer the Menara, which is simpler and cheaper, and the views from the top, not less exciting. Read more about Petronas twin towers here...

  • Menara

    Телебашня Менара

    Menara needs to be in your program, if you decide not to climb the Petronas. View the city from a bird's eye view is required, and the views from here are not inferior to the views from the twin towers. Visit the observation deck is only 49 ringgit against 80 in., and tickets are always available at the entrance, and access is open 365 days a year from 9:00 to 22:00.

    In addition to the observation deck in Menara offers several additional entertainment: a small aquarium, XD cinema, F1 car simulator, mini-zoo. At the foot of the towers is completely free to walk through the cultural Park, designed as a traditional Malay village. Read more about Menara here...

  • Batu Caves

    Вход в пещеры Бату

    Batu caves – the most famous cultural attraction of the capital. The caves themselves, however, are located outside the city, but you can get there by taxi, Shuttle, subway or bus does not make any difficulties. In the caves, which are located in slope of mount Batu, there are several cave temples the Hindus, who are one of the most important places and to the pilgrimage of the faithful. The entrance to the cave is guarded by a huge statue of Murugan – son of Shiva.

    To get to the caves, have some work to do as it is necessary to overcome the stairs and 272 steps, but these efforts are well worth it. Inside you will see some unusual cave temples, which never are deserted due to the large number of local people who worship Hindu deities. Read more about Batu caves here...

  • National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

    Национальная мечеть Куала-Лумпура

    Malaysia – an Islamic country. Therefore it is impossible to miss the main mosque of the country and at the same time an architectural masterpiece, the National Mosque, Masjid Negara. This extraordinary building is ready to accommodate during prayers to 15,000. In addition, the mosque can be seen not only outside but also inside. Read more about National mosque here...

  • Independence square (Dataran Merdeka or Merdeka Square)

    Площадь независимости

    Independence square surrounded by beautiful buildings, which at first sight may be taken for these palaces. However, this is only the administrative building and museums. On the square is a beautiful fountain and the spire with the flag of Malaysia.

    The word "square" is not the right definition of this place, because this area is covered with grass pad, which can walk anyone who wants.

    It is especially interesting to visit this place after dark, when the surrounding buildings are beautifully illuminated. Read more about independence square here...

  • Chinatown and the night market on Petaling street

    Вход в Чайнатаун

    As in almost every city, Kuala Lumpur has its Chinatown (Chinatown). And here he is one of the most colorful and popular for evening walks places of the city. The day there is nothing much to do, but with the coming of darkness Petaling street in the heart turns into a big marketplace where you can buy anything from Souvenirs, clothes, bags, toys, pirated CDs, watches, jewelry, unusual food to try. Read more about Chinatown here...

This is a small list, in our opinion, the minimum that you should definitely see in Kuala Lumpur. If you allow time, be sure to visit other interesting places in Kuala Lumpur including Bukit (shopping in endless malls), little India (another colorful district), Masjid Jamek (the oldest mosque in the capital), the Botanical garden and the bird Park, many museums and temples, the Royal Palace. A complete list of attractions in Kuala Lumpur here.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 25 August, 2018

In General, KL is a place where you can ride for a couple days, and that not everyone is interested, most I love the beach on holiday and not big cities. Especially with the kids in KL doing nothing at all. So if the question is to go to Kuala Lumpur or at one of the resorts in Thailand, then definitely Thailand. ...
Helen1977 January 1, 2019
Really laughed about the fact that there is no place to go. And as the world's largest bird Park, aquarium, butterfly Park, an amusement Park, a trip to the monkeys at the lighthouse, a trip to the Firefly Park, a science center where the aquarium is. Batu caves, the air bridge of the Petronas twin towers and much more. Only in Central Park for half a day to hang out with the kids.
We arrived in Kuala Lumpur with kids 2 times, because I do not have time to enjoy for the first. We from Peter, not from the village, the children toured already all of Europe, but Malaysia is their favorite country. ...
admin January 1, 2019

Glad you managed to laugh, but if to look objectively and not with emotions, some of you mentioned places I'd take my kids only to the bird Park, Menara KL tower or Petronas, and Petrosian. And all the rest more loosely, and not all of what you mentioned in Kuala Lumpur. So 1-2 days is possible, and to go on a whole holiday with kids in KL strongly disagree. ...
sveti77ka 2 January, 2019

Also I agree, nothing funny, or just a person with a sense of humor something strange. Stay in a big city with the kids a couple of days later turning into the seat in front of the TV and the tablet, they're hard to pull out, quickly losing interest. Proven many times already, so to go to KL is not an option. As a minimum, you need to combine a visit to KL and the Islands to the beaches were, otherwise, neither the parents nor the children to relax, some whims are. ...
sveti77ka January 7, 2019
But in Kuala Lumpur great. Met tourists in Indonesia who told them that the city is not liked because he is not walking. It turned out that they just do not stay in the center and on the outskirts near some buildings, and that impression remained. And so it is possible to walk quietly, very pedestrian. ...
admin January 7th, 2019
Since no one argues that KL is cool. ...
Igor V. January 14, 2019
Good afternoon Going for a couple of days from Nha Trang to fly to KL bought the tickets back in early March do Not tell the tower how to get read of that..carry out there buses don't know the place of their departure...how to find the map..and what metro or monorail closer...And the second question is whether it is possible from the towers of Petronas walk to this place to get ...With due respect ...
admin January 14, 2019
Hello Igor!
About the tower we've got all the details painted nowhere - https://nashaplaneta.net/asia/malaysia/kuala-lumpur-dostoprimechatelnosti-menara including how to get.
From the towers to get, I passed. IMHO, suggest to the towers after Menard to walk. When they walk, and they get closer and more, I honestly for the first time goosebumps ran. ...
luev72 15 January, 2019
Igor V. wrote(a):
> Good afternoon Going for a couple of days from Nha Trang to fly to KL and bought tickets
Good afternoon. The same situation in the beginning of March, in Nha Trang. Trying to figure out the budget for 2 adults and child 4 years old, but don't know how much to eat. Plz focus on the average price of food. 30-40 usd per person per day is enough? ...
admin 15 January, 2019

Generally without problems. If he's not picky with seafood and exotic, and eat like a local, then this sum will suffice on all the day. ...

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