Petronas twin towers in Kuala Lumpur
General information about Petronas twin towers
Petronas twin towers in Kuala Lumpur , a symbol of pride and progress of Malaysia, and one of the most famous sights in the country. It should be noted that Malaysia never build tall skyscrapers. During the construction of the towers (it's six years since 1992. by 1998.) there were many dramatic events. The construction of the towers was a complicated process, and problems, which hampered the implementation of the project. They were built in the center of the Monsoon belt of Asia on unstable ground and in the short term. One moment construction even revealed that the soil under the partially erected towers, fragile and robust construction and all construction had to be postponed for 60 meters. What was it all for? Mankind has always sought to climb, and technical perfection has always meant power and success. Of 5 Asian countries, Malaysia was the little known, and to solve this problem was solved tallest building, and it was decided to build 2 giant skyscraper. This was to change the face of Kuala Lumpur, which subsequently happened.
Height 88 storey Petronas twin towers is 450 m (more precisely, the 451.9 meters). You can imagine how this huge structure, even on the assumption that the cleaning of all Windows in the tower occupies an entire month. Also Petronas Towers are called city in the sky to live and work there 10,000 people!
The tower is built in the Malaysian style, ie Islamic. To portray people in any case was impossible, so the course went geometric shapes, signs and plants. The Prime Minister of Malaysia proposed the architectural plan is based on two intersecting squares, in Islam it symbolizes order and harmony. This figure was the geometric basis. The creation of the towers stopped at the design stage and only after 8 months of speculation over the project has started construction, which lasted 6 years. The rise of the Petronas twin Towers cost the oil company "Petronas" in $ 800 million, but some costs are assumed by other firms distributed among themselves some office space.
Petronas twin towers is an outstanding achievement and became a symbol of the country and the whole region! After construction started talking about Malaysia all over the world. Because at that time the tower was the highest in the world, They stood in the struggle with the forces of nature and have withstood the test, which could wipe out the project. Built for their people it was a time of rivalry, disputes, brave decisions and hard work.
Tourists and travelers come to visit the Petronas twin towers in order to see this imposing structure and climb the famous suspension bridge at 42 floors (height 170 m), which connects the tower and the observation deck on the 86th floor level (elevation 360 meters). At the foot of the towers is the "cool" shopping center – Suria KLCC. On the third floor of the Mall is very popular and well-known scientific and entertainment complex, Petrosains, and the second floor has a great inexpensive food court. In front of the building are fountains, and there are the good points for photographing.
Curiously, the suspension bridge, where so eager to get tourists, was designed not for them, and not for the convenience of moving between towers, and security. Its main function is fire: if in one tower there is a fire, it will be saved to another.
On the reverse side of skyscrapers is a cozy Park KLCC Park with an artificial lake Simphoni Lake, fountains, a bridge from the observation point, a children's outdoor pool with an artificial waterfall. The Park is still a treadmill where the most active locals in the evenings Jogging. Every day at 20:00, 21:00 and 22:00 in the Park at lake Symphony Lake is a very beautiful light and music fountain show.
P. S. the Suspension bridge on the towers is not the highest point in Kuala Lumpur available for tourists. To see the city from an even greater height can also from the observation deck of the Menara tower (located about 20 minutes walk from the towers).
The tower is open from 9:00 to 21:00 daily, except Mondays. On Fridays the break from 13:00 to 14:30.
85 ringgit adult / 35 ringgit for children (refer to the currency of Malaysia and the exchange rate). Children up to 3 years - free of charge. Tickets are sold on the ground floor in one of the towers (left side when viewed from the front). The number of tickets sold daily at the box office, is limited, and if you want to get in the same day at the tower, it is better to come here before the start of ticket sales. Start selling tickets at 9:00. But the best option is to buy tickets in advance on the website http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my. However, tickets are sold on the site for at least the next day, and to buy them is not always possible, better to do it at least two days before the planned visit.
Tickets are sold at the so-called time-slots. This means that when you buy a ticket you choose a period of time when you should come upstairs with typed group.
How to get to Petronas twin towers
Petronas twin towers located in Kuala Lumpur's KLCC (the tower on the map). The towers are visible from anywhere in town and therefore within walking distance of the nearby area they will not be easy. You just need to go to the buildings, unless of course you are not too far from them. For example, Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown , you will have to walk through the oppressive heat for 20-30 minutes, although a direct distance of only 2 kilometers. If you are staying in Bukit Bintang, then to the towers you will be walking hand.
If you do not want to walk, the easiest way to get there by taxi or take the public transport to Kuala Lumpur. The trip from Chinatown to hotel will cost around 15 ringgit (depending on time of day and traffic the price may vary). Very close to the towers station lies the underground city of Kuala Lumpur KLCC (Kelana Jaya line). The closest monorail station, Bukit Nanas Monorail, is within a 15-minute walk away. Also the towers can take the free GOKL buses, the green line.
Those tourists who have not planned to visit Kuala Lumpur and have the opportunity to see towers get to them from the airport to Kuala Lumpur. To do it easiest by taxi, but a little faster this can be done by metro, but only in the daytime. From the airport take the airport Express train KLIA Express and in 28 minutes and 38 ringgit will take you to KL Sentral. There you have to change onto the city's metro station on the Kelana Jaya line and go to station KLCC for 1.6 ringgit. Out the towers on foot with hand.
Hotels with views of the towers
Petronas twin towers can be clearly seen from many places in the city, and many hotels are proud of their views of famous skyscrapers. If you want to see from the window of his hotel tower, here is a selection of the best hotels where you can see them. Keep in mind that not all of the rooms at these hotels have views of the Petronas, so when you check in at the reception to ask for a room with a view.
- Traders Hotel by Shangri-La. This is the best hotel to stay with views of the tower. Room with a view, you can choose from when booking. Prices from $ 100 per room.
- The Grand Hyatt. Great by itself, the hotel, and with views of the tower even better. But the price of $ 150 per room.
- Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel. Great inexpensive "five" price per room from $ 80. View of the tower from all the rooms, so you need to ask when checking in.
- Hotel Maya. Another "five" with some of the lowest prices, from $ 60 per room. View of the tower with all rooms do not.
- Le Apple Boutique Hotel. One of the most inexpensive hotels near the towers, and side views of them. In the "three" costs $ 50.
- Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel and Residences Hotel. The higher in this top five you stay, the better view will be opened on the towers, but so close, like a hand they can reach. Room rates correspond to five stars, start from 100$.
This is not a complete list of hotels with views of Petronas towers and get a view even from the window of the budget hotels located at a respectful distance from them. All you need to do is to spend a while finding the hotel a little more time and carefully read the descriptions and reviews of hotels. And believe me, it's worth it.
Photo of the Petronas twin towers
- Reflection "the twins"
- Self-portrait in one of the towers
- 3D before entering the tower View photos in 3D
- 3D before entering the tower View photos in 3D
- Though in 3D for a few minutes before sunset View photos in 3D
- The view from the bridge from the Park
- View of the towers of the city in 3D View photos in 3D
- View of the tower
- Directly opposite the towers is another beautiful building - Bank
- Fountain in front of the towers
- Fountain in front of the towers
- Fountain show
- KLCC Park night
A day in the Park in full splashing children
Here is here and its
- Entrance to Suria KLCC
- Inside Suria KLCC