Kuala Lumpur Attractions
28 Must See Places
The following are some Kuala Lumpur Attractions that I would recommend you to visit. I have arranged them in a way that will save you time and money if you follow the routing. You can cover all these KL attractions within 2 or 3 days, or longer as you like. Many of the places are centered around the Kuala Lumpur China Town district.
You can actually start your walking tour once you reach the Tugu Negara if you follow the routing I suggest in this Kuala Lumpur Attractions itinerary. You would need to arrange for transport to Batu Caves, the zoo or FRIM. They are all about a 30 minutes drive north of the city.
Kuala Lumpur Attractions
Within the city:
- Victoria Institution - one of the best schools in Kuala Lumpur.
- Istana Negara or King's Palace - A truly unique constitutional monarchy system found no where else but in Malaysia.
- Thean How Temple - Beautiful Chinese temple with two ISO certifications.
- Menara Telekom or Menara TM- shaped like a bamboo shoot.
- Brickfields Kuala Lumpur - The Little India of KL.
- KL Sentral - The Heart of Kuala Lumpur.
- Muzium Negara - A must visit for museum lovers. Newly upgraded (2009) with a RM20 million budget.
- Parliament House - Beautiful building set atop a hillock.
- Tugu Negara Malaysia - One of the best kept monuments in Malaysia.
- Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens or Tasik Perdana Malaysia - good place to spend the afternoon.
- Carcosa Seri Negara - two lovely colonial 'bunglows' within Lake Gardens.
- Masjid Negara Malaysia's National Mosque - a beautiful mosque with roof resembling a semi open umbrella.
- Old KL Railway Station - brings back the nostalgia of colonial days.
- Merdeka Square - where the Union Jack was lowered for the last time at midnight of August 30, 1957.
- Sultan Abdul Samad Building - designed by A C Norman, and opened to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.
- Selangor Club - where the action was during the colonial days.
- Jamek Mosque or Masjid Jamek - sits right at the confluence of the 2 rivers which gives the city its name.
- Central Market or Pasar Seni - a historical building and a good place to hunt for local souvenirs.
- Yap Ah Loy Temple or Sin Sze Ya Temple - Chinese temple built by the founder of KL.
- Sri Mariamman Temple - built 1873, one of the more important hindu temples in Malaysia.
- Kuala Lumpur China Town or Petaling Street - the oldest part of the city. Fortunately or unfortunately, it is today famous for it's original imitations.
- Maybank Tower or Menara Maybank - imposing building right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur.
- St John's Institution & Cathedral - another Christian Brothers' school and a Roman Catholic Cathedral.
- KL Tower or Menara Kuala Lumpur - 421 meters and perched on a 94 meters hill, it is the best lookout point for KL.
- Petronas Towers - standing 452 meters, it is the world's tallest twin towers.
KL Attractions at night
- Selangor Pewter - The largest and most famous pewter factory and galery in the world.
- Batu Caves - a magnificent limestone cave 272 steps up into the heavens, with a Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Muruga.
- National Zoo or Zoo Negara - home to a large collection of animals, birds and reptiles. A very big park where you may spend a whole day.
- Forest Research Institute of Malaysia or FRIM - for nature lovers, this is as close to a well managed tropical rain forest as you can get in the city.
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