Kuala Lumpur - multi-cultural capital and the largest city of Malaysia, featuring ultra-modern skyline and the famous Petronas Twin Towers.
Kuala Lumpur Attractions
Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers are 452 meters tall 88-storey twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur that are also the main landmark of Kuala Lumpur. These impressive buildings were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and are still the tallest twin buildings in the world. Petronas Twin Towers are located in the Kuala Lumpur city center and house the headquarters of the Petronas Company and offices of other companies.
KLCC Park or Kuala Lumpur City Center Park is an urban park in Kuala Lumpur, next to Petronas Twin Towers. The park was designed to provide greenery to the urban area and features various tropical plants and a large manmade lake with water fountains called Lake Symphony.
Menara KL Tower
Menara KL or Kuala Lumpur Tower is a TV tower located in Kuala Lumpur. The tower is 421 meters high and is one of the tallest freestanding towers in the world. Menara KL is the highest viewpoint in Kuala Lumpur which offers wonderful panorama of Petronas Twin Towers and all the city.
Batu Caves, located about 11 kilometres north of Kuala Lumpur, is a limestone hill that has a number of caves and cave temples. Batu Caves is a site of a Hindu temple and shrine that attracts thousands of tourists as it’s one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. The main highlights of Batu Caves are large statues of Hindu Gods, steep 272 steps leading to the main cave which of magnificent views of surroundings and cheeky monkeys strolling around the caves.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is an impressive Moorish-style building in Kuala Lumpur. The building once housed the secretariat of the British colonial administration and nowadays is home to two ministries of Malaysia.
Malaya Railway Administration Building & Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
Malaya Railway Administration Building with the nearby Kuala Lumpur Railway Station are buildings famous for their Moorish-style architecture.
Dayabumi Complex is a modern Islamic design building in Kuala Lumpur which is a major landmark in Malaysian capital.
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
National Mosque or Masjid Negara is a large mosque with a capacity for 15,000 people in Kuala Lumpur. The highlights of the mosque are a 73 meter high minaret, the main roof like an open umbrella and surroundings with reflecting pools and fountains.
National Monument (Tugu Negara)
National Monument or Tugu Negara is a large open-air complex in Kuala Lumpur consisting of the monument, the pavilion, the surrounding gardens, the fountains and the war memorial.
Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Central Market Kuala Lumpur is a market in Kuala Lumpur which is a must-visit attraction offering a unique shopping opportunity in a nice art-deco style building.
Jalan Petaling or Petaling Street is the Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur. After dark, Jalan Petaling transforms into a vibrant night market with hundreds of stalls selling various stull and street food making it the best place to experience local shopping in Kuala Lumpur.
Jalan Alor at Bukit Bintang
Bukit Bintang is the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur and Jalan Alor is its most famous street for getting some good food as here you can find a lot of hawker stalls and seafood restaurants.
Kuala Lumpur Transportation
Flights to Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian national carrier Malaysia Airlines and low-cost carrier AirAsia have extensive coverage not only in the region but even worldwide, making flying to Kuala Lumpur very easy. Most international flights land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport or KLIA (KUL). There are directs flights to Kuala Lumpur from a number of destinations in Thailand, such as Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya, Hat Yai, Surat Thani and Koh Samui. Flight deals for these routes can be found here:
From Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur you can fly directly with low cost airlines AirAsia, Malindo Air, Thai Smile as well as full service carriers Malaysia Airlines, Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways. Phuket – Kuala Lumpur route is served by AirAsia, Malindo Air, Malaysia Airlines and Bangkok Airways. Bangkok Airways and Malaysia Airlines also offer direct flights from Koh Samui. Direct flights from other destinations like Chiang Mai, Krabi, Pattaya, Hat Yai and Surat Thani are provided by low cost carrier AirAsia.
Train to Kuala Lumpur
There are direct sleeper train services (International Express) connecting Bangkok with Padang Besar on the Thailand-Malaysia border. From there Malaysian railway offers connections to Kuala Lumpur. Tickets for connecting trains on this route can be found here:
Bus to Kuala Lumpur
Long-distances buses run from Thailand to Malaysia run from Thailand. Several companies operate services from Hat Yai in Southern Thailand to Kuala Lumpur and other cities in Malaysia. Hat Yai can be easily reached from Bangkok and many other cities in Thailand. Tickets for connecting buses can be found here:
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