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Kuala Lumpur

From futuristic skyscrapers to ancient mosques, sightseeing, shopping and more - visit Kuala Lumpur and immerse yourself in the diverse world of Malaysian culture.

Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant and bustling city that is crammed full of exciting attractions, and with entertainment options to suit all tastes and budgets, there really is something for everyone.

Families will love the National Zoo which is home to more than 459 animal species. Bargain hunters can source unusual souvenirs before grabbing a bite to eat from any of the hawker stalls on Petaling Street. If it’s a bit of culture you’re after, wander around Merdeka Square and admire the architectural heritage of the buildings that surround the city’s main civic space. Historically, this is a site of enormous national significance as it was here that Malaysia declared its independence from Britain in 1957.

Visit the Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek), one of the oldest and most venerable mosques in Kuala Lumpur and a wonderful example of soft Moorish architecture. In contrast, the sharp minaret of the National Mosque of Malaysia stands stark against the city skyline, in a nod to modernity.

Take time out to relax in the Lake Gardens. This oasis of calm was created during the colonial era and offers a wonderful escape from the hubbub of the city. This sculpted park is rich with native plants, trees and shrubs and is only a stone’s throw away from the noisy and colourful Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. For an alternative urban retreat, head to the KLCC Park and enjoy the spectacle of the Lake Symphony as synchronised water fountains create dazzling displays.

Looking for that perfect snapshot of the city? The Kuala Lumpur Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur) stands at a healthy 421 metres above street level and offers incredible panoramic views. However, there is some strong competition in the form of the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers, which punch up into the sky at an incredible 452 metres. Their highlight is the observation deck on the 86th floor, which offers a stunning vista that spectacularly sweeps across the city.

Finally, take time out to recharge your spiritual batteries and soak up some Hindu culture at the inspiring Batu Caves. Marvel at the ornate statues and artwork in the awe-inspiring temples. This sacred site offers a welcome respite from the city’s main tourist attractions and is a must on any Malaysian itinerary.

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Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Bintang Plaza featuring interior views and modern architecture

Bukit Bintang

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

Bukit Bintang is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Berjaya Times Square and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, and you can get around town on the metro at Bukit Bintang Station.

Bukit Bintang

Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
The price is P2,463 per night

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of NU Sentral and Kuala Lumpur Sentral. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park and Lake Gardens ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,452 reviews)

"Service was the best! Helpdesk staff were very polite and sharp at attending our requests. The night of our stay, our next door neighbour was being loud-- loud chatter and music. We couldn't sleep and the hotel staff was kind enough to move us to a different room, in fact upgraded us to a better ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
The price is P5,261 per night

Located in Golden Triangle, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Starhill Gallery, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, and Berjaya Times Square. Lot 10 Shopping ...

4.4/5Excellent! (828 reviews)

"The hotel is really more than 5 stars . Staff is very professional. Location is excellent near by many restaurants and cafes and shopping. Thanks to management to selected the kindness staff. Well done"…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
Dorsett Hartamas Kuala Lumpur
Dorsett Hartamas Kuala Lumpur
4 out of 5
D-G-08, Plaza Damas, No 63 Jalan Sri, Hartamas 1, Taman Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
The price is P1,561 per night

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 3 mi (5 km) of MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre and National ...

4.1/5Very Good! (138 reviews)

"Front line staff are very friendly and helpful. I have manage to check at 11am."…"

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2019

Dorsett Hartamas Kuala Lumpur

Popular places to visit in Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers
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Petronas Twin Towers

Visit this iconic urban landmark and drink in the view from a dizzying 370 metres above street level.

KLCC Park
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KLCC Park

Visit this city-centre park to discover an urban sanctuary in the heart of bustling Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur Tower
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Kuala Lumpur Tower

Combine culture, nature and adventure with outstanding views as you tower high above Kuala Lumpur.

Top things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Glittering Fireflies & Kuala Selangor Night Tour with Dinner
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Glittering Fireflies & Kuala Selangor Night Tour with Dinner

P2,236
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Country, Batu Caves & Handicrafts Half-Day Tour
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Country, Batu Caves & Handicrafts Half-Day Tour

P706
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Skip-the-Line Access to Petronas Twin Towers & KL Tower
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Skip-the-Line Access to Petronas Twin Towers & KL Tower

P2,236
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Historical Malacca City Full-Day Tour
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Historical Malacca City Full-Day Tour

P2,118
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
Genting Highlands Full-Day Tour
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Genting Highlands Full-Day Tour

P1,177
Per adult
KL Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket
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KL Tower Observation Deck Admission Ticket

P916
Per adult

Reviews of Kuala Lumpur

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

mcisonvacation

23 Mar 2020

I like KL a lot. The people are generally nice and it's fairly safe. There's a lot of shopping options, they have a rich culture, and the food is great. I love visiting KL. It's not the first and it certainly won't be the last.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

9 Feb 2020

Quite city.. Am so amazed of so many tall buildings. In day time, only few people walk or seen in the city.. 

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

27 Aug 2019

Food was awesome 

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

19 Aug 2019

I love everything at kuala lumpur

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

19 Aug 2019

Nice people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

3 Aug 2019

Nice People!

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