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Kuala LumpurMalaysia

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

Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is P2,604 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Located in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Central Market, Merdeka Square, and Mid Valley Mega Mall. Kuala Lumpur Tower and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,342 reviews)

"The room was excellent! Felt pampered staying in the well equipped room. A wide range of dining options too. However, breakfast spread was moderate for a 5 star hotel. Overall it was a pleasant stay :)"…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
The price is P2,141 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Ampang Park and Royal Thai Embassy. Petronas Twin ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"The room was very comfortable, didn't get to use much facilities (gym, pool etc.) due to weather and COVID season. Food variety at buffet quite limited."…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Homestay in Amber Court
Homestay in Amber Court
3 out of 5
Amber Court Genting Highlands, Jalan Ion Delemen, Genting Highlands, Pahang
The price is P1,297 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from SkyAvenue and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Genting Highlands Theme Park. Skytropolis ...

2.1/5 (120 reviews)

"Good, I really like the weather here, the environment is quiet"…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Homestay in Amber Court
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Kuala Lumpur

Ascott Kuala Lumpur
Ascott Kuala Lumpur
4.5 out of 5
No 9 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
The price is P4,519 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KLCC Park, and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (669 reviews)

"Love the space and comfort of the room. Hotel staff are friendly. We truly enjoy staying at Ascott Hotel. However, booking through expedia was promised a vip access. Did not receive that when checked in."…"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2021

Ascott Kuala Lumpur
Expressionz Professional Suites by MyKey Global
Expressionz Professional Suites by MyKey Global
4 out of 5
Jalan 1/65a off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
The price is P890 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb

Located in Malaysian Police Training Centre, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hospital Pusrawi Sdn Bhd and National Art Gallery. Petronas Twin Towers ...

3.7/5Good! (108 reviews)

"Conditions all is good, nice place for staycation."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2021

Expressionz Professional Suites by MyKey Global
Homestay in Amber Court
Homestay in Amber Court
3 out of 5
Amber Court Genting Highlands, Jalan Ion Delemen, Genting Highlands, Pahang
The price is P1,297 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from SkyAvenue and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Genting Highlands Theme Park. Skytropolis ...

2.1/5 (120 reviews)

"Good, I really like the weather here, the environment is quiet"…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Homestay in Amber Court
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Kuala Lumpur

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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

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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

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27 Aug 2019

Food was awesome 

5/5 - Excellent

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19 Aug 2019

I love everything at kuala lumpur

4/5 - Good

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19 Aug 2019

Nice people

5/5 - Excellent

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3 Aug 2019

Nice People!