Kuala Lumpur or just KL is the capital of Malaysia, but also the cultural, financial and economic center of the country. Its most famous and recognizable face are the Petronas twin towers which rise above all other buildings and can be seen from many places. Visiting the towers and walking along the walkway that connects the two towers is free, but you will have to arrive early to book your tickets which have limited availability. If you are unable to get tickets, an alternative place to get a birds eye view of this city is the Kuala Lumpur tower. Detaran Merdeka square is where most of the historical buildings are located. These include the Panggung Bandaraya building, the Sultan Abdul Samat building and the national textile museum The square gives a good impression of how Kuala Lumpur must have looked like in former days. Other colonial buildings can be found in the area of Pasar Seni. As Malaysia is an Islamic country there are several mosque's worth visiting. The most impressive of these is the Jame mosque which features many Islamic decorations. A modern but much larger mosque is the national mosque. Kuala Lumpur is also home to several Buddhist and Hindu temples such as the Guandi temple and the Chan See hu Yuen temple. The city still has an old part which is a good reminder of what KL looked like many years ago. For an easy day trip out of KL consider visiting the Batu caves which are only a short bus ride away. This is a temple inside a cave with many monkeys hanging around. Another day trips could be a visit to the city of Putrajaya where the Malaysian government is seated. A bit further away but still possible as a long day trip (two hours by bus to get there) is the historical city of Malacca. The weather in KL is tropical which means it can get hot and you can expect some serious showers every now and then, especially in the afternoon.
This Kuala Lumpur photo gallery contains 51 travel pictures including the Petronas Twin towers, Chinatown, the Batu caves, Merdeka square and little India.