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Things to see in Kuala Lumpur

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 and is another recognizable face of the city. These include the Panggung Bandaraya building, the Sultan Abdul Samat building and the national textile museum. The square gives a good impression of what Kuala Lumpur must have looked like in former days and although it has modernized over the years it has retained much of its character. A remarkable feature is the fountain which is a distinctive piece of art. Other colonial buildings, which include the typical houses, 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 one is the national mosque. All of these are open to visitors and the staff who work there are more than happy to give some background information. Kuala Lumpur is also home to several Buddhist and Hindu temples such as the Guandi temple and the Chan See Hu Yuen temple.

The main tourist hangout is around Petaling street. Here there are many shops selling all kinds of goods and there are several smaller restaurants and budget hotels. It is covered by a roof, so on an rainy day it makes a good place to spent some time. It is located right in the city center.

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 trip could be a visit to the city Putrajaya where the Malaysian government is seated and is a prime example of modern Islamic architecture. 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 which still has several colonial houses and a friendly atmosphere.

Kuala Lumpur has two airports. One which is mainly used for international flights whereas the other serves budget airlines. Given that it is a hub for the whole of Asia, there are literally flights to anywhere in the region. To get around the city there is a convenient monorail system. It works just like a metro, only it is overground and departs every few minutes. This gets you to the main places you want to visit. The weather in KL is tropical which means it can get hot and humid and throughout the whole year you can expect some serious showers every now and then, especially in the afternoon. The months June, July and August are considered to be the driest of the year.   


Kuala Lumpur travel photo gallery

 



Skyline of Kuala Lumpur seen from a monorail station.

Skyline seen from a monorail station.

 



Mashid Jame in Kuala Lumpur.

Mashid Jame.

 
Jame Mosque.

Jame Mosque.

 


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Jame Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Jame Mosque.

 
Minaret of the Jame mosque.

Minaret of the Jame mosque.

 



Panggung Bandaraya.

Panggung Bandaraya.

 
Fountain on Merdeka square.

Fountain on Merdeka square.

 



The Panggung Bandaraya building in Kuala Lumpur.

The Panggung Bandaraya building.

 



Building on Jalan Raja in Kuala Lumpur.

Building on Jalan Raja.

 



Merdeka square.

Merdeka square.

 



Sultan Abdul Samad building.

Sultan Abdul Samad building.

 
Clock tower of the Sultan Abdul Samad building in Kuala Lumpur.

Clock tower of the Sultan Abdul Samad building.

 



Bangunan Loke Yew building on Jalan Raja.

Bangunan Loke Yew building on Jalan Raja.

 



Dataran Merdeka square.

Dataran Merdeka square.

 
National textile museum in Kuala Lumpur.

National textile museum.

 
Tower of the Dayabumi complex.

Tower of the Dayabumi complex.

 



National mosque (Masjid Negara), Kuala Lumpur.

National mosque (Masjid Negara).

 



Heritage station hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Heritage station hotel.

 



Old railway station in KL.

Old railway station.

 
Gardens in front of the heritage train station in KL.

Gardens in front of the heritage train station.

 
Canal between the skyscrapers of KL.

Canal between the skyscrapers.

 
Large Malaysian flag on a bank building.

Large Malaysian flag on a bank building.

 



Few of the colonial buildings that remain in Kuala Lumpur.

Few of the colonial buildings that remain today.

 



Colonial architecture near Pasar Seni.

Colonial architecture near Pasar Seni.

 



Buildings deformed by advertisement.

Buildings deformed by advertisement.

 



Guandi temple in Kuala Lumpur.

Guandi temple.

 
Petaling street.

Petaling street.

 



Colonial buildings.

Colonial buildings.

 



KL market hall.

KL market hall.

 
Entrance to the Chan See Shu Yuen Temple.

Entrance to the Chan See Shu Yuen Temple.

 



Small temple in Kuala Lumpur.

Small temple.

 
Metro station of Kuala Lumpur's efficient overground rail.

Metro station of Kuala Lumpur's efficient overground rail.

 
Petronas twin towers.

Petronas twin towers.

 



Closeup of the Petronas twin tower.

Closeup of the Petronas twin tower.

 



Highrise buildings in the business district of KL.

Highrise buildings in the business district.

 
The Petronas twin towers in Kuala Lumpur.

The Petronas twin towers.

 



Kuala Lumpur tower.

Kuala Lumpur tower.

 
The Petronas twin tower rising above the other skyscrapers.

The Petronas twin tower rising above the other skyscrapers.

 



Entrance to the Batu caves.

Entrance to the Batu caves.

 
Karst hills outside of Kuala Lumpur.

Karst hills near the temple.

 
Giant statue of Lord Murugan in front of the Batu cave temple.

Giant statue of Lord Murugan in front of the Batu cave temple.

 
Playing monkeys.

Playing monkeys.

 
Monkeys around the Batu caves temple.

Monkeys around the Batu caves temple.

 
Temple in side the Batu cave.

Temple in side the Batu cave.

 
Temple outside the Batu cave.

Temple outside the Batu cave.

 



Temple and water outside the Batu cave.

Temple and water outside the Batu cave.

 



Skyline of Kuala Lumpur.

Skyline.

 
Petronas twin towers.

Petronas twin towers.

 
 
 
Skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur.

Skyscrapers behind the park.

 
 


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Last update: 2/03/2014