Tourist’s guide to Kuala Lumpur – description and photos

The capital of Malaysia attracts tourists not only with its picturesque nature, comfortable leisure conditions, but also with a large number of interesting places. In Kuala Lumpur, the sights (not all, but many) are within walking distance, therefore, moving around the capital, you can easily see the most remarkable places.

Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur

The most interesting places in Kuala Lumpur

In the capital of Malaysia there are many historical monuments, religious buildings, picturesque parks. To get an idea of ​​Kuala Lumpur, visit the Petronas Twin Towers, which have an observation deck. Given that Malaysia is a state whose inhabitants profess Islam, it will be a mistake to ignore the numerous temples. If you are interested in the history and culture of the country, look at the collection of the National Museum, which tells about the life of the Malaysians. So what to see in Kuala Lumpur.

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Petronas Twin Towers

Skyscrapers are a visiting card not only of Kuala Lumpur, but also of Malaysia. Each traveler, having arrived in the Malaysian capital, first goes to the towers, takes pictures next to them and then rises to the observation deck.

Petronas Twin Towers

Interesting fact! Many architectural records belong to the skyscrapers of Petronas.

View down between the towers

The height of the skyscraper – almost 452 m – is 88 floors, it accommodates numerous office rooms, art galleries, a theater, restaurants and cafes, shops and a concert hall. The observation deck is located on the 86th floor, and at the entrance there is a picturesque park.

Interesting fact! On the 41st floor, two skyscrapers are connected by a bridge.

The layout of the twins on the observation deck

It is not so easy to see this attraction of Kuala Lumpur – large lines are going to the ticket office. Tickets begin to be sold at 9-00 in order to have time to inspect the towers, it is better to arrive before the ticket office opens. You can buy tickets online at www.petronastwintowers.com.my.

Some tourists recommend limiting themselves to exploring skyscrapers and taking a walk in the park. If you have a great desire to see Kuala Lumpur from a bird’s eye view, it is better to use the observation deck of the Menara television tower.

View of the city from the observation deck
  • Skyscrapers accept tourists every day except Mondays from 9-00 to 21-00.
  • Entrance fee is 85 ringgit (children’s ticket costs 35 ringgit). Inspection of the bridge costs only 10 ringgit.

How to get to the skyscrapers:

  • by taxi;
  • from the monorail station will have to walk about a quarter of an hour;
  • from the airport there is a train express train to the Sentral station, here you should change to the metro and get off at KLCC station.

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Central park

Kuala Lumpur Central Park

Right in the center of the city is the corner of the tropics, here come to see exotic plants. You must come here with a camera. In addition to two thousand plants in the park there are two fountains that are highlighted in the dark. In the evening, young people gather here to listen to music and take a walk among the real tropics.

Fountain Show in Kuala Lumpur Central Park

Many tourists note that the singing fountains located in the park are better than Barcelona. The show takes place daily from 20-00 to 22-00 and collects a huge number of spectators. Entertainment is completely free. The music sounds different – from classical to modern.

There is a park in the center of Kuala Lumpur, at the entrance to the Petronas Towers. You can see the beauty of the park daily and for free.

Aquarium “KLSS Aquarium” (Aquaria KLCC)

One of the largest aquariums in the world with more than 5 thousand fish and marine inhabitants. Entertaining events are offered to tourists:

One of the largest aquariums in the world.
  • feeding fish;
  • massage, which will make small fish;
  • swimming with sharks.
Inhabitants of the water world

A visit to the aquarium will delight children, however, experienced tourists note that if you had to relax in similar places, you probably should not spend time and money on a similar attraction in Kuala Lumpur.

You can look at the inhabitants of the water world in the aquarium:

  • on weekdays from 11-00 to 20-00;
  • on weekends – from 10-30 to 20-00.

The cost of a full ticket is 69 RM, for children – 59 RM.

The aquarium is located next to the Petronas skyscraper.

Bird Park (Kuala Lumpur Bird Park)

When making a list of what to see in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), do not forget about the picturesque park. The park in the capital of Malaysia is the largest aviary for birds in the whole world. An area of ​​more than 8 hectares, 3 thousand birds live in this territory, many live in cages. For visitors, excellent conditions were created for recreation – a playground, souvenir shops, a kiosk, a restaurant and cafe, a training center.

Map of Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur

Interesting fact! The park regularly hosts entertaining shows, during which birds demonstrate different tricks.

Bright Birdies at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
  • You can watch birds and entertainment every day from 9-00 to 18-00.
  • Adult ticket costs 67 RM, children’s ticket 45 RM.

Get to the taxi park, take a walk, take the subway (get off at Sentral station), and then take bus number 115.

Negar National Mosque

Negar Mosque

Significant attraction on the map of Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is a Muslim state, so set aside time to explore the National Mosque. The culture of local residents is especially vivid here. The structure was built in 1965 – this is a building of a modern, original design, has a dome with eighteen faces, and 8 thousand people are placed inside.

Good to know! Negara is a symbol of independence of Malaysia.

Taman Tasik Perdana Park, Kuala Lumpur
Taman Tasik Perdana Park

If you want to see a popular tourist destination, head to the old train station, in Taman Tasik Perdana Park.

Around the building are beautiful gardens where you can stroll in the shade of trees and relax at the fountains. Before entering the territory, you need to remove your shoes and close the bare parts of the body.

The entrance is adjacent to the suburban train station, also nearby is the metro station Pasar Seni.

Museum of Islamic Art

Ancient manuscript

The museum immediately attracts with its amazing architecture and is considered one of the most beautiful sights in Kaula Lumpur and in Malaysia. The exposition is dedicated to Islam, here you can see thousands of artifacts, find out a lot of useful and fascinating information about this religion. After a walk through the museum, vacationers can visit the restaurant and order national Malaysian dishes.

The museum was opened in 1998 at the request of representatives of other religions, who sought to learn more about Islam and the culture of the Islamic people. Outside, the building is decorated with domes and original tiles. The architecture of the museum combines elements of the Middle Ages, constructivism and art deco.

The most interesting exhibits:

  • room “Ottoman Hall”;
  • models of the most famous Islamic buildings in the world.
Layout of the mosque

Interesting fact! The attraction occupies 4 floors with an area of ​​about 30 thousand square meters. There are 12 galleries in the museum.

Museum of Islamic Art in Kuala Lumpur

On the lower level are themed rooms dedicated to India, China and Malaysia. At the top level, you can see the exhibits of the gallery dedicated to textiles and jewelry, weapons and manuscripts.

  • Located next to the National Mosque, Birds Park and planetarium.
  • You can visit the museum every day from 9-00 to 18-00, the ticket price is 14 RM.

Menara Kuala Lumpur TV Tower

Menara Kuala Lumpur TV Tower

The height of the television spire – 241 m – is the seventh highest telecommunication construction. At the time of commissioning in 1996, the tower was fifth.

The observation deck is located at an altitude of 276 m, its main feature is the viewing angle of 360 degrees. Above it is a moving restaurant. Many tourists, not wanting to stand in line to inspect the Petronas towers, choose a television tower, especially since the observation deck is higher.

Interesting fact! Be sure to bring a camera with you and take a few frames in the evening when it is beautifully highlighted. For the original lighting solution, Menaru is called the Garden of Light.

  • You can watch the city from a breathtaking height daily from 9-00 to 22-00.
  • The price of a full ticket for visiting the observation deck is 52 RM, and for children 31 RM.

In addition to the observation deck, other entertainment is provided, you can use the video and audio guide.

View from the observation deck Menara Kuala Lumpur

The television tower is located in the so-called Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. From Chinatown, an easy walk takes 15-20 minutes. A minibus follows the entrance to the TV tower every quarter of an hour. At 500 meters there is a monorail station and a subway station. It is impossible to get to Menara by public transport.

Tian Hou Temple

The Chinese temple in Kuala Lumpur experienced tourists make a list of must-see. The building is decorated in a Chinese style, it is decorated with dragons and reborn birds of the Phoenix, bright paper lanterns, rich colors and skillful carvings. You only need to come here with a camera. More than 40% of the population of the Malaysian capital are Chinese, they honor the temple and come here to pray to the goddesses.

Tian Hou Temple

Before visiting the temple, you need to familiarize yourself with some rules:

  • there are no special requirements for clothes, but it is better to refuse too defiant outfits;
  • on the third floor there is a prayer hall, it is forbidden to enter here in shoes;
  • you can’t talk loudly;
  • you cannot turn your back on the statues of the goddesses.

The largest Chinese temple in Malaysia consists of six levels:

  1. restaurants and cafes, souvenir shops;
  2. hall for wedding ceremonies and other celebrations;
  3. educational center of the Chinese community;
  4. temple and prayer hall.
Thean Hou Statue at Tian Hou Temple

The upper two levels are towers with bells, which overlook the city.

View of the city from the tower with bells

To see the attraction, you have to move away from popular tourist places. Public transport does not go here. However, there are several ways to get to the temple:

  • Taxi;
  • walk on foot, the length of the route is about 2.4 km, but experienced tourists do not recommend walking alone in this area, it is too deserted here;
  • to get the trip as informative as possible, use the services of a guide.

You can visit the temple daily from 8-00 to 22-00. The entrance is free.

Jalan Alor Street

Jalan Alor Street

It runs parallel to Bukit Bintang Street. This is a colorful and cult place in the capital of Malaysia. Locals and tourists call the street a gastronomic paradise, there are dozens of outlets where you can buy street food, there are restaurants and cafes. This is the best place in Kuala Lumpur where you can get acquainted with Asian cuisine, the street atmosphere is woven from hundreds of aromas, tastes, local traditions and exotic sounds.

Some time ago, the street was notorious, there was the highest crime rate in the capital, but even then local residents bought street food here. Most of the outlets were installed by migrants and sold dishes of their national cuisine. Today, Jalan Alor Street has become a landmark in Kuala Lumpur and a gastronomic Mecca.

Street Food in Kuala Lumpur

An extravaganza of flavors arrives around 6 pm and lasts until late at night – hissing grills, the sound of metal woks, stupefying smells, numerous merchants standing in tight rows and loudly inviting customers. Near each outlet there are tables and chairs.

At the beginning, Jalan-Alor sells fruit, then various takeaway foods are presented, and at the end of the street are numerous cafes. The total length of the attraction is 300 m. The owners of the cafe prepare dishes in front of visitors.

A gastronomic attraction is a 5-minute walk from Bukit Bintang Subway Station.

Palace of the Sultan Abdul Samad (Sultan Abdul Samad Building)
Palace of the Sultan of Abdul Samad

The Sultan’s Palace is on the list of the most visited and popular attractions in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia. The building was built on Independence Square in the 19th century; two styles were used for its design – Victorian and Moorish.

Good to know! The attraction is recognizable not only due to the original design, but also the clock tower, whose height is about 40 meters. Externally, the watch resembles the famous Big Ben in England.

After the construction was completed, the palace did not pass into the possession of the royal family. Today it houses the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of the country.

Sultan Abdul Samad Palace in the evening

The most spectacular sight looks in the evening, when the building is highlighted and looks, like, fabulous.

Good to know! Every year, at the end of August, a parade dedicated to National Day takes place near the palace.

Bus No. U11 travels to the square; the stop is called Jalan Raja. If you walk along Jalan Raja Street, you can visit the Jameh Mosque.

Central market

If you want to bring a colorful, original souvenir from the capital of Malaysia, be sure to visit the Central Market. To visit it is better to allocate at least two hours.

Kuala Lumpur Central Market
Walking around Kuala Lumpur Central Market

A landmark was built in 1928 for the needs of local residents who sold their products here. At the end of the last century, the market became a cluster of shops with different souvenir products, the goods here are the cheapest, and you can buy almost everything.

The second floor of the market building is occupied by restaurants and cafes. This line is called culinary.

  • The attraction is located on the border of Chinatown
  • You can visit the market daily from 10-00 to 22-00.

Butterfly park
In the butterfly park

The attraction is located next to Lake Tasik Perdana, it is almost the central part of the city. More than five thousand rare species of butterflies fly freely in the park. The nature of the tropics is recreated here. Over a vast territory planted more than 15 thousand exotic and rare plants, making Kuala Lumpur perceived as a Botanical Garden. The landscape is complemented by artificial ponds where carps and turtles swim.

On the territory of the attraction there is an entomological museum with a large collection of butterflies, bugs, lizards and spiders.

Butterflies at the Entomological Museum
Entomological Museum

The park is open daily from 9-00 to 18-00. Ticket price is 25 RM.

Useful information! Before traveling, be sure to make a list of Kuala Lumpur attractions with a description for yourself, this will help to spend time in the capital is not only exciting, but also rational.

Wilayat Persekutuan Mosque (Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan)

The religious building is located next to the government complex, a distinctive feature is a large dome of blue color. The mosque accommodates about 17 thousand people.

Wilayat Persekutuan Mosque (Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan)

Interesting fact! Externally, the attraction resembles the Istanbul Blue Mosque.

Construction work was completed in 2000. Previously, a local court and government offices were located on this territory.

Good to know! The attraction is a luxurious architectural complex, decorated in Ottoman, Moroccan, Egyptian and Malaysian styles.

The roof is crowned with domes – one large, three half domes and 16 small ones.

Interior of the Vilayat Persecutuan Mosque

The rich decoration delights – mosaic, carving, floral patterns, stone. Even precious stones were used in the design – jasper, lapis lazuli, tiger eye, onyx, malachite. The surrounding area is ennobled by a garden, artificial ponds. The pebbles are laid out and the fountains undoubtedly bring calm and harmony to the atmosphere.

Directly to the mosque can be reached by buses B115 and U83. Stops – Masjid Wilayah, JalanIbadah.

Jamek Mosque

In the photo, the attraction of Kuala Lumpur looks impressive, the reality will not disappoint you. The oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur is on the list of the most visited. This is largely due to the convenient location – next to Independence Square and not far from the Chinatown district. Also nearby are Puduraiya Station and Masjid Jamek Metro Station.

Jamek Mosque

Good to know! At certain times, the building is open to all comers. There is no ban even for women.

An English specialist Arthur Hubback worked on the architectural project. Today, the building of the mosque has retained its original appearance, but new structures are attached to it. Until the middle of the last century, it was the main mosque in the capital.

Guests can visit the attraction daily from 8-30 to 12-30 and from 14-30 to 16-30. The entrance is free. You can get here on foot from Puduraiya Station. It is also convenient to take the metro.

Museum of Textiles
Kuala Lumpur Textile Museum

The attraction offers a unique collection of clothing, textiles and accessories. The exposition occupies four thematic galleries:

  • a hall dedicated to textiles created in prehistoric times, there are also presented ancient tools and technologies for the production of local fabrics, the exposition is accompanied by video materials;
  • the second hall is devoted to clothes of different cities and regions of Malaysia, the most interesting is the textiles of ethnic tribes;
  • the next gallery contains the rich heritage of the Malaysian songket, here you can see the material on which verses are woven;
  • in the last room you can see handmade jewelry and accessories of different ethnic groups of the country.
At the National Textile Museum in Kuala Lumpur

The museum is located in a noticeable colonial building, not far from Independence Square, the landmark is the flagpole. Easy to get to – the museum has two metro lines – PUTRA or STAR LRT, you need to get off at Masjid Jameki station. A quarter-hour walk is the Kuala Lumpur commuter train station. Chinatown is just a 5-minute walk away. You can visit the museum every day from 9-00 to 18-00. Tickets cost 3 RM.

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Of course, it is not enough to look at the photos and read the description of the sights of Kuala Lumpur, they do not convey the whole flavor and originality of the Malaysian capital, you need to come to this place to feel it. Relax with pleasure and enjoy a trip to Malaysia. The city of Kuala Lumpur, whose sights are orientally colorful, will surely remain in your memory in the photo.

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