Kuala Lumpur meaning muddy estuary is the capital and fastest growing city in Malaysia. The city located in the state of Selangor is the main centre for the country’s political, business and economic events. Because close to the equator, Kuala Lumpur as a tropical rainforest climate which is warm, humid and sunny the whole year round.
The country made up of the Malays, Chinese, Indians and Eurasians population cause Kuala Lumpur rich in many cultures and the people here are warm and friendly. Many tourist attractions, you should try to visit because, in Kuala Lumpur, You will feel the paradise for tourists who want to experience the tropical sunshine and equatorial climate.
Let’s Enjoy Tourist Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia which is an interesting place to visit. Many tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, ranging from religious attractions, shopping attractions, culinary attractions, modern tourist attractions, to traditional tourist attractions. Of the many tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, there are several tourist attractions that you should not leave.
1. The Petronas Twin Towers
The towers located in downtown Kuala Lumpur (Kuala Lumpur City Center) are the most popular tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur and have become icons of the city of Kuala Lumpur, and also Malaysia. With a height of 452 meters, the Petronas Tower is the tallest tower in the world. If you want to see the whole view of Kuala Lumpur city, you must come here. There are a mall and cinema in this 88-story tower.
2. Menara KL Tower
Menara erected over the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve has 421 m in height. You will see the spectacular views and prime location of the Menara KKL Tower. Menara surrounded by age-old trees and fauna which are indigenous to Malaysia.
2. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Having vacation with your family in Kuala Lumpur, try to visit Sunway Lagoon, Theme Park. You can enjoy thrilling activities and rides, the theme park comes very high on the list of the best tourist places to visit in Kuala Lumpur. You should try African Pythons Ride, Waterplexx 5D, Water zipping, and Giant Ride because it’s popular rides at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park.
3. Aquaria KLCC
Enjoy the home to more than 150 species of aquatic fauna in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Aquaria KLCC. The aquarium having 5,000 square feet aquarium can be enjoyed coral reefs, marshlands, jungles, highlands, Amazon basin, and open ocean. Don’t worry if you see cute and deadly marine creatures like piranha, arapaima, grouper, garfish, elephant-nosed fish, electric eel, giant catfish, tiger sharks, seahorses, etc.
Tourist Attractions of Nature in Kuala Lumpur
The natural beauty provided by Kuala Lumpur to make a pleasant impression will not end. You can visit various types of animals, beautiful city parks and more
1. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Loving birds so much you can visit Kuala Lumpur Bird Park which has various colourful birds dancing amidst the flourishing environment of the park. Don’t miss feeding sessions the birds having over 60 species of local and migratory birds.
2. KL Forest Eco Park
You can see the trees over a hundred years old still grows in the forest reserve. You can get to the Eco Park by taking the LRT to Dang Wangi station and walk towards the Bukit Nanas. In addition large tall trees, clumps of bamboos and banana plants, you can see a limited number of wildlife animals in the rainforest.
3. Sunway Lagoon
For you who want to take travelling 15 minutes from Kuala Lumpur, you can visit the Sunway Lagoon. It is an amusement park which was opened in 1993 in Petaling Jaya. Enjoy more than 80 rides and attractions from several different theme parks in the area.
4. The Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
Seeing varieties of butterfly in this park which houses over 5,000 butterflies. In addition 5,000 butterflies, the largest landscaped garden in the world has exotic plants, turtles, insects and fish.
5. Zoo Negara
The zoo opened in 1963 by Malaysia’s first minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman has to visit. You can see many species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds displayed at the zoo.
6. Perdana Botanical Gardens
Visit the oldest and most popular park in Kuala Lumpur when you having the vacation in Kuala Lumpur. The park used by the British to build their homes during the colonial times becomes the beautiful park. You can start your morning activity here by doing exercise.
Religious Tourist Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
Because many religions embraced by the Malays, you can see many histories of every religion. You can see historical relics in the form of temples, mosques and more here.
1. Batu Caves
The caves holding three large and several other small temples in them is illustrious limestone caves. Some of these caves date back to over 400 million years with the story of mythology. The craves having the three major caves, Cathedral Cave, Art Gallery Cave, and Museum Cave decorated with paintings are depictions of Hindu mythology.
2. The National Mosque of Malaysia
The mosque opening to Muslims, as well as non-Muslims, have exquisite artistry and palatial grandeur. It is the modern Muslim architecture has colourful decorations in light pale and turquoise colours highlight. One of the interesting things here exhibits depicting Islam culture enrapture many.
3. Thean Hou Temple
This impressive Buddhist and Taoist temple built by the Hainanese community in Malaysia has a combination of modern and traditional styles with multi-levelled of function halls. In addition, the Goddesses Tian Hou and Kuan Yin are worshipped in Thean Hou Temple, Cultural and religious activities held here attract worshippers both local and from overseas.
4. Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque
Visiting Kuala Lumpur, you have to visit this mosque also. The Mosque located in Shah Alam is one of the most spectacular structures in Malaysia. It’s because of its blue dome, Islamic calligraphy and ethnic designs.
Cultural Tourist Attractions in Kuala Lumpur Never End
The large population in Malaysia such as Malays, Chinese, Indians and Eurasians population makes it interesting to visit. You can find various historical symbols here
1. Sultan Abdul Samad
Loving in a lot of history buffs and architecture enthusiasts, Visit Sultan Abdul Samad. The building built in 1897 is one of the oldest Moorish style buildings in Kuala Lumpur (KL). Constructed entirely of bricks, landmark building one of the most visited tourist places in Kuala Lumpur. You can enjoy a wrap-around imposing porch, complete with 42 m high clock tower, towering arches, curved portico topped with copper domes.
Never visit Indian, you can know it in Brickfields which is central for all the Indian junta of the city. The place known as little India can be enjoyed by having Indian delicacies befriend Indian people and Indian clothing with a dash of Malaysian touch.
3. The Central Market Building
Enjoy a heritage site and landmark in the heart of Kuala Lumpur by visiting The Central Market Building. The building built in 1888 and started off as a wet market is known as Chinatown. Here you can find many stalls in the area selling a variety of handicrafts, artworks, clothes, shoes, accessories, Malaysian batiks, souvenirs and food stalls.
4. National Monument
The monument made from bronze was built to commemorate those who died for Malaysia during its struggle for freedom, and during World War II and the Malayan Emergency. The monument was sculpted by Felix de Weldon in 1966 is the symbol of a memorial of Malaysia’s second Prime Minister, The Tun Razak Memorial.
5. Old Istana Negara
The building standing on the slopes of Petaling Hill on a 13 acre land on Jalan Istana was the residence of the King of Malaysia (Yang Di Pertuan Agung) until 2011. Now you still enjoy this building but it has been converted to a royal museum.
Taste Variety Food in Kuala Lumpur
Tasting Malaysian specialities are something that should not be left behind. This is because there are so many special foods that you can enjoy with your family and friends on vacation.
1. Nasi Lemak
Coconut rice, sambal paste (a spicy shrimp paste), fried anchovies, peanuts, and hardboiled egg. Fancier versions will have fried chicken (Ayam goreng) or chicken rendang on the side is material of Malaysia’s national dish.
2. Prawn Mee
Taste this food which is another Penang noodle soup made with a spicy shrimp soup. It has strong shrimpy flavour in the broth. Here you can choose the noodles you want but taste half yellow noodles and half thin vermicelli rice noodles.
3. Roti Canai
Another Malaysia food that you don’t miss is Roti Canai having an Indian influenced flatbread/ pancake. The food made with a lot of butter and oil, so it’s flaky and fluffy is filling imaginable, including egg, onion, cheese, etc. Usually, it’s served with dhal (lentil soup) and curries.
Ever visiting Indonesia does know about satay. Beef, chicken, or lamb prepared in spices became sticks of grilled meat. You can taste this food with dipped in peanut sauce, cucumbers and onion on the side.
Having your dessert by cendol which is Malaysia’s national dessert. The food is shaved iced with an assortment of really odd toppings, such as corn, beans, and green noodles. In addition that, it’s doused with this brown sugar juice and condensed milk.
6. Hokkien Mee
Loving noodles with pork belly pieces and cabbage mixed in a black sauce (black sauce = soy + mushroom sauce) try this food. It is recommended food in Malaysia for you like everything spicy.
Nightlife Venues in Kuala Lumpur
Don’t call the metropolitan city if Kuala Lumpur cannot make you happy at night. Enjoy the atmosphere of the night by visiting various fun and romantic places
1. Jalan Alor
Enjoy your vacation in the night to visit Jalan Alor. Here you can be having dinner with varieties of different cuisines of Malaysia and including delicacies like barbecued meat, sprinkled satay, spiced-up seafood, and messy finger-food. It is a street which can find air-conditioned restaurants, food hawkers and street side carts.
2. Petaling Street Night Market
Petaling Street Night Market is a popular Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. This night market is known as the centre of culinary tourism in Kuala Lumpur. A row of food vendors is ready to serve you day and night there. You just choose the desired menu. Most of the swords there sell typical Malaysian and Chinese menus.
3. Changkat Bukit Bintang
Here offers a lot of things you can do from shopping, enjoying culinary flavours or enjoying art performance on street music. The location of Changkat Bukit Bintang night tour is located at 500200 Kuala Lumpur.
4. Merdeka Square
This will remind you to free the country from British rule. This field is the place where the Malaysian flag was appointed on August 31, 1957. You can take a leisurely stroll while enjoying the architecture of historic buildings. When you are in Sultan Samad Building, you will be spoiled with colourful lights with the beautiful glare. You can go to Merdeka Square by train from the Jemek Mosque station.
Read also: Best Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur at Night
Kuala Lumpur Souvenirs
It would not be nice if you go to Malaysia not to get a unique and interesting gift. You can find it in traditional markets, shops on the street and supermarkets
1. Miniature of the Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Tower, which was the tallest building in the world from 1998 to 2004, is a landmark of Malaysia’s pride. As a landmark, a miniature Petronas tower is perfect for souvenirs for family and friends. Almost all souvenir shops sell miniature towers.
This typical Malaysian kite is made of bamboo as its frame and the cloth is glued with glue. Some types of Wau that are very well known are Wau Bulan which is in the lower part shaped like a crescent, Wau Kucing sits, Wau peacock, and Wau Dodo Helang (shaped like eagles with unique wings).
One of the most famous Dodol in Malaysia is Dodol with coconut and durian flavour. One of the famous Dodol brands is Tan Kim Hock. You can buy this Dodol in the R & R area of Jemapoh or in the big supermarket there.
Not surprisingly, this type of fabric is usually rather costly because a legacy from the state of Kelantan, resulting from trading between China and Malaysia. You can choose your favourite colour because there are various lovely colours for your selection. You can use it for the wall in a living room or dining room, a tablecloth for a formal party, keeping some of the keepsakes from Malaysia and other places.
Transportation in Kuala Lumpur
The Malaysian capital already has a very adequate transportation mode. KL Monorail, LRT (light rapid transit), KTM Commuter, KLIA Express / KLIA Transit, and most recently: MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). These are transportation with rail lines known as a system called Klang Valley Integrated Rail Transit.
In addition, there are also buses that you can use to get to the desired tourist attractions. The Go-KL bus is a free bus provided for you tourists. Go-KL already has 4 lanes, you can use it to visit Petronas Tower, Chinatown, Art Market / Central Market, and other destinations.