Planning for a short holiday, why not go to KL? There’s plenty for you to explore, experience and enjoy during your time there. Let’s dive into the many attractions to visit in Kuala Lumpur during your stay!
1) Petronas Twin Towers
It was once the world’s tallest building. The Petronas Twin Towers definitely holds its own when it comes to being a tourist attraction worth visiting. you can still enjoy yourselves on the ground and lower floors of the towers by walking in KLCC Park, shopping in Suria KLCC, visiting the Petronas Art Gallery, and taking a turn on the double-decked Skybridge.
2) Batu Caves
A little more than 10km from Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, is this famous limestone hill made up of several caves and indoor temples. You will have the chance to climb 272 steep rock stairs before reaching the first cave. If you’ve just started rock climbing, this is also a good spot to practice and test out your climbing skills. It’s better to arrive earlier to pick out a good climbing spot, but there are also plenty of routes available. Just remember to bring your own climbing gear.
3) Royal Selangor Visitor Centre
Established in 1885, Royal Selangor is deemed the maker of the world’s finest pewter. Guests are welcomed with complimentary guided tours of the Visitor Centre which houses museum exhibits and even a chance to watch pewter crafting in real time. For those up to the challenge, you can try hammering a pewter sheet to get a feel of the process.
4) KLCC Park
As we have mention above, if you are visiting the Petronas Twin Towers, you must visit the KLCC Park as well. Enjoy 50-acres of land designed by the late Roberto Burle Marx. There’s plenty of places to sit and rest, a 1.3km jogging track, as well as a swimming pool and playground for children. During the evening, the fountains at Symphony Lake put on a musical water performance.
5) Old KL Train Station
This colonial structure dates back to 1910 and is a cultural landmark worth visiting. It was designed by British architect, AB Hubback, in the Mogul style. Currently, the station is functioning as a KTM Komuter stop, so you can still hop aboard a “train” to your destination of choice. Opposite this building is another historical structure that you can visit, the Malayan Railway Administration Building.
6) Heli Lounge Bar
Think you can handle your drinks on a helicopter pad? This spectacular rooftop bar definitely lives up to its name with 360-degree views of Kuala Lumpur. If you’re interested in catching the sunset, do be sure to arrive early enough. Otherwise, you can always aim for their happy hour starting from 6pm to 9pm.
7) KL Forest Eco Park
This hidden treasure proudly holds a place as one of the oldest forest reserves in Malaysia. A popular hiking destination for locals as well as tourists, this millions of years old rainforest is clearly marked and regularly maintained. With its newest attraction of a 200m canopy walk, visitors are provided with an excellent aerial view of the surrounding forest and city skyline. This is definitely an experience not to be missed.
8) KL Tower
It’s easily one of the most recognisable landmarks in Kuala Lumpur since 1994. Its unique shape and design draw inspiration from Islamic and Persian architecture. The viewing deck is placed 276 metres above ground, meaning that you’ll get an unobstructed view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline from morning to night. If you’d like to dine while admiring the amazing view, you can always drop by their revolving restaurant called Atmosphere 360.