Selamat Datang (welcome) to the capital of the world most popular coastal tourist place, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is a diverse area that includes Tamil, Chinese, Malay and Indigenous inhabitants. The most populous city of the nation, spread over 200 sq.kms merging with the neighboring suburbs to create a hub of activity and commerce. There is a huge variety of attractions for visitors to choose from, ranging from the traditional to the more modern depending on your taste! Temples, Mosques to reflect the diversity of the city, spectacular futuristic towers and skyscrapers, local markets and street food, and just about anything else you can imagine.
Recently, I visited KL from 28th December 2018 to 30th December 2018. I had a wonderful journey and visited different place. I want to share the same experience with you so that if any travel wants to explore this place then what all are those place where a person can visit. In my list, I keep only top places where tourists should go and make their visit a memorable one.
- PETRONAS TOWERS: Among the most iconic sights in the world, the PETRONAS Towers, or the PETRONAS Twin Towers considering the fact that there are two of them, are the tallest twin towers in the world. The towers feature postmodern architecture and style and also feature Islamic designs due to the Muslim majority in Malaysia. Visitors flock here for the walk over the sky bridge that joins the two towers together and you can admire the breathtaking views that stretch across the city of Kuala Lumpur.
Also the very famous KLCC mall is also in the same area which is one of the best mall to visit in Kuala Lumpur. It has it’s own beauty and the food court in this mall is absolutely a beauty which is at level 3.
- Batu Caves: Batu caves are situated in the hills, outside of Kuala Lumpur city in Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia. These are limestone hill caves which has temple as well as one dark cave. Batu name came from the Sungai Batu which used to flow in the past.
- Basically there are two caves, one has temple inside and another is a dark cave. I am sharing couple of photographs here which I took during my journey to these caves.
Dark Cave has entry fee of RM 35 per person and this amount worth to spend. It’s a kind of bio diversity area and it has it’s own importance. Long time ago, there used to be a river which flows inside this and once you will go inside this cave with a guide, you will reach to a place where there would be absolutely dark and you won’t be able to listen or see anything. This cave is one of the best thing in my life which I experienced so far in my life and I strongly recommend this one to visit.
- Soak history at Sri Mahamariamman Temple: Famous for being the oldest Hindu temple in all of Kuala Lumpur having been built in the 19th Century, Sri Mahamariamman Temple is well worth a visit for those wanting to learn about the diverse cultures and religions that make up this city. The temple is easily recognizable as you approach as it has a vibrant and colorful façade featuring a range of Hindu deities depicting famous legends.
- Culture at the National Museum: Located at the famous Lake Gardens, the National Museum is an architectural wonder in itself as it is fashioned in the shape of a traditional house and includes decorations that are a mixture of contemporary and more traditional designs. Visit the National Museum to learn all about the history and culture of Malaysia and take in the replicas of Malay houses, wedding scenes, and hunting displays.
- Shopping at Central Market: It is the Central Market in Kuala Lumpur, which is also known as Pasar Seni, most searched location on the tourist map and was developed for selling fruit, vegetables, and meat. Nowadays the area has been updated and includes different sections to reflect the various influences and ethnic backgrounds present in Malaysia such as Malay, Indian, and Chinese areas selling local products like souvenirs and arts and crafts. On the upper floor there is also a food court selling local delicacies and the area in front of the market is known for street performers and musical shows.
- Street Food At Hutong: Hutong Food courts located within malls are plentiful in Kuala Lumpur but Hutong, housed inside Lot 10 Mall, is said to be one of the best in the business. The food court is made up of local street vendors who were selected and asked to sell their dishes at Hutong and as such the food is authentic and delicious, and more importantly is all housed under one roof so you don’t have to go pounding the pavements in search of a feast. The food court is a great place for newcomers to Malaysian cuisine to visit as it features all of the most famous and moreish local dishes such as oyster omelets, fried noodles and noodles soups, dumplings, meatballs, and roasted meats.
- Jamek Mosque: Built in the early 1900s, Jamek Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia and is often visited for its Moorish architectural style and for its location, as it sits at the site where the Klang and Gombak rivers meet. As such visitors can tour parts of the mosque (in appropriate dress) and can also take in the stunning views across the waters. For many years this was the primary Muslim place of worship in the city and has a proud history of famous preachers and religious leaders who have attended the mosque.
- Buddhist Temple at Thean Hou Temple: Thean Hou Temple is something of an iconic landmark in the city of Kuala Lumpur due to its original six tier design that makes it instantly recognizable. The inside of the temple features Confucian, Tao, and Buddhist decorative pieces and has traditional red pillars to welcome visitors and promote prosperity. Considered one of the most decorative temples in Kuala Lumpur, there are intricate carvings and decorated raised ceilings painted in red and gold.
- Go for a night out at the Golden Triangle: The Golden Triangle is a famous section of Kuala Lumpur that features a range of nightlife, bar, clubs, restaurants, and hotel options. The area spans several streets but the central hub is primarily located in and around Jalan P. Ramlee, where visitors can choose from a wide variety of venues to drink and party until dawn. The area also includes a large shopping center for those looking for some retail therapy or simply to buy some trinkets before heading out for a night on the town.
How to Reach:
Any tourist can visit Kuala Lumpur after getting a visitor visa and it would cost you around SGD 65. Kuala Lumpur (KL) is easily reachable by flight and Kuala Lumpur has Kuala Lumpur International airport which is about 60 KM outside for Kuala Lumpur central.
From Singapore, there are different bus services are also available like Aeroline which would charge 50 SGD per person from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and this journey would take around 6 to 7 hours, depends upon traffic on the immigration check point.
Best Time to Visit:
Kuala Lumpur can be visited best starting from the month of April which is the starting of monsoon but mainly try to visit this place between May to July.
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