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Kuala LumpurMalaysia

Malaysia’s bustling, multicultural capital is home to some of the country’s most impressive buildings, key historical and cultural sites, and world-class shopping.

Kuala Lumpur is a sprawling metropolis, home to over 5 million people. It was the heart of colonial Malaysia under British rule and has been the administrative and economic center since the country became independent in 1957. Home to a diverse and cosmopolitan population, this is where you’ll find some of Malaysia’s most important cultural, historical and religious sites.

Visit Merdeka Square to see where Malaysia’s independence was declared. You’ll find the city gallery, museums and stunning old colonial buildings. Wander across the river to the Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek). This Moorish-style structure was built in the early 20th century and was the city’s main religious site until the modernist National Mosque was completed in 1965.

Near to the National Mosque is the Lake Gardens, a great place to relax. You’ll find manicured lawns and a selection of trees, flowers and wildlife. Admire majestic peacocks and feed parrots in the adjacent Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Another option is a trip to the National Zoo to see native elephants and tigers. There are also animals from as far away as South America and Australia.

For a staggering panorama of the city, head up Kuala Lumpur Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur). You’ll be able to spot all the major landmarks and get a great view of the PETRONAS Twin Towers. These skyscrapers that define the downtown skyline are among the world’s tallest buildings. A ticket buys you a stunning view from the 86th floor observation deck. You can also enjoy the Lake Symphony water and light show in KLCC Park at the Twin Towers’ base.

Take a trip out to the Batu Caves and explore a site sacred to the city’s Hindu community. There are temples and statues inside a cave complex that rises nearly 330 feet (100 meters) above ground. Make your way back to town to pick up bargain watches and handbags, and enjoy a bowl of noodles on Petaling Street.

Kuala Lumpur’s multicultural population and fascinating history give the city a distinct flare and colorful atmosphere. From mosques and temples to jaw-dropping skyscrapers and Chinese markets, its attractions are as intriguing as they are diverse.

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Bintang Plaza featuring interior views and modern architecture

Bukit Bintang

4/5Very Good!(9 area reviews)

Bukit Bintang is popular for its popular shops. Explore top sights like Berjaya Times Square and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, and you can get around town on the metro at Bukit Bintang Station.

Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur City Centre

4/5Very Good!(58 area reviews)

Known for its fantastic nightlife and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Check out top attractions like Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC Park, and jump on the metro at Kampang Baru Station or Bukit Nanas Station to see more of the city.

Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Golden Triangle

4.5/5Wonderful!(389 area reviews)

Gourmet restaurants Chinatown and top sights from Kuala Lumpur Tower to Pavilion Kuala Lumpur – discover Golden Triangle, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Golden Triangle
Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mid Valley City

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Mid Valley City is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Mid Valley Mega Mall or The Gardens Mall.

Mid Valley City
Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pudu

4.5/5Wonderful!(5 area reviews)

Consider a visit to Kenanga Wholesale City and take some time to enjoy the abundant dining options during your time in Pudu. If you want to see more of the city, jump on the metro at Pudu Station or Hang Tuah Station.

Pudu
Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mont Kiara

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

Mont Kiara is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can plan an outing to Publika Shopping Mall and Hartamas Shopping Centre while you're in town.

Mont Kiara

Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Langit-Langi Hotel @ KLIA/KLIA2
Langit-Langi Hotel @ KLIA/KLIA2
2 out of 5
No 7a,7b,7c, Jalan Deluxe, Pusat Perdagangan Deluxe, Dengkil, Selangor
The price is ฿667 per night

Situated in Dengkil, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from UiTM Kampus Dengkil and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Putrajaya International Convention Centre. Seri Gemilang Bridge ...

4.3/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

"Satisfied the room with all amenities I need. Fast check in."…"

Reviewed on 9 May 2020

Langit-Langi Hotel @ KLIA/KLIA2
The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
The price is ฿3,337 per night

Located in Golden Triangle, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Starhill Gallery, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, and Berjaya Times Square. Lot 10 Shopping ...

4.4/5Excellent! (826 reviews)

"The hotel is really more than 5 stars . Staff is very professional. Location is excellent near by many restaurants and cafes and shopping. Thanks to management to selected the kindness staff. Well done"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
Hotel 99 Pudu Kuala Lumpur
Hotel 99 Pudu Kuala Lumpur
3 out of 5
44A-44B, Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ฿600 per night

Located in Golden Triangle, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Petaling Street Market and Petaling Street. Kuala Lumpur Tower and Central Market are also ...

3.2/5 (297 reviews)

"Facilities and service are up to expectations for the price paid. One thing I dislike is that a receipt wasn't issued promptly upon my payment for another night's stay. Other minor details the hotel could look into: (1) no TV guide was available for the TV in the room, or even a list of the channels; ..."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2019

Hotel 99 Pudu Kuala Lumpur

Popular places to visit in Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers
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Petronas Twin Towers

4.5/5(199 reviews)

Enjoy the view from the observation deck on the 86th floor, atop the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
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Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

4.5/5(142 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, a favourite shopping spot in Kuala Lumpur. Visit the spas and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Berjaya Times Square
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Berjaya Times Square

4/5(64 reviews)

Enjoy the thrills at Berjaya Times Square and see why this is a popular theme park in Kuala Lumpur. Visit the shops and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Sunway Pyramid Mall
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Sunway Pyramid Mall

4.5/5(19 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Sunway Pyramid Mall, a favourite shopping spot in Bandar Sunway. Amble around this vibrant area's Chinatown and enjoy its lively bars.

Mid Valley Mega Mall
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Mid Valley Mega Mall

4/5(49 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir with a trip to Mid Valley Mega Mall, a favourite shopping spot in Kampung Haji Abdullah Hukum. Amble around this vibrant area's picturesque gardens and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Genting Highlands Theme Park
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Genting Highlands Theme Park

4/5(33 reviews)

Enjoy the excitement at Genting Highlands Theme Park and find out why this is a popular theme park in Genting Highlands. Visit the shops and top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Top things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Glittering Fireflies & Kuala Selangor Night Tour with Dinner
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Glittering Fireflies & Kuala Selangor Night Tour with Dinner

86% of travellers recommend
฿1,389
Per adult
Country, Batu Caves & Handicrafts Half-Day Tour
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Country, Batu Caves & Handicrafts Half-Day Tour

82% of travellers recommend
฿438
Per adult
Genting Highlands Full-Day Tour
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Genting Highlands Full-Day Tour

฿731
Per adult
Historical Malacca City Full-Day Tour
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Historical Malacca City Full-Day Tour

72% of travellers recommend
฿1,316
Per adult
Skip-the-Line Access to Petronas Twin Towers & KL Tower
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Skip-the-Line Access to Petronas Twin Towers & KL Tower

74% of travellers recommend
฿1,388
Per adult
The Ultimate Kuala Lumpur City Tour
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The Ultimate Kuala Lumpur City Tour

฿436
Per adult

Reviews of Kuala Lumpur

4.3

Top Destination

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4 - Good 44.41747572815534%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Mar 2020

We used an excellent driver called Rosli .. took us all over the city. Safe driver and very nice. We enjoyed our stay

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Feb 2020

Nice city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

21 Feb 2020

Amazing place for a multi-night City stay.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Feb 2020

massive tower block, road and rail building program.Petronas towers all but hidden amonst the new towers. New air con walkways make getting about easy and away from traffic fumes Very impressive city.....not sure about its effect on global warming

3/5 - Okay

Pat

11 Feb 2020

Not many tourist attractions.. but heaven for foodie. Eat Nasi Lemak at Village Park!!! So great. The best rice, sambal and fried chicken. It’s far from city center but worth it ;)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Feb 2020

Beautiful City. Beautiful people.

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