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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.

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Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Top hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur
The price is ฿1,624 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Located in Kuala Lumpur Sentral, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Central Market, Merdeka Square and Mid Valley Mega Mall. Kuala Lumpur Tower and Berjaya ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,342 reviews)

"The room was excellent! Felt pampered staying in the well equipped room. A wide range of dining options too. However, breakfast spread was moderate for a 5 star hotel. Overall it was a pleasant stay :)"…"

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2021

Hilton Kuala Lumpur
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
The price is ฿1,335 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Ampang Park and Royal Thai Embassy. Petronas Twin ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"The room was very comfortable, didn't get to use much facilities (gym, pool etc.) due to weather and COVID season. Food variety at buffet quite limited."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Homestay in Amber Court
Homestay in Amber Court
3 out of 5
The price is ฿809 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from SkyAvenue and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Genting Highlands Theme Park. Skytropolis ...

2.1/5 (120 reviews)

"Good, I really like the weather here, the environment is quiet"…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2020

Homestay in Amber Court
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Kuala Lumpur

Ascott Kuala Lumpur
Ascott Kuala Lumpur
4.5 out of 5
No 9 Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur
The price is ฿2,817 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

This family-friendly Kuala Lumpur aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 5-minute walk of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, KLCC Park and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (669 reviews)

"Love the space and comfort of the room. Hotel staff are friendly. We truly enjoy staying at Ascott Hotel. However, booking through expedia was promised a vip access. Did not receive that when checked in."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2021

Ascott Kuala Lumpur
Expressionz Professional Suites by MyKey Global
Expressionz Professional Suites by MyKey Global
4 out of 5
Jalan 1/65a off Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
The price is ฿593 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb

Located in Malaysian Police Training Centre, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hospital Pusrawi Sdn Bhd and National Art Gallery. Petronas Twin Towers ...

3.7/5Good! (108 reviews)

"Conditions all is good, nice place for staycation."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2021

Expressionz Professional Suites by MyKey Global
Homestay in Amber Court
Homestay in Amber Court
3 out of 5
The price is ฿809 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Situated in the entertainment district, this apartment building is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from SkyAvenue and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Genting Highlands Theme Park. Skytropolis ...

2.1/5 (120 reviews)

"Good, I really like the weather here, the environment is quiet"…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2020

Homestay in Amber Court
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Kuala Lumpur

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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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