Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, was dubbed as one of the most visited cities in the world with a huge number of 8.9 million tourists a year. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is also a melting pot, Malays, Indians and Chinese roam all over the city. It happens to be one of the most competitive countries in the world in terms of its boosting tourism industry. Below are top 10 must-see places you can visit in Kuala Lumpur:
1. Petronas Towers
Malaysia is highly recognized because of this iconic building. Standing at 558 feet above the ground, the Petronas Twin Towers once held as being the tallest building from 1998 to 2004 until it was surpassed by Taipei 101. The towers also feature a skybridge that connects the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors.
2. Kuala Lumpur Chinatown
For shopaholics, head over at the Petaling Jaya Street where everything can be found here from the smallest to largest souvenirs. It is often dubbed by the locals as the shopping capital of Malaysia. Just like in every market, negotiating with store owners might give you half of their product’s original price.
3. Sentral Market
This is a paradise for people who love shoes. You can choose different variety of imported and local shoes here. The catch is that they sold it cheaper regardless of quality. This place is not just known for its cheap shoe selling, it is also a place for buying local products such as slippers, delicacies and artifacts.
4. Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Marvel at the Islamic Art at the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. This place is the home of more than 7,000 artifacts from the Middle East, China and India since 1998. The museum has 12 galleries, most of which display items by type rather than geographic region. In reality, it is he Southeast Asia’s largest museum dedicated to Islamic art.
5. Menara KL Tower
Be amaze at the beauty of Kuala Lumpur once you reach the top of Menara KL Tower. Standing at 335 meter, it is dubbed as the highest public viewing area of Kuala Lumpur. It also serves as a communication tower and a tourist attraction at the same time. Tourists can also relax once they reach the top levels of the tower.
6. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
For animal lovers, discover the different kinds of bird species at the KL Bird Park. Even the park is divided into four zones; visitors can walk among them as it will remind you of the birds’ natural habitat. This eco-tourism site’s operators proclaim that it is the largest free-flight park in the world.
7. Batu Caves
Batu Caves (Rock Caves in English) is an Indian heritage site in Kuala Lumpur and also the most popular Hindu temple in Malaysia. This site is widely known for its religious practice of Hinduism especially for Indians. After climbing up the 272 steps, expect some monkeys at the top of the caves waiting for your arrival and make sure to bring peanuts or bananas for them.
8. Merdeka Square
Merdeka Square is a famous historical and a memorial park in Kuala Lumpur as this is the place where the Malaysian flag first hoisted in 1957 when the country became independent of Great Britain. Various public events were held here and famous buildings were built around the square such as the National History Museum and the Royal Selangor Club.
9. Bukit Bintang
As popular contrary to the other markets, Bukit Bintang also stands out as a favorite stop for tourists who like shopping. This place is lively day and night as street vendors and sit-down restaurants are all over the area. There’s even a street there that serves only Chinese foods.
10. Thean Hou Temple
Be awed by the one of the largest Chinese temples in Southeast Asia, Thean Hou Temple. This place honors the goddess of the sea, Thean Hou. This Chinese architecture with its stunning four levels of orange-tiled pagodas was chosen by 5,000 couples a year to get married.
Tourists visit Kuala Lumpur, the capital and largest city in Malaysia, for many reasons. The city gives explorers a chance to learn about foods, history and architecture that blends the best of different cultures. Kuala Lumpur may seem like a small city but tourists often find that they need help exploring this diverse sanctuary. Discover Kuala Lumpur now!