Kuala Lumpur travel guide – sightseeing

Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital and the capital of tolerance and diversity. It’s a homogeneous mix between the Malay, Chinese, Islamic and Indian cultures and beautiful melange between the contemporary, natural and historical attractions.

You don’t know from where to start? Here are our recommended list for the best sightseeings in Kuala Lumpur.

Petronas Twin Towers:

Your trip to Kuala Lumpur couldn’t be complete without visiting the Twin Towers, one of the world’s tallest and uniquely designed buildings.

The towers reach 452 m with its 88 floors, making the view from the skybridge breathtaking. Visiting the tower is an amazing experience at day and night.  Will not only enjoy the Malaysian capital from the top and  the sparkling lights at night but also a lot of attractions and displays from one floor to another like the KLCC park, playgrounds, shopping malls, restaurants and cafes.

Operating Hours

9am – 9pm (closed from 1pm – 2.30pm on Fridays)

Visiting Days : Tuesday to Sunday (closed every Monday)

Entrance fees:

Adult: RM84.80 / 23.5 $

Child: RM31.80 /  8.8 $

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Source: Daniel Hoherd


Menara KL Tower:

One of Malaysia’s most famous attractions. A 421 metre tower with an authentic architecture reflecting the islamic heritage.

At the ground, there is a series of shops where you can buy souvenirs, a theatre and open air amphitheatre for shows and restaurants. There are also a mini zoo and an aquarium.

At the top of 276 metres,  the views over the city are more than spectacular especially at sunset and at night.

Operational Hours: Daily from 9:00am until 10:00pm

Ticket price of observation deck:

Adult 52 RM /  14.5$

Child  31 RM / 8.6$

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia:

A marvelous museum situated at the center of the city near to the National Mosque and the Bird park. It’s organized by galleries types and levels including the Quran and Manuscripts, the islamic architecture, the Ottoman Syrian Room, the Indian and chinese gallery and more.

The museum has a precious collection of Islamic decoration arts like: Jewelry, carpets, furniture, ceramics and weapons. It’s the best place to learn incredible facts and get impressed by the Islamic culture and history.

Opening hours: Daily from 10 AM to  6 PM

Entrance fees:

adults 14 RM / 3.9 $

Child under 6: Free

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Source: Mindy McAdams


Bukit Bintang:

A vibrant and trendy shopping district in kuala Lumpur. It’s not only about shopping centers, street markets and restaurants, it’s an area full of colors, activities and people.

It’s where you can experience traditional tasty food and entertain your kids in the indoor parks.

You will spend a great time shopping, dining or having a coffee while enjoying the modernity of the malls, the vivacity of the area and the festive atmosphere.

The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park:

An outstanding and beautiful natural park, with more than 200 different species of birds, hectares of lush green areas and an artificial lake.

The place is enjoyable for all the family members and especially the kids where they can find playgrounds and parks. You will admire watching the multicolored free birds, taking a boat cruise and having a walk between the gardens and green walkways.

Opening hours: Daily from 9 AM  to 6 PM

Entrance fees:

Adult 50 RM / 13.9$

Child 41 RM/ 11.4$

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Source: Ryan McLaughlin

Kuala Lumpur is full of natural scenics, historical buildings and free attractions. If you like the history and culture don’t miss visiting the big Hindu temple: Batu Caves, the symbol of chinese heritage: The Thean Hou Temple, the impressive monument: The Sultan abdul building and the central market at chinatown. If you are a nature lover, visit the national zoo and aquarium, make a guided tour in the wild rainforests and explore the butterfly reserve.

With your kids, you will certainly have fun at the water and amusement park Sunway Lagoon theme park and feel the happiness, adventure and joy.

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Source: Yeoh Thean Kheng

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