Malaysia’s capital is an easy city to explore thanks to efficient public transportation and streets that are much more easily traversed on foot.  

Kuala Lumpur city is filled with high-end shopping opportunities and plenty of exciting things to do and places to explore.   

image credit @ pexels/Kuala Lumpur 

An abundance of green space and a good balance between modern and historic also add to the city’s many charms.  

Whether you’re interested in culture, history, shopping or simply stuffing your face with all the best street food you can find, KL (as it’s mostly known) will have something worthwhile to offer. 

For more ideas on how to spend your time and things to see while visiting, see our list of top 10 tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur. 

  1. Petronas Twin Towers 

The soaring, 88-story Petronas Twin Towers will likely be one of the first things you see on a visit to KL. And whether you head up to the dizzying height of level 86 or simply gaze up at the glinting steel and glass structure from below — it’s hard not to be impressed. 

  1. Undersea Life at Aquaria KLCC 

Within walking distance from the Petronas Twin Towers you’ll find Aquaria KLCC, a massive aquarium covering 60,000 square feet and filled with 5,000 different aquatic and non-aquatic creatures from Malaysia and around the world. 

  1. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park 

A spectacular tropical aviary covering 20.9 acres, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is not only one of the world’s largest covered bird parks, it also has over 3000 birds of varying species from around the world.  

  1. Central Market 

Central Market Kuala Lumpur is a center for Malaysian culture, art and craft. Built in 1888, the site originally functioned as a wet market, but it’s now one of the best spots to stock up on souvenirs in the city.  

  1. Kuala Lumpur Tower 

KL tower is one of the tallest freestanding towers in the world and the tallest in Southeast Asia, the KL Tower reaches 421 meters into the sky, and it’s primarily used as a TV and communications tower, an Islamic falak observatory, and a viewpoint over the city. 

  1. Petaling Street 

Petaling street or Chinatown is a shopper’s haven, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city. It is a common sight and the place is usually crowded with locals as well as tourists.   

  1. Merdeka Square 

Merdeka Square is undoubtedly Kuala Lumpur’s best-known landmark. It is set in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building (the former State Secretariat). 

It is the city’s most famous historical colonial buildings line up the streets around the square–and many are open to visitors or make for beautiful photo backgrounds. 

  1. Marvel at the National Mosque 

Masjid Negara is one of an attractive landmark In Kuala Lumpur city. It the National Mosque of Malaysia, and it the most distinguished mosque in the city. The Masjid has a capacity for 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres (53,000 m2) of gardens.   

  1. National Museum 

The National Museum of Malaysia is located in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur. Opened in 1963, the museum is housed in a striking building incorporating traditional Malay and Minangkabau architectural features. 

  1. Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park 

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is a large public butterfly zoo in Kuala Lumpur. And it also is one of the largest butterfly parks in the world, where you can find more than 6,000 live butterflies from 120 species. 

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