Top 4 things to do Kuala Lumpur

Planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur can be a difficult task – the problem is fitting it all in! It’s a vibrant city with a huge array of activities, foods and cultures to try, taste and experience. In Kuala Lumpur, you just have to turn a corner to be met with a myriad of new sensations. From slick shopping centres to areas where the jungle is fighting back, Kuala Lumpur is a true melting pot and an exciting and fascinating place to visit.

 

Must-see attractions in Kuala Lumpur

Here are our top four attractions in Kuala Lumpur, so why not make sure you fit in these activities and then be more flexible with the rest of your stay? Get recommendations from locals and stop and take a look when something catches your eye – really give yourself a chance to take in everything this bustling city has to offer!

 

1.      Batu Caves

 

Batu Caves
By Photo Dharma under CC BY-SA 2.0

 

Batu Caves and their magnificent golden statues should not be missed during your stay in KL. Although they are not in the city itself, you can easily fit them into a day trip out of the city. Here you can find a chain of cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Murugan, the god of war and victory. These natural caves are now one of the most visited Hindu temples outside of India and Hindus flock here on pilgrimages each year during the festival of Thaipusam.

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Once you’ve climbed the 272 steps up the caves, you will find three main caves as well as a number of smaller ones. Here you will also have the chance to see the awe-inspiring 140-foot-high statue of Lord Murugan – the tallest in the world!

 

2.      Street food

 

Street Food at Kuala Lumpur
By John Walker under CC BY 2.0

 

Malaysia is well known for its street food, and Kuala Lumpur is no exception. With its mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian culture, you can easily sample each cuisine in KL.

Head to Petaling Street where you will find Chinatown. Marked out by its red Chinese Lanterns hanging between buildings, here you can sample a huge range of Chinese food, as well as spending hours browsing through the wide variety of wares sold at each stall.

If you fancy Indian food, Little India in Brickfields provides not only traditional banana leaf restaurants, but also shops selling spices, colourful cloths and saris.

 

3.      Sky Bar

 

Sky bar Kuala Lumpur
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Maybe you were expecting the Petronas Towers to be on this list? Well, just like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or Big Ben in London, the towers – once the world’s tallest building and still the world’s tallest twin buildings – are a must-see, which is why Sky Bar has made it onto our list!

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While the Petronas towers themselves do have a viewing platform, it costs RM80 for adults and RM30 for children, and even though the view is undeniably good, it’s lacking one iconic feature of the KL skyline – the towers themselves!

 

Petronas Towers at night
Via Flickr

 

You can find Sky Bar in the Traders Hotel on the 33rd floor, and entry is usually free, although you will have to buy a drink which is pricier than elsewhere is KL – but it’s worth it for the best view in town!

 

4.      City Centre Park

This peaceful gem in the middle of the busy city is a great way to take a moment for yourself and relax. The park is also provides one of the best views of the Petronas Towers – and it won’t cost you a single sen either, as entry to the park is completely free.

If you’re travelling with kids, why not bring them to the park and give them the chance to cool down from KL’s sticky climate in the park’s water play area? Whilst you won’t want your children to run wild in most of KL, outside of the hustle and bustle of the city is your chance to relax and your children’s chance to let off some steam. Perfect for all the family!

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