Kuala Lumpur is known for the Petronas Towers or also known as Petronas Twin Towers which was ranked as the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. These buildings are the landmark of Kuala Lumpur. But there is more than just the Twin Towers in KL.

Here are the top places you can also visit in Kuala Lumpur.

  1. Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a hill that has caves and temples in it. It is about 15-20 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur. There are long stairs to walk up to the top with monkeys welcoming you in your walk. Be mindful of your belongings though as these monkeys might take it from you.

  1. Dark Caves

Just next to the Batu Caves, there is an Education Tour that you can join called “Dark Cave”. The fee is RM 35.  You will be in a group and a tour guide will explain about the history of the cave, the animals and insects living inside and how the cave is still surviving until now. It was very informational and one thing I can’t forget is the total darkness test that we did as a group. At one point of the tour inside the cave, we turned off all sources of light and it was totally dark. The tour was truly educational and we had a lot of fun.

  1. Free Museums

It’s always meaningful to travel a new place and learn about it by visiting the museums. You will get more idea about its history and culture.

  1. KLCC Shopping Center

Next to the Petronas Tower is a shopping center. This is where you can walk around and do window shopping. There is also a food court area and the food is affordable.

  1. Menara or KL Tower

KL Tower is the seventh- tallest tower in the world by pinnacle height at 421 m. There was also this 100-year-old Jelutong Tree being preserved within the vicinity.

  1. Jamek Mosque

Jamek Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur. The time we visited, they were doing renovations to it so we only took a picture from the outside.

  1. Merdeka Square

Literally, it is the Independence Square because it was here when the Malayan flag was hoisted for the first time. In the afternoon, when you’re tired of walking, you can rest a bit in here. When it’s not hot, you will see people having picnics or just chatting with their friends.

  1. National Monument (Tugu Negara)

The National Monument is a sculpture that commemorates those who died in Malaysia’s struggle for freedom, principally against the Japanese occupation during World War II and the Malayan Emergency.

The area where the monument was located was huge and there were not a lot of people when we came. It was quiet and a perfect place to meditate.

  1. Petaling Street

This a long street where products are being sold from bags, pants, shirts, and gadgets. It usually gets busy in the late afternoon until evening.

  1. Chinese temples

There were few Chinese temples you will encounter around Kuala Lumpur. You can enter the temple and take pictures but be respectful of the others inside.

  1. Bukit Bintang

This is popular for dining and night life. You can see many bars and restaurants around and it’s a good place to visit for people who like partying.

  1. Petronas Towers (Petronas Twin Towers)

Lastly, you will fail in your Kuala Lumpur travel if you don’t have a picture of the Twin Towers in your background. It is indeed beautiful and is pretty tall. It looks more beautiful in the evening with its lights so you can go check it in the morning and evening if your schedule will allow.


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