10 Major Tourist Attractions In Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia can be your choice as a tourist destination. There are many interesting tourist attractions that you can visit in Kuala lumpur. Kuala Lumpur offer a wide range of activities to the visitor from shopping, dining, cultural exposure and craft making as well as nature trips.

The major tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur include the Merdeka Square, the House of Parliament, the Petaling Street, the National Palace (Istana Negara), the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the National Museum, the Central Market, the National Monument,and religious sites such as the Jamek Mosque and Batu Caves.

Here are major tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur:

1. Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin TowersPetronas Towers. Must-see destination when visiting Kuala Lumpur. You can sit and enjoy the evening seeing the enthusiasm of tourists take pictures. Especially when evening arrived, there was a fountain in the park in front of the tower will be lit.

2. Merdeka Square

Merdeka SquareDataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square) is one of the landmarks of Kuala Lumpur. In Dataran Merdeka complex, there is the Church of St. Mary, An Anglican church built in the late 18th century, and the building of Sultan Abdul Aziz. There are still a few other buildings that have a nice and interesting architecture.

3. Jamek mosque

Jamek MosqueTurned slightly from the Dataran Merdeka complex, quite a walk away you will find Masjid Jamek. Jamek Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. And, right across from the mosque there are shops that sell a variety of accessories, food, and all sorts of hijab. This place is highly recommended if you want to shop than in Petaling Street.

4. National Palace (Istana negara)

Kuala Lumpur Istana NegaraThe National Palace, or Istana Negara is the official residence of the King and Queen of Malaysia. Tourists are not permitted to enter the Palace or its grounds. The main attraction is to see, and be photographed next to, the smartly uniformed guards on foot and on horseback at the entrance gates to the Palace. You can also take a peek at the palace and its beautiful gardens through the railings of its elaborate fence.

5. Petaling Street

Petaling StreetPetaling Street is a Chinatown located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The place is usually crowded with locals as well as tourists. The area has dozens of restaurants and food stalls, serving local favourites such as Hokkien mee, ikan bakar (barbecued fish), asam laksa and curry noodles. Traders here are mainly Chinese but there are also Indian, Malay, and Bangladeshi traders.

6. Batu Caves

Batu CavesBatu Caves is a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples. They are the sacred place for the Hindu’s in Malaysia. The fascinating Batu Caves are one of the top tourist attractions in Malaysia, partly because they are located only 13km from downtown Kuala Lumpur and easy to get to. Rising almost 100 m above the ground, the Batu Caves temple complex consists of three main caves and a few smaller ones. The biggest, referred to as Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave, has a very high ceiling and features ornate Hindu shrines. To reach it, visitors must climb a steep flight of 272 steps. At the base of the hill are two more cave temples, Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave, both of which are full of Hindu statues and paintings.

7. KL Tower

KL TowerWith a height of 421m, KL Tower is the 6th tallest telecommunications tower in the world. At KL Tower, visitors will also find a theatrette, an amphitheatre, beautiful cascading pools, a fast food restaurant and souvenir shops. A trip to Kuala Lumpur will simply not be complete without a visit to KL Tower. The Tower’s architecture reflects the country’s Islamic heritage with the construction detailing Arabic Scripts, Islamic tiles, classic Islamic floral and abstract motifs and soothing color combinations.

8. Central Market

Central MarketCentral Market is a famous landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage. The building was built in 1888 and originally functioned as a wet market. Tourists come to Central Market for its variety of handicrafts, art, kebaya, songket, batik and authentic Malaysian souvenirs. A Batik Emporium houses well-known designer labels, with the best Malaysian-made batik items ranging from clothes, shoes, bags to home furnishing. Central Market is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, a few minutes away from Petaling Street.

9. Little India Brickfields

BrickfieldsBrickfields is Malaysia’s official Little India and used to be a simple residential neighbourhood just outside KL but was recently transformed into a wide street with Indian stores and restaurants run by the country’s Indian community. The shops here sell everything from traditional Indian goods such as saris, flower garlands, spices and Bollywood music, to local delicacies such as vadai, thosai (Indian pancakes made from fermented rice flour) and more.

10. Aquaria KLCC

Aquaria KLCCAquaria KLCC is one of famous tourist attractions in Kuala lumpur you have to see. Aquaria KLCC is home to over 150 species of marine life, its star attractions include scary tiger sharks, lethal sea snakes, blue rays, bright coral fish, seahorses and more. Aquaria KLCC located on the concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the 5000sqft Aquaria KLCC is said to be one of largest aquarium in the world.

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