Kuala Lumpur, or commonly known as KL, is the capital city of Malaysia. The city offers beaming skylines, endless shopping, and some of the tastiest food you can eat in Asia. KL is a great place to start or end your trip to Asia because the Kuala Lumpur International Airport is a major airport in South East Asia and worldwide. You can fly in from your country of origin, spend a few days exploring the city, and then jet off to wherever you want to go next in Asia.
Batu Caves is a beautiful Hindu Temple inside of a cave. The cave is easy to access from the center of Kuala Lumpur as there is a direct train there. It’s a popular tourist attraction but well worth a visit; go in the early morning or late evening to beat the crowds. Recently, the Hindu community painted the steps to the cave rainbow colors, which makes it even more beautiful.
Petronas Twin Towers
The iconic symbols of KL, the Petronas Towers, are the tallest twin towers in the world. Towering above you at 452m, they light up the skyline. Behind the towers, there is a lovely park to visit during the day, and at night they do water fountain shows in sync with the music. Tours of the towers run daily if you want to visit the inside, or you can just enjoy them from the many rooftops of the city.
Shop Your Heart Out
KL has a comprehensive shopping scene for every taste and budget. For high-end fashion, try the Pavilion Mall located in the popular Bukit Bintang area. There are also a number of street markets to explore which cater to a lower budget. Check out Petsling Street to get a sense of the city’s local shopping scene.
KL Bird Park
This is a 20.9-acre public, an outdoor aviary in the middle of the city. A great chance to see some of the exotic birds of Malaysia, and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Next, to the bird park, there is also a gorgeous botanical garden you can visit to see the local flora and fauna.
Where to go in KL at night
Nightlife experiences in Kuala Lumpur are plentiful as the city is filled with hotel, pubs, and clubs on the streets. Bukit Bintang is a narrow street filled with hotel and is well known as Kuala Lumpur’s definitive party venue.
There are a number of incredible rooftop to visit where you can take in the gorgeous city skyline.
My favourite! This unique is set on a helicopter pad located on a rooftop, offering the best views of the city. The lounge opens at 6 and the rooftop at 7, so get there early to get a seat. After 9, the turns into a nightclub and a dress code becomes enforced.