I had recently written a post on the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers at Kuala Lumpur and I had promised to share my Kuala Lumpur itinerary research with all readers of Life360degrees. So here I am, writing about the beautiful city and some exciting and must visit places at Kuala Lumpur.
When I first began researching on Kuala Lumpur during my visit there, I thought there weren’t enough touristy places. But when I ended my research, I had enough places and less time. An ideal trip to Kuala Lumpur should be around 3 days. If you’ve got more days in hand, then you can do a one day trip to Genting which is just 3 hours away from Kuala Lumpur by bus.
1.) Batu Caves
A limestone hill with multiple caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor, Malayisa, the Batu Caves is an iconic and popular Hindu shrine. A popular tourist spot, the Batu Caves derives it’s name from the Batu river which flows past the hill. The caves are apparently 400 million years old. The tall caves also make for the perfect spot for rock climbing apart from being a popular tourist spot. Hindus worldwide visit this temple especially during the annual Thaipusam festival.
2.) KL Birdpark and Butterfly Park
A paradise for bird lovers, the Kuala Lumpur bird and butterfly park is filled with over 5,000 live butterflies, exotic plants, fresh-water turtles, live insects, butterfly-host plants and ferns.
3.) Marini’s on 57
With Petronas towers in the backdrop, Marini’s on 57, which includes a cocktail bar and Italian restaurant at Petronas Tower 3, is an iconic experience. Visit it for the amazing view and delicious food. Drinks are expensive, but definitely worth a visit.
4.) Islamic Arts Museum
The Kuala Lumpur Islamic Arts museum is the largest museum of Islamic arts in South East Asia. With more than seven thousand artifacts, the museum is a must visit for people who wish to explore the Islamic culture and heritage. The museum has won many awards including the Tripadvisor Top 10 Traveller’s Choice Museums Award.
5.) Petronas Towers
The twin towers and skyscrapers are ranked as the 12th tallest building in the world. One of the best experiences at Kuala Lumpur, this iconic building has the most lovely view and is a must visit for all those visiting the city. The tower is majestic by day and dazzling at night.
The significance of this place is that the Malaysian flag was hoisted for the first time at midnight on August 31, 1957 and hence this is where the National Day Parade takes place annually. This is also a popular place for political rallies and events.
7.) Berjaya Time Square Mall
Berjaya Times Square mall is one of the biggest malls which includes a shopping center, hotel and indoor amusement park . Since everything is under one roof, the place is frequented by tourists and localites alike.
8.) Bukit Bintang
For shopaholics, foodies and nightlife lovers, Bukit Bintang is the place to be. This place is much-loved by youth, thanks to the landmark shopping centers, food joints, restaurants, night markets and swanky bars. Bukit Bintang can clearly be called the hippest place in the city.
Have you visited Kuala Lumpur ? Would love to hear what’s your favourite place.