Malaysia, Travel Tales

Must visit places at Kuala Lumpur

July 2

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

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

Marinis 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

Islamic arts musuem

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.

6.)Merdeka Square


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, the 13th largest shopping mall in the world. Kuala Lumpur

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

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.


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  • Reply rosemawrites July 2 at 11:27 am

    Love the photos and your descriptions! 😀

  • Reply SUNITA SRIRAM July 2 at 1:36 pm

    Lovely pics and petronas looks dazzling ..

  • Reply Bushra Muzaffar July 2 at 2:22 pm

    With 7000 artifacts he Islamic museum must be a treasure trove of culture and heritage. No wonder it got a people’s choice award too. The building looks beautiful. Petronas and Batu caves are very popular with tourists for sightseeing. Great list, Ashween.

  • Reply Divya Deepak Rao July 2 at 5:38 pm

    First of all, brilliant pictures! Thank you so much for such an informative post….I’m so eager to visit KL!

  • Reply Mridula July 4 at 6:37 am

    A nice list, though I have missed out on many from your list.

    • Reply life360degrees July 6 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks, Mridula. It’s good to keep some places pending so that you can visit the place again.

  • Reply Sue Slaght July 5 at 9:52 pm

    What stunning places to visit. Makes me want to get on a plane immediately.

  • Reply Kalpanaa July 6 at 3:53 pm

    The photos are all superb. Makes me feel like I’m there.

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