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The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur – A Local’s Guide

The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur - A Local's Guide

The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur – A Local’s Guide

The city of Kuala Lumpur is a bustling metropolis that has so much to offer its residents and visitors alike. There are so many attractions all over the city that it is hard to decide which ones to go to first. This guide will help you decide by narrowing down the top 10 must-see attractions in Kuala Lumpur for this year.

Introduction: Why Kuala Lumpur?

 

The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur - A Local's Guide
The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur – A Local’s Guide

Kuala Lumpur is a bustling city with a varied landscape. From the Petronas Twin Towers to the Taming Sari Tower, Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer.

Its economic and central location in South East Asia makes it an ideal destination for businesses seeking an entry point into the region. In addition, multinational companies have been leveraging Malaysia as a hub for their operations in the Asia Pacific. Malaysia also offers competitive rates of labor and it has been ranked as one of the most cost-effective places to do business in the world.

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and it is located northwest of Peninsular Malaysia. It is one of the most developed cities in Southeast Asia, having plenty to offer for visitors. The city offers museums, galleries, historical sites, botanical gardens, and more.

If you are looking for an affordable yet exciting holiday destination with plenty to do, Kuala Lumpur should be your number one choice!

The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur - A Local's Guide
The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur – A Local’s Guide

Kuala Lumpur is not just a destination for travelers. It is a city that has grown and evolved rapidly over the years. As such, it offers plenty of attractions and points of interest to keep any visitor busy and entertained for many days.

10. Gourmet Street

Gourmet Street is the place to go to if you want to experience the best food Malaysia has to offer. This may be because of its central location or because of its history as one of the first street food courts in Kuala Lumpur. Whatever the reason, Gourmet Street is a must-visit for tourists and locals alike.

The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur - A Local's Guide
The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur – A Local’s Guide

 

The street is quite large with plenty of alleys where restaurants are set up. The restaurants all have their specialty which you can enjoy for just a few Ringgit. For example, some stalls sell noodles, satays, barbecue chicken, rice dishes, and much more!

It’s also very easy to grab something quick here while on your way home from work or school during lunchtime – especially since everything at Gourmet Street is priced

9. City Square Mall

The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur - A Local's Guide
The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur – A Local’s Guide

 

The City Square Mall is the newest shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. It is located in Berjaya Times Square. The mall has a total of six levels with three basement levels

8. KL Bird Park

The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur - A Local's Guide
The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur – A Local’s Guide

Bird watching is not just for the weekend. KL Bird Park is a great place to go bird watching on weekdays too.

One of the best places to see birds in Malaysia, it is also one of the most popular attractions in Kuala Lumpur. The park has more than 400 species of birds on display and up to 500 species that can be found within its 350 hectares of natural forested land.

7. National Museum of Malaysia

The National Museum of Malaysia is a museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It holds the most comprehensive collection of Malaysian archaeological finds and artworks, as well as special exhibits on topics including natural history, ethnography, and Islamic art. The museum’s director is John Miksic.

This museum was established to promote national identity through culture and heritage, to preserve the cultural heritage of Malaysia, and to provide education on both Malaysian and global cultures.

6. Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck

The Petronas Twin Towers is the world’s tallest twin towers and is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were completed in 1998 and became the tallest building in the world on completion.

On the observation deck of the towers, you can experience 360° panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur. You can also take a video of yourself at the Top Skydeck to share with friends and family back home!

5. Batu Caves Temple Complex

Batu Caves is a popular Hindu temple complex in Kuala Lumpur. It is located on top of Batu Caves Road, some 10 km north of the city center of Kuala Lumpur. The complex comprises six main temples, one of which is dedicated to Lord Murugan or Subramania Swamy, the Hindu god of war. Batu Caves was built by Tamil Hindu immigrants from India over 100 years ago to serve as a spiritual retreat for Hindus living in Kuala Lumpur.

The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur - A Local's Guide
The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur – A Local’s Guide

 

The Batu Cave Temple Complex is home to six temples with different purposes and architecture styles. The 6 temples are dedicated to Lord Murugan or Subramania Swamy (the god of war), Lord Ganesha (the god of prosperity), Lord Nataraja (the god who performs divine dances).

4. Central Market Hall

The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur - A Local's Guide
The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur – A Local’s Guide

 

The original building was built in 1888 by the British in colonial British Malaya. It was used as a wet market for Kuala Lumpur citizens and tin miners. The Wet Market was very convenient to the early city dwellers because it was within the vicinity of the Klang bus stand, the hub of feeder bus service for Kuala Lumpur, and the train station.

 

3. Bukit Bintang Walkway

Bintang Walk is the name given to a section of Jalan Bukit Bintang and some of the surrounding side roads. It is touted as one of the main shopping and entertainment districts of Kuala Lumpur. It has a mixed character, smart and elegant at one end, scruffy and seedy at the other.

 

2. Kuala Lumpur Tower

The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur - A Local's Guide
The Top 10 Attractions in Kuala Lumpur – A Local’s Guide

 

If you want to get a view of the Eco Park, and the rest of the city, from above, the KL Tower – the world’s seventh-tallest – should be up there on your list of places to visit.

 

1. Masjid Negara

The National Mosque of Malaysia is stunning not only for its origami-like design, reminiscent of open and folded umbrellas but also for its surroundings, which incorporate reflective pools and fountains. Visiting the mosque and its compound is one of the more relaxing things to do in Kuala Lumpur. 

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