10 Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur That You Shouldn't Miss

January 26, 2018 Natalie Tallman

The cultural hub of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is visually defined by the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, which, at 88 stories high, are the tallest twin buildings in the world and a vision of modern architecture. On the flip side, the Sri Mahamariamman is the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia, its façade a colorful totem pole of iconography. Shopping at the Central Market is a joyful experience that involves haggling, handicrafts, and happiness.
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1. Petronas Twin Towers

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur 50088, Malaysia +60 3-2331 8080
Excellent
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Petronas Twin Towers

No trip to KL would be complete without a visit to the world's tallest twin towers. The skyscrapers are utterly stunning, particularly when illuminated at night. The Twin Towers Visit Operations is open Tuesday through Sunday and tickets are released at 8:30 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. To avoid disappointment, you can purchase your ticket in advance via online ticketing or at the Ticketing Counter, Concourse Level.

Reviewed By khawallster - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

I am local in Kuala Lumpur. Recently decided to take my two young grandnephews to visit the iconic KLCC twin towers. We took the Skybridge tour.
Ticket counter opens at 0830. When I arrived at 0800 there was a short queue ahead.
The tour was handled by staff who are friendly and caring. I suggest the tour be a little more informative, like telling us something about the architecture, the construction experience and where we are looking at in the Kuala Lumpur skyline.
Once inside and on top, you feel the grandeur of this building.

2. KLCC Park

Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur 50450, Malaysia +60 3-2380 9032
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

KLCC Park

Reviewed By Vernon S - Melbourne, Australia

If you love the shade from the heat this is the place for you.Beautiful trees and walkways good for a stroll.There are many cafes and restaurants, if you desire to have breakfast lunch or dinner, I recommend having dinner as it's when the night colour of KL can be enjoyed while you have dinner.

3. Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Jalan Lembah, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia +60 3-2274 2020
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Large open-plan museum on four levels with an impressive collection of Islamic artifacts. The wood carvings are a consistent favorite.

Reviewed By linasa2016 - Riverside, California

We took a taxi from little India and we told the driver to drop us off at the Islamic Art Museum, instead we were dropped off at the Textile museum and had to walk in the heat for about 20min :(
The museum is very peaceful with a great collection of Islamic art, jewelry, costumes, textiles, pottery and more.
It is not too big, well worth 2~3 hrs of your time:)

4. Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

4 Jalan Usahawan 6 | Setapak Jaya, Kuala Lumpur 53300, Malaysia +60 3-4145 6000
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is the go-to place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to experience pewter, both as a beautiful piece to be admired and as a craft. Wander through intriguing museum exhibits and witness real-time pewter crafting and end your tour with hands-on pewtersmithing workshops. Royal Selangor Visitor Centre is recognised as one of the top tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, winning the Traveller's Choice Award by TripAdvisor in 2015.

Reviewed By Dan W - Portland, Oregon

On our private tour, we enjoyed seeing and hearing about the history and family stories of this unique company. Each of the areas contained very interesting and unique sights and information. It was part of a day tour, well worth the short time to stop and enjoy.

Sasana Kijang, 2 Jalan Dato_ Onn | 2, Jalan Dato' Onn, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia +60 3-9179 2784
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4.5 based on 213 reviews

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery aims to provide the public with an informal venue for learning about the importance of economics, Islamic banking and financial planning, along with the role the Central Bank plays in nation building through prudent economics transformational policies. The Art Gallery showcases the Central Bank's collection of Malaysian and Southeast Asian art acquired since 1962.

Reviewed By Viki S - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Spent 2-3hours here is a best choice I had made today. Gained knowledge here and have a relaxing day. RM5 per entry and the food price here is totally reasonable compared with other places. Free WiFi and 5-10 min distance from Botanical Garden.Dear Viki S, Thank you for your review. I hope to see you here again very soon. Our upcoming Exhibitions on Merdeka will open at the end of August.

6. Pavilion KL

168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia +60 3-2118 8833
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Pavilion KL

Reviewed By PeterZi - Regensburg, Germany

This Pavilion mall in KL with hundreds shops and restaurants was nearly perfect and offer also free wifi

7. KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

KLCC - Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway

The KLCC - Bukit Bintang Walkway is a 1.173km-long pedestrian bridge that connects the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to the Impiana KLCC Hotel, KL City Walk and Pavilion shopping mall. There are several entrance and exit points (escalators and staircases) along the bridge. With the KLCC - Bukit Bintang Walkway, people can travel safely, conveniently and comfortably on foot from the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre all the way to Bukit Bintang, and vice versa. Opened in January 2012 by Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, the bridge is a safe, comfortable and convenient alternative to the city’s busy roads for pedestrians.

Reviewed By Ynui_Laings

We are both 70 and found no difficulty with the walk from Built Find any to KLCC during a thunderstorm. The walkway is wide, well paved and air-conditioned. You will enjoy the shops at either end, and will beat the traffic most times.

8. Royal Malaysia Police Museum

No. 5 Jalan Perdana, Bukit Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia +60 3-2272 5689
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4.5 based on 184 reviews

Royal Malaysia Police Museum

Reviewed By TravelMatt92 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

We stumbled across the museum walking up the hill from the national mosque to the botanical Gardens - there are lots of old vehicles outside so we popped in to take a look.
Entry is free which we were surprised by given the extensive displays and collections. The museum is also fully air conditioned.
Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area

9. Thean Hou Temple

65 Persiaran Endah | Off Jalan Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur 50460, Malaysia +60 3-2274 7088
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Thean Hou Temple

This ornate Chinese temple dedicated to the Queen of Heaven, Thean Hou, protectorate of people who make their living from the sea. The temple borrows from Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian traditions. Some visitors believe the panoramic views of KL alone make the trip up the hill worthwhile.

Reviewed By Flitz8 - Johannesburg, South Africa

Outside there is Chinese horoscope characters and traits.If you go right top temple you can see Petronas and Menara Towers in distance.Temple itself is big and beautiful

10. Lake Symphony

in front of Suria and Petronas, Kuala Lumpur 50088, Malaysia
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4.5 based on 971 reviews

Lake Symphony

Reviewed By Mrs W - Melbourne, Australia

A nice display and very pretty with Petronas towers in the background. The whole park is lovely but be warned that if you go through the park to the small lake where the whale statue is you will not be allowed to take photos as the playground now encroaches on the walk area, the security will not let you cross the walkway or stand on it to get the most amazing view of the towers unless you have a BABY. Pathetic really as this is where the best photos are to be taken. They need to rethink this area, if worried they should fence off the childrens area. We had to walk a LONG way around to get to the other side.

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