Malaysia’s capital city is a simple city to tour thanks to effective public transportation and well-connected streets that are much more efficiently crossed on foot in comparison to cities like Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City. A lot of green spaces and a great balance between contemporary and traditions also to the city’s beauty. Whether you’re intrigued by the culture, history, shopping or likely feasting your face with all the amazing street food you can discover, KL (as it’s mostly known) will have something worth your time to offer. Scroll below to know more about the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur.
1. See the Petronas Twin Towers
The rising, 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers will have to be one of the first things you do on a holiday in KL. And whether you go up to the soaring height of level 86 or directly gaze up at the enormous steel and glass building from under — it’s difficult not to be mesmerized. Rise 170 meters in the quick elevator ride to witness the Skybridge, the world's tallest two-story bridge. Or keep riding up to the aforementioned level 86 for some severely Instagram-worthy pictures of the KL skyline. The construction hosts a luxury shopping mall on the ground floor and is always photo-worthy at any corner (even below cloud cover).
2.Feast Your Way Along Jalan Alor
Food is a huge deal in Kuala Lumpur, and this combination of roadside restaurants that comes alive at about 5 p.m. is one of the greatest ways to encounter delicious food and the city's diverse food. Stalls and eateries begin opening up shop in the late afternoon with desks and chairs being set up for the starving clients. By the time 5 or 6 p.m. turn around the street gets packed with locals and guests alike ready to feast on the different Malay, Chinese and Thai foods on offer. Don't miss the many satay wagons on the street, wherein you can pick your meat, toppings or vegetables - all kept on skewers above ice - and then see it cooked before your eyes. Dig on on a red plastic seat with a cool beer between locals - what could be anything else you would rather enjoy?
3. Shop Central Market
Anyone wanting to pick up some local handiworks should make a halt at Central Market. Created in 1888, the area originally worked as a wet market, but it’s now one of the best spaces to pile up on souvenirs in the city. The scenic Art Deco architecture is home to over 350 shops and stalls selling everything including Malaysian batik and jewellery, to arts, accessories and homeware goods. Even if you’re not in the market to purchase, it’s worth going here to browse and makes for a nice half-day of sightseeing when coupled with closeby Chinatown. If you get starving, visit the mezzanine level for an arrangement of local cuisine at pocket-friendly charges.
4. Go to Batu Caves
Credits: Unsplash If you want to visit a special place outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, make your move to Batu Caves. Take a long breath and scale your way up the 272 steps to this limestone hill, home to a range of caves packed with Hindu statues and temples. The holy site is pretty stunning and makes for a great half-day trip (and some classic photo shots). You’ll be amongst lots of monkeys here, too and while they may seem cute, they’re infamous for snatching food, soda cans and anything they can grab— so be cautious. Situated around 13 kilometres north of the city centre, the caves can be simply arrived at by hiring a taxi or public transport.
5. Visit Some Aquatic Life at Aquaria KLCC
Within the walking range from the Petronas Twin Towers, you’ll find Aquaria KLCC, a huge aquarium comprising of 60,000 square feet and filled with 5,000 diverse marine and non-aquatic animals from Malaysia and all over the world. It’s the kind of place you can go visit multiple times and still see something fresh every time. The effective layout makes moving around easy and there’s something fun to see everywhere corner. One of the aquarium’s highlights is the 90-metre tall transparent tunnel with an active walkway full of sharks, stingrays and sea turtles. This is a goof attraction especially if are on holiday with children with you, but beneficial for anyone attracted to the underwater world and creatures.
6.Explore Little India
Lose yourself in Kuala Lumpur’s colourful Indian community with a tour to Brickfields. Stationed just a brief walk from Sentral LRT Station, the region comes to life with the hustle and bustle and the music of Bollywood tunes spill out from stores selling saris and Indian spices. Load up on yummy (and affordable) Indian food as you go around the lively area.
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