Kuala Lumpur City Guide

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, boasting gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, charming locals, and a myriad of natural attractions. Kuala Lumpur, affectionately known as KL, is an amazing cultural melting pot.

Divided into numerous districts, its main hub is called the Golden Triangle which comprises Bukit Bintang, KLCC and Chinatown. KL is widely recognised for numerous landmarks, including Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers), Petaling Street flea market, and Batu Caves, which is over 400 million years old.
The city’s bustling streets, its shining, modern office towers, and its cosmopolitan air project an unbounded spirit of progress and symbolize Malaysia’s unhesitating leap into the future. To some, this spirit seems to have been gained at the loss of ancient cultural traditions, but in many ways KL marks the continuation rather than the loss of Malaysia’s rich past.

Things to see:
KL hosts an amazing variety of architectural delights. The grandest old British colonial buildings lie in the city centre and include the former offices of the Colonial Secretariat (now the Sultan Abdul Samad Building) on Merdeka Square and the old Kuala Lumpur Railway station. They blend themes from the architecture of Britain and North Africa. On Merdeka Square’s west side, looking like a rejected transplant straight from Stratford-upon-Avon is the Royal Selangor Club. Near Merdeka Square is Masjid Jamek, a charming Moorish-style mosque set at a confluence on the Klang River. The National Mosque, Masjid Negara, (1965) celebrates the bold ambitions of the newly independent Malaysia. The National Monument in the pretty Lake Gardens is inspired by the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. The ASEAN sculpture garden is nearby. Also in the lake gardens is Carcosa Seri Negara, the former residence of the British High Commissioner, which now houses an upmarket hotel and colonial-style tea rooms. While some buildings in the high-rise Golden Triangle, such as the KL Tower, are uninspired copies of other famous structures, the Petronas Twin Towers are truly marvelous.

KL has a lively nightlife scene and a fascinating art and performance culture, which blends contemporary and traditional styles from many backgrounds. There is the widest range of sporting activities available with state-of -the-art facilities to impress any sporting enthusiast.

Good to know:
  • Covering an area of 243sqkm, Kuala Lumpur has an estimated population of 7.2 million.
  • KL is home to the tallest twin skyscrapers in Southeast Asia
  • Kuala Lumpur’s ambitious public transport system is sufficiently developed to be fairly efficient and convenient,
  • Malaysia is a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony.
  • Double-decker KL Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing tour buses serve 42 notable places
  • Brimming with different races and cultures, Malaysia has a smorgasbord of culinary offerings.
  • The city’s average temperatures range between 29°C – 35°C during the day and 26°C- 29°C at night.

 

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

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Flight Deals to Kuala Lumpur:

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Langkawi

12.02.2020

12.02.2020

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Johor Bahru

02.01.2020

07.01.2020

Tickets from 26

Kuala Terengganu

17.01.2020

18.01.2020

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Penang

20.02.2020

24.02.2020

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Kuantan

05.01.2020

06.01.2020

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Kota Bharu

09.01.2020

15.01.2020

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Alor Setar

11.01.2020

12.01.2020

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Labuan

03.01.2020

13.01.2020

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Kuching

07.02.2020

10.02.2020

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Sibu

02.01.2020

03.01.2020

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Krabi

29.04.2020

02.05.2020

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Pekanbaru

10.01.2020

12.01.2020

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Singapore

13.01.2020

15.01.2020

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Surat Thani

19.01.2020

22.01.2020

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Miri

07.02.2020

09.02.2020

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Padang

08.04.2020

11.04.2020

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Ho Chi Minh City

25.04.2020

28.04.2020

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Medan

11.03.2020

24.03.2020

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Palembang

06.02.2020

07.02.2020

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Jakarta

07.01.2020

15.01.2020

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Phnom Penh

12.01.2020

16.01.2020

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Phuket

30.04.2020

05.05.2020

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Pattaya

12.02.2020

16.02.2020

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Banda Aceh

27.05.2020

25.06.2020

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Kota Kinabalu

14.02.2020

17.02.2020

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Bandung

11.06.2020

15.06.2020

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Bangkok

04.02.2020

18.02.2020

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Sandakan

02.01.2020

06.01.2020

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Hanoi

11.06.2020

16.06.2020

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Tawau

30.03.2020

05.04.2020

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Denpasar Bali

22.02.2020

23.02.2020

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Yangon

08.04.2020

22.04.2020

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Nha Trang

18.01.2020

20.01.2020

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Hong Kong

22.02.2020

30.03.2020

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Semarang

21.02.2020

26.02.2020

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Manila

05.09.2020

10.09.2020

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Hua Hin

09.02.2020

12.02.2020

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Yogyakarta

21.01.2020

28.01.2020

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Phu Quoc

17.01.2020

19.01.2020

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Surabaya

08.05.2020

08.05.2020

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Bintulu

21.12.2019

25.12.2019

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Macau

04.03.2020

09.03.2020

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Vientiane

23.01.2020

28.01.2020

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Bandar Seri Begawan

30.03.2020

05.04.2020

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Siem Reap

02.02.2020

08.02.2020

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Da Nang

22.02.2020

24.02.2020

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Guangzhou

08.02.2020

16.02.2020

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Bhubaneswar

27.01.2020

31.01.2020

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Vishakhapatnam

20.02.2020

25.02.2020

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Kochi

02.03.2020

06.03.2020

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Hat Yai

21.12.2019

28.12.2019

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Pontianak

15.11.2020

05.12.2020

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Ujung Pandang

10.02.2020

29.02.2020

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Shenzhen

20.02.2020

23.02.2020

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Sihanoukville

14.01.2020

21.01.2020

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Jinjiang

07.01.2020

11.01.2020

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Chiang Mai

11.01.2020

14.01.2020

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Taipei

11.07.2020

17.07.2020

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Chengdu

20.05.2020

12.06.2020

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Chennai

06.03.2020

12.03.2020

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Praya

08.01.2020

10.01.2020

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Jaipur

20.01.2020

27.01.2020

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Kolkata

22.01.2020

28.01.2020

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Kaohsiung

08.04.2020

12.04.2020

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Seoul

10.07.2020

20.07.2020

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Tiruchirapalli

05.02.2020

26.02.2020

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Thiruvananthapuram

27.03.2020

31.03.2020

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Colombo

04.03.2020

09.03.2020

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Batam

15.12.2019

16.12.2019

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Hangzhou

04.01.2020

28.02.2020

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Perth

27.02.2020

27.03.2020

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Bangalore

10.02.2020

24.02.2020

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Cebu

08.01.2020

11.01.2020

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Xi'an

06.03.2020

08.03.2020

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Shanghai

06.03.2020

11.03.2020

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Changsha

21.12.2019

30.12.2019

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Lahore

23.05.2020

28.05.2020

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Gold Coast

17.03.2020

27.03.2020

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Chongqing

20.12.2019

28.12.2019

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Beijing

01.04.2020

05.04.2020

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CRK

13.06.2020

21.06.2020

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Kunming

30.04.2020

05.05.2020

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Goa

11.02.2020

17.02.2020

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Dhaka

20.12.2019

29.02.2020

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Lanzhou

19.01.2020

26.01.2020

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Xiamen

07.01.2020

11.01.2020

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New Delhi

01.07.2020

10.07.2020

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Busan

13.02.2020

17.02.2020

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Melbourne

10.02.2020

09.03.2020

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Male

05.03.2020

12.03.2020

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Sydney

11.02.2020

24.03.2020

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Mumbai

09.03.2020

13.03.2020

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Balikpapan

10.01.2020

12.01.2020

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Raipur

05.03.2020

10.03.2020

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Koh Samui

23.02.2020

26.02.2020

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Amritsar

10.01.2020

25.01.2020

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Nanchang

01.01.2020

03.01.2020

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Fuzhou

21.02.2020

25.02.2020

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Tokyo

11.05.2020

17.05.2020

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Nanjing

12.07.2020

26.07.2020

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