9 Kuala Lumpur Attractions All Tourists Must Visit04 February 2017 |
Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, is where most tourists who are traveling to Malaysia find themselves. With a population of 1.8 million, the city of Kuala Lumpur has grown into a metropolitan city, with one of the strongest economies today. In this list, we break down for you the 9 essential Kuala Lumpur attractions that all tourists must visit at least once!
The Petronas Towers is a magnificent set of skyscrapers dominating the Kuala Lumpur skyline, still holding the world record for the tallest twin tower structures today. While guests can enter the towers and enjoy the spectacular views or tours, one of the largest shopping malls, Suria KLCC, sits at the feet of the towers. In addition to the shopping, there is also an aquarium, science center and art gallery!
2. Islamic Arts Museum
This is the largest museum for Islamic arts in Southeast Asia, housing more than 7,000 artefacts of the Islamic culture from literature and jewellery to ceramics. There are at least 12 galleries to choose from; its historical insights is a must-visit for anyone wishing to learn more about the Malaysian and Islamic culture.
3. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the world’s largest covered bird park, home to more than 3,000 birds from 200 different species around the world. This enormous public aviary has been strategically designed to keep the different species of birds separate while free to fly within their allocated enclosures. So large is the park (8.5 ha) that birdwatchers can equally enjoy watching birds here as they do in their natural habitat.
One of the most popular tourist spots in Malaysia, this busy street is Malaysia’s very own heritage trail of Chinese culture. Located at Jalan Petaling Street, the vibrant streets are filled with an array of small stalls and hawkers peddling their wares and plying their trade where bargaining and haggling is a way of life.
5. Batu Caves
Batu Caves is an ancient limestone hill and a focal point of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam in Malaysia. Just eight miles north of the Kuala Lumpur, the caves itself houses an old temple within it, where tourists can find an exotic arrangement of Hindu shrines and artefacts.
6. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is an enormously popular tourist attraction amongst tourists traveling as families. This mega amusement park is made up of five different zones: a water park, horror-themed, extreme, wildlife and amusement. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, nature-lover or just love to be frightened, there is something for everyone at Sunway Lagoon.
7. Aquaria KLCC
The Aquaria KLCC is an oceanarium located beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. This majestic aquarium houses more than 5,000 land and aquatic creatures, with a 300 feet underwater tunnel snaking through it, where visitors can walk through and marvel at all its underwater beauty.
8. Bintang Walk
Bintang Walk is a trendy shopping and entertainment district in Kuala Lumpur popular among youths where one can find an upscale shopping malls and stretches of Chinese seafood restaurants and hawker stalls. The nightlife in Bukit Bintang is also legendary, with live music scenes, pubs, rooftop bars and night clubs to choose from.
9. Genting Highlands
Resorts Genting Highlands is a popular hill resort on the Titiwangsa Mountains, an hour’s drive or a cable car ride away from Kuala Lumpur. Located 5,710 feet above ground, the air is naturally cool in Genting, and the resort is filled with hotels and various attractions such as theme parks, magic shows, a snow world and a casino!
Tourism continues to play an important role within the small city of Kuala Lumpur. Filled with hotels and boundless entertainment, Kuala Lumpur has plenty of reasons and attractions to offer each and every tourist.