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Talking about the most iconic landscape in Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Towers are the answer. The twin skycrapers are crowned as one of the tallest skycrapers in the world, the 452m towers look 88-storey towers look much more beautiful when the night falls. While the buildings were designed by Argentinian architect, he also included Islamic teachings which you can see from its 5 pillars, representing the five pillars of Islam. Watch the beautiful landscape of Kuala Lumpur from the observation deck located in 86th tower of the building. You can also fawns over the beautiful scenery below you from the Skybridge connecting the two towers on the 41st floor. Below the building is KLCC Park, which is a perfect park to chill with your family (and pets!).
Marvel at the natural beauty of granite mountains, and dive deeper into Malaysia's Las Vegas in Genting Highlands. Everything about the nature attraction is just marvellous. Genting Highlands is much well-known for its casinos, nightbars, and also luxurious hotels. However, there are more to see here as you hop into the Genting and Awana Skyway, two cable-car transportation systems which will takes you to explore the highlands from above the land. You'll get to see stunning view of green terraces grown with pine trees and enjoy delicious and fresh strawberries in Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm. Let's not forget to visit the most iconic landscape building on the site, Chin Swee Caves Temple. The Taoist temple was built in honor of Master Chin Swee, a Buddhist monk which was known for his ability to drive away evil spirits and also to summon rain. There are also theme parks, horse ranch, Butterfly Wonderland Genting, and more!
Malaysia might be a muslim-majority country, but even the minor religions are cherished there. Batu Caves in Selangor is not only an important Hindu heritage but also Malaysia's national treasure. The beautiful natural limestone caves were founded in 1878 by William Hornaday, though it is later converted into a worshipping site by an Indian merchant and Hindu pilgrim named K. Thamboosamy in the early 19th century. The temple is guarded by a majestic 42-feet golden statue of Lord Murugan, and right behind it is a 272 stairs which connects you to the hill's viewpoint where you can see breath-taking view of the city from above. Head to the caves where you're not only can interact with mischevious, cheeky troops of monkeys, you will be mesmerized with various mural paintings adorning the stalactites. Head to the Cathedral Cave to learn more about the history of the statue.
Visiting Kuala Lumpur won't be complete if you haven't visit Kuala Lumpur Tower yet. Other than Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Tower is a 421 metres-tall communication tower which also becomes Malaysia's icon. It offers 360-degree bird view of the whole city, including the surrounding Genting Highlands and the Klang Valley which you can enjoy from its observation deck. Kuala Lumpur Tower is also the most important tower in Malaysia as it house Islamic Falak Observatory where the muslim researchers will observe crescent moon in the sky as it marks the beginning of three biggest Islamic events, such as Ramadhan month, Aidil Fitri, and Aidil Adha. There are also fast food restaurants and souvenir shops, a theatre, and many other attractions to keep you entertained.
National Mosque of Malaysia, or best known as Masjid Negara is a majestic mosque built in 13-acre land to commemorate Malaysia's independence. Since 1965, the mosque has accomodate 15,000 muslim pilgrims who come everyday to do their daily prayers. The grand architecture of the mosque featuring 73 metres high minarets complete with its unique pointed star concrete roof. The prayer hall is spacious, and when you look up, you'll notice some Quranic verses adorning the roof's centre. It is said that the architects were inspired by Blue Mosque in Instanbul. The mosque is strategically placed with only some meters away from Kuala Lumpur's main attractions such as Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, and Deer Park.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a home for more than 3000 birds from 200 species from all over the world, with most of them are indigenous bird species of Malaysia. Built in 1888, this part of Lake Gardens is a perfect place to you to stroll among the green trees while listening songs of various birds in many colors and sizes. Explore many sections of the park such as World of Parrots, Flamingo Pond, Hornbill Park, and many others to learn more about different birds species and observing their behaviour as they fly freely from one tree to another. The World of Parrots for example, houses more than 20 species of parrots, while Flamingo Pond is a place where you can see the exotic pink birds chilling with their flocks. You can also get to interact with eagles and hornbills, might as well you enjoy the bird show which is held regularly at the park.
Malaysia's capital city Kuala Lumpur is a real proof of how Malaysia governments improving the country's economy from time to time, since their independence given by British colonials. From then on, Kuala Lumpur has develop steadily into the country's busiest metropolitan city. Even so, Kuala Lumpur is far from boring. You can immerse yourself in the middle of hustling city and enjoying the grand architecture of modern buildings, but Kuala Lumpur also have several more charming attractions you ought to see with your own eyes.
How to Get Tickets?
All tickets to Kuala Lumpur's attractions can be bought online and offline. To avid long queues, you can buy the online tickets beforehand at this website.
How To Get Around?
The easiest way to get around is by riding the train. Kuala Lumpur has MRT, LRT, monorail, and KTM Komuter. And the trains have many stations near the city's popular attractions. The next option is by bus. The Go KL Bus of Kuala Lumpur are mostly fully air-conditioned. They can take you to popular attractions as well as the more quaint neighbourhoods. And if you want to travel faster, a taxi is always a good option. But make sure you ask to use the meters instead of agreeing to the price given by the driver. The taxis are usually colored red and blue or red and white. The blue cabs and gold cabs are more suitable for large groups, but of course, more expensive. The last and most popular option currently is online taxi. You can download the Grab mobile app and order an online taxi right away. Be sure to check your mobile data or WiFi connection before ordering.
What Should I Wear?
Since the majority of the locals are Muslim, do not wear mini skirts or short shorts. Still, knee-length shorts and skirts are allowed. Wear some comfortable walking shoes since you're going to walk a lot. Also wear comfortable shirt or button down for usual day. If you intend to visit Kuala Lumpur's famous landmarks that are instagram-able, be sure to pack fancier clothes. Wear covered and appropriate clothes when you're visiting the religious sites.
Best Time to Visit
To avoid rainy weather, it's best to visit Kuala Lumpur between May and July, and from December to February.
Will I Need a Guide?
You can explore Kuala Lumpur on your own. It's not hard to find you way in the city. Language barrier is also not a problem here. But you might want to hire a one-day guide to show you around in some popular places to know more about the history and information about said landmark.
How To Get There?
The easiest and fastest way to get to Kuala Lumpur is by plane, arriving at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. If you're going to Kuala Lumpur from nearby cities and countries, you can take the train or the coach (bus). For the train, you can choose between the seated carriege or the sleeper (with a small bed, suitable for overnight trip) carriage. For the coach and bus, there are many options. Ranging from normal coaches to luxury bus and double decker bus. Riding the bus might take less time to arrive than train, depending on the traffic.
Try not to wear anything with prints of pigs on them, since Kuala Lumpur citizens are mostly Muslims. Do not show PDA in public. Holding hands or a peck on the cheek is fine. But don't kiss and hug in public, especially in public transport. Always bring an umbrella if you're visiting during the rainy season. Always pack some tissues since some public restrooms don't provide tissue. Don't forget to remove your shoes when entering a local's house and also religious sites. Don't rush to shake hands with the locals, especially with the women. Some Muslim ladies might not want to engage physical touch. Wait until they offer you their hand, then you can shake their hand.