The Petronas Towers are designed to impress and encapsulate Malaysia's emergence as Southeast Asia's commercial and cultural centre. Celebrated as some of the tallest towers in the world, the building stands at a height of 1,483ft (452m) and the two towers are joined by a skybridge extending 192ft (58m) across. Traditional geometric principles of Islamic architecture have been followed using modern technology, with an inspiring result. The Petronas towers are used as office complexes that form part of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre Development Park. The towers dominate the city skyline and are particularly beautiful at night when they are lit up like a beacon. Many people will recognise the building from the popular film Entrapment, and other movies and programmes.
You can tour the building for free, but there are limited tickets per day so it is a good idea to get there early or book in advance. On the tour you will cross the famous bridge and go up to a viewing platform on the 82nd floor. The views of the city are phenomenal. There is an exhibition detailing the development of the towers and a gift shop selling souvenirs like books, postcards, clothes and miniatures.
Address: City centre. Ticket Booth: Tower 2, Concourse Level
Telephone: +60 (0)3 2051 1320 or (0)3 2051 1744
Transport: Train from Kuala Lumpur Central Station or PUTRA light rail transit to KLCC; bus 176,178,183 or 185 from Jalan Hang Lekiu bus stop
Opening times: The Skybridge is open to the public Tuesday to Sunday 9am-7pm, but tickets go on sale at 8:30am.
Admission: Admission to the Skybridge is free, but tickets are limited per day.