What to see in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Attractions

Any time is a good time of year to visit Kuala Lumpur, where the city's skyline is a stark contrast of towering modern structures and charming heritage buildings; travellers who choose to holiday here will be able to enjoy the best of Southeast Asia's melting pot of traditional cultures and religions, as well as the modern attractions of this affluent city.

The iconic Petronas Twin Tower, the world's tallest twin building, is Kuala Lumpur's most striking landmark, and a good place to start your sightseeing, as some of the most incredible views of the city can be enjoyed during a tour of the skyscraper. The breathtaking National Mosque (Masjid Negara Mosque), Friday Mosque (Masjid Jamek), and even the intricately ornate, Moorish-style Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, create an old-world charm. There are also some interesting old buildings surrounding Merdeka Square, the spot where Malaysian independence was declared in 1957. History buffs will love the National Museum where they can learn about Malaysia's culture and heritage, and enjoy a traditional shadow play.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love Taman Negara, which contains some of the oldest rainforest in the world and spans thousands of square miles of protected land where visitors can enjoy trekking, fishing, river rafting, bird watching or even climbing the peninsula's highest mountain, Gunung Tahan.

Friday Mosque (Masjid Jamek)

Masjid Jamek, the Friday Mosque, is located where the Gombak River flows into the Klang River; with palm trees and curved…

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Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

British architect AB Hubbock was inspired by North Indian Islamic design when he conceived this magnificent railway station,…

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Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka)

The 328-foot (100m) flagpole rising from Merdeka Square is one of the tallest in the world, and marks the place where…

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National Museum (Muzium Negara)

Many of Malaysia's historical artefacts and cultural treasures are housed in the National Museum, which is an appropriately…

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