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Kuala Lumpur

Travel Guide
KLCC Park featuring a high rise building, night scenes and a fountain

Malaysia’s bustling, multicultural capital is home to some of the country’s most impressive buildings, key historical and cultural sites, and world-class shopping.

Kuala Lumpur is a sprawling metropolis, home to over 5 million people. It was the heart of colonial Malaysia under British rule and has been the administrative and economic center since the country became independent in 1957. Home to a diverse and cosmopolitan population, this is where you’ll find some of Malaysia’s most important cultural, historical and religious sites.

Visit Merdeka Square to see where Malaysia’s independence was declared. You’ll find the city gallery, museums and stunning old colonial buildings. Wander across the river to the Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek). This Moorish-style structure was built in the early 20th century and was the city’s main religious site until the modernist National Mosque was completed in 1965.

Near to the National Mosque is the Lake Gardens, a great place to relax. You’ll find manicured lawns and a selection of trees, flowers and wildlife. Admire majestic peacocks and feed parrots in the adjacent Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Another option is a trip to the National Zoo to see native elephants and tigers. There are also animals from as far away as South America and Australia.

For a staggering panorama of the city, head up Kuala Lumpur Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur). You’ll be able to spot all the major landmarks and get a great view of the PETRONAS Twin Towers. These skyscrapers that define the downtown skyline are among the world’s tallest buildings. A ticket buys you a stunning view from the 86th floor observation deck. You can also enjoy the Lake Symphony water and light show in KLCC Park at the Twin Towers’ base.

Take a trip out to the Batu Caves and explore a site sacred to the city’s Hindu community. There are temples and statues inside a cave complex that rises nearly 330 feet (100 meters) above ground. Make your way back to town to pick up bargain watches and handbags, and enjoy a bowl of noodles on Petaling Street.

Kuala Lumpur’s multicultural population and fascinating history give the city a distinct flare and colorful atmosphere. From mosques and temples to jaw-dropping skyscrapers and Chinese markets, its attractions are as intriguing as they are diverse.

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Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Time Hotel Kuchai Lama
Time Hotel Kuchai Lama
3 out of 5
23, Jalan Kuchai Maju 2, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
The price is ¥1,097 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 24
Situated in Kuala Lumpur, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mid Valley Mega Mall, Bukit Jalil National Stadium, and Berjaya Times Square. Kuala Lumpur Sentral ...
3.3/5 (38 reviews)
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"Room is ok, but toilet water presure is low."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Time Hotel Kuchai Lama
InnB Park Hotel
InnB Park Hotel
3 out of 5
102-106, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
The price is ¥3,586 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Bukit Bintang, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Berjaya Times Square, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, and Changkat Bukit Bintang. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur ...
4.1/5Very Good! (142 reviews)
"Location is good. The breakfast is simple. Unlucky after eat the breakfast I get food poisoning 😔 see doctor and check out early. My 3rd day of CNY. All overall the hotel is good. Recommend"

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

InnB Park Hotel
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
5 out of 5
170 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥8,651 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, and Bukit Bintang Plaza. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (265 reviews)
"Amazing location Room deco and soft furnishings lacking"

Reviewed on May 1, 2021

Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
PH Suites at Pavilion Bukit Bintang
PH Suites at Pavilion Bukit Bintang
3 out of 5
Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The price is ¥3,555 per night from Aug 18 to Aug 18
Located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, KLCC Park, and Jalan Alor. Petronas Twin Towers and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Pros 1) The TV is huge and can stream Netflix 2) The room is spacious and modern 3) The room have washing machine and microwave 4) Have bridge to Pavilion 5) Parking On-Site and free Cons 1) The room floor is a little bit dirty. Have spider web 2) The parking is at 9th Floor which the parking start ..."

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

PH Suites at Pavilion Bukit Bintang
Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
4 out of 5
2A Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
The price is ¥5,113 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
Located in SS 2, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Paradigm Mall, The Starling Mall, and Sunway Mentari Business Park. University of Malaya and Sunway ...
4.4/5Excellent! (261 reviews)
A good stay.
"Overall - a good place to stay at. The 2-bedroom apartment is extremely well-maintained."

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2021

Somerset Damansara Uptown Petaling Jaya
Empire Damansara Residence Suites
Empire Damansara Residence Suites
3.5 out of 5
Jalan PJU 8/8A, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Situated in the business district, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Curve Shopping Mall and KidZania. 1 Utama is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (36 reviews)
A lovely place😍
"We r very happy to stay there. Near to shopping malls!"

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2021

Empire Damansara Residence Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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