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Kuala Lumpur

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Garden City of Lights
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout. The grandeur of the ultramodern downtown area--with an abundance of shops, cultural attractions, and entertainments--remains neatly complemented by historic districts offering immersive cultural experiences and pristine religious sites. Green spaces like city parks and wildlife centers offer a welcome relief from the urban rush, while day trips to nearby temples, natural features, and smaller settlements offer good alternatives to adventurous visitors on a tour of Kuala Lumpur. Plan your visit to Kuala Lumpur and other destinations in Malaysia using our Malaysia day trip planning website.
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Popular things to do in Kuala Lumpur

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Petronas Twin Towers ©
Architectural Building
Petronas Twin Towers
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
KLCC Park ©
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KLCC Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
KL Bird Park ©
Park
KL Bird Park
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Menara Kuala Lumpur ©
Observation Deck
Menara Kuala Lumpur
3.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Kuala Lumpur

Batu Caves ©
Cave
Batu Caves Batu Caves
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sunway Lagoon ©
Water Park
Sunway Lagoon Petaling Jaya
3.9
Duration: 8 hours
Putra Mosque ©
Religious Site
Putra Mosque Putrajaya
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Mission-Q
Fun & Games
Mission-Q Subang Jaya
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Kuala Lumpur

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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Duration: 3 hours
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Walking tour
Walking tours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
BB Park Bukit Bintang ©
Shopping
BB Park Bukit Bintang
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Kuala Lumpur

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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia ©
Art Museum
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
National Museum ©
History Museum
National Museum
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial ©
History Museum
Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery ©
Specialty Museum
Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Kuala Lumpur

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Central Market Kuala Lumpur ©
Shopping Mall
Central Market Kuala Lumpur
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Pavilion KL ©
Shopping Mall
Pavilion KL
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Suria KLCC Mall ©
Shopping Mall
Suria KLCC Mall
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
A Day
Gift & Specialty Shop
A Day
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Kuala Lumpur

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National Mosque (Masjid Negara) ©
Religious Site
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Thean Hou Temple ©
Religious Site
Thean Hou Temple
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery ©
Historic Site
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Kortumalai Sri Ganesar Temple ©
Religious Site
Kortumalai Sri Ganesar Temple
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

A global city, Kuala Lumpur offers accommodations to suit a range of needs and budgets. The brand-focused city center houses luxury options within a modern complex of shops, attractions, and transport links. Bukit Bintang offers similar chain hotel options, along with a few more side-street establishments for those with limited budgets. Chinatown and the atmospheric Brickfields area offer decent backpacker hostels at suitable backpacker prices.
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