Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

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See an iconic postmodern structure at Petronas Twin Towers, a symbol of the modern nation and at one time the tallest buildings in the world. After seven years of construction, they officially opened in 1999 and include a retail center, park, twin spires, and two-story skybridge connecting the 41st and 42nd floors of each tower. The steel and glass facade displays a proud Islamic aesthetic influence. Walk the bridge between the two 451.9 m (1,483 ft) skyscrapers for unimpeded views of the city, and admire the well-designed interiors of these architectural landmarks. To visit Petronas Twin Towers on your holiday in Kuala Lumpur, and find out what else Kuala Lumpur has to offer, use our Kuala Lumpur road trip planning tool .
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  • I visited twin towers in January as part of my Malaysia tour. These majestic towers lit at night look amazing. Even my hotel room had the direct view of the towers  more »
  • As icon/landmark the Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia must be entered in the list of terumata for the visit, the first visit to Kuala Lumpur. In my opinion, in the evening the photo better. However if during the day, can also relax in the garden near the tower. There are KLCC shopping center for alternative dining or shopping.
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  • because it is the icon of the city KL then KL to visit klo mandatory photo2 used to be here. more comfortable, anyway the morning or evenings so can berphoto without fear of overheating. Here also there is a free bus to bukit bintang I happen to stay at bukit bintang
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  • Fantastic. The views were great We went at night fall so all the buildings were lit up. We had sufficient time in each of the zones. The walkway, observation deck and the shop. Numbers were managed so it did not fell over crowded. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Best buy the tickets before arrival to guarantee access. If I come back to KL I will definitely go up again but during the day. Highly recommended.
  • Unfortunately the day that we visited Kuala Lumpur, the city was covered by a thick cloud of smoke, due to a big fire (the stupid human activity of burning the rain forest) happening in the neighbor country of Indonesia. It was so bad that the authorities were giving anti pollution masks for free. We left the hostel, and we found ourselves in a surreal world, where the visibility was incredibly scarce and ash was falling from the sky. It looked like a horror movie set. Very sad. Fortunately, by the time we reached the majestic Petronas Towers, the air condition got much better, and we were able to see them in all their splendor. Kuala Lumpur has an amazing skyline and ,for sure, is one of the favourite places to visit, for those who love modern architecture. If I'm not mistaken, they hold the title of the tallest twin towers in the world, and they are very easy to recognize due its unique shape. Two modern skyscrapers featuring an Islamic kind of architecture. A visit inside the complex was forbidden that day, still because of the haze. Hopefully soon we'll be back in KL so that we can do a proper tour of the towers. Even though we only saw them from outside, it was still an awesome experience! PS A special mention goes to the pyrotechnical show that the fountain in front of the towers offers. It happens every day, when the night comes, and it's very fun to watch.
  • Such an amazing building. Best to see it both during day time and at night. We went about 5 o'clock and took some photos in the day from the front. Then browsed the shopping centre and had dinner. Then went out the back to the park at around 7:30 took some great photos and then saw the fountain show at 8pm. There are also shows at 9pm and 10pm. The show isn't that great but the park is pretty and relaxing to sit and have a good view of the towers. Makes for a really enjoyable evening.
  • It's the famous KL twin towers housing a large shopping mall with upscale options as well as simple goods - but here are a couple secrets for visitors: 1. There are a couple of great experiences outside the normal shopping choices including the science museum and an art gallery. 2. There is an underground walkway beneath the park that connects to a couple other malls and complexes that Google won't show. 3. The views from the windows facing the park make for some good experiences watching the water and light show in the evenings and help to avoid the crowds on foot. Aside from these, you can basically find anything you need from groceries to fashion from basics to high-end. The towers also house apartments and the famous walkway which you can purchase a viewing ticket to get some amazing photos from the bridge connecting the two.
  • There is a plethora of food choices here from. Local to western food and sane guys to its dessert. Food is tasty although not perfectly prepared. Service is good giving U the sauces U need not like other Western Food place hence upping the experience. Place is cozy and happening with live band at the smoking area at times. Expect a queue here.
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