Visit Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, if you want to unwind, discover more about Asian culture, indulge in delectable cuisine, and partake in libations at rooftop bars.
Malaysia is a stunning nation with one of the world’s fastest rising economies that hasn’t yet been swamped by visitors. The combination of Malay, Indian, and Chinese culture combined together and mirrored in Malaysia’s history and landmarks makes the local magic interesting and captivating at the same time.
Here are some popular things to do in Kuala Lumpur.
Petronas Twin Tower
The PETRONAS Skyscrapers, or PETRONAS Twin Towers given that there are two of them, are the tallest twin towers in the world and one of the most recognizable landmarks on earth. Due to the Muslim predominance in Malaysia, the towers have Islamic designs in addition to postmodern architecture and style. Visitors swarm to this location to cross the sky bridge connecting the two skyscrapers and take in the amazing views of the entire city of Kuala Lumpur.
Sri Mahamariamman Temple
Despite the city’s abundance of temples, Sri Mahamariamman is noteworthy as one of the most well-liked Kuala Lumpur attractions. It is the oldest Hindu temple in the city, having been established in 1873. After seeing Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur, consider going a few blocks over to this temple.
The main tower’s pyramidal shape is an indication that Sri Mahamariamman Temple was constructed in a South Indian architectural style. The tower is 75 feet tall and has five storeys. The tower is decorated with more than 200 elaborate and vibrant sculptures of Hindu gods, making for an outstanding sight.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Sunway Lagoon is one of the ideal Kuala Lumpur attractions for those sweltering days. The 88-acre amusement park has 90 attractions spread across six distinct zones, including two waterparks, and is open all year round. You may find attractions for people of all ages here, including kid-friendly rides, exhilarating rides, and engaging activities. It is among the best attractions for families in Kuala Lumpur, in my opinion.
Their tagline is “Come Feel the Fun,” and guests may enjoy not just a theme park but also a water park on the same property, as well as a wildlife and “extreme” park with more daring attractions for the more daring. The facility features interactive activities, wave and surf pools, theme park rides, and even a zoo. For those who want to pick up some mementos, the park also offers dining and shopping opportunities.
The National Museum, which is close to the well-known Lake Gardens, is an architectural marvel in and of itself. It is shaped like a traditional house and has decorations that combine more modern and traditional styles. Explore the reproductions of Malay homes, wedding scenes, and hunting exhibits at the National Museum to discover everything there is to know about the history and culture of Malaysia. National costumes and regional instruments are also displayed. In addition to the museum’s permanent displays, the Central Hall hosts temporary exhibitions that change frequently throughout the year.
In addition to Malay and Indian citizens, Kuala Lumpur has a sizable Chinese community. As a result, China Town has grown into a part of the city that is primarily ethnically Chinese and is also well worth a visit if you are in town for a few days. A market, Chinese dining establishments, and Chinese cultural landmarks including temples are all present in and near Petaling Street. Particularly well-liked are the street food stands that are set up here at night.
One of the most well-known Hindu shrines outside of India is Batu Caves, which offers the ideal fusion of history and environment. The caves are thought to be 400 million years old. They are surrounded by Hindu shrines, including a 140-foot-tall statue of Murugan, the Hindu god of war, and are perched on a limestone hill. It is one of the most visited sites in Kuala Lumpur and is painted gold.
There are a number of caves, but the major one, known as Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave, lies at the top of a vibrant 272-step staircase bordered by monkeys that attempt to rob people. Anyway, one of the top free activities in Kuala Lumpur for first-time tourists is exploring the Batu Caves.