Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is the most modern and developed city in Malaysia. This capital city has everything going for it! Right from exquisite shopping malls, tall and glitzy towers, luxurious hotels with top-class standards all the way to mouth-watering cuisines. Don’t spend any time thinking about it. Read on to know why you should go right ahead and plan a visit to Kuala Lumpur.
10 Reasons to Visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1) The Bewitching Kuala Lumpur Tourism
The Twin Tower KL, also known as the exemplary Petronas, is quite arguably among the most iconic Kuala Lumpur tourist attractions and one of the core reasons to visit Kuala Lumpur. The skyscraper will keep you awestruck for it stands tall at a majestic height of 451.9m. Stroll along the sky bridge walk on the 41st and 42nd levels, catch the breathtaking sunset with your family and make sure you visit the observation center at level 86 too. The Twin Towers make a dazzling sight at night as well.
The KL itinerary merely starts from there. Selangor Kuala Lumpur has the iconic Batu Caves. Famous for its cultural and traditional roots is the Kuala Lumpur temple of Lord Muruga. It is home to many monkeys, most of whom roam around freely here. It’s a great trek up 272 steps to the temple. It is totally worth it and beyond- you will get a sense of peace, serenity, and freedom. Other caves to check out are the Dark cave, Cave Villa and Ramayana cave.
2) Kuala Lumpur Shopping
Excited? You should be! Kuala Lumpur shopping will be an experience like never before. Many people visit Kuala Lumpur just for this reason. At the Bukit Bintang or the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, you can shop to your heart’s content from a selection of high-end brands. Must visits are the upmarket malls such as Pavilion KL and Suria Kuala Lumpur City Centre if you have your eye on International brands such as Alexander Mc Queen, Top Shop Diane and Louis Vuitton with a total fashion changeover is waiting to happen for you and your family.
In case you are a street market shopping enthusiast, hit the areas around Petaling Street and Central Market to enjoy the most of Kuala Lumpur’s local and budget-friendly shopping scene.
3) Kuala Lumpur’s Delectable Cuisine
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a food hub and one of the gastronomical reasons for you to visit Kuala Lumpur. It is packed with flavorful cuisine you will fall in love with. Explore a variety of Indian, Arabic, and Malay foods. A must-try is the exotic tender fish head curry or the mutton curry in the local Malay style. If the spice gets to you, dip into the Cendol, an iced dessert to cool down. Enjoy Nasi lemak (rice cooked in coconut milk with anchovies and chili paste) absolutely fragrant and delicious. The Durian fruit will make you a lifelong fan. Creamy, messy and wow!
4) Kuala Lumpur Offers the Most Lavish Stays
Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur
Centrally located and known for its shopping malls, exciting nightlife and lots of spots to savor the street food delicacies, Bukit Bintang is one of the best areas to stay in Kuala Lumpur. If you are looking for the ultimate nightlife experience, then this is it.
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
The heart of Kuala Lumpur is where the most iconic landmark awaits you – the Petronas Twin Towers and Menara KL Tower. You have lots to see around here and do save valuable sightseeing time by hopping on the Kuala Lumpur Metro – it will help you get around in no time at all!
Chinatown Kuala Lumpur
Located in Petaling Street, Chinatown Kuala Lumpur will give you access to an amazing range of street vendors, souvenir shops, handbags, shoes and shopping within a budget. Furthermore, it gives great bargains for the budget-conscious. A walk through this street is very relaxing and colorful, and almost always, you will be welcomed by a plethora of friendly vendors.
5) Kuala Lumpur for Kids
KL is a place for the kids just as it is for holidaying adults. If you are traveling with kids then you must explore the Kuala Lumpur water parks with them. Make wonderful memories with a splash of fun and a series of great rides. You can choose from Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, the Aquaria, Wet World Water Park Shah Alam and 20th Century Fox World at Genting Highlands. Its time to get adventurous!
6) Kuala Lumpur Night Markets
Kuala Lumpur night markets will take you into an exquisite journey of discovery. If you love to flea-shop then add the KL night market to your itinerary for an incredible experience of Malay culture, shopping, and local cuisines. Most popular among them are Bangsar Sunday Market, Kampung Baru Night Market, and Taman Connaught Night Market.
7) Convenience of Kuala Lumpur Metro
Kuala Lumpur Metro is interconnected to help you navigate your holiday with ease. Avoid the congestion of traffic and use the Kuala Lumpur Metro. Well organized, the best option is to choose the Light Rail Transit, (LRT). The metro service will help you crisscross the city from North to South. Noteworthy is the ERL OR KLIA Transit, an Express train to the airport. It is easy to use and relief to travelers like you. Moving between Kota Kinabalu in Sabah to Kuala Lumpur is also convenient through KL metro.
8) A Great Budget Holiday
Don’t want to burn a hole in your pocket? KL offers affordable transport and stays with cheap food from street stalls for the budget-conscious traveler. Bars offer attractive happy hour promos and many landmarks in KL are free to enter. Some of these include the Kopitiam, Mamak etc. In terms of shopping, you can always savor the street shopping scene of Kuala Lumpur. The city is so versatile that it has interesting experiences to offer every budget.
9) Kuala Lumpur Night Life
Hit the latest bars, pubs, and restaurants with the soul of KL. Join an eclectic range of partygoers, witness street dancers and enjoy the electric atmosphere it brings. Groove to the latest music tracks, soak up the energy, extensive alcoholic offerings and dance your night away because the party never stops in Kuala Lumpur.
10) Adventures and Wildlife
Experience the exotic outdoors, get serenaded at live concerts, enjoy dance festivals and go on thrilling rides in KL`s rain forests and agricultural parks. Kuala Lumpur`s endless outdoor activities will make your stay memorable and lively. If you’re looking for a great holiday, then pack your bags and fly to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Excellent article! We loved Penang for the authentic cuisine. Penang hill has a train that travels through dense vegetation with the opportunity to see white and red monkeys. Langkawi is highly recomended as well as is the tree top walk
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