Kuala Lumpur: Top things to do and see

Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, is a real melting pot for any kind of culture or religion. During the last years, more and more skyscrapers have been built and are still planned. With an average temperature between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F) and a humidity about 83% all year, discovering KL feels like exercising in a steam bath. However, the city of Kuala Lumpur will enrichen everyone visiting and traveling, so if you don’t know where to invest your time in Kuala Lumpur, heed these top things to do and see!

  1. Breathtaking skyline views at Menara Tower

Menara Tower KL is actually a TV Tower, built in the 1990s. However, there is a visitor platform for the public to enjoy.

Menara Tower Kuala Lumpur at night

If you are not from Malaysia, your entrance fee is higher than the one for locals. When going up, there can be enjoyed breathtaking views of the city of Kuala Lumpur! Especially when taking into account that Menara Tower is the highest building in whole KL.

  1. Marvel at Petronas (Twin) Towers

Having been built in the 1990s as well, Petronas Towers also offer the possibility for visitors to get up for money, even though belonging to an oil company.

However, it is already simply stunning marveling at Petronas Towers and imagining oneself up at the skybridge as Petronas Towers are some kind of a landmark of Kuala Lumpur.

  1. Experience the Bird Park KL

A true gem is the Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur! Separated in different zones, hundreds of birds can be admired!

Bird Park Kuala Lumpur

Bird Park Kuala Lumpur

Do not expect to pet them, but truly admire their beauty closer than you will get anywhere else – watching how they sleep, forage or eat is a real experience I will never forget about!

  1. Visit the National Museum

Malaysia has a long history being a colony of Britain. But that’s definitely not all you will learn about this country when visiting the National Museum in Kuala Lumpur.

National Museum Kuala Lumpur

It’s also about the antiquity or about the religious arrival of Islam, just to name a few more points. Definitely interesting and worth your time!

  1. Shop at Pavilion KL

Pavilion is a huge shopping mall in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Everything is shiny and glimmers, giving you the feeling of a very modern, top-notch shopping center.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

Red carpets and endless escalators seem to characterize this mall. However, prices of wares and goods are no lower than in America or Europe.

  1. Get an impression of Jamek Mosque

Jamek Mosque is the one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, having been built in 1909.

Masjid Jamek (Jamek Mosque)

In general, it can be visited, but we did not go inside as it was praying time and we were too respectful to “disturb”.

  1. Stroll through Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a city which has been built literally out of the jungle. However, there has still been some space to prevent from being built which is a park nowadays.

Green in the city

When strolling through, the Lake Gardens really invite to relax and take a breath. This is especially wonderful when experiencing the steam bath city yourself!


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