8 Must-See Tourist Attractions in KL
Local Malaysians usually say not to skip the Central Market, a popular wet market where locals used to convene until it turned into a market for tourist souvenirs in time. Locally crafted native products such as wood carvings, key chains, Asian-inspired clothes and traditional handicrafts are ideal for you. A food court also offers a variety of Malaysian and other culinary cuisines. Stroll alone or with a KL girl escort beside you.
Brimming with the rich culture of India, this street is jam-packed with all the good things about India-food, merchandise, and happy people. Enjoy good cheap Indian cuisine in one of the packed restaurants or food stalls along their streets, or buy a few souvenirs to take home. But be careful as you get a taste of the notorious Indian road mayhem, close to what you see in Bollywood movies.
Titiwangsa Lake Garden
Be vigorous at Titiwangsa Lake Garden, a refreshing oasis of lush trees and an incredibly man-made lake that features one of the best angles to see The Twin Towers as it creates a reflective image on the peaceful surface of the water.
Begin the morning north at 13 km from the center of KL, where a humongous statue of Lord Murugan, a holy Hindu hero, stands at the foot of the 272-step Batu Caves stairway. One of the sacred religious Hindu places outside India, this famous KL spot has temples inside the cave to take pictures of, and crafty monkeys along the way you can feed at your own risk. Worse thing that could happen other than running you around you would actually bite you.
Bukit Bintang, a neighborhood of trendy shopping malls, spa centres, restaurants and street food, comes alive in the evening with bright lights and loud music as the nightclubs open to locals and foreigners who want to experience the Malaysian way. Because of the convenience and entertainment it offers foreign visitors, it could be considered the backpacker’s paradise.
A lively location faithful to the cultural icon of China, KL’s Chinatown is a must-see, especially at night when friendly Petaling Night Market vendors open their stalls brimming with cheap items, tasty street food and a wide range of souvenirs.
Head for Kuala Lumpur’s second most popular skyscraper, the Menara KL Tower. This contact tower that at 421 meters pierces the sky has an observatory deck that allows tourists to take panoramic shots of the skyline of KL. One of the best times to come here at sunset is a perfect opportunity for lovers of photography or selfie.
The Petronas Twin Towers, the landmark of Kuala Lumpur, held the title as the tallest building between 1998 and 2004. While the title has been stolen by other skyscrapers, this building remains a landmark among foreigners and locals. The Petronas, comfortably at 452 meters above sea level, is not only a place to take photos, but also to shop and rest. At its foot there are major malls like Suria KLCC, Avenue K and Quill City Mall, and outside there is the iconic KLCC Park, a humongous garden where people take their selfies as the backdrop with the buildings.