Famous landmarks in Kuala Lumpur include urban high-rises with cutting edge, futuristic designs and constructions with intricate style. Some of the world's tallest buildings and picturesque structures well-patronized by international tourists can also be found in the city.
Malaysia is home to three of Asia’s most elaborate cultures - the Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures. Also, most of the world’s major religions coexist together in harmony around the country, that is why the places of worship serve not only their religious purposes but are picture of the country's cultural and religious diversity. Most of these religious destinations can be found in the city of KL.
At the heart of the amazing cityscape and the modern architectures of Kuala Lumpur, dwells a forest reserve and eco-parks that still preserve many species and would make you feel you are in the middle of an expansive wilderness for its tall trees and cicadas buzzing loudly all day long.
Kuala Lumpur has a vibrant and lively nightlife. After the sun goes down, the city becomes alive with nightspots offering a friendly ambience and talented DJs spinning dance-worthy tunes. The city hosts countless bars, pubs and clubs on the streets, and swanky rooftop restaurants and bars situated within five-star hotels.
Don't forget to eat local when in KL. Street stalls, food courts, and night markets will introduce you to the city's diverse cuisine.
Kuala Lumpur has undergone rapid development in recent decades. It is very Southeast Asian because of its service-driven economy and very Western at the same time, because of its developed infrastructure. It has rich and diverse culture, tradition and history since it is a mixing pot of three races – Malays, Chinese, and Indians.
Petronas Twin Towers, once the tallest buildings in the world; are now the world’s tallest twin structures. These are 88-storey buildings designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates.
The 100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it and is Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old.
Kuala Lumpur Bird park is a 20.9-acre public aviary, receiving an annual average of 200,000 visitors. The Bird Park houses more than 3000 birds representing more than 200 species in an enclosed aviary. 90% are local birds and 10% were imported from overseas.
The Istana Negara or National Palace is the official residence of the monarch of Malaysia. It is a Royal Palace with a mixture of Malay, Islamic and Western architectural styles. The palace complex with an area of 97.65 hectares, 22 domes, and is split into three main portions, was opened in 2011.
Lake Gardens, officially known as Perdana Botanical Gardens, is Kuala Lumpur's first large-scale recreational park, open all year round. The 91.6 hectares park was established in 1888and it served as place of refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city during colonial times. It contains large sculpted and manicured gardens and a host of attractions.