10 Things You Must Do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is a city of diverse culture, including the ethnic Malays, Indian migrants, British colonials and Chinese. In Kuala Lumpur, you can see how the city preserved its historic, heritage buildings, and temples with modern towers, buildings and shopping malls. The city offers so many things to do, see, and eat. Here are the 10 things you must do in Kuala Lumpur to complete your Kuala Lumpur trip !

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1. Visit the Iconic PETRONAS Towers in Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Towers are one of the most iconic sights in Kuala Lumpur. As one of the world’s tallest twin structures, the towers are a must-visit for photographers and architecture enthusiasts alike. Don’t forget to walk over the bridge that joins the two towers and enjoy the breathtaking city view of Kuala Lumpur!

2. Visit the historic Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Built in the nineteenth century, the Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur. With its colorful and vibrant structure, it is one of the most popular tourist places. Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the perfect place to learn about the culture and religions of Kuala Lumpur.

3. Spend a fun day at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park offers so much fun for everyone! Water slides, surf beach, wave pool and a man made river ride, time will fly at the 323,749 sqm Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. With five different zones including the water park, scream park, amusement park, extreme park and wildlife park, this is the ideal place for you and your family to spend a whole day of fun and adventure! 

4. Enjoy the views at Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower

Menara KL Tower is one of the most recognizable and popular landmark in Kuala Lumpur along with the Petronas Towers. The tower is 421 metres and its viewing deck is at 276 metres where visitors can enjoy the most spectacular city view of Kuala Lumpur. The view is stunning during the day and even better at night with the city lights. 

5. Take a walk in KLCC Park

KLCC park is located right below the Petronas Towers – it will be easy to spot the area. KLCC park is specially designed to provide Kuala Lumpur with green space with trees, large lake, waterfalls and garden. There is also a water show twice daily by the fountain attraction!

6. Night out at the Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is the main shopping and nightlife district in Kuala Lumpur. Spend the day in Bukit Bintang, the main shopping area of the Golden Triangle with well-known malls or enjoy the city’s entertainment spots with clubs, bars, and karaoke joints at the Golden Triangle.

7. Visit a Buddhist Temple at Thean Hou Temple

The iconic landmark Thean Hou temple is one of the oldest and largest temple in Southeast Asia. The six-tiered Buddhist temple overlooking the highway and the city gives unique sights with wonderful views of the city. 

8. Enjoy your day at Perdana Botanical Gardens

The Perdana Botanical Gardens, also called Lake Gardens, is 10,000 sqm flower gardens with man made fountains, rock gardens and 800 species of orchids. You can find Malaysia’s national flower in full bloom in Hibiscus Garden in the Perdana Botanical Gardens. 

9. Take a walk in Central Market

Central Market is one of Kuala Lumpur’s popular tourist attraction where you can find boutiques, handcraft, authentic Malaysian souvenir shops. It has been classified as a Heritage Site by the National Heritage Department. On the second floor of Central Market, you can enjoy some local restaurants and a food court as well. 

10. Have an adventurous day with White Water Rafting 

If you are looking for something more adventurous activities, white water rafting in Kuala Lumpur will definitely be a perfect day for you. Experience the rapids surrounded by the greenery view and enjoy the day by the river!

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