Top 10 Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is called KL by locals. Its modern skyline is dominated by the 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The towers also offer a public skybridge and observation deck. Here are Top 10 Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Petronas Towers

    The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Bukit Bintang

    Bukit Bintang is the name of the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur.

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    Aquaria KLCC


    The Aquaria KLCC is an oceanarium located beneath Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre within Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

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    Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

    It is a popular tourist attraction in the country, receiving an annual average of 200,000 visitors. It is located adjacent to the Lake Gardens.

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    Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia


    The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia was officially opened on 12 December 1998. The museum is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s tourist belt amidst the lush greenery of Perdana Botanical Gardens.

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    National Mosque of Malaysia


    It has a capacity of 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres of beautiful gardens.

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    Merdeka Square


    It is situated in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It was here the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on 31 August 1957.

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    Batu Caves


    Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor.

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    Petaling Street

    Haggling is a common sight here and the place is usually crowded with locals as well as tourists.

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    KLCC Park

    The KLCC Park is a public park located in the vicinity of Suria KLCC. The park has been designed to provide greenery to Petronas Twin Towers and the areas surrounding it.

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    Thean Hou Temple


    It is located on a 1.67 acres of land atop Robson Heights along Lorong Bellamy, overlooking Jalan Syed Putra. It was completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989.

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    National Museum

    The museum is situated in close proximity to the Perdana Lake Gardens and it provides an overview of Malaysian history and culture.

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    Genting Highlands

    Developed since the 1960s, the site comprises hotels, a shopping mall, restaurants and the Casino de Genting. Its Chin Swee Caves Temple sits on forested acreage with mountain views. Genting Skyway, a cable car, connects the resort with the plateau town Gohtong Jaya.

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    Kuala Lumpur Tower

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    Sin Sze Si Ya Temple


    Sin Sze Si Ya Temple is the temple built by Yap Ah Loy's workers. The information board at the front entrance says "The Sin Sze Si Ya Temple was founded in 1864 by Kapitan Yap Ah Loy, it is dedicated to patron deities of Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya.

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    Jamek Mosque

    Built in 1909, Jamek Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur. It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback.

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    Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

    Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is an indoor theme park on the 5th to 8th floors of Berjaya Times Square.

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    Stadium Negara

    Stadium Negara, also known as Stadium Tertutup, is an indoor arena located in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Pusat Sains Negara


    Pusat Sains Negara or National Science Centre is a science centre in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Istana Budaya


    The Istana Budaya, founded in September 1999, is Malaysia's main venue for all types of theatre including musical theatre, operetta, classical concert and opera from local and international performances.

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    Royal Malaysian Police Museum


    The Royal Malaysian Police Museum is a museum that showcases the history of the Malaysian police force.

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    Istana Negara, Jalan Istana

    The Istana Negara along Jalan Istana was the former residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

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    Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields


    Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields is a Buddhist site founded by the Sinhalese community based in the areas surrounding Kuala Lumpur to provide a place of worship in the Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist tradition.

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    Federal Territory Mosque

    It is located near MATRADE complex and the Federal Government Complex off Jalan Duta.

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    Maybank Numismatic Museum

    It holds the largest coin and money collection in Malaysia. The museum is housed in Maybank Tower at Jalan Tun Perak.

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    Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

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    Low Yat Plaza


    Low Yat Plaza is a shopping specializing electronics and IT products in Kuala Lumpur.

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    Bukit Tabur

    The hill is very prominent as it is part of Klang Gates Quartz Ridge and can be seen from the Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2.

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    As Syakirin Mosque

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    Petronas Tower 3

    The 58-storey Petronas Tower 3, previously known as Carigali Tower, skyscraper is completed on a plot of land known as Lot C KLCC, measuring 1.06 acres adjacent to KLCC Kuala Lumpur.

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