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Seeing the most out of KL

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Known simply as KL, Kuala Lumpur only dates back to the 19th century, when it was still a British colony. It is a mix of cultures, where Malays, Chinese and Indians live with their own heritage and foods. With its modern skyline and open spaces, it has become one of southeast Asia most pleasant cities.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter

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24 Places

Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Parks

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Parks

Taman Orkid Kuala Lumpur

Gardens

Railway Station and Administration Building

Architectural Buildings

National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

Sacred & Religious Sites

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Art Museums

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Architectural Buildings

Merdeka Square

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Central Market Kuala Lumpur

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Shopping Malls

Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur

Neighbourhoods, Flea & Street Markets

Jalan Petaling

Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Little India Brickfields

Neighbourhoods

Jalan Masjid India

Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

Sacred & Religious Sites

Jalan Alor

Neighbourhoods

Jalan Ampang

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Bintang Walk

Neighbourhoods

Menara Kuala Lumpur

Observation Decks & Towers

Petronas Twin Towers

Architectural Buildings

KLCC Park

Parks

Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Malls

Istana Negara

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

National Museum

Speciality Museums

Christmate11's City Tips

  • - Use the metro system to visit downtown.
  • Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
    Parks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is a vast park with a big lake. People come here to relax, refresh and spend some time in the green area.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #59 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Playground closed, hard to get taxi, DIRTY DIRTY LAKE 22/07/2018
    • Somewhere for the whole family 22/07/2018
    • Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
    Address:
    Jalan Kuantan
    Kuala Lumpur 53200
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2617 6273
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 21:00
    Other:
  • Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is a nice place to see with children to discover the different species of birds that can be seen in this part of the world.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful colourful birds 19/10/2018
    • Very unusual and fun 19/10/2018
    • Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
    Address:
    920 Jalan Cenderawasih
    Taman Tasik Perdana
    Kuala Lumpur 50480
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2272 1010
    Other:
  • Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
    Parks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is a great place to be among thousands of beautiful butterflies as you enter the huge shelter where are free to flutter.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #50 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Well maintained but not enough butterflies 14/10/2018
    • So many Colors 11/10/2018
    • Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
    Address:
    Jalan Cenderasari
    Kuala Lumpur 50480
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2693 4799
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Taman Orkid Kuala Lumpur
    Gardens
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Apart from Singapore, this is one of the best places in the region to see many varieties of local orchids.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #70 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Small 18/10/2018
    • A real disappointment ... 17/09/2018
    • Taman Orkid Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    Jalan Chenderawasih
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2617 6404
    Other:
  • Railway Station and Administration Building
    Architectural Buildings
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This lovely old building is a testimony of the British colonial period.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #44 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Outside only 13/10/2018
    • Old and New Architecture 11/10/2018
    • Railway Station and Administration Building
    Address:
    Jalan Hishamuddin
    Kuala Lumpur 53800
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2267 1200
  • National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Built in 1965, the National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara) is a modern structure representing Malaysia modernity. It can hold 15,000 people. Its minaret is 73m high and its main dome has the shape of an umbrella.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • What a spectacle. 16/10/2018
    • Fascinating! 15/10/2018
    • National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
    Address:
    Jalan Perdana
    Kuala Lumpur 50480
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2693 7784
    Other:
  • Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
    Art Museums
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Great little museum to visit with an interesting array of Islamic artwork.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful space and interesting exhibits 14/10/2018
    • Fascinating 14/10/2018
    • Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
    Address:
    Jalan Lembah
    Kuala Lumpur 50480
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2274 2020
    Other:
  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building
    Architectural Buildings
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is an iconic monument of KL. Built at the end of the 19th century by a British architect, it is another landmark of the colonial style of Malaya. Inspired by the Indian Moghul architecture, it stands in front of the vast Merdeka (Independence) Square having one of the tallest flagpole in the world.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • It was closed 15/10/2018
    • Merdeka Square 14/10/2018
    • Sultan Abdul Samad Building
    Address:
    Jalan Raja
    Merdeka Square
    Kuala Lumpur 50050
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 1-300-88-5050
    Other:
  • Merdeka Square
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is a huge green square in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Royal Selangor Club and the old Anglican Church. It is called 'merdeka', meaning independence' in Malay, because this is where the Independence was declared in 1957.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Excellent walkabouts. 17/10/2018
    • Nice to go in the afternoon. 12/10/2018
    • Merdeka Square
    Phone:
    +60 3-2698 3333
    Other:
  • Central Market Kuala Lumpur
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Shopping Malls
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This old stylish covered market is an old institution in KL. A good place to see and buy local handicraft, sit for a drink or taste delicious local delicacies.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Good for gifts & souvenirs 18/10/2018
    • Large market - good for wandering around 18/10/2018
    • Central Market Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    Jalan Hang Kasturi
    Kuala Lumpur 50050
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2031 0399
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 21:30
    Other:
  • Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
    Neighbourhoods, Flea & Street Markets
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Chinatown is an old downtown landmark of KL. They have now covered up the main street. The whole area is worth visiting by foot. Best time to go is at night.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #64 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Great Bargains on “Designer” Goods 19/10/2018
    • Waste of time 18/10/2018
    • Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    Jalan Petaling
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 17-537 4272
    Other:
  • Jalan Petaling
    Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Jalan means street in malay. Jalan Petaling is the main shopping street of Chinatown. It is now covered up and lacks its old charm.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #71 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Really Vibrant Night Life 09/10/2018
    • DAY MARKET/ NIGHTMARKET 26/09/2018
    • Jalan Petaling
  • Little India Brickfields
    Neighbourhoods
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Like Chinatown, this colourful area reveals the Indian Heritage of KL.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #57 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Not authentic 15/10/2018
    • Indian diaspora place 06/10/2018
    • Little India Brickfields
    Address:
    Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields
    Kuala Lumpur 50470
    Malaysia
    Other:
  • Jalan Masjid India
    Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is in the heart of the Indian section of KL fragrant with Indian perfumes and also a very busy commercial area.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Great outdoor market 16/10/2018
    • Must Visit 07/10/2018
    • Jalan Masjid India
    Address:
    Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
  • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Founded in 1873, this is the oldest and most elaborate Hindu Temple in town. It is not far from Chinatown and Central Market.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very unique architecture! 16/10/2018
    • its unique temple 16/10/2018
    • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
    Address:
    163 Jln. Tun H.S. Lee
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2078 3467
    Other:
  • Jalan Alor
    Neighbourhoods
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Jalan Alor is an old city institution. It is busy all night till the wee hours and this is where you can taste KL best delicacies. Not to be missed!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • - Go there in night time
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Street food with a spice of adventure 19/10/2018
    • A Malaysia trip is not complete without a visit here! 18/10/2018
    • Jalan Alor
    Phone:
    +60 3-2144 2177
    Other:
  • Jalan Ampang
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Jalan Ampang is a very long avenue in KL. It is where KLCC is located. Many embassies and big hotels can be found in the vicinity of this trendy thoroughfare.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #107 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Jalan Damai off Jalan Ampang 03/02/2018
    • Best Ampang Burgur 21/01/2018
    • Jalan Ampang
  • Bintang Walk
    Neighbourhoods
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is KL heart! It is busy night or day. This is the trendiest part of town, At night, there is much activity there.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Excellent 15/10/2018
    • Entertaint when night 25/09/2018
    • Bintang Walk
    Other:
  • Menara Kuala Lumpur
    Observation Decks & Towers
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    Christmate11 Says:

    The KL Tower was completed in 1995. With its telecommunication antenna, it is 421m high and is classified as the 7th highest freestanding tower in the world. It has an observatory deck, which offers a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. There is also a revolving restaurant on the top.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • - Food & service at the revolving restaurant are not worth the price
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Service and Interesting Tower. 19/10/2018
    • Family vacation 19/10/2018
    • Menara Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    No. 2 Jalan Punchak
    Off Jalan P Ramlee
    Kuala Lumpur 50250
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2020 5444
    Price range:
    US$52 - US$52
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Petronas Twin Towers
    Architectural Buildings
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    Christmate11 Says:

    The Petronas Twin Towers have become KL main landmark. They were the highest construction in the world for a few years with 452m and were completed in 1996. They remain a unique & elegant construction designed by the Argentine American architect César Pelli.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • If you are in KL you must do this. 19/10/2018
    • Fabulous Feat of Engineering 19/10/2018
    • Petronas Twin Towers
    Phone:
    +603 2331 8080
    Hours:
    Tue - Thu
    09:00 - 21:00
    Fri
    09:00 - 13:00
    14:30 - 21:00
    Sat - Sun
    09:00 - 21:00
    Other:
  • KLCC Park
    Parks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    KLCC is the name of a beautiful & luxurious mall at the foot of the Petronas Towers. This shopping mall also opens on a wonderful park.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • - Many nice cafés & restaurants there and the best English bookshop in town.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nature by the Petronas Towers 19/10/2018
    • Great views and pleasant walk 19/10/2018
    • KLCC Park
    Address:
    Jalan Ampang
    Kuala Lumpur 50450
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2380 9032
    Hours:
    Thu
    02:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur
    Shopping Malls
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is another huge shopping-mall that also offers an amusement center.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Imposing 19/10/2018
    • Nice place 18/10/2018
    • Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    1 Jalan Imbi
    Kuala Lumpur 55100
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2117 3111
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Istana Negara
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Istana Negara (National Palace) was the former residence of the Supreme King of Malaysia until 2011, when a new palace was built. It has now become a Royal Museum.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Fabulous Palace in Yellow 19/10/2018
    • Great Quick Glance 18/10/2018
    • Istana Negara
    Address:
    Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim
    Bukit Damansara
    Kuala Lumpur 50490
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-6200 1000
    Other:
  • National Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Christmate11 Says:

    The National Museum (Muzium Negara) provides a good introduction to Malaysian history and culture.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 270 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fascinating Insight into Malaysian History 19/10/2018
    • Poorly Maintained, Bad English, More Could Have Been Done 18/10/2018
    • National Museum
    Address:
    Jalan Damansara
    Kuala Lumpur 50566
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2282 6255
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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