Places In Kuala Lumpur That You Can’t Afford to Miss

About Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia which is a blend of different cultures from China, Malay and India. It offers some of the highest skyscrapers of the world, traditional mosques and Buddhists temples. Kuala Lumpur binds together to form city’s interesting mosaic that you should not miss out on.

Why Go There: Nature Walks | Heritage | Culture
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Solo Trips
Best Time To Visit: March- April & September- November
Trivia: Kuala Lumpur is a Malay term which means ‘muddy confluence’ as it is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers
Things To Bring Back: Malaysian Batik Fabric, Songket, hand-woven crafts, kerongsang, Wau Kite, Durian chocolate, traditional Chinese medicines and herbs.

Also Read: Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur 


Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur

11. Chan See Shu Yuen Temple

This is a beautiful temple in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown which is built in Southern Chinese style. It is the largest and oldest Buddhist temple which was constructed in 1906. It is also called ‘Green Temple’ as it has a bright green tile that is curved at the corners. The open courtyards and symmetrical pavilions will revive you to the core. The pillars inside the temple are painted with gold warriors and mythical creatures. Decorative entrance, blue ceramic vases inside the temple and gold lacquered woodwork adds to the majestic beauty of the temple.

Distance from the city: 2 kms
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Religious people
Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year


10. Jamek Mosque

Jamek Mosque stands where Sungei Klang and Sungei Gombak river meet and it was constructed in 1907. However, it was opened for public in 1909 by Sultan of Selangor. The mosque was designed by Arthur Benison Hubback. Jamek Mosque has three domes with the central dome at a height of 21.3 meters. There are two red and white minarets was inspired by the Indian architecture. You can marvel at the architecture of Jamek Mosque that showcases a blend of culture.

Distance from the city: 3 kms
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Religious people
Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year


9. Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman

Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is an example of traditional Malay architecture. It was constructed in 1920 and belonged to a local chief but now, it is a home to Heritage Malaysia Society. As you tour the house, you can witness traditional architecture, shiny wooden floors, antique furniture, historic art work and photographs. The garden consists of fragrant herbs, fifty Malaysian trees and plants that makes a beautiful heritage garden.

Important: The house is closed on Sundays
Distance from the city:
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Nature-lovers
Best Time To Visit: 11 am – 3 pm


8. Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

It is the largest theme park in Malaysia that spreads over 12356 square meters. The park holds rides, activities, eateries, shows and much more. The site is divided into two areas: Fantasy Garden and Galaxy station that consists of rides of children and adults. There are a number of interesting stalls where you can try your hand at sand art or have a wax model made of your hand. The Supersonic Odyssey is Asia- Pacific’s longest roller coaster which is 800 meters long.

Distance from the city: 4 kms
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family
Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year
Opening Hours: 9:00 Am To 10:00 PM


7. Jalan Alor

If you are a foodie, Jalan Alor is the right place for you. It is a place that houses a number of street food joints and also a few well-built restaurants. Your taste buds can relish on every veg and non-veg cuisine from all parts of the world. There are live shows and music concerts on the streets that you can enjoy while having food. Soothing music and food is a heaven for people who visit Kuala Lumpur for a relaxing vacation.

Distance from the city: 5 kms
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Bachelors | Foodies
Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year


6. Sri Mahamariamman Temple

It is a famous and the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur that was founded in 1873. It is dedicated to Mariamman, the Goddess of Pillai clan. Mariamman is the manifestation of Goddess Parvati. It is built in the south-Indian style and consists of a 5-tiered tower and is the tallest temple in Kuala Lumpur. The pyramid-shaped gate is decorated with a depiction of Hindu-gods which is of 2.9 meters in height. The temple has the main prayer hall that has beautifully carved ceilings and the three shrines located at the periphery of the temple are decorated with an onion-shaped dome.

Distance from the city: 2 kms
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Religious People
Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year


5. Perdana Botanical Garden

Perdana Botanical Garden is a lake garden which is a first large-scale recreational park in Kuala Lumpur. It was established in 1888 and measures 91.6 hectares. The place offers a serene atmosphere for the tourists seeking a quality time with their family or their beloved. Among these tourist’s attractions in the botanical garden, there are some other major attractions like deer park, national monument, hibiscus garden, orchid garden and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. You can take a stroll in the gardens and indulge yourself, away from the city life in the tranquil environment of the park.

Distance from the city: 2 kms
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Religious People
Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year


4. ChinaTown

Chinatown is famous as it houses a large cover market for clothes and accessories. It is the area that never sleeps and is lively and colorful at all times. The place offers famous brands from the world for apparels, sprawling flea markets which sell many local handicraft items and street food corners. The street houses many cafes and eateries where you can relax for some time and gorge on the local cuisine of the place. The old architecture of the place makes it a tourist hub for people. If you have good bargaining skills, you can shop for souvenirs at a reasonable rate. Dive in the culture, tradition and heritage of Kuala Lumpur at Chinatown in the night.

Distance from the city: 3 kms
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family
Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year


3. Kuala Lumpur Tower

KL Tower is a landmark in Kuala Lumpur since 1994. Its unique shape and design are driven by Islamic and Persian architecture. It consists of a viewing deck which is 276 meters above the ground that offers a panoramic and unobstructed view of Kuala Lumpur city. If you wish to in the view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline, you should dine in a revolving restaurant named ‘Atmosphere 360’. The restaurant is placed in the same compound in KL towers that provides Malaysian cuisine at a reasonable rate. The perfect ambience of the restaurant is apt for a romantic dinner date with your sweetheart.

Distance from the city: 6 kms
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family | Honeymoon Couples
Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year


2. Petronas Twin Towers

It is a skyscraper which was designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli. The tower was designed in a distinct postmodern design that makes it a landmark in Kuala Lumpur. It was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad on 1st August, 1999. Towers are occupied by Petronas and the other office space is for other companies. There is a space that is meant for tourists like Suria KLCC (foreign luxury goods, art gallery, underwater aquarium), KLCC Park, Skybridge and much more. It is an incredible place to visit in Kuala Lumpur as it houses a plethora of fun activities.

Distance from the city: 6 kms
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family
Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year


1. Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and temples in Gombak, Malaysia. It is named after a river ‘Sungai Batu’ which flows past the hill. The presiding deity is ‘Lord Murugan’ and it is a focal point of Hindu festival in Malaysia. The cave is around 400 million years old and it is believed that some of the caves were used as shelters by tribal people of ‘Orang Asli’. The temple in this cave has 272 concrete steps that you need to climb to get to the temple. Batu Caves consist of three caves: Cathedral Cave, Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave. You can enjoy the pleasant weather around the caves as it is surrounded by greenery and serene environment.

Distance from the city: 15 kms
Time Required: 2-3 hours
Ideal For: Friends | Family
Best Time To Visit: Throughout the year


Other Attractions In Kuala Lumpur

  • Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
  • Petrosains Science Discovery Center
  • Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
  • Thean Hou Temple
  • Royal Selangor Visitor Center

Hidden Gems

  • Visit the ‘National Zoo’ in Kuala Lumpur if you are a wildlife enthusiast
  • Enjoy the nightlife of Kuala Lumpur at ‘Heli Lounge Bar’
  • Visit the Chinese ‘Guandi Temple’ in Chinatown
  • Dine in the most famous café ‘Old China Café’ that consists of red walls, Chinese paintings and photography and marble-topped table tops
  • Visit ‘Shiatsu Massage’ for a relaxing full body massage

You can also book a holiday package so that you don’t miss out on visiting any place in Kuala Lumpur and save money by using Luxury Escape Offers.


CashKaro Recommendation

If you plan to tour Kuala Lumpur, you should not miss these places to visit:

  • Visit ‘Zouk club’ if you wish to experience the nightlife of Kuala Lumpur
  • Shop at ‘central Market’ in Chinatown
  • Gorge on the desserts and a number of delectable Malay dishes from ‘Merchant’s Lane’
  • Taste the famous dish from Kuala Lumpur named ‘Lim Ah Leong Curry Mee’ and ‘Egg tart’

How To Reach Kuala Lumpur

Airways
New Delhi Airport
You can book your flights and save your money by using: EaseMyTrip Offers | Spicejet Promo Code |


Where To Stay In Kuala Lumpur

Cosmo Hotel | Pacific Express Hotel | Impiana KLCC Hotel
You can book your hotel and avail great discounts by using: Cleartrip Hotel Offers | Radisson Blu Promo Code


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