This list of 7 best things to do in Kuala Lumpur should be included in any tourist’s itinerary. It consists of the city’s most iconic landmarks, both natural and man-made, and showcases the best Kuala Lampur has to offer. This Malaysian capital is known for its multiethnic community, which mainly consists of Malay, Indian, and Chinese populaces. As a result, you will find vibrant events and festivities celebrated throughout the year.

When staying at a destination, some things you can do without, and others are considered the essence of a place. So, we decided to compile a complete guide of Kuala Lumpur’s best attractions and things to do in Kuala Lupmpur– be it the Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, as well as culturally inspiring streets markets and botanical gardens.

1. Visit the famous Petronas Towers

One of the most iconic sights in the world, the Petronas Towers is the tallest twin towers in the world. The towers feature postmodern construction and style and also feature Islamic designs due to the Muslim majority in Malaysia. Tourists flock here for the walk over the sky bridge that joins the two towers together.

Menara Berkembar Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Photo by Vlad Shapochnikov on Unsplash

2. Explore the Kampung Baru neighbourhood

Make sure to explore the Kampung Baru neighborhood to discover a cultural and historical hub of KL that is unlike any other part of the city. You will get to see some of the last remaining traditional houses in the city, juxtaposed next to modern skyscrapers which are quite a cool sight.

Kampung Baru, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Photo by Esmonde Yong on Unsplash

3. Enjoy a firefly boat ride on the Selangor River

If you prefer nature to big cities, then we have an idea that might excite you. There are rare places in the world where you can experience the magic of synchronous fireflies.  This whole experience will take about 20 minutes and will be very cool to see the fireflies lighting up the mangroves in unison. So, if you wish to get out of the city and see Mother Nature at her finest, this could be a cool addition to your time in Kuala Lumpur.

Selangor, Malaysia
Photo by Esmonde Yong on Unsplash

4. Head to Batu Caves

If you want to visit an exclusive attraction around KL, make your way to Batu Caves. Take a deep breath and climb up the 272 steps to this limestone hill, home to a series of caves filled with Hindu memorials and temples. This sacred site is pretty awe-inspiring and makes for a good half-day trip. Situated about 13 kilometers, the caves can be easily reached by taxi or public transit.

Batu Caves
Photo by Jennifer Pelegrin on Unsplash

5. Explore Little India

Immerse yourself in KL’s colorful Indian community with a trip to Brickfields. Situated just a short walk from Sentral LRT Station, this area hums with energy and the sounds of Bollywood music and aromatic spices. Fill up on delicious Indian food as you explore the vibrant area.

Brickfields, Kuala Lampur
Photo by Kelvin T on Unsplash

6. See undersea life at Aquaria KLCC

Within a walking distance from the Petronas Twin Towers, you will find Aquaria KLCC, a huge aquarium covering 60,000 square feet filled with 5,000 different exhibits of both aquatic and non-aquatic creatures. It is the type of place you can go back to numerous times and still see something new. The well-organized layout makes exploring easy and there’s something interesting to see everywhere you turn. One of the highlights is the 90-metre-long transparent tunnel with a moving walkway filled with sharks, sea turtles and stingrays.

Arapaima gigas in Aquaria KLCC
Arapaima gigas in Aquaria KLCC

7. Make some feathered friends at KL Bird Park

If you love birds then you will want to make time on your itinerary to hang out at KL Bird Park, known to have the world’s biggest free-flight walk-in aviary. Here you will find over 3,000 birds of various species from around the world, many of which are not in cages or enclosures.

Not all flamingos are brightly colored, some are grey or white.
Photo by Ira on Unsplash

We hope these 7 best things to do in KL would help you when you plan your next holiday in Malaysia. But wait, there is one more thing we can do for you, and that is plan a personalized Malaysia trip for you. So simply choose one of our Malaysia holiday packages and let Akbar Travels customize your trip for you. You can also get complete information about Malaysia tour packages and Malaysia Visa with us.

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