Information for Travelers
Malaysia's capital and largest city has a lot to offer visitors, whatever their interests.
The modern cityscape is dominated by the 451-meter-tall Petronas Towers, a pair of skyscrapers made of glass and steel with Islamic elements.
The twin towers offer a publicly accessible walkway and observation deck.
KLCC Park, located at the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers, is the largest urban park in Kuala Lumpur, a 50-acre sanctuary for humans and animals.
KLCC's main attraction is Lake Symphony, a massive lake with a 43-meter bridge spanning it and several fountains, including one that can spew water 180 meters high and offers light and music shows twice a day.
The fountain is particularly impressive at night when you can really appreciate the changing colors in the background of the illuminated Petronas Towers.
As well as being a cosmopolitan metropolis with significant religious influence, Kuala Lumpur is packed with high-end shopping opportunities and plenty of exciting things to do and places to explore.
For many people, it is a starting point for exploring Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur's cultural diversity means there are also plenty of festivals to enjoy in the city.
Including the Thaipusam celebration, which includes a procession that goes all the way to the Batu Caves, another popular tourist destination.
The famous Petronas Twin Towers are not the only wonder of the city, although they are certainly the most visited attraction in the city.
One of the tallest freestanding towers in the world and the tallest in Southeast Asia, the KL Tower reaches 421 meters in the sky.
This tower is mainly used as a TV and communications tower, an Islamic falak observatory and a viewpoint over the city.
The city is also home to British colonial attractions such as the old train station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
Kuala Lumpur's one-street Chinatown begins behind a large arch announcing its name and extends to Chan See Shu Yuen Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Malaysia.
The entire street is covered by a green roof, affectionately known by locals as the "Green Dragon".
Once the cricket ground of the local Selangor Club, this huge open parkland square is now a popular venue for rallies, public events and the National Day Parade.
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