The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (KL) has metamorphosed from a small Chinese village to a bustling metropolis, over time. It has over six and a half million residents and some fantastic attractions. The world's most economical hotels, delicious food, shopping places and other attractions make Kuala Lumpur top the list of South Asian travel destinations. The city merges with surrounding towns and creates what is called the Klang Valley. Let us explore some of its major attractions.
Kuala Lumpur Attractions
This is a small stretch of Indian shops in Kuala Lumpur, with Indian goods galore. These include Bollywood music, Indian breads and flower garlands, amongst other trademark goods from the country.
Located just ten minutes away from Chow Kit Market, Kampung Baru is the oldest Malay residential area in the city, and is a huge tourist attraction.
Located in the Northern suburbs of KL, Batu Caves are the focal point of the Thaipusam festival held each year, in the month of February. There are 272 steps leading to the entrance of the cave, from the middle part.
This is the main museum of Malaysia, which is located just outside the city's Lake Gardens. It is a must-see attraction in KL, especially if you are visiting the city with kids.
National Library is home to many academic, international and local books. It is also a fantastic place in which to while away your leisure hours.
Petronas Twin Towers
These towers once made up the world's tallest building. Even today, they continue to be a point of fascination for tourists and offer a great view of the entire city of Kuala Lumpur.
Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill)
This is a forest reserve that is located in the heart of the city and has the Menara KL Tower sited within, which allows visitors to get an even better view of the city than the one offered by the Petronas Towers.