Kuala Lumpur is the capita city of Malaysia. It is also known as the cultural and economic centre of the country. Kuala Lumpur is the fastest growing metropolitan region in Malaysia, in terms of population and economy. It is also one of the famous tourist destinations around the globe. The city has hogged the limelight with its beautiful hi-tech buildings, cheap hotels, great shopping and delicious cuisine. Read on to know about the tourist attractions of Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur Attractions
Dataran Merdeka (The Independence Square)
Dataran Merdeka is the venue for the annual Hari Merdeka Parade (National Day Parade). This is because it is the place where the Malaysian flag was hoisted for the first time.
The House of Parliament
The Parliament House of Kuala Lumpur was built in 1962, near the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens. The house symbolizes the democratic system of Malaysia.
It is Malaysia's main venue for all types of theatre, including musical theater, operetta, classical concert and opera, where local and international performances are organized.
Istana Negara (National Palace)
It is the official royal residence of King of Malaysia. It stands on a 28 acre (110,000 m) site. It is located at a commanding position on the slope of a hill of Bukit Petaling, overlooking the Klang River, along Jalan Syed Putra.
The Kuala Lumpur Tower
The Kuala Lumpur Tower is also known as Menara Kuala Lumpur or KL. It is the tallest tower in the city.
Muzium Negara (National Museum)
Muzium Negara is a museum located on Jalan Damansara, in Kuala Lumpur. The museum comprises elements of traditional Malay and modern style.
Putra World Trade Centre
This is the main convention and exhibition centre in Kuala Lumpur. This building is used for the International Quran Reading Competition every year.
Tugu Negara (National Monument)
This monument commemorates people who died in Malaysian war of Independence. The monument shows a group of soldiers holding Malaysian National Flag.