Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, and has several districts. It means 'muddy estuary' in Malay. It has developed from a small Chinese village to a big metropolis with a population of around 6.5 million. Kuala Lumpur tops the list of South Asian travel destinations, because of its economical hotels, delicious food, fantastic shopping spots and other tourist attractions. The city merges with surrounding towns to create the 'Klang Valley'. Read on to explore the major attractions of Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur Attractions
The City Center
The City Center is the commercial center located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It includes the Petronas Twin towers, the Suria KLCC Shopping Mall, a park, a 5-star hotel and several office blocks.
This is a stretch of Indian shops in Kuala Lumpur, which deal in retailing traditional Indian goods like spices, breads and even Bollywood music.
This is the oldest Malay residential area in Kuala Lumpur, which is situated about 10 minutes away from Chow Kit Market.
Batu Caves are located to the north of the city. The large hill is shaped like one big mound, where the middle part holds the main cave, having 272 steps leading up to the entrance.
The National Museum is also known as Muzium Negara and it is located just outside the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens. It is the main museum of Malaysia.
National Mosque is located near the Lake Gardens in Kuala Lumpur. The mosque is elegantly designed, with contemporary and traditional Islamic art and calligraphy.
Thean Hou Temple
This is one of the oldest temples in Southeast Asia. It is located on top of the hill next to the Taman Seputeh.