Top Tours & Activities in Kuala Lumpur
KL, as the locals call their home, offers a great spectrum of activities. Shop til you drop in Bukit Bintang, gaze upon the city from the top of the Petronas Towers or find serenity in the parks. Day and night, Malaysia's capital has something for everyone.
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which dominates this Independence Square, reflects the influences of Mughal architecture, a mix of Indian, Persian and Islamic design.
17 acres of lush greenery at the base of the Petronas Towers offer respite during a day of sightseeing. Don't miss the Lake Symphony water display of the two fountains.
At 1,483 feet these twin towers are the city's iconic symbols. The double-decker skybridge, which links the two buildings on the 41st and 42nd floors, is 558 feet above the ground.
Walk among the sea creatures down a 295-foot-long glass tunnel.Other aquarium exhibits include a shipwreck and piranha tank. Don't miss the sharks' feeding time at 3:00PM.
While dining at the revolving restaurant 900 feet above the hustle and bustle of the capital city, this broadcasting tower offers a sweeping panorama of twinkling city lights.
This central district, also known as Bintang Walk, is abuzz day and night, and locals and visitors alike will find all their shopping, dining and entertainment needs fulfilled.
Mind the cheeky monkeys on the way up the 272 steps, which lead to the entrance of three caves. The Temple Cave has a 300-foot-high ceiling and houses sacred Hindu shrines.
The 18 points on the main, star-shaped dome represent Malaysia's 13 states and the five pillars of Islam. The grounds also contain wonderful gardens and white marble pools.
3,000 birds call this park home, where two areas allow them to come and go as they wish. Visitors have a unique experience to admire some 200 species in a natural habitat setting.
Visitors will find an Asian-style Las Vegas at Genting Highland, complete with hotels, casinos and a theme park on a mountain peak above the rainforest.
The observation deck and skybridge are open from 9:00AM-9:00PM Tuesday - Sunday; closed Mondays and between 1:00PM-2:30PM on Fridays. Tickets cost RM 84.80 and are limited every day. Therefore, it's recommendable to purchase tickets in advance online.
The Aquaria is open daily from 10:30AM-8:00PM and costs RM 53.00. The Bird Park is open daily from 9:00AM-6:00PM and costs RM 50.00.
There is direct KTM Komuter train service, which runs every 30 minutes from KL Sentral Train Station to the Batu Cave Komuter Station. A one-way ticket costs RM 2.00. Opening hours are daily from 6:00AM-9:00PM, admission is free.
Buses from KL leave daily, and the trip takes approximately one hour. Some go directly to the resort area, while others stop at Genting Skyway; visitors can take a cable car from there. The theme park is open from 8:00AM-10:00PM, and admission for a day-pass is RM 38.00. Visitors can also purchase a two-day pass and express lane tickets.
- LanguageEnglish, Cantonese and Mandarin
- CurrencyMYR (RM)
- Time ZoneUTC (+08:00)
- Country Code+60
- Best time to visitWarm temperatures and unexpected rainstorms occur throughout the year, making one season no better than another for a visit.
Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur
Top Attractions in Kuala Lumpur
- 1Petronas Towers
- 2Kuala Lumpur Tower
- 3Batu Caves
- 4Sunway Lagoon
- 5Thean Hou Temple
- 6Merdeka Square
- 7National Mosque of Malaysia
- 8Perdana Botanical Garden
- 9Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
- 10National Monument
- 11Genting Highlands
- 12Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
- 13Istana Negara
- 14Aquaria KLCC
- 15Sultan Abdul Samad Building
- 16Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
- 17KLCC Park
Other Sightseeing Options in Kuala Lumpur
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What People Are Saying About Kuala Lumpur
Charlie & Dasharin were the perfect tour guides with excellent knowledge of the local cuisine. They took us to 3 different stops to try local Malaysian, Chinese and Indian food & drink that was all delicious and we wouldn't have known where to start without the guides. They did all the ordering and we did all the eating! It was a perfect way to spend the evening with a nice group of people. would definitely reccomend!
We booked the tickets on-line, better to be 15 minutes before. Good organized, fantastic. The steel and glass facade, Sky Bridge, Observation deck ....
This is a tour for food, of course, but also to learn about local cultural habits and interesting tidbits about the guide and his life.
Our visit to the Petronas Tiwers was excellent, staff were efficient, polite and highly professional. The whole experience was amazing particularly when we got to the highest public observation point. Breathtaking. In complete contrast KL Tower required an extra payment on arrival to climb to the top! In addition staff were uninterested in the needs of visitors more interested in eating noodles and chatting than ensuring the lifts were properly attended or in explaining anything about the building. In balance the draw of walking on the glass floor at the top of the KL doesn't justify the cost and the view back at the Petronas towers is the only reason to go up the KL Tower.
Good views over KL. Very polite and helpful staff. Lifts very small and crowded. If tickets purchased on site would have cost 85 rupees per person. We paid £60 to booking.com which is twice the price but tickets were delivered to hotel.