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
- 2Batu Caves
- 3Kuala Lumpur Tower
- 4Sunway Lagoon
- 5Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
- 7National Monument
- 8Thean Hou Temple
- 9Merdeka Square
- 10Perdana Botanical Garden
- 11National Mosque of Malaysia
- 12Genting Highlands
- 13Istana Negara
- 14Aquaria KLCC
- 15Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
- 16Sultan Abdul Samad Building
- 17Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
- 18KLCC Park
Other Sightseeing Options in Kuala Lumpur
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What People Are Saying About Kuala Lumpur
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.
The web site was very frustrating as it became impossible to get our voucher, even after repeated tries. Even though it was ultimately resolved, we wasted far too much valuable vacation time to get confirmation that the tour was a go.
Great day trip. We booked day before and ended up on a private tour. The elephant sanctuary is small but great. The weather was rainy in morning which meant the river was too high to bathe with elephants but we got to see their trainers go in the lake with them and bathe them and it was so cute! The elephants looked like they were loving it! Nice to see. Our guide took us to bath caves on way back too as we didn't get to bathe so we had extra time. Worth a visit but currently under construction so it's not as the picture shows and full of builders. Grab a bucket and help them walk it up the 200 odd steps though- do your bit! Overall great trip. Would recommend it! X
Our Guide on the day was knowledgeable and informative - had a wonderful sense of humour and we found ourselves often laughing along with him - it can be difficult on a tour with only the guide and ourselves - we felt very comfortable and welcomed. The tour inclusions were all amazing and very different experiences. Highlight was the fireflies!!!!!