National Monument, Kuala Lumpur

National Monument, Kuala Lumpur

National Monument, Kuala Lumpur: Our most recommended tours and activities

Kuala Lumpur: Half-Day City Tour

1. Kuala Lumpur: Half-Day City Tour

Discover the modern and colonial architecture of Kuala Lumpur on a half-day tour, and marvel at attractions from the upscale shopping mall of the Petronas Twin Towers to the one-of-a-kind street markets. Continue to the King's Palace (Istana Negara) and take pictures of the intricate royal residence. Contrast the glass and steel marvels of the city center with the manicured grounds of the National Mosque and its dome of blue and green tiles. Pay your respects to those who lost their lives in the struggle for independence at Tugu Negara. Visit the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Chocolate Shop, where you can purchase exquisite chocolates.  •9:00am/2:00pm Pick up from Hotels/Residences/Suite in Kuala Lumpur City's •Golden Triangle area (except Pudu area) •Petronas Twin Towers (photo stop) •Handicraft Centre, Cocoa Boutique •King's Palace (photo stop) •National Monument •National Museum (photo stop), National Mosque (photo stop) •Sultan Abdul Samad Building •12:30pm/5:30pm drop off Hotels/Residences/Suite in Kuala Lumpur City's Golden Triangle area (except Pudu area) The itinerary is subject to change based on weather or traffic conditions of the day

Private KL City Tour with Petronas Twin Towers & Batu Caves

2. Private KL City Tour with Petronas Twin Towers & Batu Caves

Start your sightseeing in Kuala Lumpur with hotel pickup in a private vehicle, then gain entry to the Observation Deck and Skybridge of the Petronas Twin Towers. Take in the magnificent city skyline from one of the most iconic buildings in Malaysia. Next, make a photo stop at Merdeka Square (Independence Square) for a look at its diverse architecture, followed by the Istana Negara (King’s Palace), which offers a view of gardens, pools, and courtyards. Visit the Lake Gardens and enjoy a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the city. At the Central Market, you'll find local foods and a variety of souvenirs, batik masterpieces, jewellery, and paintings. Pass by the Old Railway Station to marvel at its intricate Moorish styling with columns, arcs, and verandas. Then move on to the National Monument and the National Mosque, each a staggering symbol of Malaysian independence. Leaving Kuala Lumpur's modern buildings and monuments behind, your driver takes you to the limestone caverns of Batu Caves. Peer into one of Malaysia's largest Hindu sites and marvel at the impressive shrines while you soak up the tranquil atmosphere. See the remarkable statue of Lord Muruga at the entrance and visit two more caves with carvings to explore before a hotel drop-off.

Half-Day Kuala Lumpur Exploration Tour

3. Half-Day Kuala Lumpur Exploration Tour

This 4-hour tour is your opportunity to visit and take photos of the most iconic sites in Kuala Lumpur, such as the King’s Palace, Independence Square, the Petronas Twin Towers, the National Mosque, the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, and more. See magnificent Merdeka Square, a symbol of Malaysian independence and one of the most picturesque squares in the world. Admire architectural masterpieces of modern and ancient times. You’ll see the King’s Palace, the famous Istana Negara, a residence of the King of Malaysia. While visitors can’t enter the building, you can take photos of the fascinating architecture along with the changing of the guards, which occurs hourly. The Petronas Twin Towers are an ideal place for a spectacular selfie. The Towers are justifiably considered a highlight of a trip to Kuala Lumpur, as they present an opportunity to marvel at the city’s skyline and capture unforgettable moments on camera. You’ll also visit the National Mosque. Built in 1965, Masjid Negara is located in the very heart of the city amid lush green gardens. Admire one of the most elegant buildings in Kuala Lumpur, featuring a spectacular main dome covered in green and blue tiles, and the 48 smaller green domes spread across the Mecca-inspired courtyard. The Chinese Thean Hou Temple is beautiful synergy of styles as Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism join to form an unforgettable architectural ensemble. See numerous statues of animals from astrology and impressive statues of the Goddess of Mercy and the Goddess of the Waterfront. See Lake Gardens, a beautiful and calming getaway from the bustle of the city. Visit the National Museum, home to collections of ancient and modern art pieces, weapons, and traditional costumes. Marvel at the exquisite façade of the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, an ideal setting for a photo op, with its fairytale-like towers and mix of Eastern and Western architectural styles. Also known as Tugu Negara, the National Monument commemorates the lives that were lost in the fight for Malaysian independence. Designed by Felix de Weldon, an American architect, this monument is the highest sculpture grouping made of bronze ever created. At the end of the tour you’ll be taken back to your hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned van.

Private Batu Cave, National Mosque & Religious Tour w/ Lunch

4. Private Batu Cave, National Mosque & Religious Tour w/ Lunch

Enjoy a half-day tour that highlights the important religious and cultural sites in and around Kuala Lumpur. Your tour will begin at 9:00AM with a hotel pickup and then you drive to the Batu Caves in an air-conditioned vehicle with your driver/guide. The Batu Caves are a popular attraction located in Selangor. The site of a Hindu temple and shrine, the Caves attract thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. There are 3 main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. A steep climb up 272 steps rewards you with views of the stunning skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and representations of Hindu gods can be seen in the Ramayana Cave. Next, visit the National Mosque, or Masjid Negara. Built between 1963 and 1965, the idea was to commemorate Malaysia’s independence. The Mosque has a capacity of 15,000 people and is located on 13 acres of green space and beautiful gardens. Its design is bold and modern, and symbolic of the aspirations of the newly independent country. Next you’ll see Thean Hou Temple, one of the oldest and largest temples in South East Asia. Located to the southwest of the city, it is a popular tourist attraction. The 6-tiered Buddhist temple is also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven, who is said to protect fishermen. There is also a shrine to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Built by KL’s Hainanese community in 1894, which is set on a hill and offers wonderful views of the city. Enjoy a short stop at a Sikh gurdwara before visiting the Brickfield Church and returning to your hotel.

Kuala Lumpur: Private Half-Day City Tour

5. Kuala Lumpur: Private Half-Day City Tour

Our driver guide meets you at your hotel around the designated pickup time, and on the journey to our first stop, the King's Palace, the driver guide shares insights into the city's rich history while pointing out famous landmarks along the way. Arriving at the enormous King’s palace, you stroll outside to admire its intricate architecture and capture photographs of the massive palace along with the royal guards. You get back into the vehicle for the next stop, the National Monument, where you're welcomed by a huge bronze statue honouring the country's fallen soldiers. The driver guide will give you a tour and provide facts about the bronze statue before heading to the National Mosque. When you arrive at the National Mosque, you'll be captivated by its unique umbrella-shaped design and outstanding features. You are able to admire the details and capture the mosque's beauty against the backdrop of the clear blue sky. The driver guide will then bring you to the Historic Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, which transports you back in time by its beautiful architecture as our driver guide tells you about the station's history and its significance as a transit center in the early days of Kuala Lumpur. You'll then be brought to the iconic Independence Square, where Malaysian independence was declared. You are met by a huge square surrounded by colonial-era buildings and the famed English-style cricket ground. You'll then walk towards the KL Gallery, where you'll get a unique view of Kuala Lumpur's skyline by the miniature replica. After visiting the KL Gallery, you head back to the vehicle for the next stop, the River of Life. You'll notice the stunning setting and the beauty of the Klang and Gombak rivers combining right in front of Masjid Jamek. The tour continues through the Golden Triangle, which serves as the city's business, commercial, and shopping hub. Our driver guide points out prominent sites and explains the development of Kuala Lumpur from a modest tin mining town to a huge city. After driving past the Golden Triangle, you get to indulge your senses at Beryl's Chocolate Kingdom, where you can try a selection of chocolates, enjoying their rich and unique flavors and get a chance to buy them. No trip to Kuala Lumpur is complete without a stop at the renowned Petronas Twin Towers. When you arrive at the towers, you are taken aback by their sheer height and slick design. The driver guide reveals fascinating details on the towers' construction and significance as a symbol of Malaysia's modernity and the national oil and gas company, Petronas. Finally, we jump back into the vehicle for our final stop, the KL Tower, where you can enjoy panoramic views of Kuala Lumpur from above. When you arrive at the tower, you are taken to the observation deck, where you can see the entire city spread out below you. The tour concludes as you bid farewell to the KL tower, and our driver guide drops you off back at your hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur: Tour with 21 Attractions and KL Tower Ticket

6. Kuala Lumpur: Tour with 21 Attractions and KL Tower Ticket

Get to know the city of Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, on this full-day experience. Explore the city with a driver and get a 360-degree view of the city center from the KL Tower. Get picked up from your hotel by your driver and embark on an adventure. First, head to the Batu Caves and Limestone Temple (ticket not included). Explore this stunning site on your own before heading back to the car. Stop for a photo of the impressive King's Palace and drive past the Parliament House. Hop out of the car to admire the National Monument before driving by the Perdana Lake Garden. Continue to the beautiful National Mosque for a quick visit and jump out for a photo at the Old Moorish Heritage Railway station. Drive by the Brickfields Indian Town before stopping to see old photographs of Kuala Lumpur at the KL Gallery and see the history of the city in Independence Square. Snap a quick photo at the confluence of the river, where the Gombak River flows into the Klang River. Continue through the Old Quarter of Kuala Lumpur before heading up the KL Tower (ticket included) for a stunning panoramic view of the city. After admiring the view, rejoin your driver for a ride through the Golden Triangle, the commercial and business hub of the city. Stop to admire the towering Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin structure in the world, before enjoying a delicious lunch at your own expense at the famous Pelita restaurant. Next, explore Chinatown and search for a souvenir in the central market. Finish your day with a stop at the serene Guan Di Temple. If you wish, you can watch a batik demo or visit Beryl's Chocolate Kingdom, for an extra on-site fee.

Kuala Lumpur: Private Half Day City Highlights Tour

7. Kuala Lumpur: Private Half Day City Highlights Tour

Explore Kuala Lumpur and admire the variety of amazing sights in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Visit Petronas Twin Towers, one of the world's tallest structures, Thean Hou, Independence Square, National Mosque, National Monument, King's Palace, and Perdana Botanic Garden. Head to Merdeka Square and the King's Palace (Istana Negara) to find Malaysia's glorious side. Get an understanding of the city's unique variety, as you visit the Chinese Thean Hou Temple. Pay regards to the individuals who lost their lives in Malaysia's fight for freedom at the National Monument (Tugu Negara) and finish off, by visiting Perdana Botanical Garden.

Kuala Lumpur: Private Full-Day 10 Wonders Tour

8. Kuala Lumpur: Private Full-Day 10 Wonders Tour

Enjoy stunning views of the Klang River from the King’s Palace, and marvel at Merdeka (Independence) Square before heading to the Petronas Twin Towers to ride to the observation deck of the world’s tallest twin towers. Step onto the 2-story bridge to experience the city from a different perspective. Stop at the National Museum and then head to Lake Gardens for a bit of peace and quiet. Stroll to the National Monument before continuing to the National Mosque to look at its 73-meter-high minaret and mix of eastern and western architecture. Admire the Anglo-Asian design of Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, created by the talented English architect, Arthur Benison Hubback. Go to the 6-tiered Thean Hou Temple, dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou. Discover how Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism can exist in almost perfect harmony, with ornate carvings, elegant roofs, and intricate wall embellishments. Visit the world’s seventh-tallest tower and go to the top for panoramic views across the city. Admire stunning design features by the Iranian architects, Isfahan, who designed the domes in the form of Persian muqarnas. Enjoy a delicious authentic lunch and shop unique and authentic handicrafts.

Kuala Lumpur: Half-Day Photo Tour with Petronas Twin Towers

9. Kuala Lumpur: Half-Day Photo Tour with Petronas Twin Towers

Take souvenir photos of Kuala Lumpur on a half-day sightseeing tour, and see some of the city’s most photogenic monuments, such as the Istana Negra (King’s Palace) and Petronas Twin Towers. Following a pick-up from your hotel, get a stunning view of the Klang River from the King’s Palace, and marvel at Merdeka (Independence) Square. Next, go to the Petronas Twin Towers to ride to the observation deck of the world’s tallest twin towers. Step onto the 2-story bridge to experience the city and surroundings from a different perspective. Stop at the National Museum, where you can spend hours taking pictures of traditional weapons, costumes, ancient artifacts and musical instruments. Next, go to Lake Gardens for a bit of peace and quiet. Stroll to the National Monument to see Malaysia’s symbol of the struggles of World War II. Continue to the National Mosque to look at its 73-meter-high minaret and mix of eastern and western architecture. Admire the Anglo-Asian design of Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, created by the talented English architect, Arthur Benison Hubback. Go to the 6-tiered Thean Hou Temple, dedicated to the goddess Tian Hou. Discover how Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism can exist in almost perfect harmony, with ornate carvings, elegant roofs, and intricate wall embellishments. Visit Kuala Lumpur Tower (the 7th tallest tower in the world), and go to the top for panoramic views across the city from its highest point. Admire stunning design features by the Iranian architects, Isfahan, who designed the domes in the form of Persian muqarnas.

Kuala Lumpur 4-Hour Religious Harmony Tour

10. Kuala Lumpur 4-Hour Religious Harmony Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour that highlights the important religious and cultural sites in and around Kuala Lumpur. Your tour will begin at 09:00 with a hotel pick-up and drive to the Batu Caves in an air-conditioned vehicle with your driver/guide. The Batu Caves are a popular attraction located in Selangor. The site of a Hindu temple and shrine, the Caves attract thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. There are 3 main caves featuring temples and Hindu shrines. A steep climb up 272 steps rewards with views of the stunning skyline of Kuala Lumpur. Monkeys frolic around the caves, and it is a popular spot for rock climbing enthusiasts. Paintings and representations of Hindu gods can be seen in the Ramayana Cave. Visit the National Mosque, or Masjid Negara in the local language. Built between 1963 and 1965, the idea was to commemorate Malaysia’s independence. The Mosque has a capacity of 15,000 people and is located on 13 acres of green space and beautiful gardens. Its design is bold and modern, and symbolic of the aspirations of the newly independent country. Next you’ll see Thean Hou Temple, one of the oldest and largest temples in South East Asia. Located to the southwest of the city, it is a popular tourist attraction. The 6-tiered Buddhist temple is also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven, who is said to protect fishermen. There is also a shrine to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Built by KL’s Hainanese community in 1894, it is set on a hill and offers wonderful views of the city. Enjoy a short stop at a Sikh gurdwara before visiting the Brickfield Church and returning to your hotel. Note that the tour includes not only religious sites but also other attractions such as the National Monument, the Old Railway station, Independence Square, and the Petronas Twin towers.

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I really enjoyed this trip. The driver Ishvar was really friendly and helpful, he ensured I had plenty of time to visit each location and made me feel at ease throughout the whole trip. I'd highly recommend it especially for first time visitors to KL like me. thank you!

Convenient way to see KL main attractions. My driver Raj was punctual, knowledgeable and interesting to talk too. Recommend this tour to anyone who doesn't have much time to do it by themselves or if you just want to move between main sights in comfort.

Nothing to improve. Our guide David was very knowledgeable about the places we visited, he also gave a a picture of malaysian political system . Was driving us safely to all planned attractions we really enjoyed. Definitely recommend it.

Punctuality and precision, clarity in the explanations of the driver Gunalan

Janar the ideal guide for enthusiasts in Kuala Lumpur