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Top 5 Places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur

Updated on June 28, 2011

This summer I spent 3 days in Kuala Lumpur with my girlfriend, we had a great time. So I am putting together this hub, letting people know the top 5 places we think are worth visiting. Kuala Lumpur is the largest city in Malaysia and the view from flying over the city at night is spectacular, with all the sky scrapers lit up.

3 days is plenty time to spend here and you will be able to cover most of the sites and attractions. We stayed in a Tunes hotel which was extremely cheap and perfect for us. Their motto is "5 star bed at 1 star price" and they weren't kidding either.

One place I would avoid is the Water Park (Sunway Pyramid). Its a bit old, the queues are big and its just generally not so good. It is pretty impossible to get a taxi back to the city when it closes too.

So read on for the top 5 things to do in Kuala Lumpur!

Bukit Bintang
Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang is the main entertainment area of KL, here you will find most of the large shopping centres. The shopping centre I spent most my time in was Pavilion, this place is also home to a massive food court, filled with restaurants from all over the world.

Bukit Bintang at night is also a good source of entertainment as there are lots of street entertainers that come out and perform to the massing crowds. I saw someone breathing fire, a scary magician and lots of living statues!

Down one of the streets is a whole load of reflexology and massage shops. I had the reflexology and it really really hurt, what a experience, but I tell you what... my feet felt fantastic later than night and the next day. I highly recommend giving it a go.

Kuala Lumpur Tower: Menara KL
Kuala Lumpur Tower: Menara KL

Kuala Lumpur Tower: Menara KL

KL Tower pretty is pretty much visible from anywhere in the district and just calls out your name. I suggest getting a taxi to the tower as its a pretty steep walk and a bit out of the way. While we are on the subject of taxis, they will try to make you buy a taxi ticket, don't do this, just tell the taxi driver to use the meter.

Once at KL Tower we thought it was pretty expensive, but this didn't stop us. We go the adventure ticket which included admission to the observatory at the top of KL Tower, entrance to the Zoo and a couple of other things.

Take a slow walk around the top of the tower, its great fun. We even found our hotel in the distance. When we came back down we went into the zoo and did the other things like the formula 1 racing simulator. All in all I really enjoyed it, and glad I went.

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre: KLCC
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre: KLCC

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre: KLCC

This place was made famous (if it was not already) by the movie Entrapment with Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones. It is easy to walk to and you not hard to find as it is so big! KLCC is nicely surrounded by gardens and a pond filled with water fountains.

KLCC has loads of shops inside and better still yet another huge food court which is filled with such tasty stalls. I found it hard to choose what to eat and in the end settled with Japanese. We sat next to the window and watch the water fountains shooting in different sequences.

The bridge that connects the two towers is called Sky Bridge and to get a ticket to go up and walk along it is pretty impossible as they only take a limited number of people up there every day. To get a ticket you need to queue in the morning at 7 or 8 am and even then you have to be lucky. Sadly we were unlucky.

Central Market
Central Market

Central Market

Central Market is a great place to find lots and lots of handy craft stalls. There is so much to look at here. I imagine if you wanted to buy something, you could haggle the shop owner down quite allot on the price too! Allot of the items for sale were rather expensive but its not every day you come to KL, so go on and treat yourself.

All over Asia there is plenty of fish spa's but my first experience was here at Central Market. They tickle so much it took me about 10 minutes to relax and start to enjoy it. I think by that time most of the fish were sick of my feet!

China Town
China Town

China Town

Finally the last of the top 5 is China Town. Petaling Street is the centre of KL's China Town. Here you find lots of food stalls, markets and people trying to sell you dodge goods! We found ourselves a really nice, old Chinese temple. I gave a small donation and lit my insense stick.

Well that concludes my top 5 places to visit in KL. I Hope you enjoyed it and visit KL soon. 


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    • Zoidian profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Newcastel upon Tyne, England

      Yeah its a cool place... If you need to get your souvenirs its great!

    • Arlecchino profile image


      8 years ago from Top of the Cloud

      Wow, I'd like to visit this Central Market!


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