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Best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur – Five places not to miss

Kuala Lumpur attracts thousands of people each year. This is a list of places that must definitely make it to your itinerary.

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Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. The busy city attracts thousands of people each year. Out of the many places to see, this is a list of places that must definitely make it to your itinerary.

1. Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers

The Petronas Towers are an iconic structure of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. Located at the city centre, they are also called the “Twin Jewels of Kuala Lampur”. These twin towers are 88 storeys in height each and are made of steel and chrome. There is a suspension bridge connecting the towers at the 41st and 42nd floors, which makes the Sky Bridge. The Sky Bridge is 58m long and is structured in two tiers. The mid-way connection gives the towers a unique look, especially when lit up in the night.

2. Chinatown

Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur

Located closeby to most hotels in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia is Chinatown. If you are a traveller in Asia, you would know that Chinatown is reputed for bargain items and unique trinkets. Chinatown is a city that never sleeps, and is a living testimony to the deep culture, history, and heritage of the Orient. Although not as glamorous as the neighbourhoods of Travelodge City Centre, Chinatown in Malaysia definitely holds its own when it comes to attractiveness. It is probably the most visited tourist spot in the area. As is the case with most Chinatowns, you can find everything from clothes to cosmetics to herbs to food here.

3. Batu Caves

Batu Cave

Your visit to Kuala Lumpur will not be complete without a visit to the Batu caves. Located about 11km to the north of central Kuala Lumpur, the Batu caves are a 400 million-year-old structure. The caves are in a limestone hill, which is now home to a temple (and has been for the past century). The most popular time to visit the caves is during Thaipusam, a Hindu festival where hundreds of thousands of devotees from all over the place arrive at the temple to pay homage to the gods.

4. Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A tribute to the Moor heritage of Malaysia, the Sultan Abdul Samad building is one of the oldest moor-style buildings you can find. It was once the British Secretariat during the colonial times and is now a State Ministry building. The building was designed by AC Norman and was built in 1897. It has been maintained in almost pristine condition and is one of the few buildings that remain of that era. In fact, it often provides the backdrop for Independence Day celebrations in Malaysia.

5. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

There are people visiting Malaysia just to visit the Sunway Lagoon theme park, such is its claim to fame. With multiple rollercoasters that guarantee to leave you breathless, water slides, a surf beach, a wave pool, a pirate ship that rotates, and a river ride on a man-made river, this theme park is over 300,000 sqm of fun. There are five zones to the park: Wildlife park, Amusement park, Scream Park, Extreme Park, and the best known Water park.