Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, and the second most visited city in the world after Dubai.The major symbolic presentation of the city is the skyline which is dominated by the Petronas tower pair.The view of the city from the observation deck of the towers will give you chills if you fear height.The city having a wonderful cultural mix ,work ethic and global diversity of people and places will be perfect destination on your map.
Here are the top things to do when you visit this wonderful human made marvel of a city.
So lets not budge around the topic and lets just directly share 10 hot spots in the Great KL city of Malaysia.
- We will start with a offbeat place missed by many Indians when they reach KL on a tight schedule. Its Little India, you heard and read it right, little India in Kuala Lumpur also known by the name Brickfields, A place easily reachable by city subway.Sky scrapers covering most of the part there is still a pure lane where you can dance to Indian Tamil/Hindi songs barging out of all street shops.
As the name suggests you will get good Indian restaurants and eateries in this area.Along with the Indian touch to the streets , and yes it is a buzzling place like it should be when the name includes India.
2. Next in our list is the KL Tower, a roof and viewpoint towering 420 m .Below in the snap find a awesome view of KL city of skyscrapers..
The roof offers a 360 degree view , Look at gorgeous Petronus towers
KL tower gives great views and is itself a great view from KLCC park. KLCC park is near the Petronas tower.A snap below of beautiful KL tower from KLCC park below the Petronas. The illuminated purple building is KL tower
3. KL subway, The lifeline of Kuala-Lumpur. I would recommend once you are in KL try to reach out to every place by subway.
A random pic near on a sub way station (Chan Saw Lin station)
Subway took us to our next target
4. The Batu caves (Hindu temple)
Yes again you heard us right a hindu temple in the outskirts of of KL with just a 1 hour drive from heart of city and a one and half hour subway trip, is the famous caves of Batu with a golden 140 ft towering Statue of lord MURUGAN.
The place is serene and have good felicities for parking and quick bites.
Point of advice the stairs are steep and are good exercise but once you enter caves , you will forget the rest.
Hindu prayers chants the caves with sunlight pouring through through the roof.
another angle doing more justice to the view,
Interestingly there were more and more of small and big statues of gods and goddesses in different-different caves in the limestone hill.
Another peace of advice that I am forced to share is that once you are near Batu caves you will see a lot of Monkeys resembling extinct golden monkeys with a hairy horn like spike on their head, which gives them a very different look.But my friend looks can be deceptive.These naughty monkeys will rip away every thing that is in your hand ,So be cautious.Also these chaps cant afford to see bottles in human hand, be careful :-).
4. Istana Negara is Malaysia’s National Palace the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia, Yeah its a good place awesome building , but you can just click photoes, No other activities apart from this, you can include this in your day tour.
5. Kuala lumpur city gallery, you will get a I love kuala Lumpur photo background here, with a awesome gallery
The gallery houses a small city replica of KL.
All the buildings here are handmade and a collection of all such hand made buildings all from the world can be seen here,
5 . Bukit Bintang – Market hub with great Malls and eateries,restaurants and bars.
For people from west , Just to inform you can see beggars here ,only in this part of KL.
But the best part here is, you will feel the buzz of KL here.Quick shopping can be done here from all sort of markets.Brands, local vendors all are available here.
here below find the view subway walkover bridge near Bukit Bintang.
The iconic Mac-D just in front of Bukit Bintang road crossover.
Worth mentioning is Pavilion mall, great place and humongous size believe me you will good counts here on your fitness tracker.
I cant stop myself from posting this photo of Bat mobile (If you know what I mean, our love for the BATMAN 😉 ) .Pavilion is a great place with always some or the other thing happening, in our case it was batman Vs superman promotion.
6. National monument
The National Monument is a sculpture that commemorates those who died in Malaysia’s struggle for freedom, principally against the Japanese occupation during World War II.
Like any other national monument the Malaysian monument also gives us a chance to remember the basic soul of a brave soldier which lives eternally with a pride and pips on shoulders.
7 . Visit Petronas – the towers house a awesome amalgam of places arround it. SURYA Mall stationed at the foot of the tall standing 88 floors petronas towers,The KLCC park and not to miss the great musical fountain.
Musical fountain show at the backside of the tower.
and yes like more required a awesome KLCC park which acts as a valley between all these sky scraping mountains all round,If you love photography then this is the best brick and mortar jungle for you.
Like the great Burj ,Petronas also have a musical fountain show.Mark this on your list, whenever you want to have good evening.Just visit the place, KLCC is like a valley surrounded by skyscrapers and amidst all this is the fountain show which is just the perfect place to be after that tough week :-).
Petronas also houses a great mall with all the possible brands, the SURYA mall situated in the foot of the great twin towers.
Thank you everyone for reading to this point.Capturing KL in just one blog will not be a justice , we will be updating this post for more info, Keep visiting.Soon we will post for some more notable places to visit like the #Chocolate kingdom #Acqueria # Old thai market and the list go on and on.