Believe it or not, Malaysia’s capital city of Kuala Lumpur, when translated, means “muddy estuary”. But, despite its crude translation, the place is actually quite nice.
It is located in Southeast Asia and the weather here is predominantly tropical. You can expect hot weather most of the year, but you can also experience the cool rain sometime during the year as well.
That being said, with so many different tourist attractions, there are a lot of things that you can do here. Whether you are going alone, going with a lovely freelance girl, or with your friends and family, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy.
Today, I am going to be talking about the top places you need to visit in Kuala Lumpur.
Considered by the locals as one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia, Suria KLCC is a shopaholic’s dream. It contains many food courts, luxury shops, boutiques, etc.
This shopping complex is located at the feet of the Petronas Towers and if you do go here, come prepared with a lot of money. Who knows, you might leave the mall carrying so many shopping bags.
This 20-hectare park is situated in the vicinity of the twin towers and is filled with plenty of green grass, trees, and other structures. That being said, there is also a dancing fountain that comes to life at night. This place is definitely worth visiting with the entire family.
If you want to continue shopping, I suggest that you go to Bukit Bintang. Before the twin towers and Suria KLCC were established, Bukit Bintang was actually the premier shopping complex in the city.
Here you can find plenty of different shopping malls, including (but not limited to) Pavilion KL, Berjaya Times Square, Fahrenheit ’88, Lot 10, and many more.
Chan See Shu Yuen Temple
Malaysia is filled with many different temples and places of worship. In Kuala Lumpur, you can visit the Chan See Shu Yuen Temple which was established back in the early 1900s.
The temple, when looking from outside, is filled with ceramic sculptures, paintings, and carvings that are quite amazing to look; not to mention it is social media-worthy.
Also known as Muzium Negara, this is actually one of the city’s oldest museums and it houses all of the artifacts and information that you need to learn more about the country’s independence.
This tower is also known as Menara Kuala Lumpur and is considered the tallest structure in Malaysia. That being said, this 94-meter tower gives arguably the best possible view of the entire city; not to mention that it houses one of the most unique restaurants in the world.
Since Malaysia is a predominantly Islamic country, the national mosque is a must-see. It is the country’s largest mosque and it can house 15,000 people at a time.
This was established in 1965 and has undergone many renovations ever since. It is decorated and filled with traditional artwork, Islamic calligraphy, and jaw-dropping ornaments.
Known by the English-speaking locals as Malaysia’s ‘Little India’, this place is rich in Indian culture. You can buy plenty of things here, including Indian spices, textiles, crafts, food, and many more.
Upside Down House
There is plenty of upside-down houses you can find in Malaysia, but this one, located near the Menara Kuala Lumpur, houses some exhibits where you can take pictures of upside-down anything.