Sights in Kuala Lumpur

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Temple inside Batu Caves

Temple inside Batu Caves

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Kuala Lumpur is a cosmopolitan city of skyscrappers, notably the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers (currently are reputed to be the tallest buildings in the world), and the grand Kuala Lumpur Tower. However, KL retains much of the character and colour of countless old colonial buildings and pre-war edifices intertwined with modern buildings featuring a range of influences: Moorish, Islamic, Tudor, Minangkabau and contemporary. The blending of the old and new will capture your heart and mind in a way no other international city will. Despite its urban environment, Kuala Lumpur retains the ambience of a garden city with its attractive landscaping, lush greenery and extensive public parks.

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Sultan Abdul Samad Buildung

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KL's 'Big Ben' is home to the the Judicial and Municipal Courts. At the Southern end of the building there is Handicraft centre which is worth a look in for good quality souvenirs.

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Islamic Arts Museum

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National Mosque

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The National Mosque is located Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin surrounded by beautiful gardens. It was completed in 1965 after 3 years of construction. Its roof, designed in the shape of an eighteen-pointed star, has the appearance of a partly opened umbrella roof.

It is rated as one of the finest pieces of modern Islamic architecture in Malaysia. The Grand Hall can accommodate 8.000 people. The hall about 500 people. Another impressive feature is a 73 m minaret. A Mausoleum at the rear of the main building stands within a circular pool, and serves as the last resting place for more..

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Petronas Twin Towers

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Petronas Tower is the 2nd tallest building in the world (After Teipei Tower has overtaken it). It is located in an area refered to as the Golden Triangle. Surrounded on all sides by shopping, commerce and entertainment outlets, you'll feel like you're in another country altogether. This area contains all the expensive hotels and restaurants. It is not the area if you want to save money. Tickets to Petronas Tower are free but you must queue up for them before 8.30am. They only issue a certain number of tickets per day

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Kuala Lumpur Tower

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This 421m concrete tower is reputed to be the highest in Asia and the fourth highest in the world. Visitors can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Klang Valley from its observation deck or revolving restaurant. The tower serves as a transmission station for telecommunications, radio and television.

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Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Memorial

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This memorial is dedicated to the memory of Malaysia’s “Father of Independence” and first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj. The memorial houses the memorabilia and artifacts depicting the life and activities of the Tunku, and exhibits records and documents pertaining to his premiership. Admission is free.

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address:Jalan Dato Onn
openinghours:10.00am ~ 12.15pm, Tuesday - Sunday, Friday 3.00pm - 5.00pm • Closed: Monday

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

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Located in Lake Gardens, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is is one of the largest Bird sanctuaries in Southeast Asia. The Park features thousands of birds. It is really great to hear the sound of thousand of birds.

he admission is 10 RM for foreigners (locals pay only 5 RM) and children 5 RM (local children 2 RM). Open daily. Phone +60-32735423

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address:Jalan Cenderawasih
openinghours:9 am - 6 pm

Titiwangsa Recreational Park

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address:Jalan Kuantan

Lake Gardens

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As in most Asia cities you can find a green belt. KL maintains a 92 hectares (227 acres) of parkland. Lake Gardens is located in the west of the city. The central point is a nice lake (Tasik Perdana) where you can hire paddle boats. All Attractions in the park can be reached either on-foot, or by regular shuttle buses. Lake Gardens is also the home of Bird Park and and nearby Orchid Garden, where 800 species of flower can be found. There are also sections of the gardens dedicated to tame deer and butterflies.

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Chan See Shu Yuen Temple

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address:Jalan Petaling

Batu Caves

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Batu Caves (Indu' temple)
Batu Caves (Indu' temple)
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The huge Batu Caves are located 13km out of the city and are among KL's best known tourist attractions. Now used for Hindu festivals and pilgrimages, the caves also form an intense backdrop to the spectacularly masochistic feats performed annually by Thaipusam devotees. The main cave, a vast open space known as the Temple Cave - is reached by a 272-step climb. Beyond the stairs is the main temple. There are several other smaller caves in the same formation, including one with elaborately painted Hindu figures. Inside the caves are monkeys that swing through caverns filled more..

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National Zoo

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The zoo, located at Jalan Hulu Kelang, is an oasis in the midst of concrete buildings. Therefore it might be a nice break from walking in the midst of a megapolis. At the national zoo you can see about about 400 species of Malaysian and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds. One highlight is the Sumatran tiger. Other exotic (and endangered) animals on display are orang utans and gibbons. Admission is about 6 Malaysian Ringgit for adults and 2 RM for children. The Zoo is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

Located at the grounds of the National Zoo is the Tunku Abdul Rahman more..

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Royal Malaysian Police Museum

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address:Jalan Perdana 5

Royal Malaysian Air Force Museum

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Interesting museum for the aviation enthusiast, but many aircraft are in poor condition and those outide are deteriorating due to the climate. Looks like the Museum is in need of some money.

Two small indoor air conditioned display halls have a range of interesting artifacts on display. 

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address:Sungai Besi

Kuala Lumpur Textile Museum

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The museum showcases the rich heritage of Malaysian arts and crafts, in particular, the local textile industry. Among the interesting exhibits are those on the art of batik making, the weaving of various indigenous materials and a diorama that portrays batik canting and pua weaving. Admission is free

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address:Jalan Raja
openinghours:9.00am - 6.00pm, daily

Thean Hou Temple

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Located on the hill near the junction of Jalan Syed Putra and Jalan Klang Lama.

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National Science Centre

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address:Jalan Bukit Kiara

China Town

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Chinatown is located about 300m south-east of Merdeka Square. It is a crowded, active and colourful area. The central section, Jalan Petaling, is a frantically busy market that is closed to traffic. It is most spectacular at night, when the combination of street stalls, food, haggling and bright lights makes impressions on all five senses. You'll find old shophouses selling everything from traditional Chinese herbs and medicines to jewelry and baskets. Fortune tellers, flower sellers, sign painters, haberdashers all display their wares on the pavements.

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Sri Mahamaraiman Temple

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A very ornate Hindu temple, this one is the starting places of Kuala Lumpur's Thaipusam Festival.

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Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Garden

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address:Within the Lake Gardens Complex
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