20 Best Places in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (New 2020)

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1. Petronas Twin Towers  
The most popular attractions in Kulala Lumpur, the Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest twin structures in the world. With a whopping 88-storeys, these feature Skybridge- the double-decker connecting structure between the towers along with the headquarters for Petronas Company and other offices. Other several attractions include Kuala Lumpur Convention centre and Suria KLCC Mall.

The towers have Islamic-inspired architecture and the area around them features the well-maintained KLCC Park. You can avail all these attractions and more, by exploring around with the help of a 170 meters elevator inside. 

Timings: Tuesday to Sunday - 9:00 - 21:00 (CLOSED between 1.00 - 2.30 on Fridays)
Location: Near Concorde Hotel Monorail stop, in between Jalan Ampang and Jalan Raja Chulan
Entry fees: Adult (13 - 60 years) - RM80; Child (3 - 12 years) - RM33; Senior Citizen (61 years & above) - RM42

2. Menara Kuala Lumpur  
Giving tough competition to the Petronas is the Menara Kuala Lumpur, which stands high at 421 metres and offers spectacular views of the city from a height of 276 metres, which is much higher than the Petronas’ SkyBridge Viewpoint.

The tower’s glistening spindle-like apex can be spotted from anywhere in KL and the Islamic and Persian style architecture is sure to leave you in awe!

The tower boasts of the tallest freestanding revolving restaurant, an amphitheatre, cascading pools, fast-food places and gift shops that certainly make it a highlight among the places to visit in KL.

Location: Jalan Puncak, Off Jalan P. Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Timings: 09:00 - 22:00
Entry fees: Adult: RM110 Observation Deck; Child: (Below 13 years): RM80 Observation Deck

3. Aquaria KLCC  
One of the top Kuala Lumpur tourist places is Aquaria which is said to be one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia. It is home to over 150 species and 5000 various kinds of marine life. Some of the most favourite attractions here are the tiger sharks, seahorses, the sea snakes, the bright coral fish, the Amazon Basin and the coral reefs.

You can also keep a lookout for the fish-feeding activities here. This attraction is ideal for all ages, so come, Dive-in!

Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Timings: Daily 10:00 - 20:00
Entry fees: Adults: RM49; Children (3-12): RM39

4. Dataran Merdeka  
Set in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur’s Merdeka Square is a giant field with dense green lawns and the Malaysian Flag hoisted high right in the centre.

The Merdeka Square was once famous for being the Selangor Club cricket pitch, and went on to become the venue for the annual Merdeka Parade

Location: Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timings: 24 hours
Entry fees: Free

5. Petrosains, The Discovery Centre  
This 7000m interactive science discovery centre in Petronas Towers is a sheer delight for everyone, kids and adults alike. Dedicated to the field of petroleum science, the centre has 11 interactive showcases, each one more enjoyable than the other.

There are exciting rides, a mini theatre showcasing 3D films, an inventor’s section, a mini-village with exhibits on petrochemicals, shadow play, a singing dinosaur and a music and art zone. Sounds fun, doesn’t it?!

Location: Level 4, Suria KLCC, PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Timings: Tuesday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30, Saturday & Sunday 09:30 - 18:30
Entry fees: Adult: RM29.70; Child (3-12 years): RM17.50; Senior Citizen (61 years and above): RM14.80

6. Taman Burung (Bird's Park)
 

Located in the serene Lake Gardens, Taman Burung is home to 3000 local and foreign birds, spread over an area of 21 acres of lush terrain. What's special about the park is how most of the birds are allowed to move freely in their natural habitat and aren’t caged, so tourists too feel the natural forest vibe as they walk down narrow paths with birds fluttering amidst them.

Taman Burung is credited for being the largest free-flight, walk-in aviary in the world, which makes it a highlight among places to visit in KL.

Location: KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timings: Daily 9:00 to 18:00
Entry fees: Adult: RM63; Child: RM42

7. National Mosque of Malaysia  
Known to be one of the most popular places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, an architectural marvel, the National Mosque is spread across 13 acres and has a main prayer hall with 48 mini domes around it.

The hall’s walls are intricately decorated with verses from the Quran and can accommodate up to 15,000 people at a time.The main dome has 18-points representing Malaysia’s 13-states and the five pillars of Islam, and can accommodate up to 8000 devotees.

8. Petaling Street Market  
If you’re looking for a cheap shopping spot, look no further. Petaling Street is a vibrant night market that is one of the best places to see in Kuala Lumpur to satisfy all your shopping needs. 

From the smallest personal items to the biggest household ones, you’re sure to find everything here. Be aware that most of these might be fake products, but if you don’t mind that you’re in for a real treat.Moreover, these shops run till the wee hours of the morning, so you can probably head there at any time of the day, or night.

There's a whole lot of street food too, the aroma of which wafts through the air and beckons while you shop nearby. Make sure to stop by for a bit or two.

Location: Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timings: 10am - 9pm
Entrance fees: Free

9. Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia  
One of the most popular attractions of Kuala Lumpur, the Islamic Arts Museum is Southeast Asia’s largest museum depicting Islamic Art. Here, you’re sure to find pieces and decorative elements from all over the world, boasting of fine Islamic culture. The building too, is artistic, with a huge blue turquoise dome, glass walls, ceilings with intricate patterns and a 30,000sq. m. exhibition centre.

There are over 7000 artefacts which are divided into 12 themes, namely Architecture, Quran & Manuscripts, India, China, Malay World, Jewellery, Textiles, Arms and Armour, Coins and Seals, Metalwork, Ceramics and Living

Location: Jalan Lembah Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
Timings: 10:00 – 18:00
Entry fees: Adults: RM14; Students and Senior Citizens: RM7; Children (6 and under): Free

10. Jamek Mosque  
Among the noteworthy places to visit in KL with your family is the Jamek Mosque which is the oldest place of worship in KL. It offers a breathtaking view of the Klang River lying beyond it and the Mughal and Moorish architectural style too are worth laying your eyes on. Surrounding the main prayer hall are three domes and two brick minarets.

There is also an Islamic Experience Centre outside the mosque which is worth a visit if you are keen on learning a thing or two about Islamic culture.

Location: Off Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Timings: Saturday – Thursday 08:30 – 12:30 & 14:30 – 16:30
Entrance Fees: Free

11. National Monument (Tugu Negara)
 

This 15m high bronze statue is a tribute to those who died fighting World War I. There's a beautiful structure of seven soldiers supporting the fallen brave hearts, which is a noteworthy moment in their history. Each of the seven soldiers depicts a quality of strength, sacrifice, suffering, courage, leadership, vigilance and unity.

Surrounding the National Monument are fountains and lilies, and next to it is the ASEAN Sculpture Garden, which houses abstract art pieces made of wood, marble and bamboo by neighbouring ASEAN countries.

Location: Jalan Tamingsabi Address: Jalan Parlimen, Kuala Lumpur 50480 Malaysia
Timings: 07:00 – 18:00
Entry fees: Free

12. City Gallery  
Providing tourist information is what lists KLCG among the important places to visit in Kuala Lumpur. Here you’ll find miniatures of famous landmarks in the city and paintings and photos steeped in KL’s history. The walls adorned with timeless tales that voice KL’s history are especially what catches the eye when you enter.

Make sure you check out the gift-store before heading out of the centre. Some of the best batik products and hand woven items can be found here at cheap prices.

Location: 27, Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
Timings: 08:00 – 18:00
Entry fees: RM10

13. KL Bird Park  
Crowned as the world’s largest covered bird park with an area of approx 20.9 acres, KL Bird Park is home to more than 200 species of foreign and local birds. Some of these include flamingos, hornbills, hawk eagles, 20 different species of parrots and many other birds. KL Bird Park is located in the peaceful Perdana Botanical Gardens, which is a 10-minute walk from the city centre.

The park is divided into 4 zones, where Zone 1 and 2 are for the birds to fly free, zone 3 is the Hornbill zone and zone 4 comprises of birds in different cages aviaries. There are even bird shows and feeding sessions within the time frame of 9 am to 6 pm.

Location: 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
Timings: 09:00 – 18:00
Entry fees: Adult: RM63; Child: RM42

14. Butterfly Park  
Who doesn’t enjoy brilliantly coloured butterflies flapping away all around? Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is where you’ll find more than 6000 types of butterflies among lots of dense greenery, colourful flowers, cascading waterfalls and ponds.

You will also spot some lovely Koi fish and freshwater turtles, so keep an eye out for them. It is no wonder then that this is a favourite among Kuala Lumpur tourist places.

Location: Jalan Cenderasari, Taman Tasik Perdana (Lake Gardens)
Timings: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
Entry fees: Adults: RM22; Children (2 – 11 years): RM11

15. National Zoo (Zoo Negara)
 

The National Zoo is a zoo in Malaysia located on 110 acres of land in Ulu Klang, Gombak District, Selangor, Malaysia. It was officially opened on 14 November 1963 by the country's first prime minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman. The park is managed by a non-governmental organisation known as the Malaysian Zoological Society. 

Timings: 9am - 5pm
Malaysian: Adult RM45.00, Senior Citizen RM23, Children RM18.
Foreigner: Adult RM61 for ASEAN nationals. RM82 for others.
Children: RM33 for ASEAN nationals, RM43 for others.

16. District 21  
The perfect place for enjoyment, for all ages, District 21 is an obstacle course theme park which is an absolute must when in KL! Set in a post-apocalyptic world, visitors have to pass through a series of challenges using ropes, platforms and chains.

There are high-speed slides and trampolines, and 11 obstacles to get through with varying levels of difficulty. Sure to be a great deal of fun for the entire family!

Location: IOI City Mall, Putrajaya, Selangor 
Timings: Monday – Friday 12:00 - 20:00, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 20:00
Entry fees: Weekdays: RM58; Weekends: RM76

17. National Science Centre  
Among the educational places to visit in Kuala Lumpur is the National Science Centre which is absolute fun for kids who love science. The exhibits cover a gamut of scientific theories.

You are first greeted by the overhead freshwater aquarium and you then proceed to the exhibits. Make sure you wait back for the science show, beamed straight into the main dome. 

Location: Pesiaran Bukit Kiara, Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur
Timings: 09:00 – 17:00 (closed on Friday)
Entry fees: Adults: RM6; Child (6-12): RM3

18. Bukit Bintang  
One of the trendiest, high-end shopping areas you’re sure to find in Kuala Lumpur is Bukit Bintang with an array of shopping centres, five-star hotels, nightclubs and entertainment spots to visit.

The most popular shopping spot among tourists here is the Pavilion KL which caters to the luxury shoppers, with European brands like Versace, Dolce and Gabbana and many more.

It is here that you will also find Jalan Alor, the stretch of restaurants to binge on some local delicacies, serving you till the wee hours. No matter what kind of luxurious opulence you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it at Bukit Bintang. 

Location: Behind Jalan Bukit Bintang
Timings: 10:00 - 00:00
Entry fees: Free

19. Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary  
In the small village of Lanchang, you will find an elephant sanctuary named Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. This place proves to be a great visit for kids and parents too. Many orphaned elephants were raised here and provided with shelter.

Since the last 25 years, the staff at the sanctuary is doing their best to relocate wild elephants back into their natural habitat, and they have succeeded in getting 400 elephants back home. This is one of the best places to come face to face with an elephant and also become more aware of animal conservation.

Location: 28500 Lanchang, Pahang, Malaysia
Timings: 10:00 - 16:30
Entry fees: Adult: RM10; Child: RM5

20. Titiwangsa Lake Garden  
The Titiwangsa Lake Garden is a great place to relax at and enjoy some recreational activities with friends and family. You can go canoeing, aqua-biking, enjoy a sprint on the jogging tracks, go horse riding, and kids can play at the radio control car racing track which is immense fun!

If you feel like doing nothing, grab some food and drinks sold near the lake, and sit by the lakeside enjoying your own little picnic. The park is in close proximity to the National Theatre and Art Gallery, so don’t forget to pay them a visit as well.

Location: Tasik Titiwangsa,,53200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timings: 10:00 – 21:00
Entry fees: Free


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