Guide to Tourist Attractions in the Capital of Malaysia

The traveler who chooses Malaysia as a destination can expect to find three distinct scenarios: in one side, you find historic buildings narrate the trajectory of a multicultural country; on the other, you can see breathtaking paradisiacal landscapes, with experiences that guarantee an unforgettable immersion in nature; and in the middle of all that you get a city with modern buildings, guaranteeing an urban and developed panorama.

An easy way to fly in to the country is through the Penang International Airport on Penang Island. This smaller, less crowded hub is served by several low cost carriers and makes travel much less stressful.  Also, renting a car in Penang is a great way for seeing the country.

Among the many cities that attract attention in this beautiful country, the capital Kuala Lumpur is certainly the main one, receiving many tourists annually. There you can do many things and, near the city, you can find the only casino and sportsbook Malaysia in the country.

The capital of Malaysia is quite modern and urbanized, marked by a mixed culture, composed of Indians, Chinese and Muslims, among other peoples. The city reserves the most diverse types of attractions, capable of pleasing the most demanding of travelers. You can find sports – such as MMA (Here), football and others -, great restaurantes, beautiful places to take pictures and much more.

With the help of author Kate Richardson, we’ve prepared here a list of things you can’t miss in this beautiful city. Come with us and check out the best attractions in the capital of Malaysia.

Petronas Twin Towers

The largest twin towers in the world are located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and are home to the Suria KLCC mall.

It also offers guided tours to show in great detail the architecture of the building and its rooftop, but if you don’t want to invest in a ticket for the tour, it’s worth the clicks outside the building. An unmissable tour for all ages.

Address: Concourse Level, Lower Ground, Kuala Lumpur City Centre.


Close to the Petronas Twin Towers is KLCC Park, a green area perfect for enjoying a day outdoors and admiring the Twin Towers.

If the weather helps, enjoy a picnic or exercise during the day, and at night, around seven or eight o’clock, enjoy the Lake Symphony, a small light and music show at a water fountain. The kids will love it!

Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Batu Caves

Batu Caves is one of Malaysia’s most famous attractions and receives numerous tourists throughout the year. The various caves attached to the hill house very important Hindu temples in the country.

To access them it is necessary to climb a huge colorful staircase. However, always be careful on this part of the route, especially with your belongings and food, because the monkeys that frequent the place love to catch anything that is in sight.

Another highlight of this attraction is the 42 meter gilded statue of Kartikeya, god of war according to Hindu belief.

If the itinerary is not tight, it’s worth adding the Dark Cave tour to your tour, to make an exploration in the dark in one of the caves. In addition to telling the history of the place, the guide also introduces the animals that inhabit the region.

Address: 68100, Gombak Batu Caves

Central Market – Pasar Seni

During your tour of the city center, be sure to visit the Central Market. There you will find a multitude of options for souvenirs, handicrafts, local products and regional food, all at affordable prices. The building is not big, but it has a good structure, with bathrooms and air conditioning.

Address: 10, Jalan Hang Kasturi

Kuala Lumpur Tower

The seventh tallest tower in the world is 420 meters high and offers a privileged view of Kuala Lumpur, in addition to housing a 360º restaurant to make your tour even more complete – have you ever thought about having a nice meal in the heights?

Access to the top is quick, but if you want to avoid lines, include this tour in your itinerary in the afternoon.

Address: 2, Jalan Punchak, Off, Jalan P Ramlee

Thean Hou Temple

This Chinese temple is located at the top of Robson Heights hill and, in addition to ensuring a beautiful landscape in the region; it is also proof of Malaysia’s multiculture.

The place is very popular for celebrating ceremonies and also for tourists. Thean Hou Temple has three floors (the main hall, where rituals and prayers take place, is on the top floor) and a beautiful garden. A pleasant tour for the whole family, which lasts around 2 hours.

Address: 65, Pesiaran Indah.

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

This public aviary receives around 200,000 visitors a year and has approximately 3,000 birds, 90% of which are local species and the other 10% imported from:

    1. Australia
    2. China
    3. The Netherlands
    4. Indonesia
    5. New Guinea
    6. Tanzania
    7. Thailand

In addition to the animals, the structure of the place is also impressive, and it also has an artificial lake, observatory, gardens and a space for butterflies.

Address: 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens.

Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

This Kuala Lumpur tourist information center gives tourists an overview of the city – a hand on the wheel to explore it in the best way.

In addition, you can take a free tour of the surroundings, with the guide narrating the history and curiosities of the place in English, and take the opportunity to pick up some tips on attractions.

At the end of the tour, be sure to take the traditional photo on the “I Love KL” sign.

Address: 27, Jalan Raja.


There are many places to see in the city of Kuala Lumpur, these tips are just a few good options for you to enjoy.

Some of these options are free, while others can be paid if you want a tour. Don’t forget to take advantage of the City Gallery’s tips to discover other interesting points of the Malaysian capital and enjoy all it has to offer.

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