Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia’s bustling, multicultural capital is home to some of the country’s most impressive buildings, key historical and cultural sites, and world-class shopping.

Kuala Lumpur is a sprawling metropolis, home to over 5 million people. It was the heart of colonial Malaysia under British rule and has been the administrative and economic center since the country became independent in 1957. Home to a diverse and cosmopolitan population, this is where you’ll find some of Malaysia’s most important cultural, historical and religious sites.

Visit Merdeka Square to see where Malaysia’s independence was declared. You’ll find the city gallery, museums and stunning old colonial buildings. Wander across the river to the Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek). This Moorish-style structure was built in the early 20th century and was the city’s main religious site until the modernist National Mosque was completed in 1965.

Near to the National Mosque is the Lake Gardens, a great place to relax. You’ll find manicured lawns and a selection of trees, flowers and wildlife. Admire majestic peacocks and feed parrots in the adjacent Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. Another option is a trip to the National Zoo to see native elephants and tigers. There are also animals from as far away as South America and Australia.

For a staggering panorama of the city, head up Kuala Lumpur Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur). You’ll be able to spot all the major landmarks and get a great view of the PETRONAS Twin Towers. These skyscrapers that define the downtown skyline are among the world’s tallest buildings. A ticket buys you a stunning view from the 86th floor observation deck. You can also enjoy the Lake Symphony water and light show in KLCC Park at the Twin Towers’ base.

Take a trip out to the Batu Caves and explore a site sacred to the city’s Hindu community. There are temples and statues inside a cave complex that rises nearly 330 feet (100 meters) above ground. Make your way back to town to pick up bargain watches and handbags, and enjoy a bowl of noodles on Petaling Street.

Kuala Lumpur’s multicultural population and fascinating history give the city a distinct flare and colorful atmosphere. From mosques and temples to jaw-dropping skyscrapers and Chinese markets, its attractions are as intriguing as they are diverse.

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Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
4 out of 5
No 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, 50470
The price is HK$542 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a children's pool. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
"Hotel was connected to the train station which is very convenient! Love the layout of the toilet, shower and vanity are separated"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2022

PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250
Fully refundable
The price is HK$691 per night from 10 Oct to 11 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (45 reviews)
"the front desk staff is not helpful, I am requesting for my room service invoice to be printed out but she told me that I have to go to the Restaurant to get it instead."

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2022

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
The price is HK$1,097 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,001 reviews)
"Good location, staff friendly, facility a bit order need some updating"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
No. 1, Jalan Nagasari, Off Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50200
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,811 reviews)
"All was great.. but the toilet amenities lack certain things - toothbrush, vanity kit"

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2022

Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang
Capri by Fraser Bukit Bintang
4 out of 5
160 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, 55100
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a children's pool. Popular attractions Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and KLCC Park are ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (22 reviews)
"Hotel nuevo, muy buena ubicación y habitación excelente"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2022

The Face Suites Kuala Lumpur
The Face Suites Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
1020, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,412 reviews)
"The lift need wait quite long only can get it"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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