Visiting Kuala Lumpur anytime soon? Then here are some top attractions that we highly recommend.
Pay a visit to the colourful Chinatown. Explore the markets and the shops and make some bargains. Off course there are a lot of fake products so be ware. There is a great variety of food in Chinatown and lots of exotic fruit. Also, many small temples can be found all over the area. If you are into photography, Chinatown will not leave you disappointed. In every shot you will get an exuberant masterpiece.
Around the National Mosque of Malaysia
Around the National Mosque of Malaysia, Masjid Negara, there are many interesting sightseeing spots. The mosque itself is worth a visit then its majestic appearance offers tranquillity for both believers coming to pray as for visitors wanting to get away from the city chaos. Its main roof is blue and resembles a gigantic umbrella and the entire complex is surrounded by fountains by which one can sit and reflect for a while. Just nearby the mosque lies the Islamic Arts Museum, The National Planetarium, the Butterfly Park, the 91.6 hectare big Lake Gardens and the Birds Park. Save an entire day or two for this interesting area in KL.
Petronas Twin Towers
The probably most famous landmark in Kuala Lumpur is the Petronas Twin Towers. A tour up to the Skybridge (at 170 meters) and the Observation Deck (370 meters) with amazing views of the Kuala Lumpur skyline, can be booked in advance or in the tourist center in the bottom floor. The towers are very photogenic, especially in the evening when they resemble huge metallic lights as from an other world. At the feet of the towers, there is a luxury shopping mall, the Suria KLCC with a lot of shops and restaurants. Outside the building the nice public KLCC park is perfect for a stroll or for watching the water fountain symphony.
Malaysian cooking class at LaZat
If you love authentic food, there is no better way to experience the traditional cuisine then to take part of a cooking course. The Malaysian cooking class at LaZat is an excellent choice if you want to be part of a small group with great teachers in the environment of a traditional Malay home just outside KL. You can be picked up at your hotel in the morning and visit the market with the class teachers as part of the guided market tour.
If you plan to visit the Cameron Highlands, a 3 hour drive from KL, be sure to maximise your day by booking a private guide tour with WeGowithAnuar. The tour is packed with interesting stops along the way (a strawberry farm, time tunnel museum, the butterfly garden, visiting Malaysian indigenous people, the Mossy forest) and the guide is a safe driver with a lot of knowledge and experience. At the tea plantations, do not leave without tasting the freshly brewed teas and checking out the factory.