Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is one of the most visited cities in Southeast Asia. Hopeless romantics would visit it just because of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, but that is just one of the must-see destinations of the capital city.
I went to Kuala Lumpur in 2011 and here are some of my suggested spots to visit. I only stayed there for two nights, but was able to squeeze in the following in my itinerary:
Petronas Twin Towers
Soaring at a height of 451.9 meters, Kuala Lumpur’s twin skyscraper was named as the tallest building in the world until 2004, as it was towered by Taipei 101. The Petronas Towers features a post-modern design to stand as Kuala Lumpur’s icon for the 21st century. Comprising of 88 floors and extraordinary features, the structure took 7 years to be completed.
Kuala Lumpur Tower
The Kuala Lumpur Tower is a tall tower which is mainly used for communication purposes. Measuring around 421 meters in height, the KL Tower seems to be taller than the Petronas Towers, as it is perched on top of a hill. Featuring an observation deck, KL Towers welcomes its guests with a panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur.
Genting Highlands is mostly referred to as Resorts World Genting. This resort may be considered as a low-budget and family friendly attempt to replicate Las Vegas. Additionally, it is the only place in Malaysia where you can gamble freely. Perched on a mountain Peak, the resort would give you a cooler and breezier air compared to the lowlands.
The Aquaria KLCC is an oceanarium which is located within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Stretched along 60,000 square feet of land, the oceanarium features a 300 feet underwater tunnel and houses more than 250 different species of aquatic and land animals from all over the world. As you enter the Aquaria, you’ll be welcomed to a different atmosphere as you explore the underwater world.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park was hailed as the largest walk-in aviary in the world, which occupies around 20.9 acres of land. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, welcoming an average of 200,000 visitors each year. The aviary houses more than 200 species of birds, majority of which are local species.