Kuala Lumpur commonly known as KL is one of the largest and capital city of Malaysia. With a population of 1.7 million, Kuala Lumpur is one of tourist destination place in Malaysia. Being called as the federal capital of Malaysia, KL offers a lot of tourist destination to its visitors. Here are some of the places where the tourist can explore once they step on to the land of Malaysia.
1) Petronas Twin Tower
Petronas Twin Tower is one of tallest buildings in the world, the sister towers are the tallest building in Malaysia and was inaugurated in the year 1999. The towers feature offices of Petronas, its subsidiaries and many other anchor companies. The feature of Twin Tower is that they have shopping mall Suria KLCC, KLCC Park and a Sky-bridge which connects 2 towers. This tower is must-visit for people who are visiting KL and this includes paid entry to explore Twin Towers. Open from 09:00 – 21:00 on all days except Monday and on Friday it is open from 09:00 – 13:00 &14:30 – 21:00. The ticket can be purchased online or offline and the ticket price costs RM80 for adults and RM 30 for children.
- Kuala Lumpur Tower
The Kuala Lumpur Tower or KL Tower is 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world. It is one of the largest communication towers in the world and the construction was completed in the year 1995 at the height of 1381ft this tower has tourist building with all souvenir shops, administration office, mall with pool access, Observation deck, revolving restaurant, telecommunication and broadcasting station. Tourists visit KL tower to have a 360-degree view of the city and the Panoramic view of the city from this height is a mesmerizing entry fee to visit KL tower costs 30MYR and the tower is open to the public from 09:00 – 23:00hrs.
- Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is a tourist centre where you will get to know the history of KL. The gallery features many of old photos of Kuala Lumpur, you can take the history lessons via a guided bicycle tour and there are miniature mock-ups of historical buildings. With a chronological timeline of KL history starting from its origin in the 1850s to the building of Twin Towers, from Malaysia being under the rule of British to it gaining Independence, this gallery features all the important and historical features of KL and Malaysia. Be sure to check souvenir shop when you visit as they offer locally made handicrafts and is of cheap prices. The Gallery is open from 08:00 – 18:00 hrs and is open every day.
- Merdeka Square
One of the best-known landmarks of Kuala Lumpur Merdeka Square is also known as Dataran Merdeka is in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building. The place is well maintained along with its surroundings. With its 200m long Padang, a famous stretch in KL it was the place where Malaysia proposed freedom in the year 1957. Merdeka Square hosts many concerts and is in front of Royal Selangor Club which was once an elite membership club of British people.
- Tugu Negara
Tugu Negara is a national monument of Malaysia. It is a sculpture dedicated to the soldiers who dedicated their lives during the war especially during World War II. Located near the Malaysian House of Parliament, Tugu Negara is one of the worlds tallest freestanding bronze structure. On 31st of July, every year the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (Supreme Head), Prime Minister and the heads of Malaysian Armed Forces, Royal Malaysian Police pay their respect to fallen heroes. Surrounded by a beautiful garden and fountains, this area has a cool peaceful vibe. The area is open every day from 07:00 – 18:00 and can be visited by every tourist.
- Zoo Negara
Zoo Negara is the National Zoo of Malaysia located on 110 hectares of land in Gombak District of Selangor, Malaysia. Officially opened in the year 1963 by Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first prime minister of Malaysia the park Is managed by a non-governmental organization known as Malaysian Zoological Society. Zoo Negara is home to over 5000 animals of 400+ species also acts as a cordial relation between two countries. Its prime example is Zoo Negara is home to 2 giant Panda from China which marks the friendship between Malaysia and China. They have an array of wildlife which is unique in this part of the world and is one of concept zoo. Zoo Negara received ISO 9001: 2008 certificate in the year 2007 which tells us how the park is maintained. In total there are 16 exhibits which are Reptile Park,Monkey park, Giant Panda Conservation center, Malaysian Elephants, Lake and Bird aviary, Nocturnal Exhibits, Pouchland, Penguin world, Bear world, Savannah Walk, Mammal Kingdom, Freshwater Aquaria, Children Land and Insect Zoo etc and is open everyday from 09:00 – 16:30 hrs. Ticket costs RM45 for Malaysian, RM61 for ASEAN nationals and others it costs RM82.
- KL Butterfly ParkKL butterfly is an addition to natural parks to visit while in Kuala Lumpur. Located adjacent to Lake Gardens and KL Bird Park houses most of the butterfly that is found all over the country. With over 5000+ butterflies spread across 80,000sqft of the garden, KL Butterfly park also hosts ferns and plants and is one of the largest houses in the world. Here the tourist can visit exhibition area of butterflies and other insects, souvenir store to purchase any gift for your beloved and tour the park and also has a bug museum so that you can know the habitations of bugs and other insects. Open from 09:00-17:30hrs every day where ticket price costs RM25 for adults and RM14 for children.
- KL Bird Park
KL Bird Park is a gated attraction situated near butterfly park which is one of the most visited parks having tourist inflow of over 200,000 visitors. This bird park houses 3000 birds of over 200 species with 90% of birds being local birds and the rest imported from various countries. KL Bird park features 4 zones. Zone 1 is main entrance has netted walk-in aviary, Zone 2 houses Nicobar Pigeon, Ostrich and is connected to Zone 2 via bridge, Zone 3 houses Hornbill, Myna, Magpie and this zone also has Hornbill Restaurant and Gift shop which is open from 09:00-20:00hrs and lastly zone 4 houses parrots and flightless birds. There is a bird gallery and also this zone has a special activity where visitors can feed these flightless birds. Open from 09:00-18:00 daily, ticket price costs RM63 for adults and RM42 for children.
- KL Forest Eco Park
Located in heart of the city covering over 9 hectares of land, KL Forest Eco Park is one of the Oldest protected jungle in Malaysia. The park is commonly known as Bukit Nanas (Pineapple Hill). When you visit here you should not miss the beautiful canopy walk. Exploring this place is like being in nature lap in the cosmopolitan city. Be sure to bring bug repellent as this place would have many mosquitoes and bugs while you are exploring this place.
- Planetarium Negara
The National Planetarium of Malaysia is worth a visit to understand how Malaysia has participated in space achievements by launching satellites with the futuristic design combined by Islamic architecture. Officially opened in the year 1994 and was inaugurated by Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, then prime minister of Malaysia. Exhibits in this planetarium include space theatre, space engine of MEASAT I and has a space theme park. There will be shows held every day starting at 10 am and will end at 4 pm. Open all days except Monday and public holidays from 09:00 to 16:30 hrs, the ticket price is around RM12 for adults and RM8 for children