Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is one of the most diverse cities of Asia comprising of multicultural background with Chinese, Malay and Indian population. Therefore, the diversity in Kuala Lumpur is great. Although or KL city has not many must-see attractions, there are numerous great areas for walking through in order to experience the local atmosphere.
In our article, we will examine five places that you must visit, while staying in Kuala Lumpur.
- Kuala Lumpur City Centre/ Chinatown
The Old City offers great sites for us to see and it looks great because of the Klang River running through it. Chinatown is a must-visit place for its shopping and eating possibilities or simply for its great atmosphere. Being full of red lanterns, stores, even some beautiful Chinese temples such as the Sze Ya Buddhist Temple Chinatown is easy and great to walk around.
- Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Colonial district
The colonial district is a small but important area in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia that contains some of the most beautiful buildings in the city. You can still get to see some of the 100-200 year old buildings, many of which served official reasons back in the day. In the colonial area of the Old Town, you can also get to see the beautiful Masjid Jamek Mosque in the middle of a beautiful green park, which makes the whole site beautifully lush and exotic. The most important landmark of the district is the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.
- The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a must-see, being one of the most beautiful buildings of Kuala Lumpur built in 1948 in Moorish style.
- Do not miss visiting the Central Market.
- Tumku Abdul Rahman
This area of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia has become one of the hippest shopping centers and the centre of several Indian and Chinese festivals. Tumku Abdul Rahman is also very popular for gastronomy tours. The biggest shopping mall of district is the Putra World Trade Centre. Try the Kampung Baru – the local specialty of Kuala Lumpur.
- The Golden Triangle
This is perhaps the most well-known part of the city through which the world famous KL Monorail runs through with 11 stops. The Golden Triangle is perhaps the most touristic destination of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Here you can find the Petronas Towers that used to be the highest building in the world, now being on the second place, the biggest shopping malls, the most luxurious hotels and additionally the KL Tower, which is the third highest radio tower in the world. Entrance fee to Petronas Skybridge: is RM 50.
- Bangsar Road – Little India
Popular for its Indian atmosphere the Bangsar Road is the city centre in the evening and during the day full of restaurants, bars and clubs, discos and colourful shops as well. The area’s biggest shopping mall is the Mid Valley Complex.
These are the 5 most important sites to go when you are in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Luckily, most of them are close enough to each other for walking; yet do not miss the Monorail to see the city from a wholly different aspect.