Kuala Lumpur is a recent city in terms of the development era as compared to the other towns in Malaysia itself. To say that the city has some extravagant places to visit would be an understatement. Almost, the whole of the town has unique architectures and other natural attractions that lure the tourists throughout the year.
With a rich cultural background, Kuala Lumpur has a lot of things to offer to the world. The development of the city started in the twentieth century, during the colonial era. In most of the architectures, you will find different architectural styles, the three major of them are the colonial influence, the Islamic architecture and the modern forms.
Apart from these man-made structures, the apt geographical position of Kuala Lumpur allows the tourists to have a view of its impeccable natural reserves.
So, if you are planning a tour to this wonderful city, here are the major attractions of Kuala Lumpur that has always managed to baffle the onlookers with their innate beauty and charming appeal.
PETRONAS TWIN TOWER
This sister twin towers are the tallest freestanding buildings in the entire world. The Sky Bridge acts as the connector between both of them and you can take the impeccable view of the KLCC park while walking through it.
KUALA LUMPUR TOWER
The Kuala Lumpur tower is said to be the seventh tallest structure in the entire world. A revolving restaurant is there at the top of the tower at an approx height of 282 meters from the ground.
Aquaria KLCC is what you can call as the underwater world of Kuala Lumpur. Here, you will travel through the world of highland waters to the dark world of the oceans. Starting from children, anyone can visit this place and have a lifetime experience of the marvellous aquatic life.
KUALA LUMPUR CITY GALLERY
Kuala Lumpur city gallery is the centre of historic artefacts which will tell you the journey of KL from being a mining centre to a global city. Here, you will come to know about many unknown facts that are still sung in the glorious tales of Kuala Lumpur’s history.
The Batu caves are constructed in the limestone hill and are located in the form of serial caves. In the outside complex, a humongous statue of the famous Tamil God, Murugan is situated which will welcome you for the enthralling journey to the caves.
THEAN HOU TEMPLE
Thean Hou Temple is based on the Chinese sea goddess of Mazu. Three different religious components are there in the architectural build-up of the temple- Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. In the architecture, you will find the elements of both the traditional religions and the modern architectures. The walls of the temple are covered with intricate designs and impeccable ornate embellishments.
Considered to be one of the Malaysian heritage sites, this art-deco style building houses the old residential stops in Malaysia. Variety of shops like the Lorong India and the Lorong Melayu are located in the west wing of the market. A food court is there in the second floor where you will get variety of dishes.
Run by a non-governmental organisation, this national Malaysian zoo houses almost four hundred and fifty three different animal species. Over five thousand animals are there in this entire zoo where they are kept in open space enclosure within their own natural habitat.
KL BUTTERFLY PARK
This butterfly park is the safe house for numerous local species of the butterfly. Here, you will have more than five thousand butterflies along with plants, butterfly-host plants, and numerous ferns. Along with the butterflies, you will have other insect collections like the beetles, camouflaged insects and other crawlers.
KL BIRD PARK
Located within the heritage park of Kuala Lumpur, this manmade place is the sanctuary for numerous Avian species. Almost two hundred different species of birds are found in this aviary with the number of members being over than three thousand. Here, you will find both the native and the exotic species, thereby having a chance to marvel at the wonders of nature.
Muzium Negara or the national museum of Kuala Lumpur is said to be the warehouse of Malaysian history and culture. The whole palatial structure is divided into four main zones, all of them dedicated to the ethnology and the Malaysia history. Here, you will find artefacts like Malay wedding dresses, musical instruments used by the early people, ceramic crafts, and even stuffed flora and fauna of Malaysia.
PERDANA BOTANICAL GARDEN
Located in the Heritage park of Kuala Lumpur, this botanical garden is one of the major attractions for the nature lovers. The ambience of the place is far different from the general hustle bustle of the main city and hence, it is considered to be the peaceful gateway of Kuala Lumpur. Here, you will find numerous attractions like the Hibiscus garden, the orchid garden and even the National monument of Kuala Lumpur.
KUALA SELANGOR FIREFLIES
In the northwest direction of the main city of Kuala Lumpur, there lies a beautiful coastal village by the name of Kuala Selangor. The main attraction of this place is the fireflies which start filling the ambience after the dusk. Here, you will find a special species of mangrove, the Berembang and these trees are always covered with the fireflies. Kuala Selangor is said to be the biggest colony of the fireflies in the entire world.
It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the entire Selangor state. Located between Kuala Lumpur and Rawang, this place attracts a lot of tourists from all across the world. The entire waterfall is divided into seven distinct tiers, separated by the mountain slopes and terrains. You can have an access to the lower course of the fall via the recreational park constructed below the hill.
Located in the outskirts of the main city of Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Tabur is one of the best natural attractions in Malaysia. It is a distinct part of the Klang Valley as the whole place is nothing but a quartz ridge. The Gombak Forest Reserve and the Klang Gates Dam on both the sides flank the hill station. Standing on the peak of this hill station and viewing the entire city of Kuala Lumpur is something you wouldn’t trade with anything else.