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Kuala Lumpur Tourism And Travel Guide
27° C / 80.6° F
May to September
3 to 4 Days
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (50 kms)
Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station (56 kms)
Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia and one of the most famous Asian tourist spots is a hub of beauty, culture, and diversity. With skyscrapers high enough to meet the skies, Kuala Lumpur is a box of surprises. Its perfect climate all year round makes it a good place to visit, though May to September are the best months. The Kuala Lumpur Airport is only 50 km away, while trains and buses plying here are regular and well maintained. You can visit the Petrosains Art Gallery, Islamic Arts Museum, the famous Twin Towers or spend some quiet time exploring Batu caves. The city has many marvels to offer.
How to Reach
One of the world’s top-rated airports, Kuala Lumpur International Airport is located 50 km from Sepang. Providing luxurious amenities to its customers, it has over 40 airlines bringing in passengers from different parts of the world. It also has shuttle bus services from the airport to the main stations of the city.
Bus routes in Kuala Lumpur are categorized as north, south, east and westbound. The buses have a fixed schedule and following that is really helpful as it lets you plan your day in advance. There are also double-decker buses, which double the fun for sightseeing and tourism. This ride covers about 42 places. The taxis here can be a little tricky to crack so an app like Uber or Grab will be helpful.
The railways in Kuala Lumpur are better referred to as KTM. It has two main stations. The new station is called Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station and has taken most of the load off the previous one, which is called Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. Most international trains travel through the new one. They have easy traveling methods. They also provide with an online ticketing service. It is always advised to check the schedule beforehand.
Best Time to Visit
Kuala Lumpur essentially enjoys a warm weather throughout the year. It has two major climates, a dry one and a wet one. The temperature mostly scales from 15°C to 35°C. With most days of the year being dry and warm, Kuala Lumpur enjoys tourism all year long. But it has many wet days with medium to heavy rainfall. That doesn’t seem to bother its tourism though, as it allows the tourists to explore indoor options like museums and malls.
October to February are the months with most rainy days. Anytime from May to September is a great option for a fun-filled trip to this city.
Things to Do
One of the most important tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur are the Twin Towers. They were one of the tallest sets of towers in the world until some years ago. This place is open to visitors and has many places within which cater to different needs. It has a jogging track, an upmarket mall, restaurants, play area, etc.
It is a limestone hill that has many natural caves, with the famous Murugan statue at the entry point. This is a great place for rock-climbers. There are almost 160 sets for rock climbing here, for all levels of difficulty and ease. It is a hub for the celebration of many festivals by the Indian community of Kuala Lumpur. During these festival days the caves are very crowded, by locals as well as tourists.
Islamic Arts Museum:
This is South East Asia’s largest Islamic Arts Museum. It is filled with Islamic artifacts and books. It focuses on India, China, and Malay instead of solely concentrating on Persia. It also has a large-scale model of the al-Haram Masjid in Mecca. Not just the interiors but also the walls and roof in this museum are dedicated entirely to highlighting the Islamic feel.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building:
In recent times, this place has been named after the Sultan who was reigning over the city while its construction took place. This building served as the British colonial administration space for many years. Today, it is a famous tourist spot and a place of importance for the locals because the national day parade takes place here.
Petrosains Art Gallery:
This is a Science and Discovery Center. It is a center that makes science and technology fun for all its visitors. It has interactive exhibitions based on various themes. They are divided into several galleries and one can visit those of their choice. Or simply visit any one at random and be surprised. It has a state of the art set up with a thematic and futuristic approach that makes it more intimidating and interesting.
Kuala Lumpur is a city filled with many hawkers and stalls at every nook and corner, selling amazing delicacies and cuisines of global flavors. It is not difficult to find a good place to hog. China Town has the best of Asian cuisine while Brickfield or Little India serves great North Indian food. For Mughlai taste, Jalan Masjid is your go-to hub. Jalan Alor is another great option to explore. There are also many French diners, along with cute little cafes and luxury restaurants. All the malls here also have restaurants, including some foreign franchisees.
The scenario for shopping in Kuala Lumpur is very wide. There are many street sellers in their community markets selling imported items. There are high-end fashion brands like Jimmy Choo and Louis Vuitton at Bukit Bintang and KLCC malls. Tech-stuff is best found in the Berjaya Times Square and Low Yat Plaza. Central Market and Petaling Street are famous for their local markets and artistry while Bukit Bintang is considered to be the ultimate place for shopping.