The city alone has attractions and activities to keep you busy for several days, and that's not considering driving out to Genting Highlands or other towns and islands.
Kuala Lumpur is an inland city that is under an hours drive from the coastline. It boasts modern city life, nightlife, natural attractions, and inexpensive tourist options that draw in travelers from every corner of the world.
Typically a stopover destination for many South East Asia routes, if you have the chance, try to have 1 - 2 full days just to get a glimpse of what the city has to offer. Here are just some of the top things to check out.
1. The Towering Petronas Twin Towers
The first on the list is the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. A towering 375-metre tall building, it still is a hot tourist destination to be visited not only for its height but its design and views from above. See the sights of the beautiful horizon and city line from the interconnecting sky bridge.
2. Aquatic Wonderland - Aquaria KLCC
With over 5,000 animals and species, this aquarium is a remarkable activity to do indoors away from the heat and humidity. Not only does it showcase marine life in gorgeous exhibitions but it also provides an interactive learning experience the species. Just around the corner of the Petronas Twin Tower, it is really a fantastic place to visit. Observing the mysteries of the aquatic world from a safe and comfortable environment cannot be compared to anything else.
3. Experience The Nightlife
Kuala Lumpur's nightlife is not to be forgotten about. There are lavish bars, lounges, nightclubs and even astounding rooftop bars to not only enjoy the night but enjoy it with style. With good music, gorgeous views, countless tropical drinks available and snacking options - your day and night will be filled up. Here are some top nightlife places to get your drinks on.
4. Explore Batu Caves
Malaysia has a rich culture and heritage, and the Batu Caves really expresses this. The Batu caves can be typically crowded with tourists, but it is a sight to see. Not only would you be able to learn and educate yourself about the beliefs and history, you can see the amazing statues and structure of the caves with its vast 272 steps.
5. Into The Clouds - Awana SkyWay
Just one hour away from Kuala Lumpur is Awana SkyWay which is an attraction as well as transportation to get to Genting Highlands. This 10-minute ride takes you through the mountainous range through the clouds on a calming and a quite romantic trip. Best to observe in the evening when the sun has not set, but the city lights are slowly lighting up the sky. Once reaching Genting Highlands there is a multitude of other activities to partake in.
Where to stay?
Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia is relatively quite affordable. 3 Star hotels can be as little as $50 AUD a night while 5-star hotels or even resorts can be from $200 AUD. It is ideal to have this booked at the same time you book your flights if you want to secure the desired accommodation. There are loads of Kuala Lumpur accommodation that are central to all these attractions. There are gorgeous high quality luxury stays with swimming pools and facilities that would also make it hard to leave the complex. Villa stays are also a popular choice but it is slightly more expensive.