To help visitors and new residents ensure they get the most out of Kuala Lampur here’s a list of Kuala Lampurs’ top 10 most beautiful places to visit. The landmarks that made the cut for the list include religious hot spots, iconic landmarks, and culturally enriching streets.
1. Petronas Twin Towers (Suria KLCC)
The Petronas Twin Towers is an iconic landmark that merits a visit (and photo opportunity) for any first-time visitor to Kuala Lumpur. Built in 1998, the sleek dual building structure stands 88 stories high and is joined by a double-decker sky bridge that offers an exhilarating view of Kuala Lampurs city center and beyond.
Location: Near Concorde Hotel Monorail stop, in between Jalan Ampang and Jalan Raja Chulan.
How to get there: You can take the LRT and stop at the KLCC station.
2. KL Tower
Standing at 421 meters above the ground, Menara KL is the 7th tallest telecommunication tower in the world and the tallest in Southeast Asia. The tower is mainly used for communication and broadcasting purposes but it has also become a tourist attraction due to its height.
Location: Jalan P Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
How to get there: You can take the Monorail and stop at the Bukit Nanas station.
3. Little India Brickfields
Little India Brickfields is a vastly different world than nearby Bangsar. Brickfields is Malaysia’s official Little India and used to be a simple residential neighborhood just outside Kuala Lampur. However, recently this area has been transformed and the streets widened with more and more Indian stores and restaurants run by the country’s Indian community popping up.
Location: Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields
How to get there: You can either take the LRT Putra and stop at KL Central or take the Monorail KL and then stop at KL Central.
4. Zoo Negara Malaysia
Zoo Negara Malaysia is managed by the Malaysian Zoological Society, a non-governmental organization established to create the first local zoo for Malaysians. They have a total of over 5137 specimens which include 476 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Zoo Negara covers 110 acres of land which is situated only 5 km from the city of Kuala Lumpur.
Location: Zoo Negara, Hulu Kelang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor Darul Ehsan
How to get there: Take LRT and stop at wangsa maju station. Then take the rapid kl bus route number 253 and you will arrive at your destination.
5. Royal Place Istana Negara
In Malaysian, “Istana Negara” translates to “National Palace,” and Royal Kings Kuala Lampur Palace (Istana Negara) serves as the official residence of the supreme King of Malaysia. The King relocated to a newly built Istana Negara in 2011, and while you can’t enter inside, it’s possible to see the beautiful architecture of the palace from afar and watch the hourly changing of the guards. Before 2011, the Royal King’s Palace occupied another mansion.
Location: Jalan Duta, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
How to get there: The best way to visit the Istana is by the KL Hop-on Hop-off service which has a stop at the Palace. Otherwise you would need a taxi service because there is no city bus service to the place.
6. Kuala Lampur Bird Park
Kuala Lampur Bird Park located just inside the serene and scenic Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens. It’s only a 10 minute drive from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. It is the home to more than 3,000 birds, of which, approximately 200 of those species are local and foreign birds.
Location: KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
How to get there: By KTM Commuter Train, disembark at the KTM Old Railway Kuala Lumpur Station located near the National Mosque. KL Bird Park is just a 5-minute walk from the National Museum.
7. Merdeka Square
Merdeka Square is famous for being a historical and recreational park in Kuala Lampur. It is here that the Malayan flag was first hoisted in 1957. The wide and green field beside the square makes it a good picnic spot and a spacious playground for kids. The vicinity of the Merdeka square has many historical buildings in Kuala Lampur that tourists can visit.
Location: Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
How to get there: Take the lrt and stop at pasar seni station. Then take Rapid kl bus route no B101 and you will reach your destination.
8. Batu Caves
Batu Caves (Rock Caves in English) is the Hindu temple which is well known in Kuala Lumpur and is located about 10 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur. Indians go there to practice Hindu religious rites frequently and at the base of the mountain there’s a temple where tourists can enter to receive their blessings from Hindu priests.
Location: Jalan Batu Caves, 68100 KL
How to get there: You can take LRT to Gombak and get a cab or use bus 11 from Pudu bus station to go straight there.
9. Petaling Street
Petaling Street is Chinatown located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Haggling is a common sight here and the place is usually crowded with locals as well as tourists. The area has dozens of restaurants and food stalls, serving local favorites such as hokkien mee, barbecued fish, asam laksa and curry noodles.
Location: Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur
How to get there: Petaling Street is well served by all forms of public transport in KL-Just a 5 minute walk from LRT Masjid Jamek Station or Pasar Seni Station
10. Central Market
Central Market is strategically located close to major public transportation links, making it easy to access from all major Kuala Lampur destinations. The second floor has several restaurants and a food court serving Asian cuisine.
Location: Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi 50050 Kuala Lumpur
How to get there: You may take lrt and stop at pasar seni or masjid jamek station. Then you would need to walk about five minutes from the chosed destination station.