Kuala Lumpur

Travel Guide
Kuala Lumpur
From futuristic skyscrapers to ancient mosques, sightseeing, shopping and more - visit Kuala Lumpur and immerse yourself in the diverse world of Malaysian culture.

Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant and bustling city that is crammed full of exciting attractions, and with entertainment options to suit all tastes and budgets, there really is something for everyone.

Families will love the National Zoo which is home to more than 459 animal species. Bargain hunters can source unusual souvenirs before grabbing a bite to eat from any of the hawker stalls on Petaling Street. If it’s a bit of culture you’re after, wander around Merdeka Square and admire the architectural heritage of the buildings that surround the city’s main civic space. Historically, this is a site of enormous national significance as it was here that Malaysia declared its independence from Britain in 1957.

Visit the Jamek Mosque (Masjid Jamek), one of the oldest and most venerable mosques in Kuala Lumpur and a wonderful example of soft Moorish architecture. In contrast, the sharp minaret of the National Mosque of Malaysia stands stark against the city skyline, in a nod to modernity.

Take time out to relax in the Lake Gardens. This oasis of calm was created during the colonial era and offers a wonderful escape from the hubbub of the city. This sculpted park is rich with native plants, trees and shrubs and is only a stone’s throw away from the noisy and colourful Kuala Lumpur Bird Park. For an alternative urban retreat, head to the KLCC Park and enjoy the spectacle of the Lake Symphony as synchronised water fountains create dazzling displays.

Looking for that perfect snapshot of the city? The Kuala Lumpur Tower (Menara Kuala Lumpur) stands at a healthy 421 metres above street level and offers incredible panoramic views. However, there is some strong competition in the form of the magnificent Petronas Twin Towers, which punch up into the sky at an incredible 452 metres. Their highlight is the observation deck on the 86th floor, which offers a stunning vista that spectacularly sweeps across the city.

Finally, take time out to recharge your spiritual batteries and soak up some Hindu culture at the inspiring Batu Caves. Marvel at the ornate statues and artwork in the awe-inspiring temples. This sacred site offers a welcome respite from the city’s main tourist attractions and is a must on any Malaysian itinerary.

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Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
The price is AU$132 per night from 11 Sep. to 12 Sep.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
"Our room was very clean, quiet and comfortable. Mattress was quite firm, which was great for my husbands bad back. We arrived at 8am after an international flight and check in that early wasn't a problem. Staff very friendly and helpful. Very close to Petronas towers. Lovely pool (a bit small for ..."

Reviewed on 15 Aug. 2022

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
183 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, 55100
The price is AU$141 per night from 22 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, 4 restaurants and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
"Awesome and great malls around the area."

Reviewed on 14 Aug. 2022

JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
The price is AU$219 per night from 2 Sep. to 3 Sep.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,003 reviews)
"very friendly and helpful staff. The room was quite large and clean. Has to be one of the most comfortable beds I have slept on"

Reviewed on 31 Jul. 2022

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Dorsett Residences Bukit Bintang at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur
Dorsett Residences Bukit Bintang at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur
4 out of 5
172, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, 55100
The price is AU$91 per night from 11 Sep. to 12 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star aparthotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a children's pool. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (126 reviews)
"Service is poor. No response No towels in the bathroom. Have to request many times before sending towels to the room. Patches of tissue paper found inside the fold towels. It’s so unhygienic Cockroaches everywhere in the apartment"

Reviewed on 13 Jun. 2022

Dorsett Residences Bukit Bintang at Dorsett Kuala Lumpur
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur
PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
No. 1, Jalan Nagasari, Off Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, 50200
The price is AU$100 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,803 reviews)
"Always good service when I stayed in there every time for business trip"

Reviewed on 15 Aug. 2022

PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur
The Face Suites Kuala Lumpur
The Face Suites Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
1020, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250
The price is AU$121 per night from 21 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,411 reviews)
"We got a large 2 bedroom apartment on the 43rd floor. The appartment was well furnished and generally comfortable. However, the availability of hot water for a shower was variable - we stayed for 2 days and the family took 5 showers, only one was properly hot, two others were cold. At times there ..."

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2022

The Face Suites Kuala Lumpur
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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