Travel guide to Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is such a beautiful city, the capital of Malaysia. It is an extremely safe city; locals are known for their welcoming attitudes and their urge to help others. For women, it is safe to travel alone however just ensure you dress respectively.
What to do in Kuala Lumpur
The Federal territory mosque (Wilayah Mosque) - alan Tuanku Abdul Halim, Kompleks Kerajaan
The Federal territory mosque is one of the largest in Kuala Lumpur – The Federal territory mosque. You'll be given a robe upon arrival before making your way through the Mosque.
It honestly is breath taking, I guess I say that about all the mosques I've been to but seeing as this was my first – I think I admired it a whole lot more. Take it all in, the colours, the marble walls and the complex designs.
Batu Caves - Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor
Batu Caves is a 400-million-year-old cave being a major religious landmark for Hindu’s. Stand at the bottom of the landmark looking up at the 270 stairs which you'll endure before making it to the top. Since my most recent visit, each individual stair has been painted so I didn’t get the same jaw dropping moment that you will, the entrance to the cathedral cave was still breathe taking enough.
Stand under the 100-meter-high arched ceiling, feeling the light breeze whistling through the cave, watching as birds sing and dance their way around the temple.
Kuala Lumpur butterfly park - Jalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana
Kuala Lumpur’s butterfly park which just so happens to be the largest in the world, watch as the thousands of butterflies spread their coloured wings around you.
China town - Kuala Lumpur
The best spot for shopping in Kuala Lumpur would no doubt be the China town markets which have everything from designer backs to random knicks and knacks.
China town honestly has it all and I found the items to be a lot better in terms of quality & price than anywhere else I’ve been. I’m almost considering stopping in on the way to my next holiday, just for these markets.
Petronas twin tours - Kuala Lumpur
The Petronas twin tours is located in the city centre and would have to be the most popular tourist attraction. You'll have the opportunity to make your way up to the sky bridge which sits on the 170th floor to admire the city, which now looks like nothing more than a lego creation. The tour goes for 1-2 hours and is definitely a must!
Botanical gardens - beneath the Petronas twin tours
If you feel like relaxing a little while still exploring the city, take a seat in the botanical gardens, nibbling on a fresh cheese cake from Lulu’s hypermarket (absolutely delicious!). You won't forget this cheesecake for a while!
Eagle feeding tour - Kuala Selangor
Your first taken to ‘Bukit Melawati’ which holds remains of a fort from the 1700’s. While admiring the view, you can feed the gorgeous monkeys which are so gentle and happy enough to sit on your shoulder.
The next stop is a river front town where you'll then make your way onto little boats – cruising through the waters until you come to a large inlet. The tour guides will throw food into the water and within seconds the boat will be surrounded by hundreds of eagles, feeling as though you are in a David Attenborough documentary.
Kuala Lumpur was so much better than I had initially expected, it doesn't get enough credit in the midst of all the other hot tourist spots in Asia.
Personally, I would recommend 2-3 days in KL, enough time for you to enjoy the shopping and the food of course!
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