Asia lovers like to visit Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, again and again. It is the administrative, economic and cultural center of the country, which is represented by many religions and cultures and has an extraordinary atmosphere. Buildings that come from the architectural past and high-rise buildings shape the city. There are many attractions that motivate you to return to Kuala Lumpur.
The city of many nations
The Petronas Towers dominate the skyline of the city as a proud landmark and are among the world’s tallest skyscrapers. They are made of steel and glass and are connected to one another on the forty-first floor. Shortly before sunset is the best time to go up to the Twin Towers, as this not only allows a view in the light, but also at night. At the foot of the towers there is on the one hand a large shopping center with international brands and shops and on the other hand a fountain with a light show and a water show several times a day. In order to be able to particularly enjoy this event, we recommend the evening hours when the towers are uniquely illuminated and the bright colors of the fountain show are particularly effective.
The Menara Tower on the hill in the almost ten hectare Bukit Nanas National Park offers a fascinating view. The television tower, on the other hand, offers Asia lovers a very special opportunity. The sky deck offers a fantastic view, while the lookout shape has a glass floor that makes the visit unforgettable. The Dayabumi building is considered to be the first skyscraper and is strongly influenced by Islamic forms. The facade, which is covered with small, white ceramic tiles, is also special.
The national mosque is the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur
and not just one of the largest mosques in Malaysia, but in Southeast Asia. It is shaped like a star with eighteen points, with its minaret jutting into the sky. Other religious buildings are the historic Anglican St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St John The Evangelist. In addition to the Sri Mahamariaman Temple, a Hindu temple, there is the Thean Hou Temple on Robson Hill, where Chinese cultural and religious festivities take place. A visit to the Guan Di Temple should not be missed on the trip. It is the oldest temple in which the air is filled with the scent of the incense sticks and the long, glowing coils of incense. Istana Negara, the residence of the King of Malaysia, as well as the sports stadium, which was built exclusively for the celebrations of the Declaration of Independence, leave further unforgettable impressions. A selection of museums awaits Asia lovers in Kuala Lumpur. This includes the City Gallery, the museum about the history and the future of the city, as well as the Museum of Islamic Art, the Textile Museum, the Museum of Asian Arts and the Malaysian National Museum.
Squares and quarters
Bukit Bintang is the trendy district in the capital of Malaysia, in which Asia lovers will not only find a bar mile and a club mile, but also a street food street and one of the largest shopping centers in the world, which includes an amusement park. Malaysia’s flag was hoisted for the first time in Merdeka Square and independence was sealed. It is located in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad building, which served as the seat of government during the British era and is now the court. While the square was used as a cricket field at that time, various events and markets are held there today. China Town forms the heart of the city, which is lined with shops and restaurants. In some traffic-free areas, market stalls are lined up close together, in other streets typical Chinese commercial buildings can be discovered. This neighborhood appears like a small village of its own within the city.
Nature and animals
Lake Gardens is a ninety-two acre, well-kept park that is divided into individual areas. These include Deer Park, Butterfly Park with five thousand butterflies flying around, Bird Park, in which three thousand birds mostly fly around freely, Hibiscus Garden and Orchid Garden with its beautiful orchids, wild monkeys and the beautiful view of the skyline. Aquaria KLCC is located near the Petronas Towers and offers the unique experience of a ninety-meter-long tunnel basin right through the aquarium. In addition, it is possible there to get up close and personal with starfish and other marine life in various pools.