For travelers to Southeast Asia, a trip to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is actually a must. As soon as you arrive by plane, the tension increases as to what awaits you in this metropolis of Southeast Asia. After all, there is more than enough to see in the Malaysian capital and the impressions and experiences that you have there will stay in your memory for a lifetime. This is exactly why it is always worth taking a trip to this special city.
The amazement begins as soon as you arrive
If you travel to Kuala Lumpur by plane, you will see the first sight right at the airport. The airport control tower is 130 meters high and is the second highest control tower in the world. But of course the amazement doesn’t stop there. When you arrive in the Malaysian capital at the latest, your eyes will certainly get bigger. There is a lot to see in the metropolis in Malaysia. Not to be overlooked are the two Petronas Towers, which are the tallest twin towers in the world. A look from the bottom up makes you feel dizzy. The 452 meter high towers tower over the entire city and are one of the landmarks of this capital world-wide. But of course, travelers to Southeast Asia get a lot more to discover in this metropolis. With a height of 421 meters, the Menara television tower is not only very impressive from the outside. Visitors can treat themselves there to a view of the city that cannot be found anywhere else in the metropolis. On the visitor terrace you can see the capital of Malaysia from a bird’s eye view and discover how small the world “down there” really is. Once back on the ground, a visit to Merdeka Square is also very impressive. On the “Independence Square” not only a beautiful fountain invites you to linger, but also the special architecture of the buildings on this square. One example is the imposing Sultan Abdul Samat Building, which is a great panorama picture, especially when photographed from the large lawn in front of the building. But also the residence of the Malaysian king, the Istana Negara palace, or the old Victorian-style train station are great photo opportunities.
Culture and nature can be admired
Culturally, the Malaysian capital is very diverse and not only brings European influences, but of course also many different Asian influences. A visit to Chinatown is a highlight and brings Asian culture to life in the middle of Malaysia. In addition, the cultural diversity is also evident in the various sacred buildings in the city. Whether a visit to one of the Hindu temples such as the Sri Mahamariaman, a visit to the Cathedral of St John The Evangelist or a visit to the famous Masjid Jamek mosque, the religious influences are wonderful to experience. In addition, the capital also offers enough peace and quiet in nature. The Lake Gardens is a wonderful park to relax and unwind, and there are also opportunities to marvel at nature on the Klang and Gombak rivers.
Many museums invite you to visit
Some museum visits are actually part of a vacation in the capital of Malaysia. The Malay National Museum, i.e. the Muzium Negara, the Islamic Arts Museum, the Museum of Islamic Art, the Textile Museum and the Museum of Asian Arts, i.e. the Museum of Asian Arts are always worth a visit and offer a lot to see.