The country itself is famous for its beautiful nature and the many sights. The center, however, is clearly the metropolitan area around Kuala Lumpur. The city is the hub for science, culture and history of the country and represents the diversity of the country like no other city in the region.
Skyscrapers, slums and historical buildings
The historic cityscape is shaped by the colonial style. This is hardly surprising, as it was the colonial rulers who developed the country and the region into one of the most important centers for administration and government. Since independence, however, the cityscape has changed massively. Today you can only find a few remnants of the colonial era. Rather, the central cityscape is shaped by modern buildings at dizzying heights. The most famous skyscrapers in the world are in the city. The Petronas Towers are still one of the largest buildings in the world and are a popular attraction with visitors from all over the world. That was sometimes the goal of the building. So you can enjoy a wonderful view between the buildings and on the highest platforms and explore the cityscape and the surrounding area from a great height. The Menara Kuala Lumpur, one of the largest television towers in the world, is also ideal for this.
Today the city is no longer a sleepy regional nest, but a world-famous metropolitan region of great economic importance. Especially in the IT sector, but also in culture and science, the region is one of the most important in the world. The city center is characterized by modern and futuristic buildings, which make the heart of every fan of architecture beat faster. Unfortunately, there was little space left for the historic core of the city. There are particularly religious buildings, but also old administrative buildings such as the court, which can still be seen in the old style. A little further out, you quickly notice that the country is still one of the poorer in the world. The vast slums around the city have their very own charm and they can also be explored with a knowledgeable guide.
The Batu Caves and other religious buildings
The historic cityscape and history of Malaysia can be experienced up close, especially with religious buildings. The Batu Caves are among the oldest religious centers of Hinduism and are an enormously important part of the country’s history. Anyone visiting the religious sites should be aware of the rules for visiting them. Women are only allowed to enter the Batu Caves with their chests covered, and some of the historic mosques are partially or entirely closed to female visitors. Also famous is the Sri Mahamariaman Temple, which is also a Hindu temple. It is another important religious center and opens its doors to visitors on special days. Anyone who has always wanted to watch a traditional Hindu ceremony should get a seat on certain days and watch the spectacle. Definitely worth it! Even if some of the ceremonies sometimes seem strange and are only suitable for children to a limited extent, it is an unforgettable experience to have been there once.