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What to Do in Kuala Lumpur: Must See Attractions

Kuala Lumpur Attractions

Known as the "Garden City of Lights", Kuala Lumpur is a city rich with history, cultural diversity, and a vibrant nightlife. Because there are so many must see attractions in Kuala Lumpur for people of all ages, Expedia recommends that visitors have a map with them at all times.

Start your trip in Kuala Lumpur by visiting the Malaysia Heritage Walk. As one of the most popular things to do in Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia Heritage Walk attracts millions of visitors each year. People come from all over the world to take part in this wonderful tour that takes them to temples, mosques, and other historically significant sites. This top tourist activity will open your eyes to a whole new way of life.

After visiting the Malaysia Heritage Walk, head to the Islamic Arts Museum to immerse yourself and your family in rich Malaysian history. The Islamic Arts Museum features artwork and artifacts dating back hundreds of years. A walk through this museum has been touted as one of the best Kuala Lumpur tours available, and should not be missed.

Take a break from your historical and cultural tour of the city and head towards the Kuala Lumpur City Center. As one of the best Kuala Lumpur excursions available, a trip to the City Center features a number of different architectural marvels, upscale eateries, and an abundance of nightlife everyone can enjoy. Head to some of the Center's famous hot spots after a long day of tours in KL.

There are so many places to visit in the great city of Kuala Lumpur. If you're unsure about what sites to visit and which Kuala Lumpur activities to take apart in, ask one of the friendly local citizens for some advice. Start the journey of a lifetime and book your Kuala Lumpur vacation today!

Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur with Kids

There are plenty of outstanding experiences in Kuala Lumpur that the whole gang will love. Here are some of the most popular family friendly experiences in the area.

Free Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

Sightseeing on a tight budget in Kuala Lumpur? Spend time, not cash, on terrific experiences.

The Jade Museum - Bring the entire family and enjoy an intriguing adventure through history together.

Art Printing Works - Spend a few hours here and get an insight into the arts and culture of the area.

Kuala Lumpur Deer Park - Get close to the animal world and learn a few things or two.

Titiwangsa Lake Garden - Loosen up and add a bit of extra fun to your trip here.

Kuala Lumpur Tower - Be wowed by the design and creativity of this impressive example of modernistic architecture.

HELP College of Arts and Technology - If you enjoy delving into the days of old, this is one attraction you really should visit.

Berjaya Times Square - Mingle with the local residents and discover the real personality and soul of this unique place.

Gabai Waterfalls - There's something soothing about being near the water, so spend a while here.

Prince Court Medical Centre - Flick through your guidebook and find out why this place is worth adding to your travel itinerary.

St. John's Cathedral - Whatever your religious leanings, this place is sure to inspire a sense of reverence in you.

Gasing Hill - Slip away from the city and lose yourself in Mother Nature at this breathtaking spot.

KLCC Park - If you take pleasure in working in your garden, this place will fascinate your green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Bintang

Designer brands, discount goods and international and traditional restaurants make this a popular Kuala Lumpur destination. 

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Kuala Lumpur City Centre

Known for its fantastic nightlife and popular shops, there's plenty to explore in Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Check out top attractions like Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC Shopping Centre, and jump on the metro at Kampang Baru Station or Bukit Nanas Station to see more of the city.

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Golden Triangle

Kuala Lumpur Tower and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur are top sights in Golden Triangle, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Raja Chulan Station or Bukit Nanas Station to see more sights in the area.

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Mid Valley City

Mid Valley City is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Mid Valley Mega Mall and The Gardens Mall while you're in town.

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Pudu

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Pudu. If sightseeing is on the list, Kenanga Wholesale City is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Pudu Station or Hang Tuah Station to see more of the area.

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Mont Kiara

Mont Kiara is well-liked for its restaurants. You can also take some time to explore sights in the surrounding area like Publika Shopping Mall and Hartamas Shopping Centre.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Kuala Lumpur on a rainy day?

If it's raining cats and dogs during your trip, shake off your umbrella and have a go at one or two of these indoor activities:

What is Kuala Lumpur famous for?

You'll be kept busy with all of these iconic attractions to cross off your must-see list:

  • Petronas Twin Towers
  • Batu Caves
  • Petaling Street
  • Merdeka Square

What should I not miss in Kuala Lumpur?

You simply can't go home without checking off the following list of wonderful sights:

  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
  • Mid Valley Mega Mall
  • Genting Highlands Theme Park
  • Kuala Lumpur Tower

Are there cheap things to do in Kuala Lumpur?

If you're traveling on a shoestring budget, consider adding these cheap tours and activities to your itinerary:

What can you do in Kuala Lumpur for free?

You'll barely have time to fetch your wallet out of your backpack with so many fantastic free attractions:

  • Petaling Street
  • Merdeka Square
  • Shah Alam Blue Mosque
  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur