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.…
Top 48 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
After pickup from your hotel, your tour takes you through the heart of the city. Here, you can see the 88-story Petronas Twin Towers, clad in brilliant stainless steel and glass with a postmodern design by renowned architect César Pelli. Follow Jalan Ampang, one of the region's oldest roads, past a row of old tin miners' mansions for a look back at the city's early days.
Your look through Malaysia's history takes you to the National Museum, where an Italian mosaic rests under a classic Minangkabau-styled roof, and the National Monument, which honors the Malaysian struggle against Japanese occupation and the British Empire. The monument was designed by American architect Felix de Weldon and evokes another of his famous works, the Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington, D. C.
Get a look at 2 outstanding examples of Moorish-influenced architecture at the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Railway Administration Building, and admire the modern look and delicate shaped dome roof of the National Mosque, built in 1965 as one of the country's first major new buildings after independence. Read More close
Your first stop is the energetic Little India district, where you discover the delicacies of Indian culture through the colorful food stalls and markets selling everything from saris to golden trinkets.
Leave the hustle and bustle behind as you reach the 400 million-year-old Batu Caves. Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims before you and brave the climb to reach the temple with many Hindu shrines. On the way back down, snap a few photos of the mischievous monkeys.
Your next stop is the Malaysian Batik Center, where authentic batik fabric is designed and produced into ready-to-wear material. Your final stop before returning to Kuala Lumpur is the Royal Selangor Pewter Center, where you see the world’s largest pewter company at work and can pick up some splendid souvenirs. Read More close
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A ride out from the city takes you to the lush countryside of the Klang Valley, home to a number of suburbs and monuments that illustrate Malaysia's traditions and modern world. At Batu Caves, admire the 140-foot-tall (42-m) statue of the Hindu god Murugan, as well as temple sites built into 3 limestone caves.
Learn the inner secrets of making pewter and batik, an ancient Malaysian form of wax painting, with a presentation that shows both the hand-drawn and block printing methods of the art. See how the expert artists transform a piece of white cloth into colorful and exquisite design material.
For another modern take on Malaysian tradition, you can visit Royal Selangor, a leading producer of fine pewter since 1885, for a guided tour. Marvel at the process of casting, molding, hammering, engraving and polishing, and see how raw materials are shaped into the most exquisite designs.
Before your tour ends, explore the famous roadway of Jalan Ampang and Embassy Row, where you can see the residences of ambassadors and highly desirable upmarket accommodations such as the Sharif Ali Palace. Read More close
After you meet your guide, pay a visit to the Petronas Kuala Lumpur Twin Tower, one of the tallest freestanding towers in the world, and get a magnificent view of the lush Klang Valley that surrounds the city. For a different kind of magnificence, visit the Royal Museum, which until 2011 was the residence of Malaysia's king.
A drive through Chinatown, in the oldest part of the city, lets you revisit the Kuala Lumpur of yesteryear. Visit the Jamek Mosque, the oldest mosque in the city, and see the site where the Malaysian flag was first raised after Independence. The area around the square boasts unique colonial-era landmarks, such as the Sultan Abdul Samad building, the Royal Selangor Club, and St. Mary's Cathedral.
For a look at Malaysia's industry, visit the factory floor of Royal Selangor, the largest pewter maker in the world. Explore Embassy Row to see the residences of ambassadors and highly desirable private accommodations such as the Sharif Ali Palace. And of course you can explore the face of modern Kuala Lumpur with a stop in the city center, topped off by the stainless steel and glass skyscrapers of the Petronas Twin Towers. Read More close
Begin with a visit to the renowned National Museum, with its grand Indo-Moorish architecture. From here, your guide shows you to the old and new Sultan's palaces, structures that differ in design style but equal each other in majesty.
Pay your respects at the National Monument, built as a tribute to those who fought for Malaysian independence, and then stop at the National Mosque to marvel at the gorgeous Lake Gardens surrounding it. See the Old Railway Station, which has now become a cultural center with fascinating exhibitions, and then visit the city center and snap some pictures at two of the world's tallest buildings, the Petronas Towers.
After a stop at Independence Square, take some time to appreciate the Malaysian pewter arts at the Royal Selangor Visitor Center before your tour comes to an end. You can either be dropped off at Kuala Lumpur's city center for some shopping time or get a ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, your journey begins after dusk with a visit to bustling local markets in Petaling Street of Chinatown. A large archway decorated in traditional Chinese architecture is waiting to greet you at the main entrance. The shops sell everything from traditional Chinese herbs to modern fabrics.
After all that bargaining, you may be in need of a rest. Refill your energy with an authentic Malaysian meal at a popular local restaurant. Complete your dinner with a classical dance performance of traditional royalty.
You may end your journey here or opt for a change of pace in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, and explore Bintang Walk, located west of Petaling Street, at your leisure before you return to your hotel in comfort. Read More close
A pickup from your hotel brings you straight to Malaysia's second-tallest building. At 905 feet (276 m), the viewing deck of KL Tower puts you 328 feet (100 m) higher than the skybridge of the famous Petronas Twin Towers, and gives you a sweeping view from the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
Next, step into the modern and elegant setting of the tower's revolving restaurant, which features a spaceship-like atmosphere with a magnificent view and a luxurious culinary experience. Enjoy an unlimited buffet with main dishes ranging from stir-fried chili crab and venison fillet with to assorted dim sum, plus a choice of tasty desserts and a selection of cocktails, while you listen to the live entertainment. Read More close
Set out from your hotel for a drive to Port Klang and a ferry ride to Pulau Ketam, with an interesting view of the busy harbor and mangrove swamps on nearby islands along the way. Once you arrive on Crab Island, you can see the unique design of this community, where the entire village—roads and all—is built on stilts.
Take a leisurely stroll to see how the formerly sleepy village became a must-stop destination for locals and tourists alike while retaining its talent for fresh seafood. After lunch at a local restaurant, catch the ferry back to Port Klang and drive by the fabulous Palace of the Sultan of Selangor. Get a look at the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, or Blue Mosque, famed for having the biggest dome in the country and some of the tallest minarets in the world.
Your last stop is at Thean Hou Temple, one of the largest Chinese temples in Southeast Asia, before the tour ends as you return to your hotel. Read More close
During the ride from Kuala Lumpur, you can see the site of the famous Pudu Prison, built by the British colonial government in 1895, as well as traditional tombstones of Malaysia's Chinese community and the city's colonial-era airport. A little farther out, you can see a former open-cast tin mine that has been transformed into a luxurious lake resort and hotel.
When you arrive at Putrajaya, your first visit is to the Seri Perdana, the official residence of the prime minister of Malaysia. See Malay architecture at its finest in this magnificent mansion, and then head to the Putra Mosque and stand in awe of its magnificent Arabic design.
Next, a drive past the prime minister's offices in the magnificent Perdana Putra and the grand public square of Dataran Putrajaya takes you out to the wetlands beyond the city. Marvel at the beauty of the many species of local flora and fauna before you begin your return journey, passing numerous oil palm plantations on the way back to Kuala Lumpur. Read More close
Begin your journey to Genting Highlands with a beautiful scenic drive along the mountains. Relax as you leave the busy city life and the hot weather behind you. Amid the fresh air, ride the fastest mono cable car in the world to reach the top of the hill. While on it, marvel at the beautiful panoramic view of the green tropical rainforest below you.
As you reach the top, visit Malaysia's only international casino resort, Casino de Genting. With more than 3,000 machines and 426 tables, this casino is Asia's version of Las Vegas. Afterwards, explore the many recreational facilities available here. Attempt the Sky Venture, the only skydiving simulator in Asia, and try other exhilarating rides at the resort's theme parks. Read More close
Your journey starts in Kuala Selangor, situated northwest of Kuala Lumpur. You can see Fort Altingsburg, built by the second sultan of Selangor in the 18th century to defend the city against foreign invasion.
A bird sanctuary park is located at the foot of the fort, where you can watch for migratory birds. Also found here are mysterious silvered leaf monkeys, a primate descended from the lineage of Old World monkeys.
Continue your trip with a boat ride along the mangrove swamps. Here, catch these bioluminescent fireflies flashing and producing glimmering lights in synchronized rhythm. Conclude your night tour with deliciously caught seafood at a local restaurant. Read More close
Begin your journey at the grand National Palace and move on to see the Independence Square where Malaysian history was made on August 31, 1957.
Your next stop is the Petronas Twin Towers to get a close-up view of the world’s tallest twin towers. Educate yourself on Malaysian history at the National Museum before catching your breath at the Lake Gardens for vistas of beautiful plants.
Chug on to the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station to see the railway exhibitions that have become a cultural center, before enjoying a soothing tour of the National Mosque, which has a capacity of 15,000 and is surrounded by scenic gardens.
Finish your tour at the Royal Selangor Visitor Center, the world's foremost name in the pewter industry, the perfect place to pick up a souvenir on your way home. Read More close
Visit 6 of Kuala Lumpur's most iconic locations. Start your journey with a spiritual touch at the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple, which was built in the 18th century as a place of worship for early Indian immigrants. Next, see the open courtyards and beautiful exterior wall decoration reminiscent of China at the Chan See Shu Yuen Temple—an ancestral Chinese clan home. Check out Central Market, filled with antique items and charming crafts.
Afterwards, stop by other spiritual grounds at Sze Yeh Temple and marvel at the beautiful architecture and soothing atmosphere of the Jamek Mosque. Don't miss the opportunity for souvenir shopping at the famed Chinatown, situated on Petaling Street with lovely local handicrafts, fabrics, and other local trinkets before returning to your hotel.
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After a convenient pickup from your Kuala Lumpur hotel set off to explore the many wonders of Malacca, a UNESCO-listed city. Spend the morning wandering through streets that are an eerie reminder of Portuguese, Dutch, and British colonialism in Malacca. Then, soak up the 18th-century architecture as you visit Malaysia's oldest functioning Catholic church, St. Peter's.
The next stop provides a look at a once-grand fortress, A Famosa. The gatehouse, known as the Porta de Santiago, betrays its long history with a weathered, battle-scarred, and ghostly exterior that thrills and chills in equal measure.
Proceed into the Malacca Museum complex through the ruins of St. Paul's church before strolling among the former Dutch administration buildings that make up the striking Red Square. Witness the uniquely peaceful unity of Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism under one roof at the Chen Hoon Teng Temple. Midway through your trip you stop for lunch in a delicious Peranakan Restaurant. Conclude the trip with a leisurely walk to the banks of the Malacca River before being transferred back to your hotel. Read More close
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Start at Fun World and enjoy action, adventure, and fantasy. Here, experience the magical Trick Art Museum featuring 3-dimensional illusions made from 2-dimensional paintings. While you're in this part of the park, you can also prepare to scream your head off as your enter the spooky Haunted House or become starstruck when you see realistic celebrity wax figurines at the Red Carpet exhibit. Take as many photographs as you like in the world of stars in an Oscar-style setting.
Continue your action-packed tour with watery encounters at WaterWorld. This area caters to people of all ages and heights. This incredible underwater park is sure to give you the ultimate aquatic adrenaline rush. If you're up for it, try the near-zero-gravity Tornado Ride—or if you prefer something a bit calmer, relax in the Giant Jacuzzi or twisting Wave Pool. Before you leave, make sure to see Snowalk, an environment reminiscent of the Arctic. Walk through the unique attraction and marvel at the igloos, houses, slides, snowmen, and sculptures—all made of ice.
Before your adventure concludes and your driver takes you back to your city hotel, make sure to enjoy a delectable dinner set at the renowned Best Western Hotel. Read More close
Experience Kuala Lumpur with greater value with your KL PASS™. With the KL PASS™, you can enjoy prepaid access to multiple attractions in the city while saving time and money. Also, you can use the special Fast Track lanes and skip the queues for tickets and admissions.
Board a hop-on hop-off tour bus to tour the city. With 22 stops at hotspots around Kuala Lumpur, the double-decker KL Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus is a great way to see the sights of the area as it comes with running commentary in different languages.
Enjoy further discounts and special offers at over dining and retail establishments. Simply look out for the participating outlets and present your KL PASS™ for these privileges. Your KL PASS™ is available in validities of 1-day, 3-day, or 6-day; and with each pass, it comes with a complimentary 140-page guidebook packed with useful information to make the most of your visit.
Attractions included with the KL PASS™ include:
- KL Tower
- Aquaria KLCC
- KL Butterfly Park
- Berjaya Times Square Indoor Theme Park
- Batik Workshop at Kompleks Kraf
- Craft Museum
- Discoveria at Avenue K
- Escape Room at Berjaya Times Square
- Laser Battle at Berjaya Times Square
- MUD: Our Story of Kuala Lumpur (Cultural Show)
- KL City Gallery
- Unlimited rides on KL hop-on hop-off bus (according to pass' validity)
- KL Tram
- Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
- Telekom Museum
- The Foundry Workshop at Royal Selangor
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Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)
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Climb aboard a spacious vessel for a delightful afternoon cruising Mines Wellness City. Formerly the world's largest open-cast tin mine, the pit has filled with rainwater to become the collection of postcard-perfect lakes that can be seen today. Drift through the cerulean waters as your guide regales you with the story of Chinese immigrant Chan Wing, who first discovered the site after its abandonment by Europeans.
Take the opportunity to visit The Heritage Residences as you meander along the river and gardens that separate the rooms. Enjoy the best of neck, shoulder, arm, and foot massage and don't forget to snap some photographs of the scenery while you sip on your refreshing drink. If you're feeling generous, throw some bread overboard for the fishes and birds that make the lake their home.
As the cruise ends, return to the jetty with some lasting memories from an afternoon of fun.
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Depart from your centrally located Kuala Lumpur hotel early in the morning and travel south passing by lush greenery as you head to Malacca. Upon arrival, head up to the top of St. Paul's Hill and gaze down on the historic Bandar Hilir and the Strait of Malacca.
Continue by visiting the majestic fortress of Porta de Santiago—remains of the once great Portuguese fortress as well as the 17-century St. Peter's Church. Marvel at the intricate architectural designs and stop by the Portuguese Settlement, a community of Kristang or Portuguese-Eurasians.
Next, indulge in an authentic meal from the city that produces the noted Baba-Nyonya cuisine. Afterwards, resume your adventure at Cheng Hoon Teng or "Temple of Clear Clouds," the largest Chinese temple in Malaysia that hosts 3 different religions—Taoism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.
Before returning to your hotel, stop by the famous Jonker Street packed with stalls surrounding antique, red brick houses. Take time to wander around the area and don't miss the opportunity to shop for lovely handicrafts, clothing, trinkets, and other antiques. Read More close
Take a seat as the curtain comes up on Melaka Alive. Admire the detailed set, modeled fittingly after a pirate ship, and prepare for a seafaring, swashbuckling spectacle that showcases stories of conquest, pirates, and trade. Marvel at stunning visual effects and powerful music as you watch Melaka evolve from its founding by Parameswara to its fall at the hands of the Portuguese.
See popular Malay legends brought to life as you watch and hear tales about the mouse deer and the dogs, and see historical moments reenacted, from the arrival of Admiral Cheng Ho's fleet to the coming of de Sequiera and de Albuquerque to the shores of the kingdom. Once the curtain drops, be sure to spend some time checking out the area around the theater, which is modeled after a 15th-century sultan's palace, complete with street performers and food and beverage vendors peddling traditional treats from old-fashioned Malay oxcarts. Read More close
Be picked up from your hotel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Leave the city life behind as you pass by lush greenery towards the Aboriginal Settlement. Upon arrival, learn the ways of the indigenous people of Malaysia who live close to nature.
Have a nourishing lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your adventure at the elephant sanctuary. Watch a 30-minute video and learn about the past of the sanctuary and their relocation work before going inside the reserve to see the elephants.
Feed the elephants with some sugar cane, peanuts, or bananas sold at a nearby stall. As you stroll down to the river, roll up your pants before you wade in to bathe the orphaned baby elephants. Dry off before being taken back to your hotel for some well-deserved rest. Read More close
Step into the Lake Gardens, which house a variety of gardens and parks, and head toward the Orchid Garden to see 800 lovely species of orchids that populate the 2. 5-acre (1-ha) garden. After strolling through blossoming foliage, you reach the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park that spans a hefty 20. 9 acres (8. 5 ha). Walk among the 3,000 peacocks, storks, flamingos, pelicans, horn bills, and many others in their free-flying habitat and discover their natural environment.
As you explore the spectacular butterfly park, see thousands of live butterflies of every hue and tint flutter about. These shy creatures are equaled in beauty by the Japanese Koi fish, a school of elegant swimmers.
Your expedition ends at the extensive museum, housing exhibits of butterflies and insects from all over the world, to add to your collection of memories for the day. Read More close
Pirate Theme Park
Become a pirate for a day as you kick off the thrills on the ship Bathera Merdeka. Evade a giant sea monster and set sail to search for the hidden treasure.
At Sandy Post, the first of the 5 zones, you wage battle with explosive cannons to guard the ship from the enemy. The Rope Bridge takes you through a dim and mysterious forest full of frights. Next, decipher the ominous message in a bottle at Sunken Treasures to evade the most wretched pirate on the 7 Seas. Continue on for the 5D interactive pirate experience. Finally, discover the Nautical Myths of the Sea-serpent.
Melaka Alive Show
This evening show presents a celebration of the evolution from sultanate to Portuguese colony all the way to modern times. The magic comes together as a professional troupe performs with colorful costumes on the aptly designed pirate ship set.
Sit back and watch the tales come alive with captivating visual effects and music. The production covers Malay folklore of the mouse deer and the dogs, as well as historical milestones, including the arrival of Admiral Cheng Ho and his fleet.
After the final scene, explore the area just outside the theater, fashioned after a 15th-century sultan’s palace, and see the streets bustling with local performers and food vendors. Read More close
Begin your journey at a ship named Bathera Merdeka, the central hub for all adventurers. Get ready for an out-of-this-world adventure, testing your sea legs as you make use of a magical talisman to escape the jaws of a hungry sea monster.
Experience a pitched sea battle as you command the ship's powerful water cannons to defend from the smelly creatures of the deep. A rope bridge provides the setting for a venture into the dark island forest. Follow the trail closely, trying to ignore the sounds of buzzing insects and skeletons littered across your path.
A mysterious message in a bottle alerts you of the presence of treasure. However, the smelliest pirate in the world is lurking nearby, and he has something your brave crew desperately needs. Set sail with your crew in search of golden treasures.
Learn about the real-life adventures of some of the world's most famous pirates, and then embark on your own quest. A sea-monster of serpentine form and length stalks the ocean depths, possibly confirming the world's oldest legends. Capture your encounter with this incredible creature with stunning pirate photography. Read More close
Before a flight, after a long journey, or between destinations, there's no better place to rest and refresh than at the Plaza Premium Lounge. Unwind with a drink at the bar, grab a bite to eat, and take a moment to read or watch TV in comfort—the seats here have a little more leg room than the ones in the plane! Plaza Premium Lounge is open to travelers of any ticket class on any airline and has locations in the Departures areas of terminals KLIA and KLIA2 and on the landside, pre-security, at Gateway@KLIA2, so you can rest easy knowing that your gate is just steps away.
Chat with fellow jet-setters, meet up with other travelers in your group, or just enjoy a moment of solitude. Charging stations let you power up your devices, and internet access lets you keep in touch with friends and family back home. Between long flights, there's nothing better than a hot shower in a luxurious, private room. And if you're feeling really indulgent, you can opt to add on a blissful massage to soothe your travel anxieties and ailments away. Read More close
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After convenient pickup from your hotel, meet your friendly guide and embark on a fascinating tour of Chinatown, where bustling crowds, city noise, and tantalizing smells envelope your senses. See a temple that was established for Sikhs who arrived in Malaysia during its colonial period to find work as policemen. Test out your bargaining skills while meandering through the night market's endless rows of vendor stalls selling a variety of crafts and souvenirs.
Continue your walk and enjoy a sample of a sweet potato ball, with a crispy exterior encasing a warm and soft center. Proceed to the beautiful Guan Di Temple, a Taoist place of worship dedicated to the patron saint of the martial arts, to whom police and triads pray for divine protection.
Immerse yourself in the smell of jasmine, the sounds of chanting Hindu priests, and sights of intricately carved representations of deities at Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. The worshippers at this temple reflect the multi-racial nature of religion in Malaysia.
Continue to Jalan Alor, a large food market with vendors offering fare to suite any type of palate. Grab a few different types of noodles and try Lok-Lok, a variety of fishball on skewers. It's truly a street food-lover's paradise, and the ideal way to introduce yourself to the city's thriving culinary identity. Read More close
Throughout the tour, visit the National Museum, witness the stark contrast between the Indo-Moorish architecture style and the ultra-modern edifices constructed today. See the new King's Palace and the National Monument, before heading to the beautiful Lake Gardens, National Mosque, and the old Moorish-style Railway Station.
At the city center, enjoy incredible photo stops at Petronas Twin-Tower, the tallest twin building in the world, in addition to the Independence Square. And the end of your tour, get dropped off at your hotel in time for check-in.
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Stop by Deerland on your way to the sanctuary and see the feisty Javan rusa deer that reside there. They are known to be quite demanding when being fed. You can also find many other species of deer in cohabitation. Visit the Aboriginal Settlement next for a look into the lives of the once nomadic indigenous people of Malaysia.
Continue your adventure at the Elephant Sanctuary, where you learn about the magnificent animals that live there. Take a break and enjoy a well-deserved lunch before experiencing the typical day-to-day life of the elephants, some of which were rescued or orphaned. Enjoy being driven back to your hotel in the comfort of your air-conditioned vehicle. Read More close
Get picked up from your hotel and drive to Sungai Sireh Village. Greet your guide and sip on a welcome drink before touring the village, admiring the bountiful green of the beckoning paddy field, and the rush of the nearby river trickling clean, fresh water.
Tour the gorgeous paddy field, learning about the history and traditional process for harvesting rice. During the harvest season you are able to see the process first-hand, witnessing the use of a foot-powered mortar, a lesung.
Walk through the fruit and vegetable orchard, plucking seasonal, fresh fruits without added sugar or preservatives. Try to crack open the thorny durian, if it's in season, for a truly regional experience. Grab a fishing rod and hit the creek, and you might get rewarded with steaming hot curry with fresh fish. Walk through the kampong, meet the villagers, and admire the wooden interior of a kampong house.
Lunch is served kampong style, giving you an opportunity to enjoy a variety of local dishes, including ulams, or fresh greens and chilies pounded with prawn paste. After lunch, get to work with handicrafts. Make an ornament from a coconut leaf, and perform batik painting to bring home as a fond memory of your trip. Bid farewell to the villagers and return to Kuala Lumpur. Read More close
An easy ride from your hotel takes you on the hourlong drive to the resort, which stands more than 6,500 feet (2,000 m) above sea level. The cool air offers a relief from the hot and humid lowlands, and the 1. 8-mile (3-km) cable car ride on the Genting Skyway gives you a spectacular look at the mountains as you travel between the resort and the plateau town of Gohtong Jaya.
Once you arrive at the summit, this entertainment city offers a large casino, international standard indoor theme parks, amusements, and plenty of restaurants. Spend a full day of fun before you get back on the Skyway to start the trip back to Kuala Lumpur. Read More close
Snap a photo of Petronas Twin Towers before seeing a handicraft center, the Cocoa Boutique, and the king’s palace. Admire the National Monument, National Museum, and Sultan Abdul Samad Building, stop for a photo at the National Mosque, and enjoy lunch at a restaurant. Before heading to Batu Caves, visit Little India, the outskirt township of Brickfields, a colorful modern Malaysian-Indian community.
Venture to Batu Caves, a massive limestone outcrop with its interior dominated by a sacred Hindu shrine lined with deities, located deep inside high caverns which take 272 steps to reach. Outside the caves marvel at the 141-foot (43-m) tall golden statue of Lord Murugan. Last, stop at Chong Batik, a traditional Malaysian batik center, to see how batik is printed or hand-drawn using wax and dye. Read More close
Meet your friendly guide in your hotel lobby before embarking on a full-day walking tour of Kuala Lumpur's heritage trail, which is filled with exquisite architecture, striking landmarks, and captivating stories about the city's colonial past. Make your way to Independence Square, where colonial rule came to an end, and the flag of an independent Malaysia was first raised in 1957.
Walk across the road and see the magnificent Sultan Abdul Samad Building, which once served as the headquarters of British colonial administrators. From there, continue on to the Old High Court, Jamek Mosque, and the Sri Mahamariamman Temple, some of Kuala Lumpur's most intriguing landmarks.
Tantalize your senses with a stroll through the bustling, aromatic streets of Little India and Chinatown before stopping to enjoy a lunch of authentic Malaysian fare at the Central Market. Feast on a selection of flavorful local delicacies that may include laksa, chicken satay, and chicken rendang.
In the afternoon, quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of teh tarik. Widely considered to be Malaysia's national drink, this traditional mixture of black tea and condensed milk is poured from a height. Browse colorful vendor stalls and pick up a few souvenirs before ending your experience with a hassle-free ride back to your hotel. Read More close
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Get convenient transportation from Kuala Lumpur and spend the day exploring and enjoying the many thrilling attractions at Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. Opened officially in 1997 by then-Prime Minister Tun Mahathir bin Mohamed, today it boasts a variety of themed areas and rides to get your heart pumping.
Discover the Wild Wild West and the Waters of Africa, each boasting its own attractions. Get splashed on the wet rides in the Voodoo Adventure River or the heart-stopping adrenaline rush from the toboggans. Back on dry land, try the roller coaster, inverted pirate ship, or some of the other many attractions. At the end of the day, relax as you are transported back to Kuala Lumpur. Read More close
After convenient hotel pickup, board your ferry at the Port Klang Jetty and take out your camera as you jet off across the water towards Pulau Ketam. When you arrive. you can see the multitude of restaurants selling fresh seafood nearby, including the famous Kuai Lok Hian.
Take a walk around the rustic village of about 8,000 residents, made up of wooden-board streets and stilted houses standing above the mangrove swamps. You can choose to rent a bicycle and ride through the neighborhoods or follow a guide on a tour of the beautiful island, from the colorful boat factory to the majestic Chinese temple, finishing at the fresh local markets.
When your time on the island ends, take the ferry back to the mainland and reflect on your unforgettable experience. Read More close
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Your voyage into Putrajaya begins at Agriculture Heritage Park, where an enormous collection of Malaysia’s commercial crops are kept. Here, you can learn about the process of rubber manufacturing from tapping trees for raw materials to smoked sheets of final product. Next, you visit the Putra Mosque, whose rose-tinted granite dome helped it to earn the nickname of the Pink Mosque.
Continue to Perdana Putra, a compound which houses the office complex of Malaysia’s official government. Located on the main hill of Putrajaya, it has welcomed diplomats from around the world including President Obama. Other interesting places to visit include the official residence of Malaysia’s Prime Minister—Seri Perdana—and Putra Bridge, which connects the core of Putrajaya with its peripheral area. Read More close
After pickup from your hotel, the tour takes you to Chinatown's Petaling Street, home to rows of shophouses and busy street vendors. Visit Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, built in 1864 by one of the city's founders, Chinese leader Yap Ah Loy. You can also stop at Sri Mahamariamman, Kuala Lumpur's oldest Hindu temple, and the Central Market and Jamek Mosque, built near the site of the first settlements in the city.
At the former center of British rule in the colonial district, visit several relics from Malaysia's time under imperial control. Around Merdeka Square, where the Malaysian flag was first raised after independence, you can see the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, a 19th-century secretariat headquarters, the cricket grounds at the Royal Selangor Club, St. Mary's Cathedral, and the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.
Get a look at traditional Malaysian tea by witnessing the preparation of teh tarik, a beverage cooled by swiftly pouring hot tea from one mug to another, and see a culinary art form that is still a favorite of Malaysians from all walks of life. Read More close
Meet your professional guide at the centrally located Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, a house with more than a century of history. Head into the workshop area and get ready for a fun expression of your creativity. Learn a bit more about the importance of the pewter, fine jewelry, and silver industry to Malaysia before sitting down at your work station.
Your guide provides you with all the tools necessary to create your finished product, including a hammer and wooden mold. Learn the secrets of master craftsmen as you run through a 30-minute session to make your own pewter dish. Finish your workshop with a cool souvenir to show off to your friends and family, as well as a personalized certificate of completion. Read More close
Start your day with pickup from your central Kuala Lumpur hotel and follow your guide as you travel 59 miles (95 km) northwest of the city center. Enjoy views of palm trees along the coastal road before you reach the fishing and farming hamlet of Sekinchan.
Upon arrival, take in the gorgeous view of the verdant paddy fields and if you are lucky, spot migratory birds from Sumatra soaring through the air. Then, head to a local restaurant to feast on a delicious seafood lunch. In Sekinchan, originally a fishing village, you can guarantee your lunch is freshly prepared from the best produce in the area.
After lunch make your way to Kuala Selangor, about a 30-minute drive away. Visit Melawati Hill, famously the home of mischievous and mysterious silvered leaf monkeys, a primate of the Old World monkeys. Before returning to Kuala Lumpur learn about local history at Fort Altingsburg, built by the state ruler to defend the city from foreign invasion, and admire the renowned lighthouse. Read More close
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There's no point in easing in slowly—jump into your tour with a bang at Brickfield's, an Indian-influenced community where a chaotic rainbow of bright colors and pulsing, loud music set the scene. See how this sensory vibrancy reveals itself in food as you taste delectable sweet and savory offerings dished up on banana leaves. Try a sugary banana fritter, cardamom-soaked gulab jamun, or invigorate with a refreshing cendol, a local delicacy of shaved ice, palm sugar, red beans, and coconut milk jelly.
Hop on the LRT and zip across town to Chinatown, where your taste buds continue their flavorful journey over steaming bowls of noodles and tangy, fresh lime juice. Finally, grab a seat in a traditional coffee house, where your guide will walk you through Kuala Lumpur, past and present, with the help of old photographs. Before you leave, make sure to pick up a recommendation or 2 for the best eateries to hit during the rest of your time in town. Read More close
Come hungry—your tour begins in a traditional Malay night market, where you can sample delicacies such as the vegetarian rice dish nasi kerabu, spicy curries, and bubar pisang, a sweet banana pudding. Continue your stroll through the stalls—arguably at their liveliest during Ramadan, these bazaars come to vibrant life after the sun sets with local worshippers ready to eat after the day’s fasting.
Observe one the oldest mosques in the city, Masjid Jamek. Admire the grand domes and sense its enhanced significance during this particularly holy time for practitioners of Islam. Nearby, the local Indian community provides more opportunities for sampling flavorful Indo-Malay cookery.
Cross Merdeka Square—this large green space is surrounding by towering skyscrapers and examples of colonial and Islamic buildings. Colorful Chinatown is your final destination, where a last round of aromatic tastings leaves your hunger satisfied and your cultural interests piqued. Read More close
Come hungry—there's a lot to cover as you leave from the Maharajalela Monorail Station. Begin at the gates of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown as you take in the people, sounds, and smells of the historic neighborhood. Stop at an unusual spiritual building, built by the Sikh religion who arrived in Malaysia during the colonial period. Uncover more of Chinatown as you explore an evening market, hearing about the social importance of food to the Malaysian people.
Stalk stalls selling everything from souvenirs, to fabrics and rare objects, hunting for a push-cart operated by an elderly local woman. Have the unique opportunity to try her famous ma chi, a traditional dish of plain sticky glutinous rice with peanuts. Trail along Petaling Street, trying a sweet potato ball with a crispy exterior and a soft interior, a popular snack with the kids of Kuala Lumpur.
Learn more about the beliefs of Chinese and Indian immigrants living in Malaysia as you visit the Guan Di Temple, an impressive Taoist temple. Enjoy the atmosphere inside the temple, following the scent of burning jasmine and the sounds of incessant chanting of Hindu priests through the building. Your foodie adventure is complete as you start a short walk to one of the many hawker stalls on Jalan Alor. Dig into a sumptuous sample of Lok-Lok-a, fish balls on skewer sticks dipped in boiling water. Read More close
Named Asia's Best Attraction by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, Sunway Lagoon is full of superlative thrills. The park boats the world's first Waterplexx 5-D, Malaysia's first surf simulator, the country's longest pedestrian suspension bridge, and the Vuvuzela, the world's largest water ride.
In the Waters of Africa, catch waves on a body board, float down whitewater rapids, or cross the suspension bridge high above the pool. The Amusement Park packs plenty of excitement, too. Go for a stomach-lurching spin on a 360-degree pirate ship ride or throw your hands up on a high-speed rollercoaster. The youngest visitors can get in on the fun, too, at imaginative, themed playgrounds.
Get up close to more than 140 species of animals at the Wildlife Park. Watch tigers prowl in the jungle, peacocks strut the grounds, and gibbons swing through the trees. Test your courage at the Scream Park, where zombies lurk behind corners, Malay ghost stories come to life, and Freddy Kreuger brings the nightmares of Elm Street back from the dead. Make sure you hit up the Extreme Park before you leave. Try your hand at archery, go on an off-road ATV adventure, or soar over the park on the Flying Fox zipline.
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Your journey begins at the city center with an educational shopping tour at a local leather and batik showroom. Here, watch how the traditional batik is being made and produced. Before you arrive at Sunway Lagoon, stop for a picture or 2 at the tallest twin structures in the world—the Petronas Twin Towers.
As you arrive at Sunway Lagoon, visit the many theme parks available in the area. Get an adrenaline rush with thrilling rides at the Exteme Park, or interact with live animals at the Wildlife Park. Challenge yourself to the Scream Park and later, tickle your fancy at the Amusement Park. Try to keep afloat in the Water Park with the giant man-made surf beach and be entertained by the daily street performances. Read More close
The 1. 25-mile-long (2-km) long park likes just beyond the boundaries of Kuala Lumpur and more than 13 miles (22 km) from the urban city center, with its entrance just off the busy trunk road to Ipoh. You can find several picnic areas along the park's streams as you follow a path from the parking lot to a swimming pool on your way to the nearby waterfall.
As your guide leads you through the park, the almost-level path takes you across the stream several times. Atop the final, tall cascades, you can find a few nice, bathtub-like pools, perfect for a relaxing dip. Along the way, keep an eye out for the diverse species of local flora and the native birds that make the park home. Read More close
When you arrive at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, get an insight into the history of metalwork with a guided tour of the building. Admire the world's largest pewter maker and listen as your guide describes the machinery's historical importance to Kuala Lumpur.
Next, head to a space dedicated to making pewter and silver products and meet your knowledgeable instructor. This is unforgettable chance to see how pewter is cast, polished, and decorated to become the beautiful end product.
Sit down at your workstation with a small and friendly group and get a feel for your traditional Malaysian tools. With instructions from your guide, create an intricate, sparkling pewter dish and at the end of your 60-minute lesson, feel like an expert in the pewter-making process and leave with a new pewter accessory of your own.
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Begin your tour with a pickup from your Kuala Lumpur hotel. Your first stop is the Orang Asli Museum, where you can see displays of clothing, weapons and musical instruments belonging to the indigenous Malaysian people, and learn about their heritage and culture.
Breathe in the fresh air and go jungle trekking in the beautiful forest hosting 354 species of flora and fauna, as your informative guide reveals the mysteries of the forest and knowledge long forgotten by our urban society.
Marvel at the silicified Mersawa trees that were buried in a Javanese volcanic eruption millions of years ago. The volcanic ash trapped water with silica, which slowly seeped through and replaced the wood tissues over millennia.
Head home feeling refreshed in mind and body after spending the day with Mother Nature. Read More close