Rich in heritage and iconic landmarks that are well-known around the world, Kuala Lumpur offers plenty of attractions that you don’t want to miss while sightseeing around the city. Kuala Lumpur is blessed with remarkable architecture that are not only aesthetically pleasing for photos, but also tell stories of Malaysian culture and history. Before you embark on a sightseeing tour around Kuala Lumpur, make sure you have these must-visit attractions on your list!
Menara Kuala Lumpur (KL Tower)
Also known as KL Tower, Menara Kuala Lumpur is the world’s seventh tallest telecommunication tower and the tallest one in Southeast Asia. With a height of 421m, you won’t miss this majestic landmark in the heart of KL City Centre. Be amazed by the breathtaking view of the city skyline at the Observation Deck where you will be at 276m above ground! Menara KL is also the only tower located within a forest, so while you’re there head over to the KL Forest Eco Park for a stroll.
Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square)
This is a historical place where the Union Flag was lowered to raise the Malaysian Flag – ‘Jalur Gemilang’ for the first time on 31st August 1957, marking the independence of Malaya. The flagpole displaying the Jalur Gemilang flag is also the tallest pole in the world, standing at 95m surrounded by the green field at the square. Dataran Merdeka stands right in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the former State Secretariat.
With a majestic Lord Lurugan statue at the bottom of the caves, Batu Caves is a religious site for Hindu devotees. To enter the caves where you will find the Hindu shrine, visitors have to take a flight of 272 steps that some may find challenging. The temple cave is also a pilgrimage site for Hindus during the Thaipusam festival where religious processions and ceremonies take place on the day every year.
National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
The National Mosque of Malaysia was built in 1963 to symbolise the independence of Malaya in 1957. Its main features include the 73m tall minaret, as well as an eye-catching 16-ponted star concrete roof. Stretching over 13 acres of gardens, the mosque accommodates up to 15,000 people and sees larger crowds of muslim devotees during Friday prayers.