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8 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and, therefore, holds much excitement for tourists and people traveling across Malaysia – one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world.

A visit to this city will not be complete, unless you know what exactly to do here. It has a lot of interesting places of visit both for the young minds and for those who are a bit matured and would like to discover more about the historical importance of this city. It is a city you should visit even if you just have 2 days in Kuala Lumpur.

Let us, over the next few paragraphs, try and find out about some important things that you are a must when you are visiting Kuala Lumpur.

The Petronas Towers

KL most famous landmark. The Petronas Towers were a couple of the tallest building in the world until 2004. They designed the towers in a modern style that is fitting to Kuala Lumpur. Going up in the towers will give you a fantastic view of the rest of the city.


If you are an avid shopper, there is not doubt that Kuala Lumpur is the one of the best cities to be in, not only in South East Asia, but also across the world.

There are hundreds of items that you could buy from this city. The biggest benefit is that you can buy some of the best items at very low prices.

While the markets are bustling with customers, quite a few of who are foreigners, through the year, there are some specific times of the year where you could get wonderful bargains.

On the one hand, there are huge supermarket and shopping malls catering to the upper middle class and rich sections of the society.

On the other hand, one could also have a look at the roadside stalls and shops which are also extremely famous for selling some of the best items that money can buy.

You could also bargain your way through and come home with your bags full of valuable, yet cost effective items and things.

Batu Caves

Batu Caves is my favorite thing to visit whenever I am in Kula Lumpur. (It even rivals some of the best caves in the United States)

Outside the entrance stands the worlds tallest statue of Murugan towering at 140 ft.

Climbing past monkeys, who will beg you for food, and up the 273 steps you will find a beautiful cave network and a Hindu shrine. The caves are about a 40 minute ride for the main train system. The best part is the caves are free!

The Sky Train

Kuala Lumpur is also famous for one of the best local train systems. Hence, a visit to this city will not be complete, without taking a ride in these trains. They are very well organized and are extremely affordable.

The sky Train will let you experience a birds’ eye view of the city that will be well and truly exhilarating experience. The friendly employees are willing to help everyone, especially if you are a foreign tourist, and lost.


If you are a connoisseur of the history and culture of Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur then, you must certainly take some time off and visit the various museums for which the city is very famous.

It will certainly give you an insight into the artistic traditions of the people of Malaysia.

China Town

Additionally, there is also a place called China Town where you would feel as if you are in China.

Amongst other things, this place is famous for ancient Chinese herbal remedies for different kinds of illnesses. Hence, it certainly holds out much interest for foreigners.

The Food

A visit to Kuala Lumpur will not be complete without trying out the various food items which you will come across.

It certainly is a very cosmopolitan city. You could choose between the best of Chinese delicacies. Further, since this city is inhabited by lot of people of Indian origin, you can get some of the best Indian food items too.

There are also a number of restaurants that sell some of the best western food and also continental food items. It is a place that will put at ease both vegetarian and meat lovers.

There are also many roadside stalls, which also make and serve extremely tasty foods at very affordable rates. In short, food is one of the main reasons why many people make it a point to visit this city.

If you wish to hang out with friends and spend a few hours without spending too much, then there are plenty of coffee shops, food vendors, and cafes to kill time while eating delicious food.

They have been a part of the history and culture of Kuala Lumpur and. Therefore, it would be worth paying to visit to them. Different types of local, continental and exotic coffee are all at your fingertips.

The best part is that most of the coffee shops are open 24 hours and; hence, you could even walk into them during the night.

The Mosque’s

Malaysia is a Muslim country and; therefore, you must pay a visit to the national mosque that is situated in Kuala Lumpur.

Apart from being a place of high religious importance, it would also be pertinent to mention here that it is also an artistically beautiful building.

Many foreigners make it a point to visit this building just to admire the art and construction that has gone behind this building.

To conclude, a visit to Kuala Lumpur would be very enjoyable if you plan it well and advance and plan to cover the above main places of interest.

There are many local guides available who could also help you in your endeavor to enjoy the city to the fullest extent.

For even more to do in KL check out Crazy’s Tourist top 25 things to do in Kuala Lumpur.

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9 thoughts on “8 Things to do in Kuala Lumpur”

  1. You should try to go to uptown (night market) at Danau Kota, 10minutes from KLCC, Damansara or Shah Alam. Its open from 10pm until 4am. You can find cheaps food, clothes, shoes there.. and you should go to Ampang Hill if you want to see KL views at night. Then when you visit Kuala Lumpur, a short trip to putra Jaya is a must. The gonverment city provides beautiful aechitecture and landscape.

  2. Just a little update, the Batu Caves are no longer for free. Entrance is now 2 MR. Also for an abundance of amazing street food and a choice between Malaysian, Thai, Indian, Pakistani, Indonesian, Chinese etc. visit Jalan Ipoh. It’s less touristy and you can get more of an off-the-beaten-track ‘real KL’ feel, while trying your way through lots and lots of really cheap food. There’s also a night market on Mondays on Jalan Ipoh just south of the Batu Kentonment Kmuter stop.

  3. I know this is a bit late reading, but I just arrived in KL for 4 days. I’ll be staying in Malaysia with my wife for 3 weeks and we haven’t really planned anything out yet. If you have any other suggestions for places “off the beaten path” I’d love to hear them. We’re taking a year to do some world traveling and Malaysia is our 2nd stop. Also, if we’re ever in the same country I’d love to meet up.

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