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Top 5: Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

by Katie Skrzek

Nov 6, 2019

KL Bird Park © Vincentstthomas | Dreamstime

Destinations / Asia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, offers a variety of modern and historic attractions for travelers to explore. Start your visit by stopping at these spots.


Central Market 

Central Market, also known as Pasar Seni, is a shopping destination with more than 300 vendors selling food and crafts. The market opened in 1888. In the 1930s, a new Art Deco building to house the market was built. This is where the market is located today.


KLCC Park 

This urban park is located next to the Petronas Twin Towers. Set on about 50 acres, the park boasts many attractions, including playgrounds, walking paths, waterfalls and a fountain presenting a daily water show.


Kuala Lumpur Railway Station 

The popular railway station boasts a mix of eastern and western architecture influences. Open since 1910, the station primarily serves as an example of transportation history. The building’s beautiful façade entices visitors and inside you’ll find exhibits about the history of train travel and replicas.


Petronas Twin Towers 

Visit one of the most recognizable parts of the city’s skyline. Built in 1996, the twin glass and steel towers are the largest twin towers in the world. The observation deck is open to visitors Tuesday–Sunday for less than $20 per adult admission.


Thean Hou Temple

One of the largest temples in southeast Asia, Thean Hou Temple features a beautiful six-tiered design. The temple honors Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, as well as three go


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