From a lawless huddle of kampongs in the trackless jungle, Kuala Lumpur, the capital city has grown into a fascinating metropolis. Steel and glass towers stand side by side with graceful stone colonial buildings and mosques adorned with slender minarets. The commercial, financial, economic and cultural heart of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (better known as KL), is a melting pot. Its population of 1.6 million is comprised of Malays, Chinese, Indians, and a mix of different cultures including Eurasians and others.
Kuala Lumpur is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers. The city was founded in the 1850s as a tin mining outpost.
More about Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang), Malaysia Points of Interest
National Museum/Lake Gardens
Celebrate Malay culture and historical heritage within the impressive collections of the National Museum, then relax in the Lake Gardens,encompassing the National Monument, Orchid and Hibiscus Gardens, Butterfly, Deer and Bird Parks.
Petronas Twin Towers
Reaching over 1,400 feet into the air, this architectural wonder is the world's tallest twin towers. A skybridge rising 557 feet above street level connects the two at the 41 and 42 levels.
Kuala Lumpur Tower
A telecommunications and broadcasting tower that also features shops, an open-air amphitheater, an observation deck, and a revolving restaurant that offers panoramic view of the city.
Merdeka (Independence) Square
Originally the cricket field for the Royal Selangor Club, today the site includes the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, St. Mary's Anglican Cathedral and the former National History Museum. It was the site of the August 31, 1957 proclamation declaring Malaysia's independence from Britain.
Royal Selangor Club
Founded in 1884 as a cricket club and social gathering place for members of the British community.
Set in a tranquil grove of palm trees where the Gombak and Klang rivers meet, Kuala Lumpur's oldest mosque was built on the site of the city's first Malay burial ground.
Here's a splendid opportunity to learn about Malay traditions and customs on a visit to meet a typical Malay family in their home. An English interpreter is on hand as you enjoy refreshments and cakes.
One of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India, this sacred temple complex is full of statues and long-tailed macaque monkeys that greet you as you climb the 272 steps leading to the temple cave.
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Kuala Lumpur On Your Own
7 hours | Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang) | PK1-185
Petronas Twin Towers
See the sights of Kuala Lumpur at your own pace. After your motorcoach winds its way through the city you'll disembark near the Petronas Towers in the heart of downtown. There's plenty of shopping, eating, photo opportunities and more to enjoy on your self-guided tour.
Showcasing the best of Malaysia's capital city and featuring a shopping excursion at the famed Suria KLCC, this comprehensive tour explores both old and new sights of Kuala Lumpur and provides two hours of free time to discover the designer boutiques, art galleries and restaurants in the city's mega emporium.
Discover some of Kuala Lumpur's most iconic and beautiful attractions on a narrated drive through the city. A few of the highlights include a tour of the National Museum, and plenty of photo stops including the Royal Selangor Club, the Jamek Mosque, the Blue Mosque, and more.
Enjoy a unique trio of Kuala Lumpur's favorite attractions on this guided tour with time to explore on your own. Visit the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), learn age-old techniques at the renowned pewter manufacturer Royal Selangor, then shop and dine independently in the popular Bukit Bintang district.
An ideal blend of native Malaysian, European and Chinese Imperial cultures create two cities of unusual brilliance, culture and design. Discover both the historic and modern landmarks of Kuala Lumpur, including the National Mosque and Independence Square, then explore the "garden city" of Putrajaya on this half-day tour.
The perfect combination of food and fashion, enjoy a culinary adventure sampling the regional specialty - 'Bak Kut Teh' - for lunch, followed by a visit to Suria KLCC, the premier shopping center in all of Malaysia. In between, you will enjoy a scenic drive that whisks you to both destinations.
Enjoy an excursion to Klang, the former capital of Selangor state, and an invitation into an authentic and traditional Malaysian home; views of the Istana Alam Shah, the Sultan of Selangor's official royal residence; the Blue Mosque, the largest mosque in Malaysia plus a chance to shop in Little India.
Batu Caves, Royal Selangor Pewter & National Museum
7.15 hours | Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang) | PK1-110
National Museum/Lake Gardens
Indulge in the cultural and spiritual side of Kuala Lumpur on this fascinating full day excursion. You'll visit the sacred Hindu shrine complex called Batu Caves, and the Royal Selangor Visitor Center for a close up look at pewter making. After lunch, you'll tour the National Museum.
Take a guided walking tour of Kuala Lumpur and discover some of the city's oldest Hindu and Chinese temples. Stroll through the restored Central Market; enjoy lunch and later, a chance to do some shopping.
Experience the modern architectural wonders of Kuala Lumpur with a drive through town that includes a visit to National Monument, a majestic tribute to WWII soldiers; Independence Square, one of Malaysia's most photographed sites; and the highlight, visit to the renowned 1,483-foot tall Petronas Twin Towers. Then, enjoy two hours of shopping on your own.
Spend a day exploring Kuala Lumpur's historic and colorful sights. View the city from the observation deck of the KL Tower and later, learn Malay's ancient history at the National Museum. Your day also includes shopping, a lunch and many photo opportunities such as Southeast Asia's largest mosque.