05 Dec Top 10 Attractions to Visit in Kuala Lumpur
Written by Kimberly Tan | 06 December 2017
Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur (better known as KL), is emerging as one of the major cities in Southeast Asia. Whether you’re here for leisure or business, this bustling city has plenty to offer. Here’s our definitive list of the top 10 attractions you must visit at least once when you are in KL.
1. Petronas Twin Towers
Completed in June 1996, the iconic 88-storey twin towers are undoubtedly KL’s crown jewel. Experience the majestic structure first-hand by scaling 170 metres in a futuristic elevator that opens up at the Skybridge, the world’s highest 2-storey bridge that connects both towers. Ascend even higher to level 86 to soak in the breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur. To satisfy your inner shopaholic, check out Suria KLCC – a premier mall located at the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers.
Not to mention, our Victoria Home Vortex KLCC suites are just 5 min walk away from Petronas Twin Towers. Save the hassle of taking the public transport!
2. Aquaria KLCC
Looking for a something-for-everyone attraction in KL? Experience a sea adventure in the city at Aquaria KLCC! Located in the Concourse Level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the world-class oceanarium is home to over 5,000 different aquatic and land-bound creatures from Malaysia and various parts of the world. Brave enough to get up-close with ferocious sharks? Try out their “Cage Rage” or “Dive With Sharks” activities.
After a fun and fulfilling day at the Aquaria KLCC, come dive in into the tallest infinity pool in Kuala Lumpur at Victoria Home Platinum Suites which is 15 minutes walk away. Enjoy the magnificent night view of KLCC twin towers and KL Tower.
3. National Museum
Regarded as a national treasure, the National Museum (Muzium Negara in Malay) was opened on 31st August 1963 – six years after Malaysia’s independence. The museum’s design was inspired by traditional Malay architecture and Malay royal palaces. The National Museum has four exhibition galleries, and it serves as the repository of Malaysia’s rich cultural and historical heritage.
Check out our brand new listing, Victoria Home EST which is a short 5 minutes drive or 15 minutes walk away from the National Museum.
4. Central Market
One of KL’s most well-known historical landmarks, Central Market was initially built as a wet market back in 1888. By 1933, the market has been expanded numerous times, and then it was further renovated to its current façade. The façade has remained unaltered to retain its old charm. In the early 1980s, Central Market was transformed into a cultural hub to promote our unique Malaysian culture, arts, and handicrafts. It’s the perfect place to shop one-of-a-kind souvenirs.
If you are staying at Victoria Home Vida, just hop on the GoKL free shuttle bus at Plaza See Hoy Chan at the main road to get to Pasar Seni Terminal (nearest stop for Central Market) which is 4 stops away. While you are there, you may also visit Petaling Street and enjoy the local hawker food.
5. Batu Caves
Guarded by a gold statue of Hindu deity Lord Murugan, Batu Caves is a limestone hill that harbours 3 major caves, with Cathedral Cave (a.k.a. Temple Cave) being the largest. Beneath its 100-metre-high arched ceiling, lies elaborate Hindu shrines. Visitors would need to climb a steep flight of 272 steps to visit Cathedral Cave. The other cave temples – Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave – feature Hindu statues and paintings.
Book a Kuala Lumpur Day Tour with us and our driver will pick you up from our Homes at your preferred time. What’s more, our Mandarin, Malay and English speaking driver will be able to share with you the rich cultural heritage of Malaysia, Truly Asia, during the tour.
6. KL Bird Park
Whether you are an ornithophile (person who loves birds) or looking for a family-friendly destination, KL Bird Park is a must-see attraction. Reputed as the world’s largest free-flight, walk-in aviary, KL Bird Park is an eco-tourism spot situated in the scenic KL Lake Gardens. Sprawling approximately 20.9 acres of lush valley terrain, the bird park houses over 3,000 birds of more than 200 local and foreign species.
The easiest way to get to KL Bird Park from Victoria Home is by Grab or Uber. If you need assistance, just approach our friendly operation team for more information.
7. KL Tower
Another noteworthy skyscraper is the KL Tower (Menara KL in Malay). Standing at 421 metres, it’s erected within the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve – one of the oldest gazetted forest reserve in Malaysia. Feast your eyes on the spectacular KL skyline at 276 metre above ground at KL Tower’s Observation Deck. Hungry? Have an unforgettable dining experience at Atmosphere 360, a luxurious revolving restaurant located 282 metres above ground level. Sumptuous meal with a magnificent view, anyone?
Take a 15 minutes stroll from Victoria Home Vortex KLCC through the last well preserved tropical rainforest in the heart of KL city, and you may find some best angles for photographs with KL tower as the backdrop.
8. Bukit Bintang
Famous among locals and tourists alike, Bukit Bintang is KL’s hotspot for after-hours entertainment. Paint the town red at Changkat Bukit Bintang, where the city’s most popular well-known restaurants and bars can be found. Feeling peckish after a few round of drinks? Make your way to Jalan Alor, the hub of KL’s local cuisine. Besides food, its lively ambiance is also another main draw – vendors preparing food in the open and people from all walks of life tucking in delicious local delicacies.
Victoria Home Vida is strategically located right at the heart of Bukit Bintang. It offers perfect convenience for guests who wish to enjoy the KL nightlife and have a good rest afterwards.
9. Pavilion KL
At the heart of the hip Bukit Bintang area, lies a 1.37 million-sq ft retail paradise named Pavilion KL. With over 450 snazzy stores under its roof, including trendy dining options and international designer labels and local specialty retailers, Pavilion KL is a premier destination where you can indulge in the finest fashion, gastronomic feasts, and urban leisure. Walk to its main entrance and you’ll notice the eye-catching Pavilion Crystal Fountain, which is certified by Malaysia Book of Records as the country’s tallest Liuli Crystal Fountain.
If you are staying at Victoria Home 188 Suites, Victoria Home Platinum Suites or Victoria Home Vortex KLCC, you can board the KL monorail from Bukit Nanas station and alight at AirAsia – Bukit Bintang station to get to Pavillion KL.
10. Petaling Street
If glitzy malls are not your cup of tea, take a walk on the wild side in Petaling Street. The popular shopping district comes alive at night, with hundreds of stalls offering various everyday items and quirky knick-knacks at dirt-cheap prices. This is where you can put your haggling skills to the test and score unbelievable bargains, unless you don’t mind being ripped off by crooked vendors. Food stalls and restaurants can be found at every corner, so you won’t go hungry when you are here.
Similar to the Central Market, you can hop on the GoKL free shuttle bus to get to Petaling Street if you are staying at Victoria Home Vida.
Regardless of what kind of traveller you are, Kuala Lumpur has something for everyone. From daytime fun to vibrant nightlife, KL is a city that never sleeps.