Kuala Lumpur is one of those places that is kind of a hidden gem. Not many people have this amazing city on their bucket list, but once you get there you never feel like leaving. Even if you have toured other southeast Asian countries, you will find Kuala Lumpur somewhat of an enigma with strong Japanese, Chinese and British influences. The following are some of the best things to do on your next trip to Kuala Lumpur;
The Batu caves are where nature and religion meet to form one of the most iconic sites in Kuala Lumpur. Located about a 45-minute drive from the city, the Batu Caves are famous for housing one of the most popular Hindu Shrines in Malaysia and the world’s tallest Golden statue of the deity Murugan.
Jalan Masjid India, or ‘Indian Mosque Street’, is known as Kuala Lumpur’s ‘Little India’. During the weekends, the street turns into an Indian market with people selling delicious street food, sarees, scarves, and henna.
Kuala Lumpur contains many roads, streets, and back alleys that are safe for cycling. Taking a tour of the city by bicycle will give you a great experience and it’s even better if you have a guide to show you the hotspots. A quick look at bagasi.my will give you an idea of the top hotels and destinations to visit as you go round Kuala Lumpur on your bike.
The Sin Sze Si Ya Temple is a wonderfully bright building that lights up Petaling Street with its colorful shrines and vibrant red walls. Visitors are allowed to enter the temple respectfully and take photos of the beautiful Feng shui geometric design of the temple.
If you want to experience the vibrant nightlife of Kuala Lumpur, you must visit Changkat Bukit Bintang at night. The street is lined up with all sorts of bars and nightclubs with a bright and celebratory energy.
Your trip to Kuala Lumpur is not complete until you view the city from the Sky Bridge connecting the Petronas Twin Towers. This architectural marvel is located right in the heart of the city and stands at a staggering 452 meters tall. Buy a ticket and head up to the Sky Bridge for picturesque views of the city or even ascend higher to level 86 for more breathtaking views.
If you are looking for a picture to make all your friends jealous on social media, you have to take it while sipping on a drink at the Heli Lounge Bar on top of the Menara KH Building. The Heli Lounge is a helipad that transforms into a small casual bar in the evening. If you get the timing right, you can catch the most beautiful sunset you have probably ever seen.
The KLCC park is an oasis in the middle of hectic traffic and tall buildings. It is the perfect place to rest in the shade of the many leafy trees in the park.
These are just a few of the many things that make Kuala Lumpur such a great destination. With little research and mingling with the locals, you will find many other hidden gems to visit in Kuala Lumpur by yourself or with friends or family.