Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, and it’s largest areas of civilization and culture, a modern city full of attractions, best for the tourist who is searching for a family vacation .
Kuala Lumpur has many shopping malls, theme & public parks, natural views, temples and mosques view so it’s considered as a comprehensive city we will talk about every place there in details and discover the important tips and places at Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur is full of nightlife and entertainment through Western and local theaters and cultural evenings, playing golf.
There are international and local dishes that can be enjoyed.
Best time to visit:
- December to February is the best time to visit Kuala Lumpur.
- January and February is the coldest and the driest, this time would be perfect for people who love the cold weather.
- Rainy season: the Southwest Monsoon from April to September, and the Northeast Monsoon from October to March.
Where to go in Kuala Lumpur? [Top Attractions]
1 – Petronas Twin Towers (Kuala Lumpur Towers)
- Monday : Closed
- Tuesday : 9AM–9PM
- Wednesday : 9AM–9PM
- Thursday : 9AM–9PM
- Friday : 9AM–1PM, 2:30–9PM
- Saturday : 9AM–9PM
- Sunday : 9AM–9PM
- One of the top tourist place in Kuala Lumpur, the most famous towers in south Asia
- Petronas Twin towers are the signature of Malaysia
- You can enjoy evening light and water fountain shows at night
- The journey to the top of the tower takes around 45 minutes (limited time ! ) for viewing and taking pictures at the top to the city from 3 different platforms within the towers and experience the city from above and in all directions
- You will get about 10 minutes on the bridge and around 20 minutes at the top of the tower. The best time of visit at sunset/evening .
- There is a mall [Suria KLCC] with a plenty of high end stores, so you can do shopping after your tour.
- There is a park at the back with facilities you can take rest there.
- It’s important to book in advance ( couple of days or even week ) if you wanted to go on top of the tower, better to be there before your tour time.
- Best time to see it both during day time and at night took some photos in the day from the front
- The fountain shows at 8pm, 9 pm and 10pm
- The view from the top was really nice, we saw the sunset from there. Quite crowded
- One particular awesome thing is the introductory video projection that is made on steam, you can’t take photos, you have to see it with your own eyes.
- Don’t forget to take a valid identity card or your passport and your credit card that you do your reservation from .
- You will climb up the twin tower using the lift, the lift has beautiful animation as you climb.
- Tours are at scheduled times only.
- Parking there is crowded and expensive especially at peak season, there are affordable parking lots nearby .
- Petronas Twin towers are closed on a public holiday.
- Horrible crowded at new year time
2 – Batu Caves
- Batu Caves is a an iconic and popular must seen tourist attraction in Selangor.
- At the base of the cave you will see a big spectacular statue of hindu god Murugan it is approximately 140ft high. The statue is really beautiful and visitor cant resist themselve to capture this huge shining idol in their camera’s.
- In the main cave you will see main temple of lord murugan(Kartikeya) and beautiful sculpture of Peacock around the temple. Very colorful and impressive work done by the artists.
At the base there are two more caves and one beautiful pond near to the temple.
- This is the place for photographs in a historic, natural temple
- There also other small temples to go before climbing the stairs for Ganapathi, Lord Shiva, Amman temple, Perumal temple and Anjenaya temple (admission is 5 RM).
- When you reach at the top you will find a huge cave with Fantastic rock formation and lime stone
- There are approximately 270 stairs beware from monkeys, they are everywhere inside and outside the temple, if you hold a bag they will try to open or steal it.
- Carry umbrella or hat to protect yourself from the sun and wear comfortable shoes .
- You must cover your legs and arms, simply bring a super long scarf and wrap yourself at the entrance , you can take off the scarf after that but it’s a must at the entrance . If you forget to bring a scarf there is availability to rent a wrap.
- Not suitable for disabled .
- It is very hot and humid so best to go early in the day or later .
- You can wear a mask or muzzle and bring a small fan as the Batu Cave is very wet and no cycle fresh air , some people get suffocated from the hot weather and the smell of sweat .
- There are available places for paid parking there.
3 – Menara Kuala Lumpur
Top Religious Sites in Kuala Lumpur
1 – National Mosque of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
- From 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (except Friday)
- From 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
- From 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
- The rest of the day is close
- It’s called the national mosque and it’s locals name is Negara mosque
- The architectural work of the mosque is so beautiful(l the exterior designs and landscape outside of the Masjid), It has a capacity for 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres of gardens.
- The best features of the mosque are the 73 meters high minarets and its 16 pointed star concrete which is its main roof , The umbrella, synonymous with the tropics, is featured conspicuously
- Doesn’t matter what religion or belief you are of, all are welcome to visit the striking National Mosque outside of prayer time
- Have huge compound and different sections of praying hall, office, lecture, etc.
- Free to enter , Robes are provided for free at the entrance
- You can’t enter the main prayer hall unless you want to pray
- Inside there are volunteers that can speak English, They answer any question visitors might have about Islam, the mosque, or anything related.
- Easy to reach, there’s a bus stop exactly in front of the mosque
- Nation mosque of Malaysia is located in the center of city, from the mosque you will be 5 minutes walking away from the Islamic art museum, Very close to Islamic art museum and KL Bird Park and Butterfly Park, Botanical Garden and Merdeka Square so you can make a full day trip at this area.
- No specific restrictions to take pictures.
- There are a couple of massage chairs and free wifi sign.
2 – Thean Hou Temple
- One of the largest Chinese Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia Oriental and religious Tao temple, design is similar with China palace museum.
- The Thean Hou Temple, located at the top of Robson Hill.
- The Thean Hou Temple is a place of worship with lots of ancient deity statue replicas.
- All tourists are welcome to visit regardless of their religion.
- Have some very nice spots for photos.
- It’s a bit far from the main road, so no easy nearby public transport to get so it’s better to go with a taxi or your own car, There is quite a lot of parking space for drivers.
- There are 4 or 5 main areas in the temple to visit,
- First, when you arrive, there is the courtyard and garden outside. The garden has statues of the animals of the zodiac and other deities, then head up to the main temple on Level 2, very good place for photos.
- In the main temple, visit the 3 main deities. And then head up to the upper floor for a better view of the entire temple. Head also to the back of the temple for the statue garden and read the stories of each of the persons portrayed. Then head down to the lower ground for the canteen, drinks, food and souvenir shops, on the left side of the building, you will find the statue of 12 zodiacs. Best time to come will be early morning or later part of the evening.
- Best time to visit during Chinese New Year or moon festive because they will have decoration and light on at night
- You can take taxi from the closets station, or bring your own vehicle.
- Don’t miss the luck stick is this the most fun part there, go grab one stick, see the number, and match it a rolling shelf beside it. Take one and you got your fortune telling! I think that is the most fun part.
- There are few shops on the ground floors selling Chinese souvenirs.
3 – Putra Mosque (The Pink Mosque)
- From central of KL to Putrajaya Central by Nariputra bus only 3.80 RM.
- From Putrajaya Central you can take taxi it will cost you only 7 to 8 RM. It’s a max 10 to 15 mind drive. Whole path is full of natural view beside wide roads.
- During Friday prayers, the parking space is extremely limited.
- The Putra Mosque is the principal mosque of Putrajaya, Malaysia; it is located next to the Perdana Putra.
- The mosque is a unique architecture of Islamic architecture and Malaysian culture, the colors, paintings and woodwork used in mosque are quite uniquely beautiful.
- A Persian and Arab-Islamic architectural design, the main entrance to the mosque is fashioned in the likeness of public building gates in Muslim Persia.
- The stunning views is the seeing the beauty of the lake from inside of the masjid. Because the masjid is located at the brink of the lake. There are also food court and a lot of things
- Located in strategic area, there’s a garden and a lake the prime minister office located in front of Putra Mosque
So that, U can have a beautiful view in this area.
- All visitors of all religions are welcomed and it’s free entry.
- But please take note that all lights will close at 11 pm.
- For female and those male wear short pants, you can collect robe from the reception for free.
- Worth to go there and recommend going with taxi. It’s almost same place going with train from the city. Also go early morning it’s so hot in there.
- There are volunteers to guide you around
- Outside mosque has a very big kids playong area and family can sit and spend time outside the mosque
- Located on the bank of a lake. Green and mesmerizing views all around.
- Good spot for photographer hunt sunrise and n sunset.
- The mosque is open from 8am to 6pm for visitors; prefer to go early as sometimes at the peak season, the guards refuse to lets visitors enter suddenly at afternoon.
- No visiting at the praying time for the praying hall.
- Don’t forget to see evening beauty where water plays with laser lights.
- Outside this mosque there is an escalator with sign board showing De Cruise KL City Lake. It is a must go and see to experience.
- During Friday prayers, the parking space is extremely limited.
- If one visit putrajaya then besides this mosque there are many places to go around in the same vicinity and as well try hot air balloon, cruise etc.
- Don’t forget to take umbrella as the weather at afternoon is very sunny and hot.
4 – Jamek Mosque
- Beautiful mosque adjacent to Merdeka square in the center of the city. Wonderful River flowing alongside.
- Historical mosque with old-style architecture building and classic view.
- Masjid Jamek Built in 1909 (built during colonial times) opened its doors more than 100 years ago it is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur.
- Built in a Moorish style with iconic white domes, the mosque sits at the confluence of the Sungei Klang and Sungei Gombak rivers.
- It’s the first masjid for Friday congregational prayers in KL
- Before you explore the place, you need to register your name first.
- There are many buildings surrounding the mosque which make for good pictures. The inside of the mosque is small and really simple.
- Gardens on the river side complete with the water fountains – spectacular at night with the lighting along the river
- Not crowded and calm place so you can take a slow walk and rest taking some pictures.
- Jamek Mosque has foldable umbrella like the ones in Al-Masjid an-Nabawi in Medinah .
- Jamek mosque is located next to Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Merdeka Square.
- Walkable distance from Masjid Jamek railway station.
- The name “Jamek” is the Malay equivalent of the Arabic word (جامع) meaning a place where people congregate to worship
- You can visit it but bear in mind the times of the prayers.
- Here is where River of Life (ROL) fountains is located. ROL is one of the gorgeous top10 fountains in the world recently.
- Jamek Mosque, officially Sultan Abdul Samad Jamek Mosque, is one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak River and may be accessed via Jalan Tun Perak.
5 – Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur
Address: Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Daily from 6AM to 9PM
Phone: +60 3-2078 5323
- The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1873, it is situated at edge of Chinatown in Jalan Bandar. In 1968, a new structure was built,
- This is the oldest Hindi temple (sculpted in south Indian styles) at Mal , by a 75-feet high gopuram (monumental tower) standing five tiers high.
- Sri Mahamariamman Temple holds a traditional Hindi wedding ceremony there.
- This temple is open for public, but you cannot wear socks and shoes inside, you must take off your shoes/sandals before entering the temple, there’s a shoe rack to store them safe but you have to pay 0.50 cents.
- If women come in shorts/skirts/dresses above the knees then they will give you a sarong to cover unless you bring your own.
- It’s located at the center of city , just at Chinatown 200 meters from the underground station Pasar Seni.
- Not easy to find, it is not open to public at anytime there is a specific time for tourist visiting , so beware of when it is closed! .
- Sri Mahamariamman Temple is a small temple, much smaller than you think !. Hard to find any information about it, it’s not really tourist-friendly in that way .
- The web site informing that the daily opening hours is from 6 :00 to 21:00 but take care sometime on Sunday it opens at 16:00 PM on Sunday afternoon .
- There are a lot of monkeys, who attack and snatch belongings try not to avoid them .
- Many of the tourists that visit the temple is from the Indian tourist for religion issue as this the oldest Hindi temple at Malaysia.