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Best Attractions in Kuala Lumpur – A city worth exploring

Kuala Lumpur is a city decked with skyscrapers, vibrant cityscapes, delectable food and modernity mixed with a sense of the still prevailing age-old glory. Here is a list its best attractions.

1

Petronas Towers

Petronas twin towers still retain the title of the world's tallest twin structures. The design of the building has derived inspiration from Islamic architecture. The two towers come together at the 41st and 42nd levels via double-decker Sky Bridge. You can purchase tickets from 8.30am in the morning and the tour will take you to the observation and the sky bridge. You will ride the elevator to get to these points and have some time to enjoy the view from above.

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Chinatown

If you are looking for best attractions in KL, don't miss out on a visit to Chinatown. This section is bustling with energy and a multitude of shades. The oriental feel of the area enthrals tourists while bargain hunters make use of the abundance of goods. You can find various herbs and inexpensive gods in the marketplace which puts on a lively atmosphere at night. Visit the Petaling Street at night to look for various purchases and absorb the pulsating atmosphere.

3

Batu Caves

This limestone hill that houses three massive caves a few small ones remains a major tourist attraction. Batu caves are home to a 100-year-old Hindu temple where various sculptures and statues take prominence. The formations of limestone are considered to be around 400 million years old. Cathedral cave which is the largest cave of all three contains shrines beneath its 100 meter tall arched ceiling. You can visit the art gallery and the museum housed in caves at the foot of the hill after your visit to the cathedral cave.

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Jalan Alor at Bukit Bintang

Jalan Alor is renowned amongst 'Foodies' who visit this gastronomic city. Many opt to visit the area after a good night of clubbing to seek scrumptious refreshments. You can taste seafood at air-conditioned restaurants that offer inexpensive rates but the real fun begins when you decide to visit the hawkers. Adventurous foodies love the selection of barbequed meat, flavourful noodles dishes and the mouth-watering sweets.

5

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Once you've enjoyed the attractions with cultural significance in KL, visit the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. Take pleasure in the whirlwind of water rides as well as other adventure activities. Amongst the extensive list of fun rides and attractions available are the 360° revolving pirate ship, various water slides and even a surf beach (the world's largest artificial surf beach). The theme park divides into five zones. Once you've had your fun at the amusement park and the wildlife park visit the extreme park. The scream park attracts those who love a good scare while it is a good idea to save the best for last and visit the water park at the end of your visit.

6

Perdana Botanical Gardens

When you've had enough of the urban cityscape, visit the Perdana Botanical Gardens to catch glimpses of a vast assortment of flower gardens and animal parks. If you are staying at a nearby hotel such as the Westin Kuala Lumpur, it will take about 20 minutes to reach the area. The artificial fountains, landscaped hills and the surplus of flowers in bloom will bring you a sense of awe. The orchid garden, the deer park and the hibiscus garden are some of the main attraction at the Perdana Botanical Gardens.