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Top 5 reasons to visit Kuala Lumpur – What's so great about KL?

If you've ever wondered why Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur is one of the world's top tourists' destinations then you've come to the right place. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit Kuala Lumpur.


It's an architectural wonder

Being Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur (KL) is home to several high rising buildings and magnificent skyscrapers that showcase how deeply engrained artistry is in Malaysian culture. The Petronas Twin Towers, one of the cities key tourist destinations held the record for being the tallest buildings in the world during 1998-2008 and still retains the record for being the tallest twin towers at a height of 452 metres. The main attraction of the Petronas Twin Towers is the sky bridge that connects the 2 buildings and lets you witness an unparalleled 360-degree view of the Kuala Lumpur.


The Culture

Malaysia is a multi-cultural country that has people from various faiths, beliefs, cultures and religions living side-by-side peacefully. Churches, mosques, temples and other places of worship are located adjacent to each other. Devotees co-exist in harmony and practice their respective religions and customs in a manner that does not inconvenience anyone. The Christian festival of Christmas, the Muslim festival of Ramadan, the colourful Hindu Holi festival and the Chinese New Year are some of the religious events that the country celebrates and can be experienced while staying in Kuala Lumpur.


The Nightlife

Tales of Kuala Lumpur's vibrant nightlife are well known all over the world. The city is home to karaoke lounges, pubs, dance clubs, discos, jazz clubs and chic bars that are open all night long. If you like socializing and want to get a feel for the nightlife then Bangsar, home of Alila Bangsar Kuala Lumpur, one of the many 5 star hotel in KL, is a place you should definitely visit! Located just outside the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar has a variety of places that stay open until the wee hours of the morning.



If you're a shopaholic then you'll discover that Kuala Lumpur is a shopping paradise that can cater to your every need. Kuala Lumpur offers diversity in terms of brands, goods, items, shopping experiences and offers a huge range of bargains and discounts that will delight any shopper. While China Town, Central Market and Little India are some of the shopping zones in Kuala Lumpur that further showcase its cultural diversity, the Bukit Bintang shopping region is where you'll find large-scale shopping mall complexes that offer wide variety items like clothes, cosmetics, bags and shoes. You can easily spend a day wandering the many malls and shopping districts of Kuala Lumpur shopping till you drop.


Wildlife and sea life

Situated the centre of Kuala Lumpur is Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, one of Malaysia's oldest wildlife reserves that were established over 100 years ago. This wildlife reserve lets you witness snakes, squirrels and a wide variety of birds in their natural habitat. This is also a great place for a nature walk where you can observe the wide variety of vines, trees and plants that grow in Malaysia.

If you're a fan of sea life then the Aquaria KLCC which is known as the biggest aquarium at a length of 90 metres and home to more than 150 species of fish, is a place you should add to your itinerary. Located under the KL Conventional Centre, the aquarium is best viewed during feeding time.