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Top 10 Must See Things in Kuala Lumpur- A memorable visit in the making!

Kuala Lumpur, better known as the heart of Malaysia, is a destination with numerous potential for inspiration and marvel. So as to not be overwhelmed by the thrills that this constantly growing city of culture and history has to offer, here is a list of top 10 must-see things when in Kuala Lumpur!


KL Tower

This is the 7th tallest free-standing tower in the world and is definitely one that should make your list of places to visit in Malaysia for one too many reasons. Not only does this iconic tower dubs as a communications tower, an Islamic astronomy observatory and a base jump centre, it also houses a stunning revolving restaurant on its deck soaring 282 metres high in the air.


Petronas Twin Towers

These are the world's tallest standing twin towers at present and are the iconic representation of KLs impressive skyline. Listed as one of the world's top 20 tallest skyscrapers, what really brings home the trophy is the breath-taking views from its 'Sky Bridge' (a tendon connecting the two towers) of the KLCC Park. Undoubtedly one of the most visited monuments in modern Malaysia, these doubly wonderful creations make it to most package holiday deals that on offer by providers like Mackinnons Travels.


Merdeka Square

For all you history buffs, if Merdeka Square is not motivation enough, we don't know what is! This location resembles such significance in that it encompasses the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and it extensive field compound, which is grounds to the declaration of independence for Malay (which later on became Malaysia) in the year 1957. Although there remains not much to be seen on the interior, which is occupied mainly by government offices, the neo-Moghul and Moorish Revival exterior of the buildings make for an excellent backdrop for some interesting pictures.


Kuala Lumpur City Gallery

This is one fun-stop that will educate you all about Kuala Lumpur's history; a journey from its discovery to its development leading up to its present-day glory. Dioramas, free maps, guided bicycle as well as walking tours are some of its many fun and educational offerings. Undoubtedly, this is the next best deal you can get to the extremely well-formulated Malaysia flight ticket price. The re-purposed heritage site that also houses this gallery is quite impressive in itself with its impeccable neo-Resistance architecture dating back to the 19th century.


Thean Hou Temple

This is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia and dates back to 1894 and came to be when the Hainanese community from China made KL their home. Built as a shrine to Guan Yin, the goddess of Mercy, this is famous not only as a key place of worship but also as a hill-top location offering magnificent views of the city!


Majid Negara

Better known as the National Mosque of Malaysia, this establishment features an origami-like design and together with its gorgeously well-done surroundings, make for an excellent sight on your travels. The bursting pop of green flora and fauna are a true treat to the eyes in a day and age of green erosion.


Central Market

Also identified as 'Pasar Seni', it focuses primarily on the artistic community of the city and houses a warren of boutiques, handicraft and souvenir stalls where local merchandise, as well as authentic Malaysian batik prints, are being sold by traders.


Tugu NegaraA historical sculpture dedicated for those brave souls that laid down their lives for Malay's Independence...

A historical sculpture dedicated for those brave souls that laid down their lives for Malay's Independence struggle, the 'National Monument' is surrounded by a beautiful garden full of fountains and pavilions and emanates such peaceful vibes.


Berjaya Times Square

This is a unique adventure on its own given it is a theme park and shopping mall rolled into one. The theme park has to offer numerous family-friendly rides and activities whilst the mall itself is a delight with incredible food joints and cheap deals for shopping.


KL Butterfly Park

Functioning as an insect greenhouse and a museum altogether, this section of the garden adds to the greenery of KL. It utilises an open-air method to let its inhabitants roam free in their own spirit.

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