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5 Cultural Hubs in Kuala Lumpur – Intriguing Places in Malaysia

Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur is one of the most visited cities in the world due to its range of fascinating attractions. With one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world and wonderful shopping opportunities, it doesn't come as a surprise that this city is frequented by tourists from near and far.


Batu Caves

Located in Selangor, Malaysia, the massive Batu Caves is a place of worship for Hindus across the globe. The name "Batu" is considered to have been derived from the adjacent river known as Sungai Batu. Located approximately 13.4 kilometres from properties like The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel via Jalan Kuching, this is a thriving tourist hotspot that bears a history of over 400 million years. These limestone caves are visited by several thousands of pilgrims each year, particularly during Thaipusam, a popular Hindu festival.


Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers is an iconic landmark in Kuala Lumpur that you can visit during a stay at your hotel near Bukit Bintang. Once, it was even hailed as the tallest building of its kind in the world. You can look forward to reaching level 86 of Tower 2 where an observation deck is located – from here, you'll be able to enjoy splendid vistas of the city. The iconic sky bridge, which connects the two towers, is yet another place you can enjoy the magnificent cityscapes (if you can get over your fear of heights, that is!) Only Tower 2 is open for visitors since Tower 1 is completely used as the Petronas headquarters.


Petaling Street

Petaling Street or Jalang Petaling is indeed a shopper's paradise although it entails a sweeping contrast with its much glamourous and sophisticated counterparts in the country. An ideal time to visit this place would be during sundown, when it transforms into an entirely different place, with lamps above illuminating your path. Here, you will come across different market spaces selling clothing; you will be able to find amazing discounts on fake-branded clothing that look good as the original ones.


Perdana Botanical Gardens

Perdana Botanical Gardens can be found in the Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park housing an amazing collection of flower gardens that would take your breath away. Also known as Lake Gardens it is an extremely picturesque recreational park where one can indulge in a bit of leisurely strolling. Especially during the weekends, one may observe the tourists from near and far enjoying a range of activities in its lakefront gravel roads, the main square, and the rest of its hilly landscape. The Orchid Garden, in particular, is a wonderful place to visit and is ideal for that perfect Instagrammable click.


Thean Hou Temple

With a history that runs back to the 1980s, this is a temple that is hailed as a landmark in Kuala Lumpur. It is a six-tiered temple of Chinese origins, which features three Chinese Goddesses. The massive structure of this temple is based on elements of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Thean Hou Temple is also popular for its cultural activities such as fortune-telling held throughout the year.