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Top 5 unmissable things to do in Kuala Lumpur – Some of the best ways to spend time in the city!

The capital city has many amazing things to do! The diversity, culture, spirituality and modernity all spill through this thriving cosmopolitan hub. Here are some of the best things you can do while in Kuala Lumpur.


Discover China Town

Satisfy your tastebuds with many Chinese delicacies and treats, and get ready to explore the sheer amount of shopping awaiting you. You can easily spend many hours here! Shopaholics can go wild here! Find interesting little trinkets, rare Chinese herbs, and great looking knock-offs, all at incredible prices.


The Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a Hindu temple and is one of the most visited tourist sites in Kuala Lampur. It is a significant place of worship for those of the Hindu faith, as the god Murugan is venerated within its premises. The caves are just 11 km away from the city.
There are many limestone hills, and the interior limestone formations are over 400 million years old. There are 3 main caves and several smaller ones. All have statues of the god within them. The most famous cave is the Cathedral Cave, which holds several shrines which are sheltered by a 100-meter-high arched ceiling. Thaipusam is the annual festival observed in honour of the god Murugan, where thousands of devotees visit the temple precinct to partake in rituals.


Visit the Petronas Towers

Perhaps among the most well-recognised buildings and one of the tallest twin towers in the world. Many visitors gather to cross the sky bridge and take pictures. A visit to Kuala Lampur would not be complete without a picture beside the famous Petronas Towers. It is a beautiful sight by night, and a picture beside the towers is the ultimate keepsake. Many hotels can be found in this area, as it's at the heart of the city. So, this is a great place to set base and discover the rest of the city. If looking for accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, serviced apartment is a good choice to consider. You can find several such as the Ascott Sentral Kuala Lumpur.


Little India

Locally known as Majid India, it pays tribute to the thriving Indian community living in Kula Lampur. It will be a memorable experience to engage in the lively culture of the sub-continent in KL. Find tasty Indian treats such as dosai, vadai, pani pooris, sweetmeats and parathas. And discover a long list of vibrant shops selling colourful textiles, aromatic spices, and jewellery.


Shopping at the central market

Also known as Pasar Seni, it is a solid favourite of many visitors to Kuala Lampur. The market is designed to display the different communities residing in the city. You can find many Indian, Chinese and Malay merchants trading their goods. Musical shows are commonplace and the atmosphere is upbeat. The ideal place for a round of souvenir shopping, plus find many crafts, and trinkets. The floor overhead is a food court with various delicacies from all parts of Asia.