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Updated by Pushpitha Wijesinghe on Jul 28, 2014
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What would I do in KL

Being the capital of Malaysia, KL is home to a blend of modern sophistication & scenic natural beauty providing plenty of exciting things to do. Here are a few things well worth checking out.

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Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers

No holiday to Malaysia is complete without a visit to the most fascinating skyscraper in the country. The Petronas twin towers are the very symbol of Malaysia. Making the number 01 attraction in the country, it is visited by millions of people every year. For those who want to view KL from the sky, head over to the observation deck on the 86th floor or better yet try crossing from one tower to the other via the world's highest double Decker sky bridge.

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Explore the Batu Caves

Explore the Batu Caves

The Batu Caves in KL gives visitors a touch of Hinduism during their city exploration. Famously known as the revered pilgrimage site of the Thaipusam Festival, the entire location emulates an aura of deep rooted spiritualism. Look out for the giant Golden statue of Lord Muruggan that symbolizes this particular attraction.

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Petaling Street/China Town

Petaling Street/China Town

The Chinese heritage of Malaysia is best enjoyed in the Petaling Street of KL. Commonly known as the China Street, this is one spot famous for the authentic Chinese cuisine and a myriad of Chinese knick knacks.

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Little India, Brickfields

Little India, Brickfields

As the name has it, little India is the Indian version of China Town. It is paradise for those of you who show a liking towards Indian flavors. Fancy Bollywood fashion? You get a world of Indian attire here in Brickfields.

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Fraser's Hill

Fraser's Hill

Located two hours from the capital, the Fraser hill is one of the finest attractions for those who love unspoiled nature. In addition to the stunning natural views afforded by this reserve, it also boasts a traditional village and a truly challenging cycling track loved by the fitness enthusiast.

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KL Bird Park and Butterfly Park

KL Bird Park and Butterfly Park

A perfect day out for all ages, the Bird and Butterfly is a very popular family attraction in the city. Offering a wide array of bird and butterfly species, it is an interesting spot to enjoy the colors and sounds of our feathered friends. A visit with a bit of food gives an added advantage of birds landing on your shoulder. The natural effect is perfect for a picture.

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Islamic Arts Museum

Islamic Arts Museum

To experience Islam in its most artistic form, pay a visit to the Islamic arts Museum. With 4 levels of exquisite Islamic artifacts this makes an excellent spot to appreciate Islamic history, art and its influence on the Malaysian culture.

8

National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

Again another religious attraction in the city, the National mosque boasts beautiful Islamic architecture making it a perfect spot to explore an Islamic place of worship. The traditional Islamic art that adorns the walls and ceilings of this majestic mosque is certainly worth appreciating.

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Thean Hou Temple

Thean Hou Temple

The Chinese too have a strong religious mark on Malaysia. The ornate Chinese of Thean Hou is dedicated to the Queen of Heaven and is a location adorned with the best of Chinese creations. From Fine statues, to interesting structures, there is so much skill and talent emulating from this place of worship.

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Menara Tower

Menara Tower

Yet again another landmark of KL, the Menara Tower affords some beautiful views of the city. In the surrounding areas a myriad of 4 star hotels in Kuala Lumpur such as the Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral can be found making such landmarks easily accessible from most of the surrounding accommodations.