About Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is most attractive to professionals and scientists. Kuala Lumpur’s dramatic skylined architectures bring curiosity to them as an equilibrium of unique diversity of people, cultures, history and religions. They will figure out soon what makes KL distinction and identity built on its history, people and tradition. The city has been ranked as a Top 10 City Destination in the World by Euromonitor International for more than 5 years now. For starters, based on travelers' recommendations, we would introduce five top tour attractions in Kuala Lumpur. These are for RiTA2018 attendees 'must to see' in KL. For more tour information, visit the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Bureau.
Petronas Twin Towers
Travelers who suffer from acrophobia may want to think twice before visiting the Petronas Twin Towers, but daredevils may enjoy the challenge of looking out over Kuala Lumpur from hundreds of feet in the air. At 170 meters (557 feet) high, the world’s highest double-decked bridge links the two towers together. The towers are even higher, soaring 491 meters (1,620 feet) into the Malaysian sky. At one time, the towers were the highest in the world. The towers, which took seven years to build, are a landmark in Kuala Lumpur and are spectacularly lit up at night.
The Batu Caves are a very sacred spot for Hindus in Malaysia. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather here every year to celebrate Thaipusam in which Hindus carry large items, such as jugs, and have body piercings with hooks to attach to other things. This is a form of penance for them. As if climbing up the 272 steps to the caves isn’t penance enough. At the top of the stairs, visitors will find three huge limestone caves plus smaller ones filled with Hindu art and statues Visitors may want to bring peanuts or bananas for the monkeys that will greet them upon arrival.
Merdeka Square is the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It is sometimes called Independence Square because the Malaysian flag first flew here in 1957 when the country became independent of Great Britain. The square is mostly a grass field, used by cricket players in colonial days, that is surrounded by some of the city’s more famous buildings such as the National History Museum and the Royal Selangor Club. Various public events, such as open air concerts, take place at the square, which is also a starting and ending point for marathon races around town.
Bukit Bintang is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, perhaps because travelers like to shop. Bukit Bintang is the city’s shopping and entertainment center. Here, travelers will find tiny shops and shopping malls where goods in all price ranges are sold. The area has lots of places to eat, from sit-down restaurants to street food vendors, including one street that only serves Chinese food. Bukit Bintang is a lively place at all hours, but especially so at night when it becomes a hangout for visitors seeking nightlife.
KL Bird Park
Located in the serene Lake Gardens, KL Bird Park is an eco-tourism site that it home to more than 3,000 birds belonging to 200 species. Birds are divided into four zones; three of the zones are called free-flight, because birds are free to fly wherever they want in surroundings that resemble their native, natural habitat. Park operators say their bird park is the largest free-flight park in the world. Visitors can walk among the birds in these zones, making for a different experience. Caged birds are in the fourth zone.