Top Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

These are the attractions that a visitor to KL must visit. If you have more time, have a look at other recommended attractions in KL and attractions off the beaten track.

Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square is a square located in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It is known as the square where the independence of Malaya was announced and where the Union Jack flag was taken down for the first time.

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Sultan Abdul Samad building is a late nineteenth century iconic building located in front of the Merdeka Square and the Royal Selangor Club. The building originally housed the offices of the British colonial administration and later renamed after Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time.

Central Market

Central Market is a center for visitors to come and find local products and craftsmanship in Kuala Lumpur. It is designed with art deco style with vibrant Malaysian culture as the theme.

National Mosque

National Mosque is a symbol of Islam as the official religion in Malaysia. It is built with modern design and architecture to show prosperity and openness.

Petronas Twin Towers (KLCC)

Petronas Twin Tower is the highest twin tower in the world. It is also a prominent landmark of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC).

KL Tower

KL Tower is the seventh highest in the world. It is originally built as a communication tower and also a must visit tourist attraction.

Thean Hou Temple

Then Hou Temple is a 6-tiered temple built to honor the Chinese sea goddess Thean Hou. It is also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven.

Petaling Street

Petaling Street is depicted as the Kuala Lumpur “China Town”. The street is filled with stalls and shops from the Chinese community. It is also a place to find cheap items with a bargain price.


Brickfields is depicted as the Kuala Lumpur “Little India”. It is a shopping district with the majority of Indian population.

Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang is the trendiest shopping district in Kuala Lumpur. It offers the most happening shopping malls, great restaurants and nightlife entertainment for the visitors.

National Palace

National Palace is the official residence of Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia. It is also the place where his majesty conducts his official activities.

Batu Caves

Batu caves is a famous temple site boasting it’s tallest in the world Lord Murugan. It is the place where the Hindhu devotees gather during the Thaipusam celebration.