Top 5 Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. This is the largest and most developed city of the country. It provides ample opportunities for travelers to explore the rich cultural heritage of the place. You can also get a taste of hi-tech futuristic city life here.
Excellent public transport, scrapping towers, plenty amazing tourist spots and well-maintained roads make it a memorable trip. Moreover, Kuala Lumpur is a charming city that is sprinkled with cultural gems. There is absolutely no end to the wonders of Kuala Lumpur yet it is also one of the best destinations for shopaholics.
Here’s what you can do on a five day tour to Kuala Lumpur:
After you land, it is best if you make your way to the hotel you are staying at before you venture out.
Once you are ready to head out and discover, check out the Batu Caves. This destination is about 13 km away from the center of the city, you can catch a cab, or if you are more adventurous get onto the commuter train. This is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples, entrance of the cave has 272 steps and you have to climb them in order to visit. The caves is one of the most popular hindu shrines outside of India, but it takes some trekking to get there. Batu Caves temple complex consists of three main caves and a few smaller ones. The biggest, referred to as Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave, has a very high ceiling and features ornate Hindu shrines.
All this climbing will get you moving after your flights, and get the energy flowing. You may want to opt for a quiet night in after today!
If you are ready for a different kind of adventure you can head to Genting Highland located in the Titiwangsa Mountains, within an hours drive (35Km) from Kuala Lumpur. Sitting about 2000 meters above sea level and is famous for Casinos, Theme Parks and High-End resort Development. Getting there is by cable car from Gohtong Jaya.
No doubt it will take you a whole day to work your way through the many wonders of this area starting from the First World Indoor Theme Park, though to Valley Garden and the Casino, followed by Chin Swee Cave Temple, Happy Bee, Mushroom and Strawberry Farms, moving onto Mini Cameron and many other wonders of this area.
You had a couple of massive days walking, trekking exploring, so why not have a rest day… well nearly. Rest up during the day, enjoy your hotel and then venture out in the evening to Bukit Bintang, the nightlife and shopping district of Kuala Lumpur.
It is known for having everything, from all day restaurants and hawkers stalls to nightclubs to European luxury couture like Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Yves Saint Lauren and others. Nightlife in Bukit Bintang is also legendary, particularly the Changkat Bukit Bintang area. Whether it is live music or posh nightclubs you want to try, you can enjoy this area to the wee hours of the morning.
If you are not worn out by all this hustle and bustle, you can visit the Petronas Tower on your next excursion. They do charge you for entry fee, but the views make it well worth it.
Up until 2004, Petronas Towers were the tallest building in the world!, there is a skybridge at level 41-42 connecting the two towers which is the highest 2 story bridge in the world. The skybridge is open to all visitors, but tickets are limited to about 1000 people per day, and must be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis. You can also get a ticket to make your way all the way to the top, being level 86!
Spend a lazy morning on your last day, you’ve earned it!
When you are ready you can leisurely make your way to Aquaria, an amazing aquarium that houses marine life and animals from Malaysia and around the world. With over 5,000 exhibits there are plenty of things to see here. Aquaria is open from 10am to 8pm, so no rush to get around, but if you want to see the animals being fed you have to be on time for feeding time.
Aquaria also has different programs around the year for kids and adults alike to teach you more about marine life.