Attractions

Top Choice Tower in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

Petronas Towers

Resembling twin silver rockets plucked from an episode of Flash Gordon, the Petronas Towers are the perfect allegory for the meteoric rise of the city from tin-miners' hovel to 21st-century metropolis. Half of the 1…
Top Choice Area in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Kampung Baru

The charm of this Malay area, gazetted by the British in the 1890s, lies in just wandering the streets, which you can also do with a guide on the city's free Kampung Baru walking tour. Traditional Malay wooden house…
Top Choice Temple in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

Kuala Lumpur's oldest Chinese temple was built on the instructions of Kapitan Yap Ah Loy and is dedicated to Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya, two Chinese immigrants instrumental in Yap's ascension to Kapitan status. Severa…
Top Choice Park in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park

This 173-hectare lush, landscaped park is also known, and more aptly described, by its colonial-era moniker: the Lake Gardens. This is KL's largest green space, and you can spend hours exploring the rolling terrain.…
Top Choice Museum in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Islamic Arts Museum

This outstanding museum is home to one of the best collections of Islamic decorative arts in the world. Aside from the quality of the exhibits, which include fabulous textiles, carpets, jewellery and calligraphy-ins…
Top Choice Park in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Titiwangsa Lake Gardens

For a postcard-perfect view of the city skyline, head to Lake Titiwangsa and the relaxing tree-filled park that surrounds it. If you’re feeling energetic, hire a motor boat, go for a jog, hire a bike, play some tenn…
Top Choice Museum in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

National Museum

This museum offers a rich look at Malaysian history, with four galleries covering everything from the formation of the rainforest through to Malaysia today. The best exhibits are Early History, with artefacts from N…
Top Choice Tower in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Menara Kuala Lumpur

Although the Petronas Towers are taller, the 421m Menara KL, rising from the crest of Bukit Nanas, offers the best city views. The bulb at the top contains a revolving restaurant, an interior observation deck at 276…
Top Choice Temple in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Thean Hou Temple

Sitting atop leafy Robson Heights, this imposing multistorey Chinese temple, dedicated to Thean Hou, the heavenly queen, affords wonderful views over Kuala Lumpur. Opened in 1989 by the Selangor and Federal Territor…
Top Choice Gallery in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

National Visual Arts Gallery

Occupying a pyramid-shaped block, the NVAG showcases modern and contemporary Malaysian art. It's always worth turning up to see a variety of interesting temporary shows of local and regional artists, as well as piec…