Attractions

Top Choice Park in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Lake Gardens – Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park

This 173-hectare lush, landscaped park is most commonly known by its colonial-era moniker: the Lake Gardens (Tasik Perdana in Malay). This is KL's largest green space, and you can spend the better part of a day expl…
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 Museum in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

National Museum

This excellent modern museum offers a good primer on Malaysia's history, from prehistoric to present-day. The country's geological features and prehistory are tackled in one gallery (which features a replica of the …
Top Choice Mosque in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Masjid Jamek Sultan Abdul Samad

This graceful, onion-domed mosque, designed by British architect AB Hubback, borrows Mogul and Moorish styles with its brick-and-plaster banded minarets and three shapely domes. Located at the confluence of the Gomb…
Top Choice Buddhist Temple in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

Kuala Lumpur's oldest Chinese temple (1864) was built on the instructions of Kapitan Yap Ah Loy and is dedicated to Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya, two Chinese deities believed instrumental in Yap's ascension to Kapitan s…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

KL Forest Eco Park

KL's urban roar is replaced by buzzing insects and cackling birdlife at this forest of tropical hardwoods, covering 9.37 hectares in the heart of the city. One of the oldest protected jungles in Malaysia (gazetted i…
Top Choice Museum in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Islamic Arts Museum

Inhabiting a building every bit as impressive as its collection, this museum showcases Islamic decorative arts from around the globe. Scale models of the world's best Islamic buildings, fabulous textiles, carpets, j…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

KL Bird Park

More than 3000 birds flutter and soar through this 21-hectare aviary. Some 200 species of (mostly) Asian birds can be spotted here, from strutting flamingos to parakeets. The park is divided into four sections: in t…
Top Choice Gallery in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

National Visual Arts Gallery

For their inventiveness and sheer scale, the artworks on display at the NVAG are worth a trip out of central KL. In rotating exhibitions by regional artists, themes of Malaysian politics and local identity positivel…
Top Choice Tower in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

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 d…