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Exciting Sites And Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur is one of the most popular cities in the World. The city is popular because of magnificent sceneries, skyscrapers, culture and rich history. If you are planning on visiting Kuala Lumpur, you need to be aware about the most popular sites and places to visit. Below are some of the best sites and places to visit in Kuala Lumpur.

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1. The Petronas Towers: The Petronas Towers are among the tallest skyscrapers in the world. The towers were once the tallest buildings in the world. Currently they are the tallest twin structures worldwide. The 88 storey towers stand out because they are joined together at the 41st & 42nd floors using a 58 meter long sky bridge located 175m above the ground. Standing 452metres above the ground, the Petronas Towers attract very many tourists to Kuala Lumpur. The towers architecture is magnificent inspired by Islamic- designs. If you love skyscrapers, you should consider visiting the Petronas towers when you visit Kuala Lumpur.

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2. Chinatown: If you happen to be interested in culture and history, Chinatown is another popular spot in Kuala Lumpur. Chinatown is one of the most popular bargain hunter locations in the world. Chinatown is rich in heritage, oriental culture and history. Chinatown also has glamorous neighbours, KLCC and Bukit Bintang. You can also shop for anything in Chinatown. There are very many shopping complexes selling traditional and modern goods. The name Chinatown is in fact dubbed from the fact that you can find a lot of imitation goods being sold in this area. If you are interested in shopping and enjoying the rich heritage, culture and history, Chinatown is one of the places you must visit in Kuala Lumpur.

3. Batu caves: The Batu caves are very popular tourist attractions sites in Kuala Lumpur. The Batu Caves are simply caves located in a limestone hill. The caves feature statues and idols erected inside one of the main Batu caves. The caves are comprised of a temple with limestone formations approximately 400 million years old. The Batu caves act as religious sites for Hindu devotees during Thaipusam. If you are interested in experiencing the historic and religious aspects of Kuala Lumpur, consider visiting the Batu caves when you visit Kuala Lumpur.

4. The Thean Hou Temple: This is one of the most popular temples in Kuala Lumpur and Southeast Asia. The Thean Hou Temple is a very popular tourist attraction because the temple is built on top of the Robson Heights dedicated to Tian Hou (the goddess in charge of protecting fishermen). The Thean Hou Temple also acts as a popular spot for devotees who worship Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy). The Thean Hou temple is also a popular wedding venue for Chinese populace living in Malaysia. Thousands of Chinese use the temple for other events i.e. Chinese festivals. The temple is therefore a popular spot for anyone interested in experiencing the religious aspects of Kuala Lumpur coupled with culture and heritage.

5. Little India: This is also a popular tourist destination in Kuala Lumpur. Little India is the oldest section of the busy Kuala Lumpur city centre. The original centre of little India was Jalan Masjid which resembled bazaars in the Middle East. Little India was however moved to Brickfields which is among the oldest Malaysian Indian settlements. Little India has rich mixed cultures which is one of the reasons why it is popular with tourists.

6. The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park: This bird pack is by far one of the largest bird parks in the world. The Bird Park occupies 20-hectares and is composed of many separate bird parks such as Brahminy Land, Flamingo Pond and Hornbill Park. The bird pack has a walk-in aviary capable of housing over 3,000 birds. The bird park has flamingos and Storks in the water, owls in barns and thrushes and finches on trees. If you love birds, a visit to the Kuala Lumpur Bird Pack will definitely be exciting and memorable when you visit Kuala Lumpur.

Accommodation:

It’s easy to find hotels and serviced apartments in Kuala Lumpur online. One of the best places to search is Move & Stay Apartments Kuala Lumpur.

Conclusion

In summary, Kuala Lumpur is a beautiful city full of tourist attractions. If you want to visit Kuala Lumpur as a tourist for the first time, consider visiting all the above places because they are among the most popular places for tourists.

John Chen is a travel writer currently located in Bangkok, Thailand.

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