37 attractions you should visit in Kuala Lumpur - With photos & details

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The cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia.

National Science CentrePersiaran Bukit Kiara Bukit Damansara, Bukit Kiara, 50662 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Iconic Buildings

Pusat Sains Negara or National Science Centre is a science centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Perched atop a hill on 8 hectares of landscaped grounds at Bukit Kiara on the northwestern fringes of the city, the centre was officially opened on 29 November 1996 by former and current Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad. The main aim of the science centre is to promote greater understanding and interest in science and technology. The building resembles a truncated cone capped with a geodesic do

National Textiles Museum26, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Museums

The National Textile Museum is a museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The museum is open daily from 9 am to 6 pm, free admission. It is one of the main attractions in Kuala Lampur.

Perdana Botanical GardensPerdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Botanical Gardens

Perdana Botanical Gardens, formerly Perdana Lake Gardens, Lake Gardens, and Public Gardens, is Kuala Lumpur's first large-scale recreational park. Measuring 91.6 hectares, it is located in the heart of the city and established in 1888. The park served as a place of refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city during colonial times. It contains large sculpted and manicured gardens and a host of attractions.

Petaling Street MarketJalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Street Markets

The whole area transforms into a lively and vibrant night market after dark, with hundreds of stalls selling all kinds of stuff at dirt-cheap prices, making it one of the most happening night market in the city.

Petronas Twin TowersKuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Notable Architectures

These twin skyscrapers were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world.

Petrosains, The Discovery CentreLevel 4, Menara Berkembar Petronas, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Man-made Structures- Other
Planetariums

Petrosains, also known as Petrosains, The Discovery Centre is a Malaysian science and technology museum located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur within Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers. Petrosains was a brainchild of 4th Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and established on 25 March 1999. It is owned and operated by Petrosains Sdn. Bhd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Malaysian oil and gas conglomerate Petronas.

Planetarium Negara53, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Planetariums

The National Planetarium is the national planetarium of Malaysia. It is a blue-domed structure that is situated on top of a hill in the Lake Gardens at Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur. It is about 120,000 square feet in the area.

Royal Malaysia Police Museum5, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Museums

The Royal Malaysia Police Museum is a museum that showcases the history of the Malaysia police force, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The museum includes exhibits from the history of the Royal Malaysia Police since its origins under British colonial rule until the 1970s. It is open daily, except Monday, from 1000 to 1800 hours, and admission is free.

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple113A, Jalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Religious- Other

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple is a Chinese temple located at 14A Lebuh Pudu, close to the Central Market of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is built by Yap Ah Loy's for two deities who help guiding him during the Selangor Civil War. The temple is the oldest Taoist temple in the city.

Sri Maha Mariamman TempleJalan Tun H S Lee, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hindu Temples
Notable Architectures

The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1873, it is situated at the edge of Chinatown in Jalan Bandar. In 1968, a new structure was built, featuring the ornate 'Raja Gopuram' tower in the style of South Indian temples. From its inception, the temple provided an important place of worship for early Indian immigrants and is now an important cultural and national heritage.

St Mary's Anglican CathedralJalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Churches

The Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin or St. Mary's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Diocese of West Malaysia of the Anglican Church of the Province of South East Asia, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the Episcopal see of the Anglican Bishop of West Malaysia and the mother church of the diocese.

Sultan Abdul Samad BuildingJalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Iconic Buildings

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a late-nineteenth-century building located along Jalan Raja in front of the Dataran Merdeka and the Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The building originally housed the offices of the British colonial administration and was known simply as Government Offices in its early years. In 1974 it was renamed after Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began.

Taman Burung Kuala LumpurKL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Zoos
Forests
Bird Sanctuaries

A gated attraction, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a 20.9-acre  public aviary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a popular tourist attraction in the country, receiving an annual average of 200,000 visitors. The Bird Park houses more than 3,000 birds representing more than 200 species in an enclosed aviary. About 90% are local birds and 10% were imported from countries such as Australia, China, Holland, Indonesia, New Guinea, Tanzania, and Thailand.

Taman Tasik TitiwangsaTasik, Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Botanical Gardens

Titiwangsa Lake Gardens is a lake garden in Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The gardens feature a huge central lake that was a byproduct of tin mining activities under British Rule. Later on, the area was cleaned up and developed into a park. This garden has facilities such as jogging track, cycling track, kayaking, horse riding facility, radio control car racing track, etc.

Templer Park Country Club21, Jalan Rawang, 48000 Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia
Parks
Forests
Botanical Gardens

Templer Park is a forest reserve in Rawang, Gombak District, Selangor, Malaysia. It is 1,214 hectares in size and it was named in honor of Sir Gerald Templer, a British High Commissioner in Malaya. "On 8 September 1954, His Highness the Sultan of Selangor, the late Sultan Hishamuddin Alam Shah declared that Templer’s Park was 'dedicated by Selangor to serve as a refuge and a sanctuary for wildlife and a meeting place for all who love and respect the beauty of nature'.

Thean Hou Temple65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Buddhist Temples

A six-tiered temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu. The temple was constructed from 1981 and completed in 1987, built by Hainanese people living in Malaysia. The temple represents a successful combination of modern architectural techniques and authentic traditional design featuring imposing pillars, spectacular roofs, ornate carvings, and intricate embellishments.

Wilayah MosqueJalan Tuanku Abdul Halim, Kompleks Kerajaan, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mosques
Notable Architectures

The mosque's design is a blend of Ottoman and Malay architectural styles, heavily influenced by the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It has 22 domes made from a composite material of glass fiber fabric mixed with epoxy resin to make it durable and light.

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