Kuala Lumpur (KL), the capital of Malaysia, is at the centre of all commercial, business as well as entertainment activity in Malaysia. With a large spread of ethnicities that call Kuala Lumpur home, it is a city that defies homogenisation. Known for its spectacular architecture, its bustling markets as well modern malls, Kuala Lumpur has keenly held the tourist interest over the last few decades.
Any trip to Kuala Lumpur is incomplete without visiting the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest building in the world from 1998 to 2004. They are now the tallest twin towers in the world. To further admire the distinctive architecture of Kuala Lumpur, visit one of the many museums that also give a peek into the history and traditions of Kuala Lumpur including the Islamic Arts Museum, the National Museum as well as the newly-built Textile Museum. To witness the ethnic diversity brought by Malay people, Hindus and Muslims; visit Kampung Baru, Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, Masjid Negara as well as Thean Hou Temple. If you wouldn't want to miss the opportunity to strike some heavy bargains, head to Central Market, a market famous for Malaysian craft items as well as the Chow Kit Market. To see how the locals shop, you can visit the Bangsar Sunday Market as well as the Madras Lane.
There are plenty of accommodation options for you in Kuala Lumpur. With a special offer from Away Holidays, you can choose to stay at one of the luxury hotels including The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur, Mandarin Oriental, The Majestic Hotel as well as the tranquil Villa Samadhi. Some of the popular family-friendly hotels in Kuala Lumpur include Carcosa Seri Negara, Le Meridian as well as Hotel Equatorial. If you want to stay amidst all the hustle and bustle of the city centre, book yourself a hotel near the Golden Triangle. Some of the popular choices include The Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Maya, Impiana KLCC Hotel as well as the Ascott hotel.