Top 5 Highlights of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, commonly known as KL, is a modern metropolis with a population of nearly 2 million, located 25 km from the west coast of Malaysia. The name means “muddy confluence” and refers to two rivers. The rivers are the Klang and the Gombak, which meet at the city’s center and flow into the Strait of Malacca. The state religion of Malaysia is Islam, but other faiths are constitutionally allowed to be practiced. For example, there are Islamic, Buddhist, and Hindu temples in the city.

Here are some highlights you should not miss there!

1) Batu Caves

Batu caves is one of the most beautiful temples in Kuala Lumpur. Once dedicated to the god Murugan, this imposing limestone hill is one of Hindus’ most important pilgrimage sites. No visitor to this place can fail to admit being moved by it. The temple has a golden statue of a meter high and several caves located at the top of more than 250 steps. Be careful climbing around the stairs, as many monkeys like to sit on plastic bags searching for food. The stairs have been painted in rainbow colors for the past few years.

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2) Petronas Towers

One of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous features is the Petronas Towers. These towers were once the tallest in the world and offer spectacular views from the building. Unfortunately, tickets used to be free, but now they are relatively expensive. Fortunately, the towers are beautiful even from below and from the other side of the building.

3) Fireflies in Kuala Selangor

From Kuala Lumpur, you can sign up for a tour or take a bus to tiny Kuala Selangor, where you can see thousands of fireflies. On a firefly tour in Kuala Selangor, you can ride a boat and see many bright spots looming over the water. You can also stay overnight at the Firefly Park Resort in Bukit Belimbing. Sailing in the dark away from the pier, you will gradually see brighter and brighter lights and your eyes begin to adjust to the weak light.

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4) China Town

Like other cities worldwide, Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown was initially settled by Chinese who had migrated far from their homeland, seeking guidance in their language and culture. It developed as a center of Chinese commerce, and tourists now know where to find this neighborhood. The pagoda-shaped entrance gate invites the viewer to enter.

Lanterns light the streets, and the smell of incense wafts through the air. Countless street vendors on Madras Lane offer the most delicious noodle soup while sitting on low plastic stools. Market stalls sell everything imaginable, especially imitations of famous international brands. There is also room for other cultures. In addition to various Chinese temples, there is also an Indian temple, the Sri Maha Mariamam.

5) Little India

Kuala Lumpur’s Little India was initially located in the city center, but in 2009 the government decided to move it to the Brickfields district, one of the oldest Indian settlements in Malaysia. The façade is predominantly purple, and a series of yellow, blue, and orange arches along the street create a colorful ensemble. The focal point is a multicolored fountain, 10 meters high and decorated with elephants.

Walking through Little India, one can hear the Bollywood blockbusters echoing in the various stores. Visitors can immerse themselves in the culture of the Indian subcontinent and book henna tattoos and relaxation massages. Sari and flower necklaces are famous at food stalls, and curry dishes served on banana leaves are also popular.

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