Tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur is the federal capital of Malaysia. It is also the seat of the Parliament of Malaysia. Rated as an alpha world city, Kuala Lumpur is the financial and cultural center of Malaysia. You will find many world-class hotels in Kuala Lumpur. The city attracts millions of tourists every year.

Kuala Lumpur has a tropical rainforest climate. Flooding is a frequent occurrence in the city. Kuala Lumpur is highly humid throughout the year with the annual average of more than 80 percent.

Top 5 Travel Attractions, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – Travel Guide

Top 5 Travel Attractions, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) – Travel Guide

There are many things to do in Kuala Lumpur. Here is a brief overview of some popular tourist attractions of Kuala Lumpur.

National Monument

This famous sculpture (15 meters high) commemorates those who sacrificed their lives to gain independence for Malaysia. The Parliament of Malaysia is located near this sculpture.

Gombak/Klang river confluence

The Gombak River merges with the Klang River in Kuala Lumpur. The point where the Gombak River meets the Klang River is the origin of Kuala Lumpur’s name. Gombak River was known as Sungai Lumpur. Since the Sungai Lumpur happened here, the place was named Kuala Lumpur. The Jamek Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Kuala Lumpur, is located here.

National Mosque

Built with reinforced concrete, this famous mosque can accommodate 15,000 people. Built in 1965, this mosque is situated among 13 acres of beautiful gardens. The 73-meter high minaret and the 16-pointed star concrete main roof are the key features of this mosque.

National Palace

Known as Istana Negara in Malay, this palace was the official residence of the king of Malaysia. It stands on a 13 acre site, which is located on the slope of a hill of Bukit Petaling.

Petronas Twin Towers

Also known as Petronas Towers, these twin skyscrapers are visible from most parts of the city. These towers stand as a symbol of modern Malaysia. They have 88 floors (plus 5 basement floors).

Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers

Mardeka Square

The Union Flag was lowered and the Malaysian Flag was hoisted in this square on August 31, 1957. It is located in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. Mardeka Parade is held here annually.

Petaling Street

Petaling Street is a Chinatown located in Kuala Lumpur. You will many food stalls and restaurants here. They sell favorites like ikan bakar, hokkein mee, curry noodles and asam laksa.

Kuala Lumpur is a beautiful city. Visit to the above-mentioned tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur is sure to be a memorable one.

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