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Kuala Lumpur beyond the Petronas Towers

4 days in Kuala Lumpur, magical and charming experience

by julieAtlasGuru Contributor

AsiaMalaysia12 days / October 2019

Highs & Lows

Try the local gastronomy. The only thing I do not recommend is Durian, a very strong smell and taste.

Always carry an umbrella with you, especially if you are going for a long walks.

Itinerary Overview

We spent 4 days in Kuala Lumpur, the airport in this city connects most of the flights within South East Asia and we had to go through there to get to our final destination so we decided to include this city in our vacation itinerary

If you have few days in this city like me, I will tell you what you cannot miss it.

Without a doubt the Petronas Towers is one of the greatest attractions of this wonderful city.Visit the KL Petronas Towers, but the towers are worth more than one visit, go both day and night. Walk on the skybridge that joins them, the view is perfect. Go up to level 86, there you will find a permanent, animated and digital exhibition of the Towers history.

The most recommended and cheap get the tickets on the official website.

Take an excursion: Batu Caves, the largest Hindu shrine outside of India. A perfect place to disconnect from the city. You can get there by public transport or on a paid tour that shouldn't cost more than $ 25 dollars per person. Bring cloths that covers your shoulders, chest, and legs when visiting the Batu Caves and be very careful with the monkeys, if you carry food (offerings) in plastic bags, the monkeys will surely steal it from you.

Go shopping at the Central Market: In addition to finding souvenirs, you will see several local artists offering their products at quite reasonable prices.

Eat some street food in Hutong: For your experience to be complete you should have a look for the local gastronomy. You will not regret.

Enjoy the view and dinner at high altitude: The Menara Tower is another iconic place in Kuala Lumpur, you can enjoy a delicious meal at the Atmosfera 360 restaurant, the prices are between $ 30 - $ 70 dollars.

Spend a night out: Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle is full of upscale restaurants, bars, and shopping centres.

Public transport is very cheap and easy to use and connects with the entire city. But if you prefer, you can use Grab App transport very similar to Uber.

Find a hotel in the CBD, I recommend Ibis Kuala Lumpur City Center, good price with breakfast included, excellent view and central.

Come back again and again, Kuala Lumpur is sure to surprise you!.

  • 4 Nights: Kuala Lumpur
  • 4 Nights: Kuala Lumpur
  • 4 Nights: Kuala Lumpur

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    If you have the chance to spend more days in this city do it! you will not regret it.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    I had booked another hotel, which offered me a better price but due to leaking problems they canceled my reservation just a few hours before my arrival.

  • How was the food?

    locals, always locals... The local gastronomy offers new and delicious flavors

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Bring comfortable clothes, take care of your personal belongings and be nice to the locals.

  • Packing tips?

    Bring on your bag clothes for tropical weather, it is hot but it can rain at any time.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Use public transport to avoid local traffic and safe your time

  • Any surprises?

    The landscape from the airport to my cbd accommodation. Green :)

  • Booking details?

    booking.com They helped me find accommodation when the hotel I had originally booked canceled.