Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

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Thean Hou Temple »

South from the centre of town, the six-tiered landmark Chinese temple on top of Robson Hill is dedicated to the Heavenly Mother, Thean Hou. The decorative beams, giant murals, and domed ceilings were built over nearly 2 acres in 1987 from public donations from within the Malaysian Chinese community. Take... more »

Islamic Arts Museum »

More than 7,000 artifacts make up the permanent collection at Southeast Asia's biggest museum of Islamic arts. Pieces range from jewelry and tapestries to hand-written Korans and large-scale architectural models. The 12 permanent galleries serve to represent the diversity of Islamic people and the multicultural heritage of Malaysia. Visit the... more »

Lake Gardens »

The city's most popular park dates back to the 1880s and is spread over 92 hectares (227 acres) of green. It's built around a man-made lake, and boats are available for rental on the weekends; free tai chi sessions take place early most mornings, and jogging trails attract plenty of... more »

Petronas Twin Towers »

Completed in 1996, the 88-story twin structure encased in steel and glass was inspired by former Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohamad. His vision was to create an internationally recognized landmark that would symbolize courage and the advancement of the nation. Skybridge, the double-decker structure connecting the two towers and also... more »

Chinatown »

During the mornings in KL's thriving Chinatown, florists go about their business, but come late afternoon, vendors get busy setting up their wares for the evening crowds. This neighborhood, sandwiched between Jalan Hang Kasturi and Jalan Sultan, has things to see both before and after dark. The Taoist Sze Ya... more »

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