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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hotels and City Guide

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Kuala Lumpur - Attractions

Kuala Lumpur Attractions

Kuala Lumpur - the capital of Malaysia is one of the most colourful and dynamic cities in the world. It is a destination unlike any other where oriental traditions mingle with modernity.

From butterfly parks to towering skyscrapers, Kuala Lumpur is a city of unsurpassed beauty with an Asian tiger economy. Visitors to this enchanting city can revel in the myriad of popular Kuala Lumpur attractions on show.

Batu Caves

These impressive limestone caves house ancient Hindu shrines. Hundreds of pilgrims flock to the caves during the Thaipusam festival to pay penance and undergo rites of self-flagellation that are fascinating to observe. The largest of the caves, Temple Cave is reached by climbing 272 steps to its entrance from which a path leads to Museum Cave - housing a dazzling display of ornamental religious art.

Chinatown

The central section of Jalan Petaling is closed at night to traffic and the street is transformed into an exciting, brightly lit bazaar. Vendors spread their wares onto the pavement and one can stroll along endlessly taking it all in. Merchandise ranges from jewellery to toys and t-shirts and bargaining for the best prices is an accepted practice and part of the fun.

Natural Rubber Museum

Located at the Rubber Research Institute's Experimental Station in Sungai Buloh, the Rubber Research Museum traces the history and development of the rubber industry in Malaysia. Visitors get to see what a rubber estate looks like and how it functions.

Friday Mosque (Masjid Jamek)

Set in a grove of palm trees, the Masjid Jamek is Kuala Lumpur’s most ancient and holiest mosque. Built in 1907, the mosque is a tranquil creation of onion domes and minarets of layered pink and cream bricks; it looks its best at sunset.

Kuala Lumpur Railway Station

Spires, minarets, towers and arches displaying North Indian Islamic influence radiate against the backdrop of skyscrapers, emphasising the glory of Moorish elegance. It serves not only as an aesthetic vision but is in use as an important commuter station. Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, a Victorian-Moorish railway station, was completed in 1911.

Lake Gardens

This 92-hectare manicured garden near the Malaysian Parliament building was once home to a British colonial official. The complex also boasts a butterfly park, deer park, a planetarium, insect museum, orchid garden and South-East Asia's largest bird park.

Melaka (Historic City)

The fascinating seaside city of Melaka preserves the historic convergence of Chinese and European cultures. Its strategic position on the Straits of Melaka brought a tide of trade from China, India, Siam and Indonesia. Chinese merchants continue to do their trades in the tradition of their forefathers. Open-air markets burst with colourful fruit, vegetable and fish produce.

Merdeka Square

The 328-feet (100-metre) flagpole rising from Merdeka Square is the tallest in the world, and marks the place where Malaysia achieved independence in 1957. The city’s colonial past is still very much alive in the architecture of the surrounding buildings and the field still hosts occasional cricket matches.

Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Fronted by a marvellous gate-tower, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple is Kuala Lumpur's revered South-Indian Hindu shrine built in 1873. Vibrantly colourful, the temple houses a large silver chariot that is taken out and paraded to the Batu Caves during the annual Thaipusam festival.

National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

The National Mosque was completed in 1965 and remains the largest mosque in South East Asia with a vast prayer hall that can accommodate up to 10,000 people. The impressive 18-point star-shaped dome represents the 13 states of Malaysia and five central Pillars of Islam. Entry is only permitted once prayers have been concluded. Robes can be borrowed from the desk at the mosque entrance.

National Museum (Muzium Negara)

Many of Malaysia’s historical artefacts and cultural icons are treasured in an appropriately designed building, reflecting the Minangkabau architectural style of the region. Ethnographic and archaeological exhibits include life-size dioramas depicting various aspects of traditional Malaysian life. Shadow play, Wayang kilt, displays reflect the ancient artistry of the nation, while exhibits of traditional weapons such as daggers (Kris) and machetes (Parangs) reveal the Malaysian pride in functional aesthetic forms.

Petronas Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers are amongst the world's tallest twin towers.

The National Park (Taman Negara)

Taman Negara is one of the oldest and most diverse rainforests in the world and spans thousands of square miles. Its unique fauna and flora have evolved over a staggering 130,000,000 years. The best way to explore the diversity of plant and animal life is by ‘trekking’ along the jungle trails. Although seldom seen, a small population of nomadic Orang Asli people still live in the rainforest, their makeshift shelters appearing in places amongst the jungle growth.

Islamic Arts Museum

This spacious, brilliant white building incorporates a dome and other Islamic architectural features. The extensive collections are well labelled.





Hotels in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel

3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Gaze out over the city center as you swim in the Hilton Kuala Lumpur hotel's 400-foot freeform pool, with a tropical sun deck. Indulge in a spa treatment in the luxurious spa and sample award-winning Asian fusion cuisine at Senses restaurant. Enjoy panoramic views from...




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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur City Centre Kuala Lumpur 50088 Malaysia

Hotel Description: Full Service - Hotel Year Built - 1998 Additional Property Description - The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur is an Oasis of Luxury and Grandeur Designed For Demanding Guests Desiring the Utmost in Service and Comfort. The Hotel...




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Melia Kuala Lumpur

Melia Kuala Lumpur

No. 16 Jalan Imbi Kuala Lumpur 55100 Malaysia

Hotel Description Meli Kuala Lumpur is an international 4 star hotel located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city - known as the Golden Triangle. It is surrounded by business complexes and within walking distance from major shopping malls and...




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Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

The hotel of choice for discerning business travellers to Kuala Lumpur, Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a charming hotel that exudes warm Asian hospitality at the heart of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle. Guests of the hotel delight in Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur,...




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The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Number 168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hotel Description: Located on the west side of Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle, The Ritz-Carlton is adjacent to the upscale Lot 10 shopping complex and the Starhill development and convenient to the central business district as well as the new... more
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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hotel DescriptionWelcome to the award winning Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur.This landmark 36 storey business hotel is superbly situated amidst five acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's business, entertainment and shopping district.... more
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Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur, 2 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur is the most accessible hotel in the city, just 28 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport by the KLIA Express train. Its futuristic silhouette is one of two 35-storey hotel towers in a new integrated development built upon the Kuala Lumpur... more
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Ancasa Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Ancasa Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, PO Box 12700, 50786 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hotel IntroductionElegant standard class hotel with 300 rooms, located in the historic district of the city. The hotel's primary purpose is to provide both business travelers and vacationers a comfortable stay. The hotel offers its guests restaurant serving... more
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Quality Hotel City Centre Kuala Lumpur

Quality Hotel City Centre Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Raja Laut Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Downtown city centre near light rail transit and Putra World Convention Centre. Walking distance to shopping area, restaurants, business district and national monuments. more
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Wira Hotel

Wira Hotel

No. 123 Jalan Thamboosamy, Off Jalan Putra, 50350 Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia

Hotel IntroductionCharming tourist class hotel with 130 rooms, located in the heart of the central business district of Kuala Lumpur. Wira Hotel offers convenient and stylish accommodation for businessmen and vacationers alike. All the bedrooms are beautifully... more
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