Here is a video we made about our top 10 things to see and do in Kuala Lumpur (FOR A SELF GUIDED WALKING TOUR MAP go to: https://bumblingtourist.com/2019/01/08/kuala-lumpur-self-guided-walking-tour/ )
#1- KL Forest Eco park
Here you can climb up a winding staircase, and walk amoungst the treees and the city. It is free to do. The jungle-y walk is a great reprieve from the busy city.
#2- Beer on a plastic Stool (we recommend Chinatown)
One of our favourite things to do ANYWHERE in Asia is to find a place selling beer, and that also has plastic stools by the roadside that you can sit on and drink this beer. We aren’t sure why the plastic stool is so key, but it really is.
#3- Masjid Jamek Mosque
Surrounded by the picturesque River of Life, Masjid Jamek Mosque is one of the oldest Mosques in Kuala Lumpur. Make sure you cover up, or be aware that you will have to borrow a skirt and head covering (for men too).
#4- China Town
The are surrounding Petaling Street is where you will find Chinatown. Much like in other major cities, chinatown is where everything seems to be going on. We stayed here on the first night of our trip to Malaysia. You will find souvenir and clothing markets as well as many restaurants.
#5- Sri Mahamariamman Temple
I had always wanted to see a Hindu Temple is this style, and Sri Mahamariamman Temple did not disappoint! You will need to check your shoes on the way in, but it is totally worth it! What a colourful place!
#6- The Petronas Towers
The iconic symbol of Kuala Lumpur, and the tallest towers in the world from 1998 to 2004. They still remain the tallest twin towers in the world. You can see these towers from many places in Kuala Lumpur, but I would recommend a visit to KLCC park to see them up close.
#7- KLCC Park
For an amazing view of the Petronas Towers, visit KLCC park. The park is a great spot for a picnic and some bird watching too.
#8- Jalan Alor in Bukit Bintang
This is the ultimate spot to grab some street food and drinks. Try a little bit of everything and restaurant hop around the area?
#9- Central Market
Built in 1928, this street market (with an air conditioned portion) is only a few minutes walk from Chinatown. You will find artisan crafts and more street food, if you haven’t already had your fill!
#10- Batu Caves
These limestone caves, turned temple, are only a 30 minute train ride away from Kuala Lumpur. Make sure to check out a vegetarian Indian restaurant while you are here. The Batu caves are free to enter, but you can make a donation to the maintenance. For information on how to get there : https://bumblingtourist.com/2019/03/24/batu-caves-kuala-lumpur/
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