The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is located at approximately the same distance from both the northern and southern coasts of the peninsula and 35 km from the western.
Convenient geographical location has turned Kuala Lumpur into the largest regional center of trade, business and services.
The city has a convenient and modern transport network. More than 40 airlines around the world fly from all over the world to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
What to see in Kuala Lumpur
TV Tower Menara
The tallest tower in Asia (421 m) was opened in August 1996. For visitors there is an observation deck and a revolving restaurant from where you can admire the view of the capital and the Klang Valley. The tower also works for its intended purpose as a repeater.
“Twin Towers” Petronas
According to mcat-test-centers, the current tallest building in the world, the 88-story Twin Petronas Tower rises above the city to a dizzying height of 452m. Inspired by the Five Pillars of Islam, this glittering marvel of architecture houses the Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC). The towers also house the Petronas Concert Hall, where the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra plays, and the Petronas Theater Group.
Park “Gardens by the Lake”
The most popular park Taman Tasek Perdana in Kuala Lumpur, located on Perdana Street (Jalan Perdana). The park is the embodiment of harmony, beauty and tranquility created by man and nature. Built around two lakes and occupies 91.6 hectares of tropical garden. The park is a real oasis in the city. Walking under the shady coolness of luxurious flowering trees, admiring sculptures, artificial landscapes and fabulous tropical trees, you will feel peace and tranquility. The park is located:
You can walk along the alleys of climbing plants, admire the exotic flowering of orchids. Over 800 species of orchids, including exotic specimens, inhabit this 1 hectare flower paradise. Cut flowers and plants are on sale on weekends. Florists will talk about the art of growing orchids and give useful tips.
Hibiscus – the so-called “Queen of Tropical Flowers”, grows in the garden, where it grows over 500 varieties. Among them is rosa sinensis (Chinese rose) – the national flower of Malaysia.
Sika deer from Holland inhabit this idyllic place with ponds, trees and rich vegetation. It is also home to the elusive kancil, the mouse deer from the Malaysian rainforest.
Over 15,000 plants have been used to create this corner of the rainforest. The garden is inhabited by over 6,000 butterflies. There is also an area for care and breeding of butterflies.
The parks and gardens are open daily from 9.00 to 17.00.
National Zoo and Aquarium
13 km from the center of Kuala Lumpur is the National Zoo, which contains more than 200 species of wildlife, animals, birds and reptiles. About 80 species of various fish and marine animals live in the aquarium.
The zoo and aquarium are open daily from 9.00 to 18.00.
Historic Merdeka Square
Dataran Merdeka (previously known as Selangor Club Padang) is the historic square where the British flag was lowered and the Malaysian flag raised on August 31, 1957 at 00.01. To commemorate this event, a 100-meter flagpole was erected here, which is considered one of the highest in the world. At the back of the square is the Selangor Club, built in 1910 in the architectural style of the Tudor era, and next to it is the Church of St. Mary, built over 100 years ago in the Gothic style. Nearby is the Memorial Library, founded in 1909.
Palace of Sultan Abdul Samad
This building, built in the Moorish style and decorated with a 30-meter clock tower, faces the center of the square. Designed by architects Norman and Bidwell, it took over 2 years to build and was completed in 1897. The building was intended for the administrative services of the federal secretariat. Now in one wing of this building the legal department is located, and in the other – the center of folk art Infokraf.
National Gallery of Art
Located on Sultan Hishamuddin Street (Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin) opposite the railway station in the former building of the Majestic Hotel, erected in 1932 and which is a monument of architecture. It contains works of art by artists of many trends and styles. The permanent exhibition includes works by local and foreign masters.
The gallery is open daily from 10.00 to 18.00. Friday break from 12.45 to 14.45.
Not far from the station and the gallery is the National Mosque, the roof of which resembles a half-open umbrella. When entering the mosque, you must take off your shoes. If your dress style is not suitable for visiting the mosque, you can be provided with a long loose robe.
Located on top of a hill on Travers Street (Jalan Travers). The museum building is built in the form of a traditional Malay palace, the facade of which is decorated with two huge magnificent frescoes with colorful scenes from the history of the country. The museum contains a unique exposition of works of art, as well as handicrafts, costumes, weapons, antiques. In addition, exhibits of flora and fauna, local minerals are exhibited here. Outside the museum, old locomotives, cars, models of palaces are displayed. The museum is open daily from 9.00 to 18.00.
Masjid Jamek Mosque
Located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers, the mosque is a stark contrast to the modern buildings behind it. The mosque was built in 1909 and is the oldest in the city. The design of the mosque is made in the Moorish style, consisting of arches and domes.