Top 5 things to see in Kuala Lumpur

There are certain things in certain cities that you just cannot do without seeing when you are visiting there. An example of this would be the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It should be considered a sin if you do not visit these famous places when you are there.

Kuala Lumpur may be a small city, but it has a lot to offer travelers who come to this amazing place. What most people tend to have a problem with, is deciding on exactly where they should be going.  It is for this reason that we have found the top 5 things to see in Kuala Lumpur.

PETRONAS Towers

The towers are currently the tallest (twin) structures in the world. The towers are four hundred and fifty two meters high, and have eighty eight floors which are joined by a fifty eight meter long bridge. There is an upmarket shopping centre built on the ground floor of the PETRONAS Towers, an art gallery, a convention centre, the famous concert hall and many other attractions. The sky bridge attracts thousands of tourists each year, who stand in long ques to see the spectacular views.

Chinatown

Chinatown is a bargain hunter’s playground. Situated in the middle of Kuala Lumpur, this area is much more vibrant and colorful than the surrounding areas. The main market transforms into a busy night time venue for locals and tourists alike. Chinatown has a number of really good hotels, restaurants, activities, shopping malls and more. After a busy day of shopping, why not pop into one of the local massage parlours? These can be found on every corner in Chinatown.

The Batu Caves

Batu Caves is located about eleven kilometers outside of Kuala Lumpur. There are three large caves (the main ones) and a number of smaller caves. The hundred year old temple is built on the side of this limestone hill. There are a large variety of statues and idols that were built inside the main caves. Cathedral Cave is the largest and most popular of the caves and the home of many Hindu shrines.

Little India –Backfields

The best place in the city to sample local cuisine.  Backfields used to be a residential area, but in 2009, the prime minister changed that, and now it is a vibrant location filled with fascinating shops and more. Enjoy a thosai (Indian pancake) while you listen to the sounds of Bollywood and walk down the narrow streets.

Chow Kit Market

Chow Kit Market is Malaysia’s type of “red light district”, where the girls try to catch the attention of people walking past. There are also a large amount of stalls here, where you are able to bargain with the local vendors, but be warned, they are difficult and pushy. You can find almost anything here at Chow Kit Market, everything from fresh fruit to cheap imports are available at this market. This is the place to be if you are looking to find a great bargain.

This article was written by Ross who is a travel blogger and writes at netflights.com and loves the city of KL.
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