Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide
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- Kuala LumpurMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersJul 10, 2014
At first KL was just a place I transited through en route between Thailand and Singapore. But the more time I spent in the city, the more I came to really look forward to my visits there. Wandering the street hawker alleys, stepping inside white marble mosques, joining the high-tech shopping madness, craning my neck up at the Petronas Twin Towers...it all grew on me, and now KL is one of my favorite Southeast Asian cities to take a few days off in.Recommended for:
- Kuala LumpurMember ofFamily TravelersAdventure TravelersDec 26, 2013
This is a great place to grab a bite to eat, do a bit of shopping, and watch the world go by. The mall has a good range of Asian and more western restaurants and shops. The shops seemed to be grouped largely by type of merchandise on offer. As suggested by Country Travel Mart we went to this nice place to pass a few hours.Recommended for:
- Kuala LumpurMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsWellness+ 4Jul 10, 2014
The easiest way to combat Kuala Lumpur heat is to cool off in shopping malls, rehydrate in uber-trendy bars and grab posh nosh at your pick of global restaurants. To rest my weary head, the exquisite Mandarin Oriental is flawless. My sumptuous suite boasts floor-to-ceiling glass views of the Petronas Towers from lounge, and dining room for 10, complete with handpicked art. Meet friends for a late-night swim and drinks before retiring to a designer Orient-themed bedroom.Recommended for:
- Kuala LumpurMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersApr 25, 2014
Kuala Lumpur (KL to the locals) is a sultry yet sanitized mish-mash of Indian, Chinese and Malay cultures. For a predominantly Muslim country, it's wildly tolerant (pork products are readily available in Chinatown), easy to scoot about capital city with lots of distractions including outstanding nightlife, cinemas, cultural events and massage parlors galore.Recommended for:
- Kuala LumpurMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersJun 15, 2014
The prosperous, gritty, diverse heart of Malaysia, KL is a place that virtually everyone ends up (Thanks, Air Asia!) at one time or another. Still, though it lacks the blockbuster sights of Bangkok or Beijing, the fine, big-city blend of Malay, Chinese. and Indian cultures (and food!) make this a rewarding place to pass a couple of days. Like many other SE Asia cities, it's also a shopping and partying mecca, though such pursuits, as anywhere, quickly take a toll on the wallet.Recommended for:
- Kuala LumpurMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Oct 16, 2013
Nation's capital, Kuala Lumpur offeres various fun. Food scene in KL is one of the best in Asia, religious sites, various interesting neighbourhoods and also night life. Plan your time wisely in Kuala Lumpur, you'll need at least a few days to enjoy this interesting town.Recommended for:
- Kuala LumpurJul 11, 2014
Very Bad Experience in Kuala Lumpur for a week with family. The Hop-On Hop-Off site seeing bus guide misbehaving with tourists and he is not aware of the privileges given by the MTIC and drag me to the Police station. We will not suggest or recommend Hop-on and Hop-off for the family site seeing trip.
- Kuala LumpurMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 10, 2014
KL is a clean and modern sprawling city with great restaurants, loads of shopping malls, and interesting places to go sightseeing (e.g. Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, KL Bird Park.) Be forewarned though that the transit system is confusing since each rail line is owned by a different company. Thus, you have to pay each time you transfer. With expenses on taxis, it can kind of get irritating because you end up spending more than you'd like on transportation.Recommended for:
- Kuala LumpurMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Jun 13, 2014
Many backpackers brush off and blow through Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, only to move on to more interesting places. True, it does have it's share of uninteresting air-conditioned malls and international-brand shopping, but if you take some time to explore KL, you'll be rewarded. There's some old architecture, great shopping, the Petronas Towers, and some of the best food in Asia.Recommended for:
- Kuala LumpurMember ofBusiness TravelersFoodiesLuxury TravelersApr 13, 2013
We stayed in Kuala Lumpur for three nights and really enjoyed it. Very clean and easy to get around. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton which was beautiful. A visit to the Islamic Arts Museum is a must. We went to Petronas Towers but I didn't realise you needed to book ahead so wasn't able to go up. Disappointing, so make sure you book in advance.
- Kuala LumpurMar 16, 2013
Spent 4 days / 3 nights in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Enough time to explore KLCC but not remote areas of Malaysia. Simply put it this way, only standing in front of the Petronas Towers worth the trip, it's such an amazing piece of arts, to me they are a definitely a wonder of the world of our modern time.
- Kuala LumpurMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 5Mar 09, 2013
Kuala Lumpur is a very modern city that still has neighborhoods where traditional charms still exist. Every visit always include experience and sights of both. It is one of my favorite cities in Asia.
- Kuala LumpurMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness TravelersFoodiesFeb 24, 2013
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. I liked coming here as part of my study abroad experience but it doesn't rank up there. Outside of malls and the Petronas Tower you can't really get much of this city - I'll need to come back again but for now, my review is 3 stars for the boredom.
- Kuala LumpurDec 31, 2012
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- Kuala LumpurMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Dec 23, 2012
The bastion of modernity is a great place to explore the best of what Malaysia has to offer in terms of food, shopping, and modern architecture. No real need to spend more than a few days but worth a stop just to see Petronas and take a dip in the pool at the Mandarin Oriental.
- Kuala LumpurDec 07, 2012
This is a bit of an insider city. Meaning, you need someone to show you around in order to thoroughly enjoy what KL has to offer. There's lots to do and eat in KL but here are my personal favorites. Fake watches and luxury bags can be found in the infamous Petaling Street. No trip to KL is complete without checking out these fakes. There are literally watch imitations that are so good they have real Rolex parts in them. Case in point, I heard from a friend that they would buy a real low-end Rolex, take the exterior off and overlay the innards of the watch with a super expensive facade. So you have real Rolex movement with a fake but higher end exterior. You gotta see it to believe it. There's also tons of good food in Petaling Street but you gotta have a strong stomach as most of the food is cooked by the street side. Once you're done with Petaling Street, you can head over to Pavilions in downtown KL to see what the actual prices are for the "luxury" items you just purchased. Pavilions has every brand name known to man and you can enjoy their cool air conditioning and amazing dining places indoors or al fresco. For something more exotic, head out to Batu Caves. This is the location of an old Hindu temple with a giant staircase leading up to limerock caves that were carved out in olden days to house their beloved gods. Now, if you're in KL during Thaipussam (around Feb), you're in for a real treat. Hindu's go through a religious ritual of cleansing by piercing their bodies with metal rods and carrying heavy altars all the way to the top of the stairs. There's fire walking, sleeping on beds of nails and many other wtf moments for you to behold!
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