Kuala Lumpur – a photogenic city with beautiful city skyscrapers and traditional architecture.
Batu Caves is one of the most popular Instagrammable places in Kuala Lumpur. The attraction is a limestone hill comprising of three major caves and a few smaller ones. The 272 rainbow-colored steps lead to the cave temple which is over one-hundred years old. The interior limestone formations are said to be around four hundred million years old.
The Cathedral Caves, the largest in Batu Caves houses several Hindu shrines beneath the hundred-meter-high arched ceiling. At the foot of the hill are two other cave temples, the Art Gallery and Museum Cave, which houses Hindu statues and paintings.
Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers was once the world’s tallest building in the world that put Kuala Lumpur in the world map. Now remains as the world’s tallest twin towers, the eighty-eight floor buildings are joined in the middle by a 58 metre-long, double-decker Sky Bridge.
The KL Tower is a communications tower with an observation deck that offers amazing panoramic views of the city. The deck is open to public and takes less than one-minute to ascend to the top. Visit at dusk to enjoy the beautiful sunset across the city!
You can pre-purchase your tickets to KL Tower to skip the queues.
Petaling Street is crowded, busy and yet a beautiful place for photos. The area has become a hipster place with boutique hotels, Instagrammable cafes as well as good street food.
A two-minute walk from Petaling Street is Kwai Chai Hong. Another Instagrammable location taking visitors on a journey back in time to the 1960s golden era of KL Chinatown.
KL Railway Station
The Kuala Lumpur railway station was built in 1910. Located in Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin (formerly Victory Avenue), the station served as the railway hub until the opening of KL Sentral in 2001.
The Little India in Brickfields is a colorful Indian enclave to get a taste of Indian culture in Malaysia. The shops sell everything from saris, spices to flower garlands and local delicacies such as the authentic banana leaf rice.
The oldest mosque in the city is Masjid Jamek, located at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak rivers, where Kuala Lumpur got its name. Built in 1907, the design was a combination of Moorish, Islam, and Mughal architectural styles.
Thean Hou Temple
One of the oldest and largest in Southeast Asia is the Thean Hou Temple also known as the Temple of the Goddess of Heaven. The six-tiered Buddhist temple is dedicated to Tian Hou, the goddess that protect fishermen. The temple is also the place where many come to worship Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.
The main temple and courtyard are adorned with lanterns all year-round. Climb up to the temple’s upper decks for shots of the pavilions and view of the intricate mosaic.
Opening hours 9am to 6pm, daily.
Taman Tasik Perdana
The lake gardens are located right in the city, offers hours of activities and sightseeing opportunities for nature lovers. The whole area has plenty of walking paths and trees to provide shade.
Sultan Abdul Shah Building
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is one of the icons of Kuala Lumpur. Built in 1897, the building was named after the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time. Located opposite the Merdeka Square and Royal Selangor Club, the historic landmark inspired by Moorish-style architecture was the secretariat for the colonial British administration.
Kuala Lumpur Skyline
There are a few places to see the Kuala Lumpur Skyline and watch the sunset. Among them are EQ, Banyan Tree and Faces Suites.
A sight not to miss is Astaka Morocco in the Putrajaya Botanical Gardens. Although not located in Kuala Lumpur, it’s worth to mention this Instagrammable place. The building resembles the pavilions of Marrakech. You will find intricate pillars, ceilings, and walls craftmanship made by Moroccans and imported to Putrajaya. The construction is to display the strong diplomatic ties between Malaysia and Morocco.
Entrance fee to Astaka Morocco is RM3. Opens from 7am to 7pm, daily.