34 Sights in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 34 sights are available in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sightseeing Tours in Kuala Lumpur

1. National Monument

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The Tugu Negara is a national monument that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's struggle for freedom, principally against the Japanese occupation during World War II and the Malayan Emergency, which lasted from 1948 until 1960. It is located in the Federal capital, Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysian Houses of Parliament is situated near the monument.

Wikipedia: National Monument (Malaysia) (EN)

2. National Palace

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The Istana Negara is the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the monarch of Malaysia. It is located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim near Taman Duta, northwestern Kuala Lumpur. The palace opened in 2011 and replaced the old Istana Negara which was located at a different compound in central Kuala Lumpur.

Wikipedia: Istana Negara, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim (EN)

3. Sri Mahamariamman Temple

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The Sri Mahamariamman Temple is the oldest Hindu temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1873, it is situated at the edge of Chinatown in Jalan Bandar. In 1968, a new structure was built, featuring the ornate 'Raja Gopuram' tower in the style of South Indian temples.

Wikipedia: Sri Mahamariamman Temple, Kuala Lumpur (EN), Website

4. Bukit Bintang

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Bukit BintangWill Simmonds from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, China / CC BY 2.0

Bukit Bintang is the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It encompasses Jalan Bukit Bintang and its immediate surrounding areas. The area has long been Kuala Lumpur's most prominent retail belt that is home to many landmark shopping centres, al-fresco cafés, bars, night markets, food street, mamak stalls as well as hawker-type eateries. This area is popular among tourists and locals, especially among the youths.

Wikipedia: Bukit Bintang (EN)

5. Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

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Sin Sze Si Ya Temple is a Chinese temple located at 14A Lebuh Pudu, close to the Central Market of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was built by Yap Ah Loy for two deities who guided him in the Selangor Civil War. The temple is the oldest Taoist temple in the city.

Wikipedia: Sin Sze Si Ya Temple (EN)

6. Thean Hou Temple

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The Thean Hou Temple is a six-tiered temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located on 1.67 acres (6,758 m2) of land atop Robson Heights on Lorong Bellamy, overlooking Jalan Syed Putra. It was completed in 1987 and officially opened in 1989. The temple was built by Hainanese living in Malaysia and the property belongs to and is run by the Selangor and Federal Territory Hainan Association. It is one of the largest temples in Southeast Asia.

Wikipedia: Thean Hou Temple (EN)

7. Sultan Abdul Samad Building

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The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a late-nineteenth century building located along Jalan Raja in front of the Dataran Merdeka and the Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The building originally housed the offices of the British colonial administration, and was known simply as Government Offices in its early years. In 1974, it was renamed after Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began.

Wikipedia: Sultan Abdul Samad Building (EN)

8. Petaling Street

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Petaling Street Goosmurft / CC BY-SA 2.0

Petaling Street is a Chinatown located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The whole vicinity is also known as Chinatown KL. Haggling is a common sight here and the place is usually crowded with locals as well as tourists.

Wikipedia: Petaling Street (EN)

9. National Mosque

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The National Mosque of Malaysia is a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It has a capacity for 15,000 people and is situated among 13 acres (53,000 m2) of gardens. Its key features are a 73-metre-high (240 ft) minaret and a 16-pointed star concrete main roof. The umbrella, synonymous with the tropics, is featured conspicuously – the main roof is reminiscent of an open umbrella, the minaret's cap a folded one. The folded plates of the concrete main roof are a creative solution to achieving the larger spans required in the main gathering hall. Reflecting pools and fountains spread throughout the compound. Completed in 1965, the mosque is a bold and modern approach in reinforced concrete, symbolic of the aspirations of a then newly independent nation.

Wikipedia: National Mosque of Malaysia (EN)

10. Independence Square

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Independence Square Haakon S. Krohn / CC BY-SA 3.0

Independence Square is a square located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is situated in front of the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It was formerly known as the Selangor Club Padang or simply the Padang and was used as the cricket green of the Selangor Club. It was here that the Union Flag was lowered and the Malaysian flag hoisted for the first time at midnight on 31 August 1957. Since then, the Independence Square has been the usual venue for the annual Independence Day Parade.

Wikipedia: Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur (EN), Website

11. National Museum

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The National Museum is a museum located in Jalan Damansara, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The museum is situated in close proximity to the Perdana Lake Gardens and it provides an overview of Malaysian history and culture. Its facade comprises elements from both traditional Malay and modern features. It was inaugurated on 31 August 1963, and it serves as a repository of Malaysia's cultural and historical heritage.

Wikipedia: National Museum (Malaysia) (EN), Website

12. St. John's Cathedral

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Cathedral of St John The Evangelist is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur and the seat of its Archbishop, Julian Leow Beng Kim. The first Church on a nearby site was established in 1883, and consisted of a long wooden hall with a few windows built on a forested area of Bukit Nanas, and was dedicated to St John the Evangelist. It was later rebuilt with bricks walls and tile roofed, and today is used as The Community Services Centre". The current building was built in 1954 and completed in 1955 and consecrated in 1962, when it was also elevated to the status of cathedral. The building is known for its whitewashed exterior and twin spires at the west front. It also includes stained glass windows from Paris, depicting scenes from the Gospel.

Wikipedia: St. John's Cathedral (Kuala Lumpur) (EN)

13. National Science Centre

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Pusat Sains Negara or National Science Centre is a science centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Perched atop a hill on 8 hectares of landscaped grounds at Bukit Kiara on the northwestern fringes of the city, the centre was officially opened on 29 November 1996 by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. The main aim of the science centre is to promote greater understanding and interest in science and technology. The building resembles a truncated cone capped with a geodesic dome. Among the themes featured in the exhibition galleries are an environmental odyssey, pathways to discovery, future world and thinking machines. In addition, National Science Center also has a new branch in Mount Keriang, Kedah which opened on 1 March 2010.

Wikipedia: Pusat Sains Negara (EN), Website, Facebook

14. Jalan Alor - night market

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Yarrow Street ( ) is located in the western part of Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur and is the most famous tourist snack street in Kuala Lumpur. The street is home to more than 20 restaurants and more than 200 stalls selling traditional Malaysian Chinese cuisine and Cantonese cuisine, as the Bukit Bintang business district attracts a large number of tourists. Many visitors come to Ya Luo Street in search of delicacies such as roasted chicken wings, grilled manta rays, fried kway teow, satay and Hokkien fried noodles, although the price point is slightly higher compared to other food centers or food streets, but it does not compromise the nature of the tourists.

Wikipedia: 亞羅街 (ZH)

15. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

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Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a 20.9-acre (8.5 ha) public aviary in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is one of the world's largest covered bird parks, located adjacent to the 60-hectare (150-acre) Perdana Botanical Gardens, Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, the National Mosque and Royal Malaysian Police Museum. The Bird Park houses more than 3,000 birds representing more than 200 species in an enclosed aviary. About 90% are local birds and 10% were imported from countries such as Australia, China, Holland, Indonesia, New Guinea, Tanzania and Thailand.

Wikipedia: Kuala Lumpur Bird Park (EN), Website

16. Kuala Lumpur Tower

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Kuala Lumpur Tower, also known as KL Tower and is a 6-story, 421-meter-tall telecommunication tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the world's 7th tallest tower, also, Malaysia and Southeast Asia's 2nd tallest tower. Its construction was completed on 1994. It features an antenna that increases its height to 421 metres. The roof of the pod is at 335 metres. The rest of the tower below has a stairwell and an elevator to reach the upper area, which also contains a revolving restaurant, providing diners with a panoramic view of the city.

Wikipedia: Kuala Lumpur Tower (EN), Website

17. Wei-Ling Gallery

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Wei Ling Gallery is an art gallery located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the Brickfields area. The gallery was founded by Lim Wei-Ling in 2002 to actively encourage the works of Malaysian contemporary artists and Malaysian culture. The gallery's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, electronic media and artist's books.

Wikipedia: Wei-Ling Gallery (EN), Website

18. Perdana Botanical Gardens

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Perdana Botanical Gardens, formerly Perdana Lake Gardens, Lake Gardens and Public Gardens, is Kuala Lumpur's first large-scale recreational park. Measuring 91.6 hectares, it is located in the heart of the city and established in 1888. The park served as place of refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city during colonial times. It contains large sculpted and manicured gardens and a host of attractions.

Wikipedia: Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur (EN)

19. Sri Taman Memorial Tun Abdul Razak

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The Tun Abdul Razak Memorial is an official residence building of Tun Abdul Razak in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which was originally known as the Sri Taman Building. This building was later turned into a museum to commemorate his services and was inaugurated by Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad on 6 May 1982. Tun Abdul Razak had lived in this building since 1962 until he breathed his last in January 1976.

Wikipedia: Tun Abdul Razak Memorial (EN)

20. Royal Malaysia Police Museum

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The Royal Malaysia Police Museum is a museum that showcases the history of the Royal Malaysia Police, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The museum includes exhibits from the history of the Royal Malaysia Police since its origins under British colonial rule until the 1970s. It is open daily, except Monday, from 1000 to 1800 hours, and admission is free.

Wikipedia: Royal Malaysian Police Museum (EN)

21. KL Forest Eco-Park

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Bukit Nanas, meaning "Pineapple Hill", is a small hill in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With a height of 94 meter above sea level, it contains the only virgin tropical rain forest left in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is located here, and is open to the public. There are jungle trails, a visitors centre, and a forestry museum.

Wikipedia: Bukit Nanas (EN)

22. Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

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Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is a large public butterfly zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is a popular tourist attraction in the country, as well as one of the largest such houses in the world, spanning over an area 80,000 sq ft (7,400 m2) of land and located adjacent to the Lake Gardens and Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.

Wikipedia: Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park (EN), Website

23. ASEAN Sculpture Garden

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ASEAN Sculpture Garden is a garden in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, situated adjacent to the National Monument and in the vicinity of the Lake Gardens. It is a landscaped garden with a collection of prize-winning sculptures in wood, marble, iron and bamboo. Exhibits have been crafted by artists from the ASEAN region.

Wikipedia: ASEAN Sculpture Garden (EN)

24. Petronas Concert Hall

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The Petronas Philharmonic Hall is Malaysia's first concert hall built specifically for classical music. It is the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), and has hosted many of the world's leading orchestras such as New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC Symphony and Vienna Symphony.

Wikipedia: Petronas Philharmonic Hall (EN), Website

25. St Mary's Cathedral

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The Cathedral of St. Mary the Virgin or St. Mary's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Diocese of West Malaysia of the Anglican Church of the Province of South East Asia, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the Episcopal see of the Anglican Bishop of West Malaysia and the mother church of the diocese.

Wikipedia: St. Mary's Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur (EN), Website

26. Istana Budaya

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The Istana Budaya or also known as the Palace of Culture, is Malaysia's main venue for all types of theatre including musical theatre, operetta, classical concerts and opera from local and international performances. It is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city, next to the National Art Gallery.

Wikipedia: Istana Budaya (EN), Website

27. Royal Museum

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Royal Museum

The Royal Museum along Jalan Istana was the former National Palace and former residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. It stands on a 13-acre (50,000 m2) site, located on a commanding position on the slope of a hill of Bukit Petaling overlooking the Klang River, along Jalan Syed Putra.

Wikipedia: Istana Negara, Jalan Istana (EN), Website

28. As Syakirin Mosque

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The As Syakirin Mosque, also known as KLCC Mosque, is a mosque located in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The mosque is situated near the Suria KLCC shopping centre and the Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world.

Wikipedia: As Syakirin Mosque (EN)

29. Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is a museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was officially opened on 12 December 1998. The museum is the largest museum of Islamic arts in South East Asia with more than seven thousands artifacts from the Islamic world.

Wikipedia: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (EN), Website, Facebook

30. National Planetarium

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The National Planetarium is the national planetarium of Malaysia. It is a blue-domed structure that is situated on top of a hill in the Lake Gardens at Jalan Perdana, Kuala Lumpur. It is about 120,000 square feet (11,000 m2) in area.

Wikipedia: Planetarium Negara (EN), Website, Facebook

31. DBKL City Theatre

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Panggung Bandaraya DBKL is a historical theatre hall located across the Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at the junction of Jalan Tun Perak and Jalan Raja. Construction began in 1896 and was completely finished in 1904.

Wikipedia: Panggung Bandaraya DBKL (EN)

32. Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)

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The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre in Sentul Park, Kuala Lumpur is one of the established performing art centers in Malaysia. It is a non-profit company, aims to cultivate and sustain the performing arts for the Malaysian.

Wikipedia: Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (EN)

33. Malaysian Heritage Trust

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Badan Warisan Malaysia (104789-A) is a non-government organisation formed in 1983, concerned with the conservation and preservation of Malaysia's built heritage. It is a voluntary organisation with tax-exempt status.

Wikipedia: Badan Warisan Malaysia (EN)

34. Al-Bukhari Foundation Mosque

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The Al-Bukhari Foundation Mosque is a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is adjacent to the Victoria Institution and opposite the Jalan Hang Tuah fire station and  SP9  MR4  Hang Tuah LRT station.

Wikipedia: Al-Bukhari Foundation Mosque (EN)


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