My partner & I are going to be in Kuala Lumpar for 3-5 days, what are some great places & things to do & see?
Would love to hear about any great places to see animals & nature
Kuala Lumpur is a big city without many chances to see wildlife. You can make a full day trip to Fraizer's Hill is a great place for birdwatching, but its 100 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur and really best accessed if you can do it overnight or have your own car. If you are only planning on a few days, cultural sites are probably the most accessible. The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in Kepong is a bit outside the city, but it does offer some cool things including a canopy walk. It might be your best bet for some nature.
Within Kuala Lumpur there are some great cultural sites. For modern and glitzy, try the Petronus Towers--if you get there early (like by 7:30AM) you can get free tickets to go across the Sky Bridge. The Lot 10 Food Court also serves up a number of traditional street fare in sanitary conditions--it can be a great way to try some of the cuisines of Malaysia.
A visit to Petaling Street and the Chinatown night market is not to be missed--just keep your wallet in your front pocket. The nearby Pasar Sini, or Central Market, is aimed at tourist but is still a great place to look around and shop for handicraft and its foodcourt is also quite nice--I suggest the Kelantanese stand. Try to the nasi lembu.
The Thean Hou Temple is notable in Taman Persiaran Desa. There is also the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Bricksfield. Both are very nice to visit.
The National Mosque is great and in the heart of the city. Just beside it sits the Islamic Civilizations Museum. It is nicely air conditioned and can easily take up a couple of leisurely hours.
Outside the city is the famous Batu Caves. They keep getting less impressive every time I go, but I think it is just because I have gone there so many times. They are very impressive and worth the trip--about a half hour or so each way from KL. However,
I personally think that the Putra Mosque in Putrajaya is also a great day trip. Go in the evening so you can catch the sunset. However, again it is a little harder to access without a car or at least some careful planning. about 8 years ago
When you visit Kuala Lumpur it is advisable to go to the Batu caves!! The Batu Caves is an amazing experience! When you arrive at the Batu Caves you are overwelmed by the beauty of the Lord Murugan statue, that is painted in gold and the other hindoestic statues. Also the caves are fantastic to see, especially when the monkeys are walking around. Climbing the 272 steps is intense and a real challange. However it is worth it, when you arrive at the top of the Batu Caves. From there you have an amazing view over the city of Kuala Lumpur.
When you are looking for a restaurant it is advisable to choose for the Haven restaurant. From the Haven restaurant one can have an amazing view over the city of Kuala Lumpur!
Enjoy your stay at Malaysia! about 8 years ago