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A Kuala Lumpur city guide – Petronas Twin Towers, the Golden Triangle and markets galore

Kuala Lumpur, or KL as it’s widely known, is the buzzing capital city of Malaysia. You’ll find it in the state of Selangor on the central west coast of Malaysia. It’s a cosmopolitan Asian city balanced between modernity and its old colonial roots. Malaysia is infused with Chinese, Indian, Malay and British culture. Home to the tallest building in Asia, the Petronas Twin Towers KL is at the forefront of engineering with a fast growing economy.

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Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide - Your destination overview of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

More than a mere port-of-call for visitors to Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a world-class metropolis with an even mix of skyscrapers and colonial architecture. It epitomizes the Malaysian melting-pot with more sharp contrasts and cultural diversity than most cities can boast.

A Malaysia travel guide – equatorial national parks, aquarium snorkelling and eccentric temples

A holiday in Malaysia can mean listening to raucous wildlife from your camp in a rainforest mountain hide, or a gentle snorkel with stripy surgeonfish off an island beach. Book a Malaysia hotel to discover a country where jungle and ocean wildlife thrives and temple pagodas and skyscrapers pierce city skies.

A Kuala Lumpar travel guide – chic malls, village markets and futuristic buildings

Take a Kuala Lumpur city break for a tropical metropolis of extremes. Postmodern skyscrapers tower above kampung village settlements and rainforest parks ease the frenetic pace of shopping malls. Book a Kuala Lumpur hotel for a taste of modern Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur – where to stay and the areas explained

When it comes to accommodation in Kuala Lumpur, five star hotels in gleaming tall metal and glass structures come to mind. This is true, especially in the KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre), but outer areas of the cosmopolitan city offer great and appealing hostels and affordable mid-range hotels. There is also the appeal of staying in old colonial buildings in the old city centre, known as Dataran Merdeka.

Where to shop in Kuala Lumpur – a guide to the different areas

When it comes to shopping, Kuala Lumpur isn’t for the faint hearted. Malls are beyond huge with a variety of high-end boutiques right down to colorful market stalls. KL has over 66 shopping malls alone. Berjaya Times Square is even so colossal that its home to the world’s largest indoor roller coaster. With a mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian influences making up KL, the city is not only a shopper’s paradise, but the buzzing fashion hub of Malaysia.

Where to eat in Kuala Lumpur – a guide of what to eat and where to go

The melting pot of Kuala Lumpur has many influences when it comes to food. The city is made up of Malays, Chinese and Indians, as well as British expats, who all come together to make up the diverse Malaysian cuisine. Other Asian foods are also popular here too such as Japanese. Visit different areas of the city for a diverse taste, from high end sushi in five star hotels, to southern Indian flavors in Brickfields.

What to see and do in Kuala Lumpur – a guide to notable attractions in the city

Kuala Lumpur is a city of oppositions; huge metal structures that adorn the skyline and modern colossal malls selling everything imaginable. On the other hand, Chinese markets are still in full swing along with cultural mosques. The mixture of Chinese, Indian and Malay make up the cosmopolitan city of KL where ancient temples sit comfortably next to towering metal skyscrapers within the city.

Kuala Lumpur Sightseeing Guide - Visit notable attractions and landmarks

Kuala Lumpur can seem like a contradiction in terms, as it manages to blend historic temples, colonial districts and ultra-modern shopping centers into one tantalizing traveler destination.

Kuala Lumpur Shopping Guide - Find where and what to shop and buy

Shopping aficionados are in their element in Kuala Lumpur. This is the one-stop Southeast Asian shopping spot, with as many leviathan superstores as charming antique shops and old-world markets.

Kuala Lumpur Food and Dining Guide - Restaurants, where to eat, and more

Kuala Lumpur lives up to Malaysia's reputation as a cultural melting pot. While the title of ‘local cuisine' goes to the Malay sector, there are just as many reasons to list Chinese, Indian and even Portuguese cuisine as early movers in the culinary field.

Kuala Lumpur Entertainment Guide - For fun, recreation, and relaxation

Kuala Lumpur is overflowing with cosmopolitan activities that appeal to travelers from all walks of life. Whether it's shopping, clubbing, golfing or even exploring the outdoors, this city has something for everyone.

Kuala Lumpur Travel Tips - Helpful hints and advice on local destination information

Kuala Lumpur is multicultural and traveler-friendly, with a good mix of international and exotic character. Few cities have so many thriving groups of ethnic and religious minorities living under one banner. Visitors find the cultural mores as easy to navigate as the city's first-rate public transportation network.

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