Kuala Lumpur is the melting cauldron of modern and traditional cultures. The modern metropolis of Kuala Lumpur is fast and yet so calm in its own way. The city of the world’s tallest twin towers enchants you. It captivates you the moment you enter into its realm. KL is a beautiful blend of modern and traditional Malay, Chinese, Indian and Pakistani ethnicities. Kuala Lumpur has so much to offer and you will never get enough of this city. The capital of Malaysia and its largest city is the prominent economic and financial center. It boasts gleaming skyscrapers, along with its traditional Malay style buildings and its modern architecture fascinates you. I have been living in this city for a bit of time now. I love its calm vibe. Sharing the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur in 5 days with your family.
Day 1: Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC Park:
Try to know the city before you come here. Plan ahead so that you know what you are going to do in your stay. Kuala Lumpur City Center KLCC is the heart of Kuala Lumpur. An hour’s drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, KLIA. Try to live around the KLCC area because you get to see all the main attractions around this area.
Suria KLCC is one of the biggest most modern shopping malls in Malaysia. Located at the foot of the Petronas twin towers. It has all the international premium brands outlets and the local brands shops as well. This mall has a couple of food courts where you can dine according to your preference. The food prices are pretty economical when you are eating in the food courts here. The restaurants are a bit pricey but the food is also pretty tantalizing. It takes you about an hour or two to look around this beautiful mall.
Then head up to its conjoined KLCC park outside the mall building. Your kids can play in the park. They can enjoy the swings. There is a cute little swimming pool in the park where kids can have a lot of fun. You can cool yourself down in the warm, humid temperature of Kuala Lumpur. You must bring a swimming costume. They have male-female changing rooms separately near the pool.
Take a lot of selfies with the gigantic Petronas twin towers. During the evening time, when the sun is still half setting, you can take beautiful pictures along the towers. As the night falls, look for the KLCC park dancing fountain show. The colorful dancing lights fountain show starts every half hour after 8 ‘o’clock every day. It sure is a thing to enjoy.
Day 2. Best Of Kuala Lumpur City Tour along with Shopping:
Hop on hop off bus is a good choice to have a city tour around. It takes you around all the major sites of the city. You can also tour the city on your own by catching Grab. It’s the most affordable taxi service in Malaysia. You can easily find it everywhere but need to install its app.
If you are keen to visit temples then you can go visit the Sri Mahamariamman Temple (Jalan Tun H S Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia. Otherwise, you can visit the Islamic Arts Museum, home to one of the best collections of Islamic decorative arts in the world. If you want to have some local food, you can go to Chinatown at Petaling Street where you can also shop. You can find all the souvenirs at very cheap prices. Central Market is also nearby where you can buy local handicrafts, Borneo freshwater pearl jewelry. They have a local food court and also a couple of fast-food restaurants. You can buy famous dehydrated fruits and the prices are very reasonable. In the afternoon visit Merdeka Square: (Independence Square or Dataran Merdeka) Kuala Lumpur’s historical enclave! Sultan Abdul Samad building is also nearby whose magnificent architecture will surely impress you. There you can also see the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery, The highlight here is The Spectacular City Model Show, the largest and first of such kind in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is a must-stop for everyone who wants to Experience 360° of Kuala Lumpur. It serves as a Tourist Information Center, where visitors can get a free copy of the Kuala Lumpur Walks & Tours Map and learn about Old Kuala Lumpur through prints, photos, and architectural miniature models.
Day 3. Batu Caves: Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle:
Get up early to head to Batu Caves. Situated in north of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, these caves are iconic and most popular tourist attractions of the city. As you enter the temple premises you will be greeted by a 43 meter-tall golden statue of Lord Murugan, before you climb the 272 steps up into the shrine. Inside, there is a Hindu shrine lined with different deities. Beware of the monkeys jumping around the place. It’s a whole day activity and consumes a lot of energy. So wear some comfortable shoes and dress. Keep yourself hydrated and wear a cap to protect from direct sun.
In the evening visit the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur. This is actually a large area that encompasses a number of major streets. Three roads – Jalan Imbi, Jalan Sultan Ismail, and Jalan Raja Chulan form a triangle that borders the entire Golden Triangle area. Here, towering scrapers, shopping malls, and world-class hotels pierce the landscape. Bukit Bintang Street is located within this area and is a famous shopping and entertainment district. One can find all the glitz and glamour of Kuala Lumpur in this particular area. There are a lot of food options available here. You can find almost all the local and continental cuisines here. Besides the high end 5 star hotels and luxury brands shopping malls you can find some low price shopping places which include Low Yat Plaza, Sungai Wang Plaza, Lot 10, and Times Square. This is the place for fashion merchandise and accessories, IT products, designer brands and electronic goods. At night, the street turns into a walk where you can wine and dine in modern cafes and restaurants.
Day 4. Aquaria KLCC, Menara KL Tower:
Aquaria KLCC is located at the concourse level of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. One of Southeast Asia’s largest aquariums that houses more than 150 marine life species. Apart from its top attractions which include the tiger sharks, lethal sea snakes, blue rays, bright coral fish, seahorses and many more. Aquaria KLCC features its unique 90m walk-through tunnel. Inside you’ll be surrounded by sand tiger sharks, huge stingrays, and more. A must visit place if you have young kids with you. They will enjoy it the most.
The aquarium has so much to offer. Kids can touch starfish, catfish, young turtles placed in open ponds. There is a whole section about rain forests and it is very cool to walk around this area with all the sound effects of lightning and thunder. While this elegant underwater world may seem a kid-centric attraction, it caters well to all ages. There is a Diving with Sharks program which allows you to get close to the tiger sharks, stingrays, and other marine creatures. Those who don’t have diving permits can join the Cage Rage program where visitors take the plunge into the tank within the confines of a submerged cage. As you get out of the aquarium there is a dining area that serves some decent food options.
Menara Kuala Lumpur: One of Malaysia’s iconic landmarks Menara KL or Kuala Lumpur Tower is world’s 5th tallest communication tower. It is situated in Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve – the oldest gazetted forest reserve in the country, which houses age-old trees as well as flora and fauna indigenous to Malaysia’s tropical climate. This elegant architectural wonder has a glass viewing deck at 276 metres, at least 100 metres higher than the Petronas Twin Towers’ Skybridge; the view is marvelous during the day and even better at night when you can see the entire sparkling city centre.
A must visit place. At the bottom of this tower are a mini zoo, a mini bird park, and an upside-down museum. Kids sure will enjoy these attractions.
Day 5. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park:
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the world’s largest free-flight covered bird park.The free-flight, walk-in aviary has over 60 species of local and foreign birds, including the Indian blue peacock, with its colorful five-foot train, and the crowned pigeon, the largest pigeon species in the world. One of the most popular tourist attractions, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is situated in the Perdana Botanical Gardens. The park is divided into several sections: Brahminy Land, World of Parrots, Flamingo Pond, Hornbill Park and many more, to keep the different species of feathered creatures separate but they are free to fly around their respective enclosures.
You can enjoy taking photographs with the beautiful and colorful macaws. They run a few bird shows all day long and kids get very excited to see the birds doing amazing tricks. A must visit place for people with kids. A lot of learning experience for young kids.
I hope you have now got a little clue about how to explore Kuala Lumpur. Obviously it is not the complete itinerary, but it can help you plan your trip. There is a lot more than Kuala Lumpur has to offer I just shared a few of the major recreational spots.
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Wow an excellent guide….very beautifully written….😍
Thank you so much.