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Petronas Twin Towers

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Completed in 1996, the Petronas Twin Towers are arguably Kuala Lumpur’s most recognisable landmark and a visit to the viewing deck is a highlight for many first-time visitors to the city.

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Visible from around KL, there is no one vantage point from where the view towards the towers is the best. Look upon them from the near equally tall KL Tower, from the village roads in Kampung Baru, from a swish bar in Traders Hotel, or by just randomly looking up, especially in the evening, and you’ll most likely catch a glimpse. The best views however are perhaps from the inside looking out, and a heavily managed visit to both the sky bridge and the viewing level is worthwhile for all but the most skyscraper unimpressed.

The views are pretty solid. Photo taken in or around Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

The views are pretty solid. Photo: Stuart McDonald

When we say a visit is heavily managed we mean it. Unlike KL Tower where visitors are pumped into the lift shaft and largely left to their own devices, at Petronas Towers, guests are admitted in limited groups according to a set timetable. This is one site where booking your admission in advance can be smart as if you just show up (like we did) it can throw a spanner into the works when you are told they’ll let you in in three hours time!

Once in, you’re given a simple security briefing and screening (no selfie sticks allowed), then whizzed up to the skybridge where you are allowed to enjoy the view. Then, up again to the viewing deck, where you get another 20 minutes, then you’re taken back down a few levels for ten minutes spent waiting in the souvenir shop before you’re finally allowed to get the lift back down ... Travelfish members only (Around 600 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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Petronas Twin Towers
Jalan Ampang, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
Tu–Su 09:00–21:00 (last admission 20:30) closed Fr 13:00–14:30
T: (03) 2331 8080 F: (03) 2331 1723;
Admission: 85 ringgit for adults, 35 ringgit for kids, under 3 free.

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