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Walking tour: Historic KL

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Kuala Lumpur isn’t the most pedestrian friendly city in the region, but that’s not to say you should spend your entire time in taxis, buses and elevated trains and with a bit of effort (and patience ... and sweat) you can cover quite a bit on this historic Kuala Lumpur walking tour.

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This walk starts and finishes at Masjid Jemak station and takes in most of Kuala Lumpur’s top shelf historic attractions. The station is well located between Chinatown (to the south) and Little India (to the north) and is easy to reach from anywhere in the city. Allow two or three hours to walk this one through.

Beautiful Jamek Mosque. Photo taken in or around Walking tour: Historic KL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by Stuart McDonald.

Beautiful Jamek Mosque. Photo: Stuart McDonald

The train station overlooks one of the highlights of the area, the beautiful Jamek Mosque. Built on the site of a cemetery at the confluence of the two rivers, non-Muslim visitors are welcome outside prayer time between Saturday and Thursday. Please dress respectfully (robes are available for those who don’t). While some sections of the mosque are off limits to non-Muslims, there is still plenty to explore and staff doing a meet and greet offer complimentary guiding for those ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 700 words.)

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