What to do: Kuala Lumpur

What to do: Kuala Lumpur

On this page: Sights and activities in and around Kuala Lumpur
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We have 34 sights and attractions listed for Kuala Lumpur.

Hiking, walking tours and itineraries


24 hours in Kuala Lumpur
24 hours in Kuala Lumpur

The clock is ticking

Walking tour: KL’s Chinatown
Walking tour: KL’s Chinatown

A stroll around the block

Walking tour: Historic KL
Walking tour: Historic KL

A quick stroll through history

Tours in KL: Bike with Elena
Tours in KL: Bike with Elena

Pedal eat pedal eat

Tours in KL: KL Food Experience
Tours in KL: KL Food Experience

Bring an empty stomach

Tours in KL: Withlocals
Tours in KL: Withlocals

Great guide but not great value

Museums


Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

If you have time for one museum, this is it

Heritage Centre
Heritage Centre

Fighting the good fight for Malaysia's heritage

National Museum
National Museum

Worth a visit

National Textile Museum
National Textile Museum

For the textile and fabric aficionado

Temples


Guan Di Temple
Guan Di Temple

One of our favourite temples in Kuala Lumpur

Sin Sze Si Ya Temple
Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

A historic treat in the heart of Chinatown

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

A slice of southern India in Chinatown

Guan Yin temple
Guan Yin temple

A sense of calm within the storm

Chan See Shu Yuen Temple
Chan See Shu Yuen Temple

Post renovation, not so interesting

Thean Hou Temple
Thean Hou Temple

Great views to the city skyline

Interesting buildings


Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers

The symbol of modern KL

KL Tower
KL Tower

Towering views, towering prices

Merdeka Square
Merdeka Square

A breath of fresh air and a history lesson

National Monument
National Monument

For the historically inclined

Kampung Baru
Kampung Baru

KL’s most traditional neighbourhood

Mosques


Jamek Mosque
Jamek Mosque

Kuala Lumpur’s most beautiful downtown mosque

National Mosque
National Mosque

Think umbrellas and monsoon rains

Day trips


Batu Caves
Batu Caves

Big and monkey-filled

Public parks and zoos


KLCC Park
KLCC Park

Busy night and day

KL Forest Eco Park
KL Forest Eco Park

KL’s last remaining patch of tropical rainforest

Perdana Botanical Gardens
Perdana Botanical Gardens

Largest and most pleasant of KL’s many green space

KL Bird Park
KL Bird Park

Got kids with you? This will be a hit.

Art galleries or venues


National Art Gallery
National Art Gallery

Don’t judge an art gallery by its cover

Shopping


Central Market
Central Market

An art deco beauty

Chow Kit Market
Chow Kit Market

KL’s largest wet market

Petaling Street Market
Petaling Street Market

A mecca for touts and knock-off goods

Shopping in KL
Shopping in KL

Shop till you drop