Travel to Kuala Lumpur, a developed city in Malaysia

Travel to Kuala Lumpur, a developed city in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is a city in Southeast Asia where people of different races and cultures love to visit. A touch of modernity can be found here along with the old tradition. And looking at the city, it seems that Kuala Lumpur is always a colorful city with a festive mood. This city is called KL for short.

Places of interest in Kuala Lumpur

Numerous historical monuments, lovely parks, minarets, Mughal-style domes and skyscrapers throughout the city of Kuala Lumpur. You will also find rows of colorful food stalls along the road. There is a lot to see for tourists. If you have time and opportunity, you can visit different places of the city.

Petronas Twin Towers: The main attraction of Kuala Lumpur is this tower. In 45 minutes you can visit here through the tourist guide. However, due to the limited number of tickets, you have to go online or go to the tower office to buy a ticket. There is also a Sky Bridge, observation deck and a gift shop to explore. Read the details here, Petronas Twin Towers Travel Guide.

Islamic Art Museum: A variety of Islamic artefacts from around the world, such as the world’s finest Islamic buildings, fine architectural models, carpets, ornaments and calligraphy used by Muslims are on display here, which are a special attraction for tourists. The exquisite workmanship of the dome of this building is eye-catching.

Chinatown: This is the place to go to find the old city of Kuala Lumpur. Although the old town was born here, Chinatown has improved considerably over time. There are several places to visit in Chinatown. Such as Minara Tower, Merdeka Square, Jangsan Building, Central Market and Petaling Street Market.

Lake Gardens: At 173 hectares, this is the largest green space in Kuala Lumpur. If you wish, you can spend a whole day here, surrounded by such a beautiful combination of green. The lake and the botanical gardens are sure to be enjoyed by nature lovers. In addition to the Pardona Botanical Gardens and Lake, the KL Bird Park is a special attraction for tourists.

National Museum: This wonderful modern museum captures the history of Malaysia from the past to the present. There are various galleries here, one of which captures the geological features of the country and the history of prehistoric times. And the gallery of modern history is even more interesting, there are temple walls, royal beds, sample costumes of various ceremonial ceremonies. There are also two nice little galleries next to this National Museum where there are regular exhibitions.

Manera Kuala Lumpur: Built from the shores of Buquet Nanas, this 421 meter tall tower offers a beautiful view of the city of Kuala Lumpur. There is a revolving restaurant at the top of the tower, an indoor observation deck at a height of 28 meters and a sky deck 300 meters above is a favorite and exciting place for tourists. Everyone loves to take pictures in the sky box under the open sky. The sky deck above the ground is built on a base of glass only, so children are not allowed in here for safety reasons.

Mardeka Square: Mardeka Square is a huge square open space where Malaysia’s independence was declared in 1956, now surrounded by a 95-meter flagpole. During the British rule, the place was used as a cricket pitch and padang ground. There are several historic buildings throughout the area, including the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the St. Mary’s Anglican Cathedral, which are particularly attractive to tourists.

KL Bird Park: There are more than 3000 birds in this 21 hectare aviary. From flamingos to pheasants, about 200 species of Asian birds are kept here. The park is divided into four parts, the first two are where birds move freely under the shade, the third is the hornbill (they have huge beaks) and the fourth is the caged bird.

KL Forest Eco Park: This 9.36 hectare park is located in the heart of the most protected forest in the city, Jakuyalalampur. The park is known as Bukit Nanas or Pineapple Hill. A variety of insects, spiders and birds can be seen here.

There are also several other places in the city of Kuala Lumpur. For example: Deer Park, Orchid Garden, Butterfly Park and Sin Saye Si Ya Temple. And if you have time, you can come back from Kampung Bharu, a traditional village in Kuala Lumpur.

How to get there
There are direct flights from Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia via Air Asia, Bangladesh Biman, United Air, US Bangla, Regent Airways, and Malaysian Airlines. It will take 3 and a half hours. The city is 60 km away from the airport so you have to go to the city by bus or cab from Kuala Lumpur airport.

Where to stay
There are several hotels in the city of Kuala Lumpur. Such as- Pacific Regency Hotel, Royal Chulan Bukit Bintang, Furama Bukit Bintang, The Federal Kuala Lumpur, Berjaya Times Square, Symphony Inn, Melia Kuala Lumpur, Concord Hotel, Bintang Warisan Hotel, 15 to 2 hotels. There are also several studio apartments just to stay. If you have a few people here, you can stay like yourself, but you will not get all the facilities like a hotel.

Travel expenses to Kuala Lumpur
Costs vary from Malaysia to Malaysia. However, you will get a return ticket for co-flight from Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur at Rs 22,000-26,000. All in all, staying in a hotel for 4 days and 3 nights, including air travel, will cost 42,000-46,000 rupees per person. However, the cost of visa is different.

Where and what to buy
There are several shopping malls for shopping lovers in Malaysia. You will find some exclusive items in stores like Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Surya KL, Mild Valley Mega Mall, but the price will be higher here. And you can go to buy other retail items like Bansar, Petaling Street Market and Central Market in Chinatown and markets like Pubikar. Here you will find things like souvenirs, handicrafts. And the Islamic Art Museum has the best gift shop in Kuala Lumpur. Here you will find various handmade gifts and some good books on Islamic art.

Where and what to eat
Jalan Alor Road is famous for its street food, with only one or two shops open during the day, but they are open from evening to midnight. The shops are arranged like restaurants with chairs and tables. Here you can eat local Malaysian, Chinese and Thai food. Grilled fish, saate, rice pudding will be good to eat in the food. Good coffee and juice are available at Hawkard’s Stalls, Coptium. There is also a special restaurant, Plain the City, which opened in April 2016. Arranged like a plane, this restaurant has the opportunity to dine with business, economy, first class passengers. There are also opportunities to rotate the cockpit and wing walk. And in Malaysia, you can eat durian, a special fruit like jackfruit. You will also find a variety of chocolates, cookies, cakes, snacks, coffee and even ice cream made with durian. A Middle Eastern restaurant at the Islamic Art Museum, you can dine there as well.

Some tips

  • November to May is a good time to visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • A special travel pass is available in the city of Kuala Lumpur which will facilitate the tour of the entire city.
  • When visiting this town in January don’t forget to actually attend the local Thaipusam festival.
  • Tourist spots in the city of Kuala Lumpur are very close so if the hotel is close to any tourist spot in the middle of the city, you can visit many places within walking distance.
  • It is advisable to keep a map of the forest area with you when visiting KL Forest Eco Park.
  • Street food stores are usually closed during the day, so if you want to eat street food, you have to go out in the evening.
  • Plane in the City has to be booked in advance or online. But now there is only dinner.

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