A Comprehensive KL Travel Guide

Kuala Lumpur is not just the sultry capital of Malaysia but much more than that.  Within the vibrant mix of domes and skyscrapers, colorful, food-stall-lined streets and a skyline punctuated by minarets, is the essential mix of India, Tamil, Malay, Thai and Chinese cultures. It is indeed a melting pot of many nations and one of the few capitals in the world where one gets a collision course of varied experiences because of the diverse multi-ethnic groups. Just look for one of those best budget Kuala Lumpur hotels and get ready to navigate the city and enjoy a wild night out or the delicious Malaysian cuisine or look for the top bargains in the city. Make the make the most of your visit to Malaysia!

When to go

As the city is persistently hot, the best months to visit are from December to February and March to October when the temperatures are lower.

Where to Stay

Kuala Lumpur caters to all kind of tourists and travelers with all kind of budgets. Browse Traveloka Malaysia to make bookings at some of the top hotels with impressive city views, quality facilities and impeccable services for an enjoyable stay and great memories.  The costs for the budget hotels start from 50-55 MYR per night for a basic room with free breakfast and WiFi.

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What to do and see

There is plenty to do and see in Kuala Lumpur and here are some spots that you should visit:

  • Merdeka Square & Kuala Lumpur City Gallery – It was here that the Malaysian national flag was hoisted for the first time. City Gallery is a museum of the past.
  • The KLCC Park – Relax in the beautiful park and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. It even has a public swimming pool.
  • The Petronas Twin Towers – The towers are the famous landmark and remain the second highest twin towers in the world.
  • Bukit Bintang – Filled with locals and tourists, it is one of the most popular shopping districts of Kuala Lumpur.
  • Masjid Negara – It is modernly designed national mosque which has 73 meters high minaret, and it can house about 13,000 worshipers
  • Orchid Garden – Feast your eyes on the beautiful orchids and enjoy the magnificent view at the skyline of KL, away from the busy streets of Kuala Lumpur.
  • Chinatown – Take a walk in the Chinatown along the Petaling Street and shop for all sorts of items and enjoy delicious Chinese food.
  • Kasturi Walk – Another popular with locals and tourists, one can take back beautiful souvenirs from here as well as try a variety of the Malaysian cuisine
  • Brickfields – Little India has several stores with Indian goods and serves all kind of Indian dishes.
  • Batu Caves – A short distance away from Kuala Lumpur, explore the caves with limestone cliffs inside and filled with Hindu shrines and temples.

Where to eat

KL is best explored on foot if you want to see all the action and so not want to miss out on the city’s best dining spots. Enjoy coffee at the traditional neighborhood Kopitiam or taste the freshly cooked food at the hawker stalls. The average cost of street food is wells under 10 MYR per dish. Do try out Malaysia’s national dish, Nasi Lemak made of sambal paste, coconut rice, and fried anchovies. Curry Laksa is another favorite Malaysian food which is a noodle dish but of Chinese origin. Penang noodle soup, Prawn Mee is made with a spicy shrimp soup. Roti canai is flaky and fluffy and is a flatbread which is Indian influenced. Some other must-try dishes include Bak Kut The, Chili Pan Mee, Chicken Rice, Roasted Pork Rice and Hokkien Mee.

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