If you are traveling to Malaysia, there are many interesting and exciting places to visit, including the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. The city is very modern, with may skyscrapers dominating the skyline, including the Petronas Twin Towers. When visiting Kuala Lumpur, here are five places to go and some activities to do.
Book Your Hotel
When making plans to visit Kuala Lumpur, you will want to make sure to book a hotel room in advance, especially if you are visiting during the peak season. There are several luxury hotels in which you can stay and enjoy visiting the city from. It is easy to make a Kuala Lumpur hotel booking online after checking for vacancies during the dates you’re travelling.
Visit Chin Woo Stadium
This athletic stadium has many things to offer tourists who visit it during their stay in Kuala Lumpur, which is often referred to as KL. On the roof of the stadium, you can swim in the Olympic-sized pool where triathletes train, try wushu, which is a Chinese martial art, or simply gaze out over the city on the KLCC Skybridge. This view allows you to take in the city’s modern elements and see some of its ancient architecture as well.
Take a Walking Tour
There are several tours in the city, one of which is the free Brickfields Guided Walking Tour. It takes you through a neighbourhood where bricks were once produced that lined the railroad tracks and roads. This part of town is home to temples, shrines, art galleries, secret dining spots and several historic landmarks. Wear comfortable shoes, take some money for souvenirs, and go hungry to sample the food while on this two-and-a-half hour guided walking tour.
Shop the Central Market
If you are looking for a place to buy some souvenirs, snacks, or arts and crafts, the Central Market is the perfect place. You will find a large gift shop, the Art Deco wet market, which is the original Art Deco style building where the market started, and you can go to the Annexe adjacent to the market to look around the alternative art space. It is also a great place from which to explore Chinatown, as the neighbourhood sits next to the market.
Swim with Sharks
If you are a daring person, KL has many activities for you to try, including swimming with sharks. You can go to Aquaria and take the safe route of going in an underwater cage to face the sand sharks. However, for real daredevils, they can go in the water sans cage and swim alongside the sharks. After that harrowing experience, you may wish to retire to your hotel room and rest before going out for the evening.
There are many things to do in KL while you are visiting. You can try a variety of exotic foods, go shopping in modern luxury markets, visit the older areas of the city, and enjoy the nightlife. Whether you want a more sedate sightseeing experience or you’re looking for invigorating activities, you will find everything you want in Kuala Lumpur.