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11 Amazing Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is the largest and most influential city of Malaysia. A population of Malays, Chinese, Indians, and others form around the world, makes the city a melting pot of coexisting cultures that each preserves their own customs, traditions, and cuisines. The mixture of ethnicities, ancient architecture and modern skyscrapers, and most importantly, the mouthwatering food, makes Kuala Lumpur a fantastic city to visit. Now, let’s start with these 11 things to do in Kuala Lumpur. Nothing dominates the skyline and screams Kuala Lumpur more than the monster twin towers, which come in at number one. So, I am at the base of the Petronas Towers. These are by far the most iconic landmarks in the city. At the ground level is a big shopping center, and then, you can actually go to the, I think it’s the forty first floor or something like that, and there’s a sky bridge where you can get a great view of the city from there. There’s a beautiful park right next to the Petronas Towers that has some of the best drinking fountains I’ve ever seen in my life. Number two is the historical district of old central Kuala Lumpur. The area makes a great place for a walking tour. Despite all the modern sky scrapers in Kuala Lumpur, there’s still a historic area. I’m just near the old railroad station, and I’m doing a little walk around to see some of the most historical, and some of the most prized buildings in Kuala Lumpur. So now I’m here at the entrance of Kuala Lumpur’s National Mosque. Merdeka Square which is the Independence Monument, and it’s home to a ninety five meter flag pole which is among the tallest in the entire world. Number three is the Menara KL Tower. At four hundred twenty one meters in height, the insanely tall communications tower touches the heavens. Dine at a sky restaurant or just admire the unbelievable panoramic view from the top. One the top of the KL Meanara Tower, at some absurd height up here, pretty scared out of my mind to sit on this ledge, but luckily I am strapped in so I don’t fall off. Number four is Little India, known better as Brickfields. KL has a lot of Indian areas of town, but the area of Brickfields is known as the largest little Indian in Kuala Lumpur. Brickfields is home to Hindu temples, small food markets, stores selling saris and other Indian clothing, and a tempting collection of mostly south indian restaurants. I personally go there for the food. Number five, located on Petaling street and popular with both locals and tourists, is Kuala Lumpurs Chinatown. I am in Chinatown on Petaling street, and you can see lots of different stall of clothes, mostly clothes, shoes, watches, dvd’s, handbags, all kinds of stuff like that, there are also lots of restaurants both on this street and on the streets surrounding the area of Chinatown. Number six is the Thean Hou Chinese temple. Built by the Hainanese community in KL, the Daoist temple is dedicated to the Tian Hou goddess or the heavenly mother. I am at the Thean Hou Chinese Temple, it was built on the side of the hill, so you have the Chinese temple but they you also have a view of Kuala Lumpur on the other side. Center Market, also known as Pasar Seni is number seven. At one point, it was the original central market of the city. Today I think it’s a little bit touristy inside, but it is a good place if you’re looking to purchase souvenirs, Malaysian souvenirs, or a good place to browse around for a little while. So, the central market. Number eight is the KL Lake Gardens and the KL Bird Park which includes the world’s largest in flight aviary – for bird lovers, it shouldn’t be missed. The KL Lake gardens right now, walking around, very nice scenery and also if you are interested, there is the KL Bird Park, KL mouse deer park, the butterfly park, and a hibiscus garden, orchid garden, you name it, it’s all right in this area of KL Lake Gardens. Number nine is the Batu Caves. So I made it to the Batu Caves. It’s located just thirteen kilometers from the center of KL, and is one of the most sacred Hindu religious sites outside of India. The two hundred and seventy two steps to the top is an easy climb that’s rewarded with a gorgeous cave filled with Hindu religious shrines. At the bottom of the cave you’ll find a series of vegetarian restaurants where you can replenish your calories after the climb. Number ten is the central Chow Kit Wet Market. Chow kit market, and it’s one of the largest fresh wet markets in the city. And they have some of my absolute favorite ingredients in the entire world, right down here in these aisles. Stink bean. All the fresh ingredients you could ever need to prepare a Malay feast are available at Chow Kit. There’s also always a delicious array of fresh tropical fruit as well. Did you really think I’d end this list of things to do in Kuala Lumpur without adding food as an attraction? For myself and most local Malaysians as well, it’s all about the food – and when you visit Kuala Lumpur your mouth is going to rejoice with the diverse selection of Malay, Chinese, and Indian food available. Malaysia is one of the best countries in the world for food, and Kuala Lumpur offers something tasty at every corner. From Nasi Lemak to ikan bakar, char kuay teow to bak kut teh, and banana leaf to tandoori chicken, Kuala Lumpur is a food paradise. So no matter what you’re interested in, weather it be history, shopping, or food, Kuala Lumpur is bound to have something that will make you excited. Hey everyone, it’s Mark Wiens here, I just wanted to say thank you very much for watching this video. 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