The Golden Triangle is one of the tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur that should be placed in your travel itinerary when you are holidaying in Malaysia. It’s a sophisticated, modern and stylish neighborhood with multiples skyscrapers. There are tones of 5-star rated high-end hotels in the Golden Triangle area. In addition, the Golden Triangle is loaded with upscale shopping malls that will absolutely satisfy your shopping craves.
The exact location of the Golden Triangle is not defined precisely. But some map shows that it spread over a large, roughly a triangular area with its apex at Jalan Ampang in the north and its base formed by Jalan Imbi in the south. You can roughly figure out the Golden Triangle area in the following Google Map.
Some highlights of the Golden Triangle area are that it’s Kuala Lumpur’s main business, shopping and nightlife district. Among the sea of glitzy high-rise buildings in the Golden Triangle area are most of the city’s prominent shopping malls, along with countless bars, restaurants, cafes and premier hotels, including the Mandarin Oriental which is located opposite the Petronas Twin Towers. Actually the Petronas Twin Towers are located roughly about a few streets opposite the Mandarin Hotel. But you can still take a 15 to 20 minutes walk from the Bukit Bintang area. If not, you are recommended to take the monorail at Bukit Bintang and get off at KLCC.
At the heart of the Golden Triangle is Jalan Bukit Bintang with its trendy bars, eateries and the biggest concentration of shopping malls, including Lot 10 and Sungai Wang Plaza. Adding local flavor are pavement reflexologists and Middle Eastern cafes where locals puff hookahs, or tobacco pipes. Changkat Bukit Bintang is another street offering chic bars and restaurants. The country’s second biggest shopping mall, Berjaya Times Square, dominates Jalan Imbi while most of the top-end hotels lie on Jalan Sultan Ismail.
With the newly added Pavilion KL shopping malls along Jalan Bukit Bingtang and Jalan Raja Chulan, the Golden Triangle is definitely a must-not-miss tourist destination in Kuala Lumpur. The Pavilion KL is the country’s newly opened biggest and grandest shopping mall to date and is on par with world’s class malls found in Milan and Tokyo.
Driving Direction, Location and Map for getting to Pavilion KL