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Most Visited Tourist Destinations in Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur can best be explored at several areas such as the Golden Triangle where it’s the hub of the city nightlife, while the Petronas Twin Towers dominate the business district of KLCC in the northeast. Besides, the tranquil Lake Gardens at the southwest are a perfect escape from the urban clutter. Moreover, you can see Kuala Lumpur’s old colonial core at Merdeka Square which is dominated by elegant colonial buildings and where many cheap Kuala Lumpur hotels are located. There is just so much more to explore!

The following are Kuala Lumpur’s most visited tourist destinations that should be put within your travel itinerary. Enjoy!

Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)

The KLCC is listed within the most visited tourist destination in Kuala Lumpur simply because the area is made up of multiple attractions including the Suria KLCC, KLCC Park, Aquaria KLCC, and of course the magnificent Petronas Towers. In addition, the KLCC is a sophisticated tourist destination that is conveniently accessible through Light Rail Transits to avoid all the traffic congestion in the city.

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Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur

The Golden Triangle is a modern and stylish district with 5-star premier hotels, including the Mandarin Oriental and shopping malls such as Pavilion KL, Sungai Wang Plaza and Berjaya Time Squares. Moreover, the Golden Triangle is Kuala Lumpur’s main shopping and nightlife district with countless bars and pubs. It’s absolutely a must-visit tourist destination if shopping and clubbing are your favorite nightlife activities.

Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka)

The Merdeka Square or Dataran Merdeka is a place of history. You could find many of the great history events took place in Kuala Lumpur here. One of which is the lowering of the Union Flag performed here on August 31st, 1957 when independent Malaysia was born. Attractions include Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Royal Selangor Club, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Central Market and National History Museum.

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The Kuala Lumpur Chinatown is within the most visited tourist destination due to its vibrant economic and cultural activities including the famous Petaling Street Market. The Chinatown also encompasses other historically rich heritages such as the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Chan See Shu Yuen Temple, Sze Ya Temple, a Sikh temple, a Gospel church as well as the famous Islamic mosque, Masjid Jamek.

Little India

If you are planning to get to know more about the multi-culture society of Malaysia, the Little India is definitely the place that cannot be excluded in the best tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur. This vibrant Indian enclave is a living heritage that can be dated as far back as 100 years old. Some famous attractions at Little India are the Masjid India and the neighborhood of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

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Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex

Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex

The Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex or Kompleks Budaya Kraft is listed in the most visited tourist destination in Kuala Lumpur because it’s one of the rare places in Malaysia that showcases authentic locally made handicrafts. Moreover, the complex acts as a center that collects all the fine arts and handicrafts from all over the country including those from the Borneo Island. Therefore, it’s definitely a must-go place for serious art and handicraft lovers.


Located south of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya has been gaining momentum as the new tourist attractions due to its well-developed, organized and most livable city in the state of Selangor. Attractions of Putrajaya include a host of government buildings, artificial lakes and bridges and not excluding the greenery that has made Putrajaya an “intelligent garden city”. For the rest of the tourist attractions in Putrajaya, please follow the link here, Putrajaya Tourist Attractions.

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Lake Gardens (Taman Tasik Perdana)

The Lake Garden is listed within the most visited tourist destinations of Kuala Lumpur because of its popularity as the city’s biggest and most visited park, with a large lake at its center where boats can be hired. Attractions of the Lake Gardens include the Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Orchid Garden, National Planetarium, National Monument and the Carcosa Seri Negara.

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  • Coc Nhai December 9, 2013, 12:17 pm

    I am a new visitor to Malaysia. I try to locate a durian festival in Kuala Lumpur. Be advised a time frame and location is appreciated.

  • Coc Nhai December 9, 2013, 12:17 pm

    Where is a location of Durian Festival in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia? In China Town?

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