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Kuala Lumpur is a city of life. The vivacity of the Malaysian people and the rich tapestry of the city’s culture make it a place that has thrived in the worldwide
market while still retaining its beautiful cultural history. This is what makes it such a popular destination for travellers from around the world.
Kuala Lumpur, or better known to the locals as KL, lies along the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is the heartbeat of Malaysia and serves as a cultural, commercial and transportation centre. This can be seen in the vast number of developments that have been cultivated in the past few years, and most of these can be found in KL.
For example, visitors will surely know of the Petronas Towers. When it was first completed in 1998, it was the world’s tallest building and offers one of the most spectacular views in the world. Visitors can travel to the 41st floor to the Skybridge where the two towers of the building connect. But as a warning to those who want to see the skyline from the highest point in the city – there is a set quota of visitors allowed per day, so a visit by 9am will be called for if they want to experience the spectacular views of one of the tallest buildings in the world.
Another factor that draws travellers from all over is the mosques. One of the most delightful of the many that can be seen in KL is the Masjid Jamek. Masjid Jamek was set in a grove of palm trees in 1907 where the tranquil onion domes and minarets of pink and cream make it a perfect place of worship. It is here where visitors to the city can experience the ultimate beauty of the city not only in the sense of the physical, but also in the rich cultural heritage it holds.
Another jump of time will see visitors visit the many world-class museums available in the city. While Europe is the place famous for a diverse range of offerings in museums, KL looks to be an up-and-coming on the list. The Islamic Arts Museum gives strangers to the local faith an insight into the culture, and all within the spacious and dazzlingly white domed building. The National Art Gallery also shows an offering of Malaysian culture with works by contemporary Malaysian artists displaying their works alongside fellow Asian and international art.
Of course, for those who tire of buildings, they can always head to the beautiful Lake Gardens. The 92-hectare manicured gardens are the home of a butterfly park, planetarium, insect museum, walk-in aviary, orchid garden and hibiscus garden. The beautiful natural surrounds will be a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the city before they head back into the wonderfully diverse fray.
And with a crazy array of street vendors and night markets along the streets of KL, the city is sure to pack a punch whether it is the first or the nth visit to the vibrant city. Visitors are sure to share the vivacious love that Malaysians have for their capital and the exquisite mix of history, culture and contemporary life that they way. And it is most likely that they will just want to come back for more.
A tour of Kuala Lumpur would not be complete without a visit to its most famous attraction, the Batu Caves.
The sacred Hindu landmark is situated on a limestone hill 13 kilometres north of the capital. Every year, pilgrims flock to the Batu Caves for the religious Thaipusam festival. Last year, more than 1.5 million visitors passed through the Caves on Thaipusam, making it one of the largest gatherings in history.
As you arrive at the site, you will be greeted with crafty long tailed-macaque monkeys in search of peanuts.
A highlight of the attraction is the Cathedral cave at the top of the hill. It was named so due to the Hindu temples located within, which tell the story of Lord Murugan's victory over Soorapadam. The Cathedral Cave ceiling reaches as high as 100 metres and the holes in the ceiling allow sunlight into the chamber. The only hard part is climbing the 272 steps in order to reach the Cathedral Cave. But the climb only makes the destination more thrilling. If you don’t wish to brave the climb, feel free to tour the Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave at the base of the hill. These Caves both feature Hindu statues and paintings. The Batu Caves are open from 7am to 9pm daily. You can reach the Batu Caves via taxi or by bus, however, maximise your experience with a tour of the surrounding Malaysian suburbs
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