Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant and diverse city. The Malaysian capital city integrates malaysian, chinese and indian culture among many others. The country is 61% muslim but all religions are without subclusions accepted here. The mix of culture is noticeable on every corner of this modern city. Between mosques there are hindu temples as catholic churches which makes Kuala Lumpur a very interisting place to visit.
We decided that 3 days and 2 nights was going to be good for starters, I can gladly say that we could see everything we wished to see but there is so much to do here that I wouldn’t had mind if we stayed longer. I believe 4 to 6 days you can have enough time to see all the highlights and dine in so many nice places that KL has to offer.
8AM-13PM IMBI MARKET FOR FOOD
Go to Imbi Market if you want to experience some real malaysian food – This is the place for it! You will find a variety of local food as from the mix of cultures existent in the country such as chinese food. My favorite? Sister Crispy Pophiah! Just to think about it I get a watering mouth, but be ready it is always full so you probably will have to wait for a while until you get your food. That made us try another restaurant which were also good. I recommend this market to come for breakfast and or lunch.
At the end of the day you can choose to go in one of the many shoppings malls Kuala Lumpur offers if that is your thing. I particularly enjoy doing that after a long day walking. We would always stop by to fresh up (thank god for aircos) and check the malaysian trends.
1PM- 5PM TAKE A WALK ON THE CENTER MOVING TO THE MARKETT
Go to the center where you will encounter the KL famous sign right in the middle of the Merdeka square where Sultan Abdul Saman Bld is also located. Walk further and you will be able to check also the National Mosque of Malaysia. Don’t forget (like us) to check the visit times as in the middle of the afternoon they closed their doors for tourists.
Insiders Tip: Uber is very affordable in Kuala Lumpur so we used it a lot to move from one destination to another as you will see how much we did in a day!
After checking the center we moved ahead to the central market and chinatown. At the central market you will be able to do some shopping as seating down for food.
Chinatown is just a few meters from the central market and there is where you will find the most bargain pieces, from clothes to food even eletronics, they have everything you can imagine. Also if you are looking for the famous elephant pants here you will definetely find them!
6PM GO TO MENARA TOWER AND DINE AT ATMOSPHERE 360 RESTAURANT
End your day visiting the Menara Tower where the panoramic restaurant finds its place. Reserve you ticket earlier is always best to do. We did it via their website – They offer two times to enjoy the dinner 18:30 or 21:30 we opted for the first hour so we could still walk after that back to our hotel and see more of the nightlife of the city.
9AM-1PM GO SEE THE BATU CAVES
Is time to leave the city behind and go check the Batu Caves, there are trains that goes to it every single day. The trip takes maximum one hour of your time and you should definetely do it!
The Batu caves contain 3 main caves with a series of hindu temples inside. This is the most important hindu temple outside India attracting thousands of worshippers and tourists every year. The impressive 43 meter high gold statue at the entrance is the Murugan god, and to get to the caves you will have first to deal with 272 steps of stairs – trust me with the humid weather and the heat this is harder than you think.
Although we had to wait half hour for the train to take us back to the city we still manage to go back to the hotel relax a little bit (aka change outfit :p) and move ahead to see finally the main sight from Kuala Lumpur, yes I’m talking about the twins, the Petrona Towers. As it was our last night we spend the day there, we bought tickets at the place to see the inside of the building which is also a shopping mall needles to say we wander around there a little bit too.
After having enough of the malls we walked through the city and found a street full of pubs where we sat down and spent the rest of our last evening in Kuala Lumpur. The city is so vibrant with the street food markets that makes you wanna stay and try them all!
Although short we feel like we saw everything we wanted to. Have you ever been to Kuala Lumpur? Tips are always welcome!