There is an opinion that there are not many tourist places in the capital of Malaysia. Indeed, the excursion program of Kuala Lumpur is not as intense as, for example, in Europe, but once you are here, sightseeing should be given time. At the hearing of the tourists a few major points – Batu Cave, the local market, the TV Tower and Menara and Petronas Towers. However, this route is not completed, if you look closely, then in the city you can find many more museums, natural parks, temples, and historical monuments.
The convenience of the tourist infrastructure of Kuala Lumpur is felt after arriving at the airport. Here you can get a booked rental car and go on it to conquer the capital. Cars for rent is better to consider only the most reliable rental companies. By renting a car in a local office, you can stumble upon scammers or, at best, hire a car more expensively than through the Internet.
This is an important point in the route of any tourist who finds himself in the capital. Petronas Towers are considered to be a true piece of architectural art. Their construction was completed relatively recently – in 1998. The height of the buildings is more than 450 meters. There are more than 80 floors, in which office premises, conference rooms, etc. are located. However, the attention of travelers is attracted not by them, but by the local art gallery. It contains masterpieces from both modern and classical artists. The gallery also presents traditional costumes and handicrafts. In the towers, you can also visit the concert hall of Dewan Filharmonik Petronas and enjoy the music performed by the national symphony orchestra.
Sultan Abdul-Samad Palace
One of the most photographed and recognizable sights of Kuala Lumpur is the Sultan Abdul-Samad Palace. It is located on Independence Square and impresses with its magnificence. It was built with a real royal scale in two architectural styles at once – Victorian and Moorish. Such a seemingly incompatible blending of directions gave the appearance of the palace a unique appearance. According to historical data, its construction was carried out in the 19th century, and the palace was named after the ruling sultan in those days. Because of the chiming clock on its tower, tourists often call it the Kuala Lumpur Big Ben.
Its history began in 1888, when local fish, vegetables and fruits were traded at this place. Today, in the main market of the city you can meet a lot of tourists who come here to buy souvenirs, accessories and other memorable things. The central market is located in a convenient place for this – in the central part of Kuala Lumpur, not far from Chinatown.