Kuala Lumpur, or KL as it's often known, combines the old Asian culture with the shiny new. Towering skyscrapers jostle for position amongst ancient mosques, churches and temples on its famous skyline. Yet it's a city that charms those who visit it, with delicious Malaysian street food, lush jungle-style parks and vibrant mix of cultures.
What we love about Kuala Lumpur
Get your tickets in advance if you want a chance of going up the iconic 88-storey twin towers. Designed by Argentinian architect César Pelli, these towers are the centrepiece of modern day KL.
Jalan Alor Market
Wander through the busy streets of Jalan Alor at night to sample a variety of fresh international Asia cuisine. Don't miss out on the sumptuous food. Satay anyone?
This beautiful mosque is set on the meeting of Kuala Lumpur's two main rivers, Klang and Gombak. It was the first brick mosque in Malaysia when built in 1909.
Kuala Lumpur day tours
Malacca Day Tour
Travel from the capital to one of Malaysia’s most historical cities. Check out medieval churches, Chinese temples, 17th Century tombstones and beautiful city streets. Visit the Christ Church, the Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese temple and take a stroll along Jonker street - Malacca’s antique row.
A full day of pavement pounding and city sights. Show your artistic side at a fabulous batik factory and go on a bling binge at the OE jewellery showroom. Get spiritual with a climb to an awesome temple cave and check out the country's finest mosque. Then top it all with a history fix at the fantastic National Museum and a time trip back to the Tudors at the kitsch Cricket Club!
Frequently asked questions about travelling to Kuala Lumpur
What is the best way to get to Kuala Lumpur?
The best way to get to Kuala Lumpur is by plane from the UK. International travellers flying into Kuala Lumpur will land in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). The Subang Airport is for domestic flights from elsewhere in Malaysia. You can fly direct to Kuala Lumpur with a Malaysian Airlines, whilst other major airlines will have stopovers in the Middle East or Turkey.
When is the best time to visit Kuala Lumpur?
Kuala Lumpur is hot all year round and it's often very humid. Rain can occur at any time of the year, but there is particularly heavy monsoon weather between November and March.