Kuala Lumpur is the most populated and touristic city in Malaysia. This city is nestled in Klang Valley and bordered by mountain ranges including the Titwangsa Mountains. It is warm, sunny and rainy in Kuala Lumpur due to its tropical rainforest climate. Avoid visiting KL during months of October to March where the rainfall is abundant.
Kuala Lumpur was discovered in 1857 and was made an outpost for tin mining. The city finally prospered in 1896 despite of the gang wars and soon gained independence in 1957. KL finally experienced an economic boom during the 1990s.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Experience the culture of Kuala Lumpur by joining its many festivals including the Mooncake Festival which is held every September and features lantern parades and feast. Since KL is famous for its shopping scene, make sure to visit the city every October for the annual Shopping Carnaval which has sales lasting for 2 weeks. The most popular malls in Kuala Lumpur are the Suria KLCC, Bukit Bintang and Bangsar. The architecture in KL is simply amazing and the most notable structures are the Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower. Another popular tourist destination is the Batu Caves which features spectacular temples and caves. Other must-see temples include the Thean Hou Temple and Sri Maha Sakthi Mohambigai Amman Temple.
Kuala Lumpur can be explored by foot, but it is better to ride the LRT so you can get to your destination faster. The best mode of transportation for tourists is the double-decker bus or taxi which are both affordable.