Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia, boasting gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, charming locals, and a myriad of natural attractions. Kuala Lumpur is commonly known as KL and the words Kuala Lumpur literally mean 'Muddy Confluence'. Kuala is the point where two rivers join together or an estuary, and lumpur means "mud". The metropolis got this nickname because it was founded near the place where the rivers Klang and Gombak intersect.

Divided into numerous districts, its main hub is called the Golden Triangle which comprises Bukit Bintang, KLCC and Chinatown. KL is widely recognized for numerous landmarks, including Petronas Twin Towers (the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers), Petaling Street flea market, and Batu Caves, which is over 400 million years old. The gleaming Petronas Twin Towers represent the rich culture of Malaysia with its museums, shops and eateries, while the line of stalls offering products of every description from leather, handicrafts, artistry to the customary ‘Dunhill’ watches attract locals and tourists alike looking for worthy bargains. The bustling Chinatown will leave you spoilt for choice with its attractive goods, while the National Museum with its interesting collections and beautiful Batu Caves will give you a glimpse of Kuala Lumpur’s cultural diversity. With all these attractions and many more, Kuala Lumpur is an alluring example of where old meets new, and vintage meets contemporary.

For more information about Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia, please visit http://www.visitkl.gov.my/visitklv2


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