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Kuala Lumpur is a city of tantalising contrasts, with seemingly no end to the list of things to do, see – and taste.

Packed with gleaming skyscrapers, large malls and bustling markets, Malaysia’s capital is a magnet for shopping and nightlife, but also a fusion of ancient cultures. Malay, Chinese, Indian, Tamil and Thai people have lived side by side here for generations – a melting pot that’s best appreciated through the local cuisine.

Follow your nose to Petaling Street in Chinatown, and try recipes like ‘Chili pan mee’, a noodle stir-fry of fried onions, fresh scallions, crushed peanuts, shredded pork and a poached egg. Or, head over to Brickfields (Little India) for spicy chicken curry, dosa pancakes and as many banana fritters as you can manage. Take a map to make sure you don’t get lost between these crowded districts.

But it’s not all about the food. The futuristic Petronas Towers define the Kuala Lumpur skyline, while the Islamic Arts Museum and National Museum offer a glimpse into the city’s short history. You can escape the hustle in the verdant Botanical Gardens, or the Batu Caves – a series of spectacular, Hindu shrine-filled chambers beneath a limestone hill, just half an hour north of the city.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport offers direct flights to Singapore and other world-wide destinations.

Tonight

From US$8 per night

This weekend

From US$11 per night

Next weekend

From US$11 per night

Most popular time to visit September–November
Cheapest time to visit June–August
Local currency MYR 10 = US$2.40
Language Malay
Average weekend price US$42 per night
Average weekday price US$38 per night
Typical stay 1 night

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10

Great location, really pleasant and clean, but the thing...

11 May 2021

Great location, really pleasant and clean, but the thing that makes this such a good country to stay are the very beautiful . All of the people are incredibly helpful and generous with their time and advice.

Rumana
Rumana Malaysia
8.0

Kuala Lumpur is a city of lights and beauty.

26 April 2021

Kuala Lumpur is a city of lights and beauty. You have a myriad of restaurants and the night life is interesting. It offers everything from sky dining experiences, to 5-star hotels to the simplest of hawker foods (Jalan Alor). So mucn colour for a city that is growing not only with global and local people, but also Skyscrapers. Its a lovely city, and each corner has its own story and hidden gems. Come and indulge in something truly Malaysian to International niche.

vmt1103
vmt1103 Malaysia
8.0

I was only stay a couple days in KL in a Trader Hotel, which...

26 December 2017

I was only stay a couple days in KL in a Trader Hotel, which was in the central of the KL. It was great, it's an easy way to get to the mall next to the hotel, twin towers and the crowd. You also can easily get food. Just walk around. You can also take the free hop on bus in front of the KLCC and going around at the most shopping center at KL.

OktiQ
OktiQ Indonesia
8.0

Do you have a lot programms if you would like to see the...

3 July 2017

Do you have a lot programms if you would like to see the city and the culture and the buildings. We was in the Bird Park (a little expensive the enterancy fee) also the Aqua is very good program. The petronas towers visit is hard because you must buy the ticket before you go (maybe 1-4 days) because ~1500 tickets the max limit / day. We don't know so we can't go up. (All ticket sold). The best and easy visiting program is the Hop on-Hop off day ticket. 23 stops and the full important buildings and parks you can see. The best view to the tower is the sky bar (traders hotel 33. lvl) (see my picture)

Istvan
Istvan Hungary
10

The View of the twin twin towers from the room is amazing,...

5 May 2017

The View of the twin twin towers from the room is amazing, especially at night when they are lit up. Travel to the towers is made easy using the hotels shuttle. Room is clean and tidy, staff are always polite, friendly and helpful. This is the only place to stay in KL. This was my second visit and it didn't disappoint.

Sajid
Sajid United Kingdom
10

The hotel accommodations were awesome!

27 April 2017

The hotel accommodations were awesome! And the concierge and staff were extremely professional and friendly! The room was amazing!! We were within walking distance to the Petronas Towers, which were amazing.

Mark
Mark United States

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