Kuala Lumpur, the glittering capital city of Malaysia, is often known as a shopper’s paradise. The fancy term is not undeserved, though - the city is home to three of the world’s ten largest malls, and was also once featured as one of the world’s top five shopping cities by CNNGo.
It’s not all material consumerism in Kuala Lumpur, though - once you’re done buying everything you can at the super mega malls, spend some time visiting what was, until 2004, the tallest buildings in the world. The Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of identical skyscrapers, held that honour from 1998 till 2004 but continues to hold great significance to Malaysia even after it was dethroned. Take the lift up all the way to the top of the towers for a sight you won’t soon forget - an unrivalled panoramic view of the entire Malaysian peninsula.
To make the most of your KL vacation, staying in the right place is key. From the glittering malls of downtown KL, the artsy district of KLCC to the grungy excitement of Chinatown, find your best accommodation fit in Kuala Lumpur with Skyscanner.
Where to stay
For the city-lovers
If you like feeling the non-stop energy of a vibrant capital city, staying in the beating heart of Kuala Lumpur’s downtown area is perfect for you. Bukit Bintang is the entertainment hub of the city - you’ll be able to find everything from sparkling luxury shopping malls to fantastic high-end restaurants and 5-star hotels in this area, together with a sophisticated nightlife scene.
There’s something in Bukit Bintang for everyone - shopaholics who don’t want to lug their shopping bags too far from can make their home base at one of the many hotels in the area (a wide range from budget to high-end are available), as can foodies who’d like never-ending choice for their every meal. Young merrymakers can also bunk down in one of the nearby budget hostels and spend their nights painting the town red.
For the business travellers
If you’re a business traveller with little leisure time to spare, though, KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre) is your remedy - all your entertainment, shopping and dining needs are right at your doorstep. KLCC is office buildings, shopping malls, theatres, and iconic landmarks all rolled into one wonderful place; you need not venture out for anything whatsoever. On top of that, its central location also means you can get to most places in Kuala Lumpur within the blink of an eye both via private and public transportation
For the backpackers
But if you’re after a bit of cultural immersion plus some budget street market shopping, Chinatown is for you. A hotbed of old temples, shophouses and of course the renowned Petaling Street night market, Chinatown is a great hangout spot for young bargain-hunters and families. You’ll find a slew of budget hotels and backpacker hostels all around the area for your accommodation needs too - how’s that for a holiday on a budget?
I really enjoyed the night life as it was still crouwded which made me feels more alive
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Getting around Kuala Lumpur is convenient as trains, buses and tacus are easuly avsilable. KL Sentral is a modern transpiotation hub that cinverges a network of trains.
This is a very modern city which still retains a foot in the past. Very nice Temples and markets abound.
Kuala Lumpur is crazy place. Pedestrians doesn't have any rights so get ready for some adrenaline while crossing street. Waling path you will find mainly only in centre of the city which is the best place to visit anyway. Metro is bit confusing. PS: doesn't matter which single ticket you buy as they work in any station anyway