Top 10 Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

Are you traveling to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Kuala Lumpur!

The capital of Malaysia has a plethora of activities to offer visitors of all ages, and it’s very easy to go on day trips from KL as well. Some of the most popular day trip destinations include Melaka, Batu Caves, Genting Highlands, Fraser’s hill, Bentong, and Pulau Ketam just to mention a few places.  

No matter if you spend 2 days in Kuala Lumpur or longer, there are lots of fun activities for everyone, no matter the budget, and interests. 

Petronas Twin Towers

Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur is the city’s most famous landmark. From the top of the tower, one can enjoy a wonderful view over the city.

To visit Petronas Twin Towers is definitely one of the must things to do in Kuala Lumpur!

Langkawi & Perhentian Islands

Langkawi is just a short flight away from Kuala Lumpur. Here you can enjoy the magical beaches and nature in a peaceful and harmonious environment.

Another part of Malaysia where you can find true paradise is at the Perhentian islands.

Malaysia Food Tour

Join a guided food tour in Kuala Lumpur and experience the Malay cuisine. Here you can taste all the local specialties and experience some of the city’s best restaurants.

Batu Caves

These caves in Batu are located about 13 kilometers north of Kuala Lumpur. This place is a holy place filled with cave temples and statues. Limestones that have shaped the Batu Caves is said to be more than 400 million years old.

In front of the entrance stands one of the biggest Hindu statues in the world.

Also Read: Kanching Falls – Hiking near Kuala Lumpur

Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur

If you like birds, you should go to the bird park in Kuala Lumpur. Here live hundreds of different species of birds freely in the park. Some species of birds that you will see are parrots, owls, pelicans, and peacocks. In the bird park, you get the chance to get close to the birds in a unique way.

When you fly out of Kuala Lumpur it might be a good idea to stay close to the airport – Read more about KLIA transit hotels


Just like Langkawi, Penang is a paradise island that is easy to get to from Kuala Lumpur. Penang is sometimes called a miniature Asia, thanks to its Chinese temples, Indian music, and Malay charm.

Lonely Planet also chose Georgetown as a must place to visit.

Primal Wilderness Experience

If you want to embark on the adventure of nature, the Primal Wilderness Experience is a good option. Here you get the chance try several adventure activities such as wild tubing and climbing.

Kuala Lumpur Tower

From here you get a 360-degree view of Kuala Lumpur while sitting and eating at a rotating table. Something to keep in mind is to double check what floor you buy a ticket for.

Starhill Gallery

Do you want to shop and pamper yourself a little extra? Then go to Starhill Gallery. There is an entire floor that exclusively focuses on pedicures, massage, manicures, and facials. An excellent shopping center when you want to spoil yourself before or after you have gone on a shopping spree.

Jalan Alor

This street is a popular shopping street during the day. During the evening Jalan Alor turns into a paradise for food lovers where hundreds of chairs and tables set out along the street. The restaurants and street kitchens serve almost everything one can imagine, but mostly Malay dishes. A dish and drink cost about 3 Dollars.

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