Think Kuala Lumpur and you will definitely think of dazzling skyscrapers, alluring shopping malls and a nightlife that boasts of epic parties!
But, this capital city of Malaysia is so much more than its glamour; it is made up of friendly smiles, religious diversity, insanely tasty food, bustling local markets, serene neighbourhoods, beautiful places of worship, intricate architecture and lush gardens and parks.
Here are 11 images of Kuala Lumpur that capture the essence of this Malaysian city like never before. They for sure, will give you wanderlust!
Beautiful Photos Of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building
The beautiful 19th century Sultan Abdul Samad Building is home to the offices of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia.
2. Victoria Crowned Pigeon at the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is home to approximately 3000 birds belonging to over 200 different species. Victoria crowned pigeons, peacocks, flamingoes, scarlet ibis, hornbills and macaws are just some of the many birds that call this park their home.
3. A kite maker with the beautifully intricate Wau Kite
A souvenir that you must bring back from your Kuala Lumpur trip is the intricate Wau Kite. This Malaysian moon kite is generally 8 feet wide and 11 feet tall, but, there are miniatures available for tourists who would like to take this national symbol of Malaysia back home.
4. The serene Thean Hou Temple
Dedicated to Tian Hau/ Mazu, the goddess of the seas, the Thean Hou Temple is a beautiful piece of Buddhist architecture. A 6-tiered place of worship, worshippers also visit the temple to pray to Guan Yin, the goddess of mercy.
5. The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
Dating back to 1910, the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station’s building is an architectural marvel which boasts of a mix of Eastern and Western styles of architecture. Within the station building, you will find an entire museum dedicated to the history and technology of railways.
6. An infinity pool in Kuala Lumpur
One might call Kuala Lumpur the unofficial capital of infinity pools! With so many resorts housing infinity pools with stunning views, a dip into one of them is a must.
7. The suspension bridge at the KL Forest Eco Park
Previously known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the KL Forest Eco Park is a dense forest reserve located near the Menara KL Tower. Spread across approximately 27 acres, there are several walking trails within the park for visitors to truly enjoy nature’s beauty.
8. The gorgeous old Istana Negara
Presently acting as the Royal Museum, the gorgeous old Istana Negara used to be the official residence of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong (King) of Malaysia, until the royal family shifted to the new Istana Negara.
9. The magnificent KLCC Park
Spread across 50 acres, the KLCC Park is an urban jungle of sorts located at the entrance of the Petronas Twin Towers. It is home to a massive manmade lake, a 1.3 kilometers long jogging track, a huge children’s playground, a kid’s swimming pool and several interesting sculptures.
10. The Lord Murugan statue at the Batu Caves
The Batu caves are located in a limestone hill located half an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur. Believed to be over 400 million years old, the caves also house the Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Murugan.
11. Street food of Kuala Lumpur
Street food in Kuala Lumpur is legendary! And for good reason – the food is delightful, delicious and pocket friendly! Some food streets that you must eat at during your visit include Jalan Alor, Petaling Street Market and the Connaught Night market.