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Kuala Lumpur Visitor Guide

Posted by on Feb 15th, 2011
Filed Under: General

Kuala Lumpur is the dynamic and vibrant Malaysian capital that was established during the 1800s by tin miners from China and hosts numerous tourists each year who hop on flights to Kuala Lumpur from London and other large cities throughout the world. If you are planning to be one of the many people who take advantage of the cheap flights to the city each year, the following are a series of several places which are certainly must-sees.

Bird Park
The city of Kuala Lumpur contains the largest of the world’s free flight aviaries and consists of 20 acres of land in the city’s center. The aviary can take several hours to traverse and houses a brilliant display of temperate and tropical birds.

Petronas Towers
The Towers, which were completed in the year 1998, were designed by a man named Cesar Pelli. Until very recently, the Petronas Towers was the tallest of all the world’s buildings. Although it is not possible to travel to the Towers’ top, visitors are able to walk on the observation bridge that serves to connect the towers. One tower also contains a shopping center that boasts several designer boutiques, a petroleum museum, and restaurants. The Towers also features beautiful gardens that contain a playground for children, fountains, and a wading pool.

Dining in the Coliseum
The Coliseum was constructed when the British ruled the land and has been visited by a number of famous persons. The hotel has remained largely the same with the menu of the restaurant remaining the same for the past 90 years.

Butterfly Park
One of the most famous spots for tourists and their children is the Butterfly Park that is located close to the Bird Park. It is a picturesque and beautiful landscape full of fish ponds, fountains, and lush vegetation.

Chinatown is a must-see for any visitor. The nigh market is particularly enjoyable for tourists as they can spend a lovely evening haggling with shop vendors who sell almost everything from herbal remedies to knock-off watches. It is also a wonderful place to sample local foods and fruits.

Craft Center
The Craft Center, which is located in the downtown area of the city, is a cultural center in which tourists are able to purchase the crafts of various artisans while watching them work. The center is also able to teach visitors about skills such as batik printing. The Craft Center also hosts numerous cultural and arts events during the year.

Batu Caves
The Batu Caves are a brilliant collection of several caves that are over 400 million years old and were formed from limestone. The Batu caves were found 100 years ago with the largest being transformed into a temple for Hindu worship. The cave with the temple contains 272 steps that can be climbed by visitors who can view the religious artifacts and sculptures.

Nature Walk
Although the city is a cosmopolitan location, there are numerous opportunities to enjoy nature as well. If you want to enjoy the rainforest, you can visit the FRIM or Forestry Research Institute of Malaysia that is located about an hour from the city’s center.

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