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More things to see in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Posted by on May 14th, 2007
Filed Under: General

If you have the time, these additional Kuala Lumpur sights are well worth visiting (not in any order of importance or preference).

(See Recommended Itineraries for suggested daily sightseeing programs, including Kuala Lumpur in One Day and Two/Three Days in Kuala Lumpur.)

KLCC Aquria
The largest aquarium in the world featuring over 5,000 aquatic and marine animal exhibits of over 150 different species.

Islamic Arts Museum
Housing more than seven thousand artifacts and an exceptional library of Islamic-art books.

Istana Budaya (National Theatre)
Top ten most sophisticated theatres in the world, first theatre in Asia equipped with cutting-edge stage equipment that is on par with the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Merdeka Square
It was here that the Union Jack was lowered on 31st August 1957, signifying the end of British colonial rule.

Putra Bridge and Mosque
The three-tier bridge is inspired by the Islamic architecture of the famous Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, Iran. The pink-domed Putra Mosque is constructed with rose-tinted granite and can accommodate 15,000 worshippers at any one time.

National Art Gallery
The National Art Gallery has a permanent collection of work by contemporary Malaysian astists, and rotating exibitions of Asian and international art, including photography.

Lake Gardens
The oldest and most popular park in Kuala Lumpur, you can find the following attractions all in Lake gardens.

  • Bird Park
    Home to more than 3000 birds from approximately 200 species of local and worldwide birds, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is well known worldwide as “The World’s Largest Covered Bird Park”.

  • Butterfly Park
    Houses more than 6,000 butterflies from 120 exotic species. The park is an imitation of the butterfly’s natural habitat.

  • Deer Park
    See hinds, does and fawns, representing some of the smaller species, roaming freely in the sprawling valley

  • Taman Orkid (Orchid Garden)
    Over 800 varieties of orchids, including the exotic species, thrive abundantly on this 1 hectare floral paradise.

  • Taman Bunga Raya (Hisbiscus Garden)
    Here you will find over 2,200 varieties of rare and exotic blooms ranging from the single petal variety to multiple petal varieties in a range of colours and shades.

  • National Planetarium
    The main hall are permanent exhibits related to space science, and the Observatory is where on a full moon you can see the heavenly bodies through the 14-inch telescope.

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  1. How about firefly in Kuala Selangor?????Is that a 1 day trip?….:)