Kuala Lumpur at a Glance
A city famous for its rich food culture, modern skyline and being home to the King’s residence, Kuala Lumpur, more affectionately known by the locals as ‘KL’ is a city on the rise. The capital of Malaysia’s name literally translates to mean “muddy confluence” to mark the spot where the Gombak and Klang Rivers join, but the city today is far more than a geological landmark as it’s home to the world’s tallest twin towers; Petronas Towers.
With delicacies including endless curry dishes, BBQ satay, fresh glass noodles and grilled vegetables served on a banana leaf the culinary delights of Kuala Lumpur are endless. But, put the food aside for a second, and there’s plenty of culture and history to indulge in too. Family’s, friends and backpackers can enjoy many a museum, bustling colonial squares and rolling green parks not to mention the abundance of wildlife to be seen in the rainforest surrounding this magical city.
How Much Time Do You Need to See Kuala Lumpur?
Kuala Lumpur is a relatively large city and many hours can be whiled away in the museums, parks and shopping malls so to ensure you scratch the service we’d advise spending 2-5 days here in total where possible. If you’re strapped for time, worry not as below in this article we’ve provided some shorter stay itineraries for your perusal.
From bustling food markets to peaceful temples, Kuala Lumpur has a lot to offer for everyone. Whether you’re swinging through the rainforest or marveling at the tallest twin towers you’re bound to fall in love with this ‘not so muddy confluence’ pretty quickly.