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  • Kuala Lumpur is the largest and most influential city of Malaysia. A population of Malays,

  • Chinese, Indians, and others form around the world, makes the city a melting pot of coexisting

  • cultures that each preserves their own customs, traditions, and cuisines.

  • The mixture of ethnicities, ancient architecture and modern skyscrapers, and most importantly,

  • the mouthwatering food, makes Kuala Lumpur a fantastic city to visit.

  • Now, let's start with these 11 things to do in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Nothing dominates the skyline and screams Kuala Lumpur more than the monster twin towers,

  • which come in at number one.

  • So, I am at the base of the Petronas Towers. These are by far the most iconic landmarks

  • in the city. At the ground level is a big shopping center, and then, you can actually

  • go to the, I think it's the forty first floor or something like that, and there's a sky

  • bridge where you can get a great view of the city from there.

  • There’s a beautiful park right next to the Petronas Towers that has some of the best

  • drinking fountains I’ve ever seen in my life.

  • Number two is the historical district of old central Kuala Lumpur. The area makes a great

  • place for a walking tour.

  • Despite all the modern sky scrapers in Kuala Lumpur, there's still a historic area. I'm

  • just near the old railroad station, and I'm doing a little walk around to see some of

  • the most historical, and some of the most prized buildings in Kuala Lumpur.

  • So now I'm here at the entrance of Kuala Lumpur's National Mosque.

  • Merdeka Square which is the Independence Monument, and it's home to a ninety five meter flag

  • pole which is among the tallest in the entire world.

  • Number three is the Menara KL Tower. At four hundred twenty one meters in height, the insanely

  • tall communications tower touches the heavens. Dine at a sky restaurant or just admire the

  • unbelievable panoramic view from the top.

  • One the top of the KL Meanara Tower, at some absurd height up here, pretty scared out of

  • my mind to sit on this ledge, but luckily I am strapped in so I don't fall off.

  • Number four is Little India, known better as Brickfields.

  • KL has a lot of Indian areas of town, but the area of Brickfields is known as the largest

  • little Indian in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Brickfields is home to Hindu temples, small food markets, stores selling saris and other

  • Indian clothing, and a tempting collection of mostly south indian restaurants. I personally

  • go there for the food.

  • Number five, located on Petaling street and popular with both locals and tourists, is

  • Kuala Lumpurs Chinatown.

  • I am in Chinatown on Petaling street, and you can see lots of different stall of clothes,

  • mostly clothes, shoes, watches, dvd's, handbags, all kinds of stuff like that, there are also

  • lots of restaurants both on this street and on the streets surrounding the area of Chinatown.

  • Number six is the Thean Hou Chinese temple. Built by the Hainanese community in KL, the

  • Daoist temple is dedicated to the Tian Hou goddess or the heavenly mother.

  • I am at the Thean Hou Chinese Temple, it was built on the side of the hill, so you have

  • the Chinese temple but they you also have a view of Kuala Lumpur on the other side.

  • Center Market, also known as Pasar Seni is number seven.

  • At one point, it was the original central market of the city. Today I think it's a little

  • bit touristy inside, but it is a good place if you're looking to purchase souvenirs, Malaysian

  • souvenirs, or a good place to browse around for a little while. So, the central market.

  • Number eight is the KL Lake Gardens and the KL Bird Park which includes the world's largest

  • in flight aviary - for bird lovers, it shouldn't be missed.

  • The KL Lake gardens right now, walking around, very nice scenery and also if you are interested,

  • there is the KL Bird Park, KL mouse deer park, the butterfly park, and a hibiscus garden,

  • orchid garden, you name it, it's all right in this area of KL Lake Gardens.

  • Number nine is the Batu Caves.

  • So I made it to the Batu Caves.

  • It's located just thirteen kilometers from the center of KL, and is one of the most sacred

  • Hindu religious sites outside of India.

  • The two hundred and seventy two steps to the top is an easy climb that's rewarded with

  • a gorgeous cave filled with Hindu religious shrines.

  • At the bottom of the cave you'll find a series of vegetarian restaurants where you can replenish

  • your calories after the climb.

  • Number ten is the central Chow Kit Wet Market.

  • Chow kit market, and it's one of the largest fresh wet markets in the city. And they have

  • some of my absolute favorite ingredients in the entire world, right down here in these

  • aisles. Stink bean.

  • All the fresh ingredients you could ever need to prepare a Malay feast are available at

  • Chow Kit. There's also always a delicious array of fresh tropical fruit as well.

  • Did you really think I’d end this list of things to do in Kuala Lumpur without adding

  • food as an attraction?

  • For myself and most local Malaysians as well, it's all about the food - and when you visit

  • Kuala Lumpur your mouth is going to rejoice with the diverse selection of Malay, Chinese,

  • and Indian food available.

  • Malaysia is one of the best countries in the world for food, and Kuala Lumpur offers something

  • tasty at every corner. From Nasi Lemak to ikan bakar, char kuay teow to bak kut teh,

  • and banana leaf to tandoori chicken, Kuala Lumpur is a food paradise.

  • So no matter what you're interested in, weather it be history, shopping, or food, Kuala Lumpur

  • is bound to have something that will make you excited.

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11 Amazing Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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