Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. It is one of the largest and most influential cities in Asia. Also called as KL, Kuala Lumpur is a multi-cultural Asian city. KL has a blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian culture. KL is an economic powerhouse for Malaysia with Ancient Architecture, crowded streets, Modern Skyscrapers and mouth-watering Food. Tourism has contributed a lot to the Malaysian Economy, with KL playing a key role. In recent years, KL has developed itself as an attractive metropolitan city in Asia. It gives good competition to cities like Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore. A few months back we posted a Blog – “Mystical Malaysia”, where we focussed on Places to visit in Malaysia. In this Blog, we are focussing only on the city of Kuala Lumpur. This is KL in detail!
On Arrival at KL International Airport, you can use the Bus or Metro to get to your Hotel/Resort/Accommodation. Using Taxis is not advisable as they are expensive. Buses are cheaper than Metro, but are uncomfortable and irritating during Traffic. Thus, get around in Metro. The Petronas Twin Towers are the main attraction of the city. It is the city’s Icon. Make sure that you Book your tickets in advance for the visit to the Bridge connecting the 44th floors of the Towers. The bridge gives a breath-taking view of the city. Other attractions in KL include Historical District of Old Central Kuala Lumpur, Menara KL Tower, Little India /Brickfields, China Town, Thean Hou Chinese Temple, Central Market, KL Lake Gardens, KL Bird Park, Batu Caves, Chow Kit Market and Bukit Bintang. While exploring the city, we also advise you to visit nearby places by foot. Walking is another way of cherishing the beauty of the city.
KL is a Paradise for Food Lovers. If you are a Foodie, you will have a great time here. The city is full of Restaurants, Bars, Street Food Stalls and Cafes. The Food culture in KL is ruled by Malay, Indian and Chinese Cuisines. Locals as well as foreigners love these offerings, and are mesmerized by the variety. In fact, there are many tourists who come to KL for its Food. Little India and China Town are places where you will find all Food loving people. KL thus enjoys the reputation of a Food Paradise.
Shopping is excellent in KL. Just like Bangkok, it is a shopping Paradise. KL enjoys the reputation of being a Shopping and Food Paradise. Bukit Bintang, China Town and Little India are the best places for shopping. Bargaining is possible at many places. KL is not only good, but also very cheap. Asian cities are often considered cheap for shopping, KL is one of them. Clothes, Bags, Purses and souvenirs are the most popular items of purchase. Avoid Electronics, as there were a few issues regarding warranty and quality. Visit Luxury Global Brand Outlets, as their prices are less than those in Europe or North America.
KLIA or Kuala Lumpur International Airport is one of the biggest Airports in Asia. It is home to Malaysia Airlines i.e. the National Carrier of Malaysia. KL is also considered the biggest Hub for Low Cost Carriers(LCCs). It is home to Air Asia, one of the biggest LCC. Both these Airlines have an extensive network, connecting Malaysia to all parts of the world. Besides that, it welcomes all major Airlines of the world. KLIA is also a connecting Hub for Passengers flying from Europe to Asia/Australia, and vice versa. KLIA is a big contributor to the Malaysian GDP. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your Bags and leave for a great time in Kuala Lumpur!
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