Batu Caves is probably the most popular tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur. It is a Hindu shrine that has got caves and temples. Although it is not located right in the center of Kuala Lumpur, the place is visited by thousands of visitors every year.
The caves constitutes a great place for people who would like to witness the harmonious culture of the land. The structure of the limestone cave is said to be more than 400 years old and it served as a shelter to some of the indigenous Temuan people in the beginning. After, the land was mainly inhabited by the Chinese people.
However, the place got its fame after being promoted as a place of worship by an Indian trader. Today, there are 3 main caves, accompanied by a number of smaller ones. The most famous one is the one that is located on the top, known as the Cathedral Cave or Temple Cave. If you would like to visit this one, you have to climb 272 steps.
A visit to Batu Caves is going to be fascinating if you like places where nature meets culture. Your visit is going to be accompanied by a lot of monkeys that are famous for being relatively friendly.
Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers is the symbol of Kuala Lumpur. Completed in 1996, these two gigantic skyscrapers reach 450m high in the sky.
As well as having an unusual construction story such as each tower’s being built by different companies, Petronas Twin Towers is a landmark that is visited by a large number of people every year. The visitors can go up to 42nd floor where a double decker skybridge is located. You can enjoy a fascinating Kuala Lumpur view up there. However, keep in mind that only 1000 people can go up to the skybridge per day and the regulation of the tickets is as simple as first come first serve.
The towers today serve as offices to some of the major companies in the world. In addition, there is a mall on the first floor with a food court that the visitors can enjoy before or after they experience the walk on the skybridge.
The official website of the tower gives detailed information about the visiting days and hours, directions and online reservation options if you would like to attend as a group or just want to make sure you are in the 1000 people on the day you prefer to explore the towers.
Fraser’s Hill is the door of Kuala Lumpur that opens to the middle of nature that offers the visitors stunning views as well as a range of activities to choose from. It is located in the state of Selangor and it takes approximately 2 hours to get there from the center of the city.
The visitors of Fraser’s Hill can enjoy the biodiversity by observing different kinds of plants, especially trees there. In addition, the place is considered to be one of the best places to play golf in Malaysia. In addition to golfing, bird watching has always been a trending activity on Fraser’s Hill. Biking is also popular among the visitors since it is a better way to see around, however one must be prepared for the steep hills.
Fraser’s Hill has got a traditional village life. There are accommodation options you can choose from if you would like to extend your trip for more than a day. Don’t forget to visit the waterfall. It is said to have one of the most stunning views of nature ever.
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