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Kuala Lumpur is a city of striking contrasts with a never-ending list of things to do, see, and taste.

Packed with impressive skyscrapers, huge malls, and bustling markets, Malaysia’s capital is both a hotspot for shopping and nightlife, as well as a fusion point of ancient cultures. Malay, Chinese, Indian, Tamil, and Thai people have lived here side by side for generations – a melting pot best reflected in the local food.

Follow your nose to Petaling Street (Chinatown) for a serving of "Chili pan mee" – a noodle stir-fry of fried onions, fresh scallions, crushed peanuts, shredded pork, and a poached egg. Then head over to Brickfields (Little India) for spicy chicken curry, dosa pancakes, and all the banana fritters you can handle. Just bring a map so you don’t get lost between these lively districts.

Kuala Lumpur isn't only all about the food. The futuristic Petronas Towers are hallmarks of the Kuala Lumpur skyline, and the Islamic Arts Museum and National Museum offer a look into the city’s rich history. You can escape the city hustle in the lush Botanical Gardens, or the Batu Caves – a series of spectacular, Hindu shrine-filled chambers set beneath a limestone hill, only 30 minutes north of the city.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport offers direct flights to Singapore and other destinations around the world.

Tonight

From $6 per night

Next weekend

From $11 per night

Most popular time to visit November-January
Cheapest time to visit March-May
Local currency MYR 10 = $2.34
Language Malay
Average weekend price $47 per night
Average weekday price $47 per night
Average stay 1 night

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What other travelers say about Kuala Lumpur

8.0

KL is beautiful .

May 8, 2020

KL is beautiful . transportation is very easy, hostel / hotel are available in KL with very cheap rate. i stayed at bukit bintang . KLCC , Water show , batucave, university Of Putra must visit palace. i havve taken my food in china town and bukit bintang bangadeshi restaurant. use grab taxi or public transport.

Anonymous Bangladesh
2.0

Deposit of 1,000 was still not returned after 1 month of...

April 2, 2020

Deposit of 1,000 was still not returned after 1 month of waiting. I sent proof of bank statement to booking.com and all I got was san automated response saying case is closed. The booking reference I got in the email confirmation has been wiped from all systems. there is no sign of the money coming back in my account but I can prove I came out. this is pure theft. photo attached showing penthouse klcc taking 142 GBP = 1,000 MYR out of my bank. I will be leaving this comment over every site I can including newspapers and the government and police.

Jokerman999
Jokerman999 United Kingdom
8.0

Amazing city.

February 29, 2020

Amazing city. Peoples are very nice and polite. Food is undoubtedly yummy and cheap. One thing which made me very impressive is using "GRAB", very convenient and hassle free for transportation for the travellers travel around the KL city. If you don't plan to drive yourself, highly recommend using GRAB, the fees is very low and very convenient.

Chun Wai Angus
Chun Wai Angus Hong Kong
8.0

Great for entertainment, shopping, and nightlife!

February 26, 2020

Great for entertainment, shopping, and nightlife! Since it is a large urban city, it is not the best for walkability or tourist attractions - depends what area you are in. Excellent cuisine of all types and price points can be found in the city. Many malls to visit and escape the heat or rain.

Subira
Subira United States of America
8.0

Kuala Lumpur is a place i tend to go to for my visa runs,...

February 25, 2020

Kuala Lumpur is a place i tend to go to for my visa runs, necessary evil so to say. Good food, Friendly people! This is what Kuala Lumpur has too offer even some night life, i would say it's not as good as the first timse i've came there 1 year before this trip.

Chalarm
Chalarm Netherlands
10

It was great staying there.

February 22, 2020

It was great staying there. Hosts are quick respond and accurate. gave some helpful tips on my trip. Received a surprise gift from hosts when we check out too. Swimming pool is great, but need to be aware that have to wear proper swimsuit for the swimming pool. The decoration in the apartment is so stunning and comfy. Clean and Above expectations, good value of money.

Anonymous Malaysia

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