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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 $8 per night

This weekend

From $15 per night

Next weekend

From $15 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency MYR 10 = $2.27
Language Malay
Average weekend price $46 per night
Average weekday price $44 per night
Average stay 1 night

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10

Clean city

May 16, 2022

Clean city Transportation and walking bridges are amazing Dont miss sunway lagoon and genting theme park People are friendly Weather was great Dont get scammed by the airport taci prices they take tooo much money . We were really tired to get transportation they charged us almost triple the fare !

Khalid
Khalid United Arab Emirates
10

Nice and lovely city to enjoy your stay here.

May 12, 2022

Nice and lovely city to enjoy your stay here. More variety of food from all over the world and hv a store that open for 24 hrs. Easy access to everywhere with Putra LRT, MRT and many more transportation that you can get. Traditional culture and modern culture will make your stay more meaningful and more memorable.

Noradiah
Noradiah Malaysia
8.0

We live in KL but regularly book ourselves a nice hotel for...

May 7, 2022

We live in KL but regularly book ourselves a nice hotel for a few days. This city has much to offer such as great restaurants and shopping, sightseeing. We ate at Soleil in Damansara this time and liked it very much. But there are great eating places in Pavilion, Suria KLCC, Avenue K, and Changkat Bintang. Visit The Gardens for all levels of shopping and dining. Download GRAB for easy taxi service (normal taxis are thankfully nearly extinct) or use the free busses.

Frederic
Frederic Malaysia
8.0

room is clean.

May 6, 2022

room is clean...... check. in bad and disaster.. long 4 line cue...... at 3.15 pm check-in waiting in line almost 65 minutes.... with 3 front office staff.. some check. out still have to. wait...... room ready after 5 hours without any towels... TB channel should upgrade... 5 channel is empty nothing... breakfast many choices on first n second day lovely.. but third n fourth day nothing left.. just slices of bread.. Danish pastries... without crosaint. yogurt lovely brewwedcoffee.. just a machine's the big ou of order.... pity so. bad.

zainal abiddin
zainal abiddin
10

A city centre of Malaysia, a combination of few regions and...

April 25, 2022

A city centre of Malaysia, a combination of few regions and races but 1 family and harmony cultures, it makes visitors the most important reason must to have a visit, to experience it the different region and race cultures and food in 1 place.

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8.0

It's more to do wz dining and shopping but to be fair,...

April 9, 2022

It's more to do wz dining and shopping but to be fair, they just reopened the Country on the day we arrived after the pandemic so the tour operators were not yet active I believe.. Transportation is bit of a nightmare as the Grab App (Similar to Uber) wasn't picking up the location properly and some Red Taxis (Teksi) were refusing to use the meter and quoting extremely high prices for short trips.. Specially near the Jalan Alor food street.

Prabhath
Prabhath United Arab Emirates

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