Kuala Lumpur Holidays
Anyone searching for an exotic holiday destination should consider Kuala Lumpur. Not only is the area beautiful, it is easy to find accommodations, restaurants, activities and transportation at affordable prices. Regardless of whether one enjoys sightseeing, shopping, dining out or a bit of everything, it is easy to find it in Kuala Lumpur.
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Kuala Lumpur markets are some of the finest in the world, and visitors enjoy the tremendous bargains they find on electronics, apparel, spices, and souvenirs. Two of the best markets in the city are the Central Market and Jl Petaling, both of which are located in colourful Chinatown. Essentially all markets are open from early in the morning until late at night, and the markets are often referred to by locals as "Pasar Tani" and "Pasar Malam," meaning "daytime markets" and "nighttime markets," respectively.
Malay, Western, Indian and Chinese fare can be found without any difficulty in Kuala Lumpur. Roadside markets and stalls are terrific locations in which to enjoy hawker food and in the bustling downtown section of Kuala Lumpur, everything from five-star restaurants to casual cafés are available. Those spending time in the city are typically quite pleased to discover that appealing dining options abound, regardless of each traveller's individual budget and preferences.
Travellers who enjoy sightseeing are guaranteed to love Kuala Lumpur and its numerous landmarks and attractions. Below are some of the most popular attractions in the city among visitors and local residents alike:
Petronas Twin Towers
No traveler should miss a visit to the Petronas Twin Towers. The tallest buildings in the world, the Towers have been one of Malaysia's most famous landmarks for over a decade. Those who are not afraid of heights will never forget an enjoyable stroll across the 15 foot high connecting bridge that takes guests from one tower to the next. This attraction also offers the ideal backdrop for fantastic photo opportunities.
The Masjid Negara is Malaysia's National Mosque and is an impressive sight to behold. Boasting approximately 13 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and space for up to 15,000 individuals, it is an attraction that belongs on every visitor's must-see list.
Kuala Lumpur's Batu Caves are natural wonders that draw visitors from throughout Asia each year. After climbing approximately 300 steps, guests are rewarded by coming face-to-face with the impressive Golden Murugan statue, the latter of which marks the entrance to the Cathedral Cave, which is the largest of all the Batu Caves. Impressively decorated cathedral ceilings and ornate Hindu shrines are found inside the Caves, making this landmark a unique, unforgettable location for anyone with an interest in natural wonders or archaeology.
Lake Gardens Park
Situated conveniently near Chinatown and Kuala Lumpur's biggest train station, the Lake Gardens Park is a perfect choice for virtually any traveller who enjoys the outdoors. Also located in this area is the Islamic Arts Museum and the Bird Park Zoo. A large marina is found adjacent to the Gardens as well, where boat rentals are available for visitors who want to enjoy the skyline from the water.
In an area referred to as the Golden Triangle, visitors can indulge in a day of spa treatments at one of many independent centres and five-star hotels that offer such services to travellers. In addition, beauty salons, nail parlours and hair salons, and reflexology massage establishments also pepper the area.
Those traveling with children or who are simply young at heart may enjoy a trip to one of the area's numerous theme parks, such as the Sunway Lagoon, located just outside the city. Also in the same area is a petting zoo for small children, where snacks and beverages can be purchased.
Because there is so much to see and do in Kuala Lumpur, it is wise to create a sightseeing and activities itinerary in advance to avoid missing any must-see attractions. Fortunately, because many landmarks, museums and restaurants are located in the downtown district, sightseeing on foot is an option for anyone who enjoys walking. Public transportation is also available throughout the city for those who prefer to travel on the user-friendly metro system. Regardless of what one has in mind for a Malaysian getaway, no one is ever disappointed after a visit to outstanding Kuala Lumpur.