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Kuala Lumpur is a vibrating and pulsating city having a number of attractions including parks, towers, museums and temples. Tourists from all over the world come here to explore its beauty, splendor and grandeur. Shopping freaks especially plan a visit to Kuala Lumpur as it is a heaven for them. Other attractions in Kuala Lumpur include:
Batu Caves are considered among those attractions of Kuala Lumpur which has contributed a lot in booting tourism in Malaysia. Tourists need physical fitness to visit Batu Caves as there are 272 stairs which need to be climbed to view the shrine. The base of cave is also popular among tourists because it is featured with stunning wall paintings from old times. These wall paintings are a must see attraction for Hindu visitors because these depict scenes and figures from Hindu Mythology. During the time of Thaipusam festival, Batu Caves become even more special. During this festival, devotees and visitors come here to visit shrine.
Petronas Twin Towers
Do you want to see one of the world’s tallest buildings? Then you should see Petronas Towers. It is not only a central location of the city but has become an integral part of city life. These towers are made of steel and glass and stand as a symbol of power, vigor and elegance. The most unique feature of these towers is the spires without which these towers remain incomplete. On the forty first floor, the towers are joined to each other with a sky bridge so that people can move between these towers. The sixth floor of tower is featured with a concert hall having 864 seats making it a best place for music lovers. A science and art gallery is also located in tower. Attractions in Petronas Towers are not limited to its interiors. At the outside of towers, there is jogger’s park and a fountain. A play ground for kids is also maintained outside.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Being a major international theme park in Malaysia, Sunway Lagoon Park can be actually divided into five theme parks. Water Park, the Elephant Walk and Surf Pool are the major attractions. This park also offers many rides so bring your kids here and have a lot of fun. The 360 degree spiral slide is also a special feature of this theme park. Spiral slides down and goes 45 degree splash in Tobogan. A slow river ride around Water Park is a great activity to enjoy as you can view 80 feet high waterfall. Roller Coaster rides are also offered in Sunway Lagoon Theme Park along with flying carpet and sky flyer. Waters of Africa is the most favorite place of kids in this theme park where they can enjoy rides like Zulu walk, African Pythons, Zambezi River, Victoria Falls and others.
Lake Garden which is also known as Taman Tasik Perdana is a botanical garden and one of the main attractions of Kuala Lumpur. Here in this park, you can sit in a corner of park and enjoy beauty of nature as well as you can enjoy leisure activities. Attractions at this place include jogging tracks, rowing boats, playgrounds and exercise stations. There are some stunning points to see in this garden including deer park, flower gardens, bird park and a butterfly park. A visit to all these parks will provide you with an opportunity to see natural beauty at its best. A new aviary has been built in this garden having 3000 birds. In this botanical garden, you will also find more than 800 species of orchids while in Butterfly Park, you can view 6000 butterflies.
Safari Lagoon Rooftop Water Theme Park
A visit to Kuala Lumpur is incomplete without a visit to Safari Lagoon Rooftop Water Theme Park. It is not just a park but also a place where you will find a number of shopping centers. This park is located at seventh floor of shopping complex and is capable of holding 3000 people at a time. For giving Safari Look to this garden, animal sculptures are also placed here.
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
It is a large park and an ideal location for picnics. This is also an enclosed aviary which houses more than 5000 birds of which 10% are imported from overseas. You should bring your binoculars while visiting this park to see birds as they hide themselves in flora. It is also an ideal place for those who want to study birds with their natural habitat. You will also find researchers monitoring bird nests to study behavioral patterns of birds.
The surroundings of Merdeka Square are quite enchanting making it a wonderful place to see. It is located outside the city’s hustle and bustle and gives a refreshing feel to a visitor. An annual parade is held here on August 31 as well as concerts also take place here. For marathons and carnivals, it serves as a starting and ending point. Here you can also enjoy the true Malaysian food in food court which is located beneath flagpole.