Things to see in Kuala Lumpur

Tourist offices

Tourist Information
Tel: +60 3 2698 0332
Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri 0830-1730

The main tourist bureau is located in the City Hall and can offer recommendations on where to stay, food to try and places to visit. Maps and brochures are available for free at the centre and are also distributed in various public spaces. The office also offers guided walks free of charge on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, meeting at KL City Gallery at 9am.

Dataran Merdeka

Ringed by heritage buildings, Kuala Lumpur’s central square is dominated by a soaring flagpole where the Malaysian flag was raised to mark independence in 1957. On its western edge stands the Royal Selangor Club, a former hangout for wealthy colonials, while opposite is the 19th-century Sultan Abdul Samad Building, noted for its fanciful Moorish-style turrets.

Opening Times: Daily 24 hours.
Admission Fees: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Telephone: +60 3 2698 0332 (tourist office)
Menara Kuala Lumpur

One of the world's tallest telecommunications towers, the dome-topped, needle-like Menara Kuala Lumpur has fantastic 360° panoramic views from its 276m-high (905ft) observation deck overlooking the soaring Petronas Towers and surrounding skyscrapers. It’s a good starting point to get your bearings and also offers a revolving restaurant, cafes and a souvenir shop.

Opening Times: Daily 0900-2200.
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Telephone: +60 3 2020 5444
Muzium Negara (National Museum)

The National Museum is an essential stop for anyone interested in Malaysia’s rich history and culture. Completed in 1963, the eye-catching building combines architectural elements from across the nation and holds exhibitions covering everything from tribal culture to modern times. Free English-language guided tours run Monday to Saturday.

Opening Times: Daily 0900-1800.
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Telephone: +60 3 2267 1111
Petronas Towers

Measuring an eye-watering 452m (1,483ft), the futuristic Petronas ruled as the world's tallest buildings between 1998 and 2004. Visitors can marvel at the intricate exteriors incorporating traditional Islamic motifs before shooting up to the 42nd floor, where a bridge links the two towers together. The grand finale is on the 86th level, where there’s an observation deck with heart-racing views.

Opening Times: Yes
Admission Fees: Yes
Disabled Access: No
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