Kuala Lumpur

The capital of Malaysia and means translated

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Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and means translated "muddy river mouth". The inhabitants simply call it "KL". It is the cultural centre of Malaysia and a melting pot of nations. The eleven million tourists who visit Kuala Lumpur every year meet Malay, Chinese, Thais, Tamils and Indians etc., who help to shape the city with their many religions and cultures. Minarets, Chinese pagodas, temples of the Indians and church towers of Christians can be found throughout the city. The vibrant city with over a million inhabitants has a lot of shopping facilities, in which the inhabitants of Kuala Lumpur like to spend their time and has an enormous variety of eating cultures. But a beautiful beach is not one of them!
Kuala Lumpur - Petronas Twin Towers© rudi1976 / Fotolia

Hardly anyone will spend a beach holiday in Kuala Lumpur, but it is better to spend it in Bali or on Langkawi, Pulau Tioman, Penang or Pulau Redang. Nevertheless it is interesting to have a look at the 22 km long "Gold Coast Sepang". It is about an hour's drive southwest of Kuala Lumpur and early in the morning or in the evening it is high tide and swimming is possible. But if you come to the beach during the day, it is low tide and the wadden zone is full of thousands of orange crabs pushing mud balls and then disappearing into a hole.

The most striking building in Kuala Lumpur are the Petronas Twin Towers, the landmark of the city. At the moment they are the highest twin towers in the world and everyone can visit the Observation Deck on the 86th floor or look down from the Skybridge. But you should get tickets early in the morning, because there is a visitor limit per day. At the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers, visitors can visit the Suria KLCC shopping mall (Kuala Lumpur City Centre), which has six floors of shops and boutiques. It is twice as big as the KaDaWe in Berlin.

Suria KLCC is a shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur, right next to the Petronas Towers. Countless shops and boutiques are spread over six floors and the sales area is twice as large as the KaDeWe in Berlin. Behind the Twin Towers and the shopping mall there is the KLCC Park in the middle of the high-rise buildings. If you want to recover from your shopping tour, you can relax in this very well-tended park and enjoy the view of the towers.

Another tower worth seeing is the television tower called Menara Kuala Lumpur or Kuala Lumpur Tower. It is the highest in Malaysia and the seventh highest in the world. It stands on Bukit Nana's hill and is 421 meters high. It offers the visitor a 360° panoramic view and is considered the highlight in Kuala Lumpur. High-speed elevators catapult guests to the top within a minute. Here one has a magnificent view of the city and in good weather the view reaches as far as the Strait of Malacca.
Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves statue© Emile Noir / Fotolia

Bukit Bintang is a popular nightlife district for young people. Here you will find shopping malls, night markets and bars, you can try the diverse Malaysian cuisine at the Hawker Center and the Arab quarter has many delicacies for dinner. With the Kuala Lumpur Monorail Train you can easily find the quarter - the exit is called like the quarter: Bukit Bintang. If you decide to visit Kuala Lumpur, keep in mind that the climate is tropical with temperatures between 23°C and 33°C all year round.

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