Kuala Lumpur

Harmony of cultures

1 Jan to 01 Jan
The capital and largest city of Malaysia is a mega urban centre where several cultures live harmoniously. Despite being relatively "young", this metropolis was born from a small village of miners, making it one of the top destinations for tourists in Asia.

The Batu Caves are the ideal starting point to explore the city. These are approximately 200 huge caves that house Hindu temples, protected by a huge 43-meter-tall statue of the Murugan divinity at the entrance. Then visit the largest twin towers in the world - the Petronas Twin Towers - and take some photos at the KLCC Park (there are signs that indicate the best places to take pictures), or climb to the top of the Menara KL and be dazzled with the fantastic panoramic view. Get to know the history of Kuala Lumpur in the KL City Gallery and then go to Merdeka Square, a place of great symbolism since it was here that the first flag of the country was hoisted. The Clock Tower and the Jamek Mosque are also mandatory visits.

Explore one of the many ethnic districts - Chinese, Indian and Muslim - and marvel at the Thean Hou Temple, where you can observe the mix of cultures in the city. Do not miss the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the oldest building in the city, and the Royal Palace - although it is only allowed to see its exterior, since entries are not authorized because it is the official residence of the Malaysian royal family. Shop at the Central Market, at the Suria KLCC or at the Pavillion and, to regain strengths, nothing like a traditional Malaysian meal in one of the city's finest restaurants, such as Marini's on 57 or Bijan. If you are a nightlife lover, go to the Changkat Bukit Bitang - a huge avenue full of pubs, bars and restaurants - and the SkyBar, an open air bar with fantastic views and even a swimming pool!