The capital and largest city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is primly positioned on the central west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. A delightful mix of cross-cultural influences and traditions, Kuala Lumpur boasts a unique blend of old world and new world sophistication. Home to amazing sights, sensational sounds, aromatic smells and fantastic people, Kuala Lumpur, or KL as it is commonly referred to, is a tourist treasure. KL reflects it modernity and quest for international recognition in the famous Twin Petronas Towers – the tallest building in the world. However, the city still retains much of its old-time character and local colour with its vast collection of colonial buildings, vibrant Chinatown and bustling Little India. KL also features an abundance of natural beauty in the Lake Gardens, Tasik Perdana (Premier Lake) and Bird Park, an enormous walk-in aviary with 160 species of birds from throughout Southeast Asia. These gardens have given the region its other name of “Garden City of Lights”. Just north of the city, the huge Batu Caves are among KL's best-known attractions. The caves are also used for Hindu festivals and pilgrimages. KL has a lively nightlife scene and a fascinating art and performance culture, which blends contemporary and traditional styles from many backgrounds. And don’t forget to check out all the latest fashions at the many malls, boutique retailers, markets and street venders displayed across the city.