Kuala Lumpur

Travel guide - Kuala Lumpur

Skyscrapers up in the clouds, and on the ground, the hubbub of the markets and the typically Asian street... Welcome to Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaisia, a multi faceted city which lives life at a frenetic and modern pace!

The emblem of this modernity is first and foremost the architectural feat which is the Petronas Towers. These twin towers are as impressive from the ground as from up in the air. To take in a fine view of Kuala Lumpur, hop in the elevator and go up the Menara Tower, and don't forget your camera!

Continue to explore Kuala Lumpur with a visit to the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and immerse yourself in the frenetic pace of the streets and the numerous activities which take place there. This will also be the occasion to try some of the local specialities which include dishes from Chinese, Indian, and Thai cuisine, as Kuala Lumpur is a multicultural city with many ethnic communities.

This cultural richness is to be found in the numerous festivals in the city such as the Citrawarna Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival and the Diwali Festival of Lanterns, all key moments in Malaysian cultural life, these exotic festivals will colour your stay in Kuala Lumpur.

For a family stay in Kuala Lumpur, check out the Putrajaya International Hot Air Balloon Festival and be sure to visit Kuala Lumpur Bird Park to discover the amazing variety of fauna and flora in Malaisia.

Thrill seekers won't want to miss the Formula 1 Grand Prix, a key even on the sports calendar in Malaisia. The first Asian city to have hosted the Commonwealth Games in 1998, Kuala Lumpur is a city of sports whose reputation reaches far and wide, notably in motor racing, equestrian sports and badminton.

Nestling between mountains, equatorial forests and coral reefs which characterise Malaisia, Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant and dynamic place!

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