24 hours in Kuala Lumpur


When I traveled to one of the unexplored place of Malaysia, Borneo, I had around 24 hours in Kuala Lumpur as a stopover. 24 hours in a city are very less time to actually know the city, but it is also quite enough time to explore the best and top attraction.

Places which you can visit in Kuala Lumpur in 24 hours.

Petronas Twin Tower

The main and most important attraction of KL is the Petronas Twin Tower. One of the tallest tower in Southeast Asia, Towers give you the view of an entire KL city. The location is the tower is in the heart of the city and is in the prime location from which all the other places are nearby.

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View from Petronas Twin Tower
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Petronas Twin Tower

KL Tower

10 minutes drive from Petronas Twin Tower, KL Tower is one of the tallest radio towers in Southeast Asia. Though it is smaller than Twin Tower, but the view from KL Tower is equally mesmerizing. The best part of KL Tower is open air observation deck. At night, the view of KL Tower is breathtaking as it features a side view of Twin Tower.

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View from KL Tower
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KL Tower

When time is less, it is better to do only one of the two towers so that you get more time to see other places. Dilemma people face is to choose which tower. View from KL Tower is good as it features Twin Tower, but going to KL and not going up to Twin Tower is unimaginable.

So choose Twin Tower first, KL Tower second!


Right outside the Patronas twin tower building is a huge KLCC park. It is quite big and well maintained park. For people with kids, it is the best place for them to spend some time. It features a pool and also rides in the garden. For teens, it has small hut kind of place where they can chill. For the fitness enthusiast, the park has a track for them to run or walk. KLCC park has everything for everyone!

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KLCC Park outside Petronas Mall

Bukit Bintang

After all the sightseeing, it is time for shopping and eating. Bukit Bintang is the best place to do both. It has apart from mall and restaurant, an option for street food. It has an entire lane of pocket friendly restaurants. For non-vegetarian, it is a best place to eat seafood along with other delicacies.

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Bukit Bintang Street Photo Courtesy: Kuala-lumpur.ws

If you have less time in city, best option is to head over to Twin Tower, spend time on the Observation Deck and the bridge which will take around 1-2 hours then go to other places around.

Obviously, you have many more places to visit in Kuala Lumpur.

KL Bird Park

For bird enthusiastic, KL Bird Park has around 200 species of birds and famous bird in the park is Hornbill. The location is a little away from the city centre but not far which can make you skip on other places.KL Bird Park

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KL Bird ParkPhoto Courtesy: Asia Web Direct

Aquarium KLCC

KLCC (Kuala Lumpur Conventional Centre) has an aquarium beneath which is newly opened attraction for families with kids. The Aquarium KLCC has over 250 different species and it is right next to Petronas Twin Tower.

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Aquarium KLCC Photo Courtesy: Kuala-lumpur.ws

China Town

Another famous shopping destination is China Town. Perfect place for street shopping and also place to eat food which is reasonably priced!

Little India

For majority of Indian, this is the place to be. It has all the options for Indian Food and also good for shopping.

Masjid Jamek and Masjid Negara

2 of the historical and old Masjid in Kuala Lumpur, it is a place for anyone who wish to see a place of worship, carving and the history of local people.

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Masjid Negara Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia
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Masjid Jamek Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia

Now, moving away from city, Kuala Lumpur has many other places which you can visit on the outskirts.

Some (rather all require an overnight stay) are worth visiting during your long haul.

Batu Cave

Some 1-2 hours away from city, Batu cave, as the title says is a 400m limestone hill with a series of cave and temple.

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Baku Cave Photo Courtesy: Attraction Malaysia

Cameron Highlands

One of the hill station near Kuala Lumpur surrounded by greenery and tea plantation.

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Cameron Highlands Photo Courtesy: Cameron Highlands

In city in itself, it is a big hill resort with the amazing view, rides and entertainment.

Genting Highlands

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Genting Highlands Photo Courtesy: Genting Highlands

Whether it is a long haul or short, the city has many things to offer and this are top of the top things in Kuala Lumpur.

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