10 Exciting Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur.

10 Exciting Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur happened to be on our travel list ever since we got back to the UK in 2016. With pictures flying across our Instagram of this beautiful city, how could we resist a stopover when traveling through Asia? We fell in love with Kuala Lumpur in just a few days and we hope you do too. Here are our 10 Exciting Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur.

Watch a Fountain Show In front of Suria KLCC Mall.

At approximately 7:30pm make sure you grab a seat on the local garden outside of Suria KLCC Mall because that’s where you will catch an amazing fountain display. This show happens on the hour every hour until late after the sunset so if you miss the first one you can always catch the second one. With great music and colourful displays this place gets super crowded fast so it’s best to catch it early.

TIP: The fountain display is free so make sure you just bring a sarong or blanket to sit on.

Explore the Botanical Gardens.

One of our favourite things to do here in Malaysia was to walk around the stunning gardens located just outside the city centre. Flooded with greenery this is a great spot to hang out with friends during a hot day or perfect if you want to get some exercise into your daily routine. As you walk through the gardens you will notice little bamboo areas where you can sit and chill with some well needed shade.

TIP: We recommend visiting during the morning or late afternoon as peak hours can get pretty hot.

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Stroll around Federation Mosque.

With a free tour from a local volunteer, you can learn so much about the Islamic community from visiting this lesser known but exceptional Mosque. Compared to the national Mosque where it gets thousands of visitors every day. This Mosque only receives 3,000 a year and with it’s breathtaking beauty we can’t understand why. Once you arrive they give you a robe to walk around in but also make sure you also wear something respectful anyway.

TIP: Visitors are only allowed to visit outside of prayer time, therefore best to avoid during these hours. For more information you can check out their website here.

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We found this place through Instagram and honestly it’s one of the most beautiful things we have ever seen. The photos we saw at first were stunning but they really didn’t do the mosque justice. You have to see it in person! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ•Œ Every part of this mosque has taken influence from all over the world, there is so much detail and craftsmanship here that it is incredible… And we were standing right here, admiring every inch of it with not another soul around. Completely awe struck by its beauty. πŸ™πŸΌβœ¨ #bohemiantravels #mindfultravel #malaysia #travelcouple #kualalumpur #mosque – Blog in bio. πŸ‘« – Follow @tillyyoga for more wellbeing and mindfulness. πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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Visit China Town.

China town is located on Petaling Street, one of the busiest streets in Kuala Lumpur. Also known as ‘Chee Cheong Kai‘ (Starch Factory Street), a reference to its roots as a tapioca-producing district. With it’s colorful and lively atmosphere, huge markets that sell pretty much everything and delicious food why wouldn’t you visit? Apparently, to the locals, this is a place that never sleeps!

TIP: Avoid visiting the markets on Chinese New Year as majority of stalls will be closed.

Climb Batu Caves.

Known as one of KL’s biggest tourist attractions, this is where you will find the colourful stairs leading up to the temple in the cave. This place is as beautiful as it is on Instagram, with over 272 sweaty steps to climb it’s totally worth it for the view at the top and a visit to the temple.

TIP: Make sure you avoid public holidays and weekends as it can get really busy. (It’s also free to climb the stairs but there is a fee at the top).

Go Shopping at one of the Numerous Malls.

One of the first things we noticed about Kuala Lumpur was the amount of malls that seem to be dotted around every district. With most of them covering 4 floors and more you will spend hours wandering around the endless shops and food courts. These malls we found were quite westernised compared to most of Asia so perfect to grab anything you’re missing from home.

ECO-TIP: Make sure you take your own bags to avoid access plastic. Click here to grab to buy eco friendly and organically produced.

Try a Banana roti.

One of the best places to try indian food if you haven’t already is in Kuala Lumpur. With hundreds of places to choose from we recommend trying the famous Banana Roti. Made with local ingredients this dish is a favourite amongst travellers from all over. Great for the tastebuds and even better for the wallet.

TIP: Most roti are vegan however just double check with your restaurant to be safe.

Visit KL’s Best Kept Secret.

What used to be a helicopter pad has turned into one of Kuala Lumpur’s finest establishments. With a 360 degree view of the city, high above the clouds, this is a place you have to add to your bucket list. We managed to catch the sun turn red and fade behind the clouds on our visit and it was amazing.

TIP: You have to buy a drink to go up which can be pricey but it’s totally worth it. Also arrive early to miss majority of the crowds. Known as the Helipad bar.

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Take a Swim in an Infinite Pool.

If you search for Kuala Lumpur on any social media you will see majority of people swimming above the city in the most amazing infinite pools. Most hotels actually include an infinite pool, however if yours doesn’t it’s easy enough to buy a day pass and spend the whole day soaking up the sun with the most surreal views.

Travel Around Kuala Lumpur.

Kuala Lumpur is the perfect city to walk or cycle around. If you’re planning on visiting a few places in a short space of time we recommend downloading the Grab app for cheaper rides.

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One of our simple life mantras.. You’ve got to work hard to get there. πŸ’ͺ🏼 Mantras are a great way to stay focused and motivated on your goals. People get distracted and demotivated more often than not but you just have to back yourself and trust that if you persevere you will make it to where you want to be. So if you need of a little bit of motivation right now, here it is one more time.. You’ve got to work hard to achieve your dreams. It will all be worth it in the endβœ¨πŸ™ŒπŸΌ #bohemiantravels #mindfultravel #travelcouple #mantra – Blog in bio. πŸ‘« – Follow @tillyyoga for more wellbeing and mindfulness. πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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