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Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, the home of the PETRONAS Towers and a fantastic spot for a stopover. In fact, I have had fleeting visits twice before by strategically booking a stopover with my flights. Occurring once on the way to Europe for a backpacking trip back in 2012 and recently on my Sri Lankan / Maldivian odyssey. Being the home of Malaysian Airlines Kuala Lumpur is an easy stop over just like other major hubs such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai and is a place not to be missed. Oh and did I mention it was a cheap place to visit?
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1) The obvious, PETRONAS Towers
These iconic towers stand tall across the skyline and are famous within the city of KL. Missing the opportunity to visit the top of the PETRONAS towers while on my first trip due to it being sold out, I made sure to book online before arriving in the city. I was able to skip queues and not waste the small amount of time I had within the city. Once at the top of the towers, the view of the sprawling city is mesmerising.
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2) The Batu Caves
Would you like to see a 42.7m high gold statue of Murugan, a Hindu god? Yes? Be sure to head out to the Batu Caves just out of the city of KL. Not only is it famous for the gigantic statue there is also some caves, fancy that. After walking up a multitude of steps avoiding the sneaky yet cute monkeys who will steal anything and everything you arrive at some pretty epic caves that are certainly worth a look.
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3) The Butterfly Park
This small yet pretty Butterfly house can is situated within the Lake Gardens of Kuala Lumpur not far from the famous bird park. If you are interested in a butterfly park without thousands of butterflies swooping around your head, and you want a tranquil place to relax in be sure to check out the Butterfly Park. However, if you are more into thousands of butterflies everywhere, I wouldn’t waste your money on exploring this park. To be honest, I was a little disappointed with the lack of butterflies however the massive coy fish were especially fun to feed
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4) Templer Park Waterfalls
North of the city is a park known as Templer Park. Home to some stunning waterfalls, often filled with locals and tourists alike there are many beautiful natural pools. There are chances to bathe in the water below the waterfalls, and this is a place not to be missed.
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Where to stay!!
Kuala Lumpur is home to a massive array of accommodation options. From hotels, hostels, resorts and Air BnB’s there is something to suit everyone’s needs. On both occasions, I have stayed in hotels. Once in a luxurious hotel and the second was more of the standard level. However being within Asia the standard level is still incredible for a very reasonable price. To check out some hotels in Kuala Lumpur with fantastic prices check out Traveloka.
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Need to get to KL?
Depending on where you are coming from, KL can be easy to get to. For me, from Australia, I have a direct flight from my major capital city, Adelaide, on Malaysia Airlines. So it is super easy. However, coming in overland can be a little trickier. Check out Travel The Fire’s tips for Using The Train In Malaysia.
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After not experiencing the best hotel on a recent stay in Kuala Lumpur, the Royce Hotel to be specific, I thought it was our duty to share luxurious and beautiful places to stay within the vibrant and fun city. Having not personally stayed in a luxurious hotels within KL we have called upon amazing fellow travel bloggers to share their incredible experiences. Here are their thoughts:
The Hotel Pullman – Escaping Abroad
The Hotel Pullman (formerly Prince Hotel) in Kuala Lumpur’s city center is an ideal place to stay in the city. It’s central location makes for easy transportation, walking distance to KL’s most prestigious mall The Pavilion and to the Petronas Towers. Spacious rooms comes with large comfortable beds, floor to ceiling windows with city views, and bathroom’s that have views of the famous towers. Amenities include a spa, swimming pools, business center and a fitness room with cardio machines and resistance training equipment. A variety of fine dining restaurants conveniently located within the hotel offer several different ethnic cuisines. You never need to leave the comforts of the property unless you so desire. A free shuttle offers rides to multiple city locations.
Sunway Lagoon – Full Time Wanderlusters
This resort is a destination in itself! Located around half an hour drive from KL city centre, this hub of entertainment offers something for everyone and for most budgets. Between the resorts two world class hotels, the Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa and the Sunway Pyramid Hotel, there is a variety of accommodation options available from standard hotel rooms to themed suites and luxury villas. No matter which room you go for you’ll have access to all of the amenities the Sunway Resort has to offer, including a gorgeous swimming pool complete with landscaping and waterfalls to give you that tropical feel, and plenty more right on your doorstep.
The biggest draw to Sunway Lagoon are the theme parks; the Water Park with it’s many slides and rides and tune your surfing skills on their wave simulator, the Amusement Park perfect for little ones and the young at heart alike, the Wildlife Park boasting encounters with animals from all over the world, the Extreme Park where the rides are not for the faint hearted and the Scream Park – one I dared not enter myself – where you can have the living day lights scared out of you as you walk through a live action scare maze. And after a big day of thrills or maybe even relaxing by the pool, walk directly across the road for all your retail needs. Here you’ll find a shopping mall with all the top retailers, world class dining, late night entertaiment and even an indoor skating rink!
Hilton Kuala Lumpur – Traveling Thru History
When we moved to Malaysia we stayed in the Hilton by Brickfields for two weeks and again a year later for a week. It is such a fantastic place and I’d say it qualifies as luxury. The rooms were spacious, the bathrooms were spectacular and the views were amazing.
One thing we really enjoyed was the Executive Lounge. Since we were on a top floor, we had access to the Executive Lounge where they served a lovely breakfast spread in the morning along with complimentary finger foods and drinks through the day and then an impressive complimentary dinner buffet each night. Plus, they have a rooftop pool, large fitness center with fitness classes and personal trainers, multiple upscale restaurants, a large lobby with live music and a full-service spa. The staff are excellent, too. I was having trouble understanding someone on the phone one day, so the concierge handled the call and got all the information I needed to run my errands. Another plus is the hotel’s convenient location. The hotel is right across from the main train station, which made getting around the city so much easier. Overall, the Hilton Kuala Lumpur is pretty great and we really loved staying there.
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So there you have it! If only I knew about these places before we travelled to KL. Being a cheap country to visit, hotel accommodation is also cheap in comparison to other countries. Therefore it is a fantastic city to branch out on some luxury.
Once in KL, not sure what to do? Check out our 10 MUST DOs For In And Around Kuala Lumpur, According To Incredible Travel Bloggers.
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Situated within the Brickfields area is the newly established Royce Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. This was home for us for three days on our fleeting trip to the capital of Malaysia. …