A lively and extremely built up city, Kuala Lumper is skyscraper heaven with countless impressive sturdy structures. Many parts of the city are still being built as it goes and the result of this means that many of these grand views are obstructed by heavy machinery and dug up land which is a little un-photogenic I guess.
But nevertheless, it is a city worth visiting especially if you are a fan of towering skylines and watching the busy and electric lives unfold around you.
Like Singapore, Kuala Lumper offers a spacious green paradise in the heart of its city. The contrast between stepping off a hectic busy street and walking into a nature’s haven is an almost surreal experience but yet so wonderful. It’s a great escape from the busy outside life and it feels amazing to be in a more peaceful atmosphere hidden inside the city.
You don’t even need to go specifically to the botanical gardens in Kuala Lumper since the city offers many open green fields that just spring up on you after you take a few turnings in the centre. These green areas are often decorated with incredible fountains and floral arrangements. So my main advice whilst travelling the city is to keep a book or your headphones at hand ready for if you just happen to wander across a relaxing scenic spot of greenery in the mists of a hectic road.
This delightful tourist attraction on the outskirts of Kuala Lumper was a great addition to the trip. Batu Caves have some incredible interior caves with amazing sculptures and temples nearby. Plus if you fancy then there are many cave tours that let you go further into the dark caves and explore them.
The access to Batu caves is so easy since it has its own metro stop and is so worth the effort of going since the whole structure is just an incredible sight. Plus if the thousand years old temples and exciting caves don’t sell it to you then the thousands of monkeys willing to interact with you definitely will. Although hold onto your possessions tight cause they are quick and clever little things.
Most big cities nowadays have a China Town and so you may start to think ‘well what’s the big deal with this one?’ I guess my answer as to what makes the China Town in Kuala Lumpur worth visiting is firstly the amazing atmosphere with its bubbling market stalls and red lantern sky-roofs and secondly because there is incredible authentic food that will have your mouth watering the second you start smelling it.
If you are a big foodie then nothing beats real Chinese food and even if you are not, then still nothing can beat it. On top of all of this, I found that the people in China Town here are extremely welcoming and love to interact with you so don’t be shy and embrace their companionship and contagious smiles.
This is by far the best market I have been to in a long time. The endless arts and crafts stores accompanied by the most creative art displays is just a truly captivating scene that you must witness with your own eyes. You can purchase almost anything your mind can possibly think of here at Sentral Market and it is the perfect location for finding unique souvenirs and gifts.
The best part of the market for me, however, was definitely the 3D art gallery on the second floor. If you want a solid hour of good fun and lots of hilarious photos which all in all is great value for money then look no further than here. The whole gallery is painted into various 3D scenes, this includes Madagascar, James Bond and even a full-on recreation of the famous Titanic scene, so your dreams of becoming Jack and Rose can finally come true.
So whilst travelling South East Asia, be sure to stop by Kuala Lumper because it really is a gem of a city that hits all the big criteria for what makes a good destination – food, fun and amazing landmarks!
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