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Why go to Kuala Lumpur

If you think you’re in for a classic city break experience during your Kuala Lumpur holiday, think again. The Garden City of Lights is a multicultural wonder full of contrasts; think towering skyscrapers, glass-fronted shopping malls and street food markets threaded with incense-infused temples and avenues of gnarly banyan trees.

From shimmering glass and steel to colourful minarets, Kuala Lumpur's skyline is a mashup of ancient, colonial and futuristic architecture; there’s the onion-domed Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad building, the Menara Kuala Lumpur – with its revolving restaurant and observation deck – and, of course, the iconic twin Petronas Towers.

Architecture aside, Kuala Lumpur is a top city for culture and, as you’d expect from a capital, there’s a wide range of museums and art galleries to choose from. Pop into the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum & Art Gallery for an introduction to Islamic banking, and head to the National Museum for an overview of Malaysian history.

Travel Information

Language

Malay

Currency

Malaysian ringgit

Average flight time(from London)

13 hrs
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