Kuala Lumpur - the capital of Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, the second largest city in Malaysia and the capital of the country is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the region in what concerns both its population and its economy. Speaking about economy, tourism plays a big part in it. Being visited by approximately nine million tourists every year, Kuala Lumpur is the sixth most visited city in the world. It is the home of large hotel chains, shopping centers and megamalls, but also luxurious and elegant restaurants. Tourism has helped the city develop also because of the conventions which form the conference tourism, expanding in the last years. Thus, you can imagine that finding a nice hotel in Kuala Lumpur is not difficult.

Even if it has a large number of attractions, Kuala Lumpur is usually seen by tourists who only wander around it. Crowded, but worth seeing, the city centre has many attractions for foreigners. The Independence Square, locally known as the Dataran Merdeka, is the place where natives celebrate their independence day. It is the spot where their independence was proclaimed on August 31, 1957. Here, there are also some Colonial-era buildings, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the modern National Mosque. Two important museums have their home here too: the Police Museum and the Islamic Arts Museum, next to the oasis of the Lake Gardens and near to the narrow streets of Chinatown, the city’s traditional commercial district. If you want to taste some traditional food or to shop for your loved ones, this is the place to go before you leave the capital of Malaysia.

Once the world’s tallest buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers are also worth seeing. They are situated in the Golden Triangle, a shopping and night life district. Nearby you can take a visit to the Aquaria Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, home to 5,000 varieties of tropical fish and lodge at the Hilton Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Step out of the city for a little while, because just outside of it there are several attractions worth visiting. The Batu Caves in the Northern suburbs of the city are the focal point of the annual Thaipusam festival which you can witness if you arrive there in February. It is a fascinating and not at all dangerous setting, even if the entrance is 50 feet below the main temple cave. If you are there with children, then also go to the Malaysia’s National Zoo nearby.

Either you are there for the huge parks, for going to the world’s most luxurious spas or for shopping in one of the world’s most incredible malls, Kuala Lumpur will offer you the experiences you are looking for. Don’t forget to opt for a luxurious hotel in Kuala Lumpur to accommodate and you’ll certainly enjoy your getaway.