The Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, or simply K.L as it is affectionately known as, is a fast-growing, economic powerhouse of the East situated in the Klang Valley. As the 6th most visited city on earth with 8.9 million tourists each year, Kuala Lumpur boasts an infinite number of tourist hotspots, historic landmarks and entertainment opportunities ensuring that there is always something to discover. The city’s instantly recognisable, futuristic skyline serves as one of its most iconic attractions, whilst its rich heritage as a frontier trading post during the 18th century is still visible in KL’s architecture and Old Town. Booking a trip to the Far East with Secret Hotels ensures discounts on room rates of up to 35%, meaning that customers get to spend more enjoying themselves during their time in Malaysia than on premium room rates.
As an up and coming global city, Kuala Lumpur is populated with glistening skyscrapers and ultramodern architecture. Arguably its most famous example of this are the Petronus Towers, the tallest twin buildings in the world. With an impressive 88 floors and a vertiginous observation deck, the tower is a popular tourist destination for those after panoramic views over the entire metropolis. Other notable architectural landmarks include the Kuala Lumpur Tower, which is still used for public broadcasting today, the TM Tower, home to one of Malaysia’s most significant telecommunications company and the Malaysian Houses of Parliament.
Tourists also enjoy spending a day wandering the vast grounds of the Istana Negara or Malaysian Royal Palace. Formerly the official residence of the Malaysian royal family, the palace has been converted into a Royal Museum as of 2013. The palace regularly puts on Changing of the Guard ceremonies and permanent mounted guards protect the main gates, making for the perfect tourist photo opportunity.
The city is also host to numerous significant religious sites, including the ornate Jamek Mosque which is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia. Another site of religious importance are the imposing Batu Caves which are a network of tunnelled temples and shrines carved into a limestone hill. Guarded by a 140ft gold painted Murugan statute, a Hindu deity, the caves are a major tourist attraction and are also famous for the hordes of macaque monkeys that also call the caves home. The site is also the location of the famous annual Thaipusam festival in which millions of Hindu worshippers gather to make offerings to the deity.
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