Kuala Lumpur is the bustling capital city of Malaysia. The city is culturally diverse, easy to get around, and extremely clean. Better known as KL, this city has lots of sightseeing, delicious places to eat, large shopping malls and plenty of skyscrapers.You either arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) or KLIA2. The train that connects both locations takes you to KL Sentral in about 30-minutes. The price of a ticket is 55 MYR/$13 USD. The easiest and most affordable way to get around Kuala Lumpur is by metro. You can find directions on Google Maps. If it includes a lot of walking, you might want to consider hiring a Grab instead. Here’s a 3-day travel guide to KL!

DAY 1

Depending on what area you’re staying in, you can walk/take the metro or hire a Grab driver to bring you to Merdeka Square. From there, you can walk around Sultan Abdul Samad building. 

From there, make your way over to the KL Eco Forest and explore the bridges throughout the forest. Now make your way over to the Petronas Towers. You can purchase tickets and head to the top or admire the skyscrapers from the outside. There are many spots around the KLCC park where you can get some epic photos.

Head over to Helipad Lounge, an active helicopter landing platform, which turns into a bar at night. You can relax over a few drinks and have a nice sunset view over the city. 

DAY 2

Wake up early and head straight to Thean Hou Temple which opens at 7:30am. You’ll be able to enjoy one of Southeast Asia’s largest Chinese temples all to ourselves. Then head over to the Wilayah Mosque where you can enjoy a free guided tour starting at 10am. The mosque provides clothing for both men and women. 

If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, head over to the Perdana Botanical Gardens where you can take a refreshing walk. It is free to enter the gardens but you can also check out the bird park or butterfly gardens for an additional fee. 

After all that walking, we would suggest heading over to a night market where you can taste all different types of local cuisines. Depending on what night you’re in KL, you can find the best market to go to. 

DAY 3

Rise and shine for another early wake up call. On your last day, head over to the Batu Caves. It opens at 6am so make sure to get there before 8am to you’ll have the colorful stairs to yourselves. Entrance is free but if you go to the Dark Caves there is an entrance fee (33MYR/$8USD). On your way up the stairs, make sure you watch out for the sneaky monkeys all around the caves!

After exploring the caves, you can head back into the center and check out all the different malls in KL. We loved the electronics mall and it had everything we needed! 

 

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There are so many things to see and do in KL but there are also so many places to eat! Check out these restaurants during your visit: 

VCR – This spot was located in Bukit Bintang and we came here for breakfast. Great food options and the coffee was just right. We ;oved the modern vibe!

Merchant’s Lane – A 15-minute walk away from Merdeka Square, this was such a cute place to have lunch. Decor was just right and the food was good!

Tg’s Nasi Kandar – Located in the Bukit Bintang area, this restaurant has some amazing local food options. The double cheese naan is to die for, the chicken and lamb tandoori was just right and the ice tea tarik was delicious!

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