How to Plan a 3 Day Trip to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Attractions

How to Plan a 3 Day Trip to Kuala Lumpur

If you've only got a short time, perhaps just 3 days to explore the metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, you are still lucky enough! You can actually fit in some of the best attractions in the city into a 3-day itinerary. Here is the perfect combination of places to visit during your short time here.

Day 1

Batu Caves

This is one of the most alluring tourist attractions in KL and it is definitely worth a visit. These are a collection of limestone caves that have been formed many many years ago. The ancient people thought this to be a good place to build a temple which has now become a wonder of history. This is a place of religious significance to the Hindus. The most iconic part of it all is the massive statue of Murugan Swami that you will see at the entrance.

Petronas Tower

This was once considered the tallest structure in the world until it was surpassed by another. The twin buildings with 88 floors are connected by a double-decker sky bridge that goes from the 41st to the 42nd floor. The towers are used as office space; however, the base of the towers belong to the shopping mall called Suria KLC and the Petronas Philharmonic Concert Hall.

Symphony Fountain Lightshow

For the best experience, this is a place that you must visit in the evening. The water fountain here has special jets of water that shoot water 350 metres into the air. By night is a beautiful display of a water dance accompanied by music and lights. The performance is romantic indeed!

Day 2

KL Tower

Yes, the tower is a communications tower and one of the best entertainment hubs in the city. There is a grand viewing deck right at the top which takes the elevator just 54 seconds to get right to the highest point. Amazing views of KL city awaits you there. Furthermore, this tower is also home to the revolving restaurant called Atmosphere 360, Coral Blue Aquarium, a mini zoo an F1 experience and an Upside-down House.

KL Forest EcoPark

This is a tropical rainforest and is home to a 100-year-old Jelutong tree. This rainforest was classified as a nature reserve in 1906. There are endangered animals that call this place home. Visitors and stroll through the pathways and observe nature. The canopy walk is a great way to view the treetops as well.

Bukit Bintang

Now, for your dose of retail therapy, Bukit Bintang is second to none! This is KL's shopping centre and you'll find all there is to buy in KL right here. From fashionable clothing to accessories and even food. Bukit Bintang is easily accessible from many a serviced apartment in KL.

Day 3

Perdana Botanical Garden

This is the oldest garden here and spans across 250 acres. It was first initiated in the 1880s. the entrance to the garden is totally free, however, a few attractions might charge a small fee. It is frequently visited by both locals and tourists alike.

Merdeka Square

This is also known as Independence Square. It was once a police training ground and later became a cricket field. Once the nation gained independence from the British, the Malaysian flag was hoisted here. It is said that the buildings surrounding the field are historic buildings.

Jamek Mosque

This is also called the 'Friday Mosque' and is situated where the Gombak and Klang rivers meet. It's exteriors and interiors take a Moorish, Islam and Moghal style architecture. If you are lodged at PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur, the mosque is just a 7-minute drive away.

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