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Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. In the recent years it has become a sprawling metro and a hub of shopping centres and malls. The Petronas Towers which is the second highest building in the world is Kuala Lumpur’s most famous landmark.  

 

Bukit Bintang is Kuala Lumpur’s most popular shopping area. It is a great spot for entertainment and leisure activities. Kuala Selangor, an hour away from Kuala Lumpur has mangrove coastline. The Kuala Selangor Nature Park is a protected mangrove swamp area. It is a haven for migratory birds. You can also find otters, monkeys, monitor lizards. The birds there are spoon-billed sandpiper, kingfisher, Chinese goshawk, Japanese sparrow hawk, eagles, plover, and the brahminy kite.

 

Near Kuala Lumpur there are many diving spots and Pulau Besar is one of the closest. Besar Island is 3 km from the city and has nice beaches. The island is a tourist’s spot for diving and snorkelling.

 

Kuala Lumpur has its own Little India. It is located near Masjid India Street. There are Indian shops selling breads, flower garlands and even Bollywood films and music. The Batu Caves are situated to the north of Kuala Lumpur. The caves are located on a large limestone hill.


The National Museum known as Muzium Negara in Malay is situated outside the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens. Built in 1963, is a blend of Malay and modern architecture. The two parts of the museum exhibits historical relics, weapons, artifacts, cultural items, handicrafts, and currencies.


The Thean Hou Temple situated on top of a hill is one of Southeast Asia’s oldest temples. The temple has spectacular patterns on the roofs and murals on the walls. Many festivals are celebrated at this temple.

 

Kuala Lumpur is a shopper’s paradise. There are a variety of shopping streets and bazaars as well as posh souks and malls.

 

 




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