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Highlights of Kuala Lumpur Walking Tour

Shopping, architecture, culture and history
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 4.4 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  Kuala Lumpur is a city of many faces, due to its historical and multicultural heritage. Covering history, architecture, culture & ... more »

Tips:  Things to bring: A wide brim hat, sunscreen and plenty of drinking water.

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Points of Interest

Begin this tour at Chinatown (also known as Petaling Street) and watch the place emerge from its slumbers into a bustling area.

Chinatown consists of pre-war shop houses and rows of stalls selling fake branded handbags, wallets, belts, watches, sunglasses and more. Apparel such as T-shirts and shorts are available in a wide variety too. Don't... More

Central Market is a hub for Malaysian art and handicraft. The myriad of local artefacts available here includes batik and songket products, antiques, woven goods made from materials found in local forests, handiworks made by the orang asli (indgenous people) and even portrait paintings.

Central Market boasts 650 sq metres of zoned shopping areas... More

The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station was built in 1892 and began operations in 1909. The architecture of this building reflects Moorish influence which incorporates domes, arches and pillars in its design. This building was designed by the Public Works Department of India during the British Colonial period in Malaya.

As the oldest railway station in... More

The Sultan Abdul Samad Building is one of Kuala Lumpur's iconic landmarks, apart from the Petronas Twin Towers, that is.

Located on Jalan Raja and in front of Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square), this building was used to house government departments during the British Colonial period in Malaya. Today it houses the Supreme and High courts of... More

Built in 1909, Masjid Jamek (Jamek Mosque) is written in the historical books as the oldest mosque in Kuala Lumpur. Its unique location on the meeting point of the Klang and Gombak rivers, which is the birthplace of Kuala Lumpur, makes Masjid Jamek even more significant.

The architecture of this mosque is inspired by Mogul influences and is... More

Mention Kuala Lumpur and the Petronas Twin Towers immediately come to mind. This iconic structure has carved a name for itself as one of the mega structures of the world and reigns as the world's tallest twin towers. The Petronas Twin Towers, also known as KLCC, boasts a diamond-faceted facade built of stainless steel and laminated glass.

This... More

Bukit Bintang is a heaven for all shopping aficionados. Located in the area are malls and shops selling almost everything under the sun for every budget. The favourites are Sungai Wang Plaza (literally translates to River of Money Plaza), BB Plaza, Lot 10, Pavilion, Fahrenheit 88 and Starhill Gallery.

Berjaya Times Square and Low Yat Plaza (the... More