24 hours in Kuala Lumpur

When I traveled to one of the unexplored place of Malaysia, Borneo, I had around 24 hours in Kuala Lumpur as a stopover. 24 hours in a city are very less time to actually know the city, but it is also quite enough time to explore the best and top attraction.

Places which you can visit in Kuala Lumpur in 24 hours.

Petronas Twin Tower
The main and most important attraction of KL is the Petronas Twin Tower. One of the tallest tower in Southeast Asia, Towers give you the view of an entire KL city. The location is the tower is in the heart of the city and is in the prime location from which all the other places are nearby.
Petronas Twin Tower
View from Petronas Twin Tower

KL Tower

10 minutes drive from Petronas Twin Tower, KL Tower is one of the tallest radio towers in Southeast Asia. Though it is smaller than Twin Tower, but the view from KL Tower is equally mesmerizing. The best part of KL Tower is open air observation deck. At night, the view of KL Tower is breathtaking as it features a side view of Twin Tower.

KL Tower
View from KL Tower
When time is less, it is better to do only one of the two towers so that you get more time to see other places. Dilemma people face is to choose which tower. View from KL Tower is good as it features Twin Tower, but going to KL and not going up to Twin Tower is unimaginable. 
So choose Twin Tower first, KL Tower second!

KLCC Park
Right outside the Patronas twin tower building is a huge KLCC park. It is quite big and well maintained park. For people with kids, it is the best place for them to spend some time. It features a pool and also rides in the garden. For teens, it has small hut kind of place where they can chill. For the fitness enthusiast, the park has a track for them to run or walk. KLCC park has everything for everyone!
KLCC Park outside Petronas Mall


Bukit Bintang
After all the sightseeing, it is time for shopping and eating. Bukit Bintang is the best place to do both. It has apart from mall and restaurant, an option for street food. It has an entire lane of pocket friendly restaurants. For non-vegetarian, it is a best place to eat seafood along with other delicacies.
Bukit Bintang Street
Photo Courtesy: Kuala-lumpur.ws
If you have less time in city, best option is to head over to Twin Tower, spend time on the Observation Deck and the bridge which will take around 1-2 hours then go to other places around.


Obviously, you have many more places to visit in Kuala Lumpur.

KL Bird Park
For bird enthusiastic, KL Bird Park has around 200 species of birds and famous bird in the park is Hornbill. The location is a little away from the city centre but not far which can make you skip on other places.
KL Bird Park
Photo Courtesy: Asia Web Direct
Aquarium KLCC
KLCC (Kuala Lumpur Conventional Centre) has an aquarium beneath which is newly opened attraction for families with kids. The Aquarium KLCC has over 250 different species and it is right next to Petronas Twin Tower.
Aquarium KLCC
Photo Courtesy: Kuala-lumpur.ws
China Town
Another famous shopping destination is China Town. Perfect place for street shopping and also place to eat food which is reasonably priced!

Little India
For majority of Indian, this is the place to be. It has all the options for Indian Food and also good for shopping.

Masjid Jamek and Masjid Negara
2 of the historical and old Masjid in Kuala Lumpur, it is a place for anyone who wish to see a place of worship, carving and the history of local people.
Masjid Jamek
Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia
Masjid Negara
Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia
Now, moving away from city, Kuala Lumpur has many other places which you can visit on the outskirts. 
Some (rather all require an overnight stay) are worth visiting during your long haul.

Batu Cave
Some 1-2 hours away from city, Batu cave, as the title says is a 400m limestone hill with a series of cave and temple.
Baku Cave
Photo Courtesy: Attraction Malaysia
Cameron Highlands
One of the hill station near Kuala Lumpur surrounded by greenery and tea plantation.
Cameron Highlands
Photo Courtesy: Cameron Highlands
Genting Highlands
In city in itself, it is a big hill resort with the amazing view, rides and entertainment.
Genting Highlands
Photo Courtesy: Genting Highlands

Whether it is a long haul or short, the city has many things to offer and this are top of the top things in Kuala Lumpur. 

Mansi Oza

A travel enthusiast juggling a full-time gig in tourism with my love for exploration! Instead of tallying countries, I'm all about cherishing the experiences each journey brings. Whether it's blending business with leisure or diving headfirst into new adventures, I'm here to share the thrill of discovery with you! Let's embark on unforgettable escapades together!

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