Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a year-round destination, where the skyline is a contrast of towering contemporary structures and charming heritage buildings. Visitors can enjoy a melting pot of Southeast Asia's traditional cultures and religions, as well as the affluent city's modern attractions.

The iconic Petronas Twin Towers are the world's tallest twin buildings, and Kuala Lumpur's most striking landmark. They're a good place for visitors to begin their sightseeing. The breath-taking National Mosque (Masjid Negara­), Friday Mosque (Masjid Jamek) and the intricately ornate, Moorish-style Kuala Lumpur Railway Station carry an old-world charm. Visitors will find more interesting old buildings around Merdeka Square, where Malaysia first declared its independence in 1957. History buffs will love learning about the country's culture and heritage at the National Museum.

Outdoor enthusiasts must venture to the vast Taman Negara national park, which contains some of the world's oldest rainforest. Visitors can spend their time trekking, fishing, river rafting, bird watching or even climbing the peninsula's highest mountain, Gunung Tahan.