The Petronas Twin Towers are an excellent starting point for many Kuala Lumpur hotel patrons. The towers soar over the Malay capital and visitors can marvel at the glittering urban architecture from the Skybridge or Observation Deck. The view gives a sense of scale to Kuala Lumpur, with its super-modern high-rises, landscaped parks, and world-class hotels.
Kuala Lumpur has many cultural influences. Its long history as a British colony means sporadic surprise encounters with Victorian and Tudor architecture. Chinese, Indian and Islamic cultures also heavily influence the mix. As well as an architectural medley, this cultural mashup has resulted in dining choices that include Indian “mamak” street stalls, Malay-Chinese restaurants sprawled into the street of Jalan Alor and fine Malay dining in grand colonial buildings.
A stay in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur is complimented by learning about the country's rich history. The National Museum, built to resemble a traditional Malaysian-style house, features exhibitions about the county's different eras and peoples. The Islamic Arts Museum is a beautifully presented collection of thousands of artefacts and the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park will acquaint you with exotic local species.
Taxis and the KTM rail network are easy ways to buzz about from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur.