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Seeing the most out of KL

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Known simply as KL, Kuala Lumpur only dates back to the 19th century, when it was still a British colony. It is a mix of cultures, where Malays, Chinese and Indians live with their own heritage and foods. With its modern skyline and open spaces, it has become one of southeast Asia most pleasant cities.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter

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24 Places

Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Parks

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Parks

Orchid Park (Taman Orkid)

Gardens

Railway Station and Administration Building

Architectural Buildings

National Mosque (Masjid Negara)

Sacred & Religious Sites

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

Art Museums

Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Architectural Buildings

Merdeka Square

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Central Market

Shopping Malls

Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur

Neighbourhoods, Flea & Street Markets

Jalan Petaling

Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Little India - Kuala Lumpur

Neighbourhoods

Jalan Masjid India

Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

Sacred & Religious Sites

Jalan Alor

Neighbourhoods

Jalan Ampang

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Bintang Walk

Neighbourhoods

Menara Kuala Lumpur

Observation Decks & Towers

Petronas Twin Towers

Architectural Buildings

KLCC Park

Parks

Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur

Shopping Malls

Istana Negara

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

National Museum

Speciality Museums

Christmate11's City Tips

  • - Use the metro system to visit downtown.
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    Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
    Parks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is a vast park with a big lake. People come here to relax, refresh and spend some time in the green area.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #72 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Picturesque, Tranquil 15/11/2017
    • Cool and relax 08/11/2017
    • Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
    Address:
    Jalan Kuantan
    Kuala Lumpur 53200
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2617 6273
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 21:00
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    Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is a nice place to see with children to discover the different species of birds that can be seen in this part of the world.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Best Kept Zoo In Malaysia 17/11/2017
    • Good place with no safety 15/11/2017
    • Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
    Address:
    920 Jalan Cenderawasih
    Taman Tasik Perdana
    Kuala Lumpur 50480
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2272 1010
    Other:
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    Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
    Parks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is a great place to be among thousands of beautiful butterflies as you enter the huge shelter where are free to flutter.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #43 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • A Hidden Gem 16/11/2017
    • Worth a visit 12/11/2017
    • Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
    Address:
    Jalan Cenderasari
    Kuala Lumpur 50480
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2693 4799
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Orchid Park (Taman Orkid)
    Gardens
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Apart from Singapore, this is one of the best places in the region to see many varieties of local orchids.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #66 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Orchid Park 05/11/2017
    • Very bad park 03/11/2017
    • Orchid Park (Taman Orkid)
    Address:
    Jalan Chenderawasih
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2617 6404
    Other:
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    Railway Station and Administration Building
    Architectural Buildings
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This lovely old building is a testimony of the British colonial period.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Modern Railway in Historic Home. 03/11/2017
    • Tood bad you cannot get in, but outside is worth the look ! 18/10/2017
    • Railway Station and Administration Building
    Address:
    Jalan Hishamuddin
    Kuala Lumpur 53800
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2267 1200
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    National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Built in 1965, the National Mosque of Malaysia (Masjid Negara) is a modern structure representing Malaysia modernity. It can hold 15,000 people. Its minaret is 73m high and its main dome has the shape of an umbrella.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Alhamdulillah 15/11/2017
    • great place 12/11/2017
    • National Mosque (Masjid Negara)
    Address:
    Jalan Perdana
    Kuala Lumpur 50480
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 19-505 2052
    Other:
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    Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
    Art Museums
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Great little museum to visit with an interesting array of Islamic artwork.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent museum 16/11/2017
    • Loved it 13/11/2017
    • Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
    Address:
    Jalan Lembah
    Kuala Lumpur 50480
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2274 2020
    Other:
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    Sultan Abdul Samad Building
    Architectural Buildings
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is an iconic monument of KL. Built at the end of the 19th century by a British architect, it is another landmark of the colonial style of Malaya. Inspired by the Indian Moghul architecture, it stands in front of the vast Merdeka (Independence) Square having one of the tallest flagpole in the world.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • great building! 12/11/2017
    • Sultan Abdul Samad Building 19/10/2017
    • Sultan Abdul Samad Building
    Address:
    Jalan Raja
    Merdeka Square
    Kuala Lumpur 50050
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 1-300-88-5050
    Other:
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    Merdeka Square
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is a huge green square in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building, the Royal Selangor Club and the old Anglican Church. It is called 'merdeka', meaning independence' in Malay, because this is where the Independence was declared in 1957.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Open park/meeting place. 08/11/2017
    • A large open space in old town. 06/11/2017
    • Merdeka Square
    Phone:
    +60 3-2698 3333
    Other:
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    Central Market
    Shopping Malls
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This old stylish covered market is an old institution in KL. A good place to see and buy local handicraft, sit for a drink or taste delicious local delicacies.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Old and Traditional 17/11/2017
    • Local Handicraft 16/11/2017
    • Central Market
    Address:
    Jalan Hang Kasturi
    Kuala Lumpur 50050
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2031 0399
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 21:30
    Other:
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    Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
    Neighbourhoods, Flea & Street Markets
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Chinatown is an old downtown landmark of KL. They have now covered up the main street. The whole area is worth visiting by foot. Best time to go is at night.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Great place to pick up some genuinely bad fakes! 17/11/2017
    • Just for a Laugh and a phony phone, watch, bag 16/11/2017
    • Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    Jalan Petaling
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Other:
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    Jalan Petaling
    Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Jalan means street in malay. Jalan Petaling is the main shopping street of Chinatown. It is now covered up and lacks its old charm.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #63 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Poor Quality products sell at high price 04/11/2017
    • Chinatown 25/10/2017
    • Jalan Petaling
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    Little India - Kuala Lumpur
    Neighbourhoods
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Like Chinatown, this colourful area reveals the Indian Heritage of KL.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #48 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Interessting 15/11/2017
    • Perfect for shopping 12/11/2017
    • Little India - Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    Jalan Tun Sambanthan
    Kuala Lumpur 50470
    Malaysia
    Other:
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    Jalan Masjid India
    Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is in the heart of the Indian section of KL fragrant with Indian perfumes and also a very busy commercial area.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • If you like - Street Food! 15/11/2017
    • PLACE TO SHOP IN KUALA LUMPUR 06/11/2017
    • Jalan Masjid India
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    Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Founded in 1873, this is the oldest and most elaborate Hindu Temple in town. It is not far from Chinatown and Central Market.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Small oasis of calm in central KL 13/11/2017
    • A beautiful and historic temple 06/11/2017
    • Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
    Address:
    163 Jln. Tun H.S. Lee
    Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2078 3467
    Other:
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    Jalan Alor
    Neighbourhoods
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Jalan Alor is an old city institution. It is busy all night till the wee hours and this is where you can taste KL best delicacies. Not to be missed!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • - Go there in night time
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Malaysia within a street 17/11/2017
    • Food Food Food 17/11/2017
    • Jalan Alor
    Phone:
    +60 3-2144 2177
    Other:
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    Jalan Ampang
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Jalan Ampang is a very long avenue in KL. It is where KLCC is located. Many embassies and big hotels can be found in the vicinity of this trendy thoroughfare.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #99 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Tourists Attraction! 06/11/2017
    • More of a street 28/10/2017
    • Jalan Ampang
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    Bintang Walk
    Neighbourhoods
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is KL heart! It is busy night or day. This is the trendiest part of town, At night, there is much activity there.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #45 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • crowded and vibrant 25/10/2017
    • buzzing atmosphere. perfect way to spend your nights. aka arab street 16/10/2017
    • Bintang Walk
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    Menara Kuala Lumpur
    Observation Decks & Towers
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    Christmate11 Says:

    The KL Tower was completed in 1995. With its telecommunication antenna, it is 421m high and is classified as the 7th highest freestanding tower in the world. It has an observatory deck, which offers a panoramic view of the city and its surroundings. There is also a revolving restaurant on the top.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • - Food & service at the revolving restaurant are not worth the price
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice View 18/11/2017
    • Great 360 view 17/11/2017
    • Menara Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    No. 2 Jalan Punchak
    Off Jalan P Ramlee
    Kuala Lumpur 50250
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2020 5444
    Price range:
    US$52 - US$52
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Petronas Twin Towers
    Architectural Buildings
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    Christmate11 Says:

    The Petronas Twin Towers have become KL main landmark. They were the highest construction in the world for a few years with 452m and were completed in 1996. They remain a unique & elegant construction designed by the Argentine American architect César Pelli.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • must see attraction 18/11/2017
    • Worth seeing in the night 18/11/2017
    • Petronas Twin Towers
    Address:
    Kuala Lumpur City Centre
    Kuala Lumpur 50088
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2331 8080
    Hours:
    Tue - Thu
    09:00 - 21:00
    Fri
    09:00 - 13:00
    14:30 - 21:00
    Sat - Sun
    09:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    KLCC Park
    Parks
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    Christmate11 Says:

    KLCC is the name of a beautiful & luxurious mall at the foot of the Petronas Towers. This shopping mall also opens on a wonderful park.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • - Many nice cafés & restaurants there and the best English bookshop in town.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Refreshing park 18/11/2017
    • KLCC PARK 17/11/2017
    • KLCC Park
    Address:
    Jalan Ampang
    Kuala Lumpur 50450
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2380 9032
    Other:
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    Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur
    Shopping Malls
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    Christmate11 Says:

    This is another huge shopping-mall that also offers an amusement center.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • Gadgets world 15/11/2017
    • A SQUARE THAT MAKES YOUR HOLIDAYS A BEAUTIFUL CIRCLE 14/11/2017
    • Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    1 Jalan Imbi
    Kuala Lumpur 55100
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2117 3111
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Istana Negara
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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    Christmate11 Says:

    Istana Negara (National Palace) was the former residence of the Supreme King of Malaysia until 2011, when a new palace was built. It has now become a Royal Museum.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • A gate and a far view ... 06/11/2017
    • Majestic 01/11/2017
    • Istana Negara
    Address:
    Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim
    Bukit Damansara
    Kuala Lumpur 50490
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-6200 1000
    Other:
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    National Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Christmate11 Says:

    The National Museum (Muzium Negara) provides a good introduction to Malaysian history and culture.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #31 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent tour guide 14/11/2017
    • Zero historical accuracy in a history museum 12/11/2017
    • National Museum
    Address:
    Jalan Damansara
    Kuala Lumpur 50566
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2282 6255
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
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