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Romantic Guide to Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur may be a bustling metropolitan city, but that doesn't mean there isn't a less hectic, more romantic sides to the Malaysian capital. From tranquil gardens to candlelit dinners for two, it may surprise you to learn that KL and romance go hand in hand...

Good for
  • Couples
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Atmosphere 360

Restaurants

The Hibiscus Park

Gardens

Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur By Samadhi

Restaurants

Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Parks

Sao Nam Vietnamese Cuisine

Restaurants

Spa Village Kuala Lumpur

Spas

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks

Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park

Parks

Samira by Asian Terrace

Restaurants

Kirsty S's City Tips

  • Eating out in Kuala Lumpur is usually cheap. Although a 10% service charge will be added to your bill, if you receive exceptional service a tip always goes down well (although is by no means expected).
  • Getting around Kuala Lumpur by road during rush hour can quickly turn into a gridlocked nightmare, so ditch the cabs (and bus) and get to grips with the city’s monorail and train network instead.
  • Enjoy your romantic trip to KL, but do avoid displays of affection. This is generally frowned upon in public spaces.
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    Atmosphere 360
    Restaurants (Chinese, European, Asian, Malaysian, International)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    What could be more romantic than dinner for two with a panoramic, bird’s-eye view of the twinkling city? Atmosphere 360 is located at the top of the KL Tower and gently revolves as you eat your meal, giving a glimpse of Kuala Lumpur from each and every angle.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Couples
    • Luxury Traveller
    Tips
    • The restaurant can get extremely busy so it’s best to book ahead, particularly in peak times for tourists.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #116 of 3,442 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    • Not worth the money! 06/11/2017
    • Fantastic view, good value buffet. 05/11/2017
    • Atmosphere 360
    Address:
    Jalan Punchak
    Off Jalan P.Ramlee, 50250 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
    Kuala Lumpur 50250
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2020 2020
    Price range:
    US$40 - US$150
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 - 02:00
    Other:
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    The Hibiscus Park
    Gardens
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Hibiscus is Malaysia’s national flower and a garden dedicated to its beauty, along with a variety of other flowers, is located inside the Lake Gardens Park. At the Hibiscus Garden you and your beloved can rekindle your romance as you discover over 2000 varieties of colourful flowers in bloom.

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • For that extra romantic gesture, there are bazaars in the garden each weekend, with the opportunity to buy the flowers on display.
    • Entry into the Hibiscus Garden is free on weekdays, but there is a RM1 admission fee on weekends and public holidays.
    • While here, nature lovers should check out the Deer Park, which is also located inside the Lake Gardens Park.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #98 of 297 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
    • National Flower Garden 23/09/2017
    • Colourful garden 29/04/2017
    • The Hibiscus Park
    Address:
    Jalan Chenderawasih
    Perdana Botanical Garden, Jalan Kebun Bunga Tasik Perdana
    Kuala Lumpur 55100
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2617 6404
    Other:
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    Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur By Samadhi
    Restaurants (Asian, Thai, Burmese)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    It’s worth travelling the 20 minutes or so out of the city centre to have dinner at Tamarind Springs. In fact, it’s such a peaceful and romantic spot that you may feel you’ve travelled much further when you arrive at this little foodie haven. Ornate Chinese lanterns lead the way into a jungle-style setting, where authentic Indo-Chinese cuisine and a romantic atmosphere creates the perfect scene for a candlelit dinner for two.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Book ahead and ask for a table with a view rather than being seated in the middle of the restaurant.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 3,442 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Even the water tastes good 16/11/2017
    • Nice evening dinner 13/11/2017
    • Tamarind Hill Kuala Lumpur By Samadhi
    Address:
    19 Jalan Sultan Ismail
    Bukit Bintang
    Kuala Lumpur 50250
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2148 3200
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$36
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    18:00 - 23:00
    Mon - Fri
    12:00 - 15:00
    Other:
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    Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Treat your loved one to a trip out of the capital by going to see an impressive cacophony of fireflies that light up the night sky. Sure, there are plenty of tourists around but once you’re aboard a little rowing boat and up close to nature’s fascinating display of glowing firefly, the rest of the world will simply melt away.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • On a less romantic note(!) the combination of the heat and being on a lake after dark makes you a tasty dinner for mosquitoes so be sure to cover up and use insect repellent!
    • If visiting in the monsoon season, take a poncho for those impromptu torrential downpours. Most boats also have umbrellas at this time of year.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Kuala Selangor
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sad!! 13/11/2017
    • Magical 10/11/2017
    • Kampung Kuantan Firefly Park
    Address:
    Batang Berjuntal
    Kuala Selangor
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-3260 1208
    Other:
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    Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
    Parks
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    Kirsty S Says:

    This city park is a favourite for young Malaysian couples, who come for the wide open spaces, the beautiful lake and the spectacular views of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline. For the ideal romantic day out, take a gentle stroll around the park, relax on the grass and take a ride to Lake Titiwangsa in a rowing boat for two.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The easiest way to get to the park is by monorail; the park is a simple 10-minute walk east of Titiwangsa Station.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 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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    Sao Nam Vietnamese Cuisine
    Restaurants (Vietnamese)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    For superb Vietnamese food in a romantic setting, dinner at Sao Nam is just the thing. Choose a table on the terrace and enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars, feasting on award-winning Vietnamese cuisine.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Couples
    Tips
    • All the food here is pretty special, but I particularly recommend the goi mang cut (mangosteen and prawn salad).
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #61 of 3,442 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ok - probably won't go again 10/11/2017
    • Great Vietnamese 18/10/2017
    • Sao Nam Vietnamese Cuisine
    Address:
    25 Tingkat Tong Shin
    Kuala Lumpur 50200
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2144 1225
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$14
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    19:00 - 22:30
    Sun - Sat
    12:30 - 14:30
    Fri - Sat
    19:00 - 00:30
    Other:
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    Spa Village Kuala Lumpur
    Spas
    Kirsty S Says:

    If you’re looking for a bit of romance and a bit of pampering, why not treat yourself to a couple’s day out at a spa? In KL it doesn’t get much better than the Spa Village, where the staff, treatments and facilities are all top-notch.

    Good for
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Book in for a "Couples Spa Experience" where together you’ll be treated to body scrubs, deluxe Swedish massages and relaxing facials.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 103 Spas & Wellness in Kuala Lumpur
    • Beautifull place .. 10/10/2017
    • Very relaxing 08/03/2017
    • Spa Village Kuala Lumpur
    Address:
    138 Jalan Imbi
    Ritz Carlton
    Kuala Lumpur 55100
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 3-2142 8000
    Other:
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    Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks
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    Kirsty S Says:

    The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the world's largest free flight aviary. Here, you and your beloved can take a romantic stroll along the park’s walkways while enjoying the spectacular sight of birds of various colours, shapes and sizes.

    Good for
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The park is easy to reach by both bus and train. If taking the KTM Komuter, alight at the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, then walk or take a taxi to the park.
    • Get involved with the daily activities at the Bird Park, including feeding the eagles and hornbills and watching the bird shows.
    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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    Kirsty S Says:

    Another romantic spot within the Lake Gardens Park is the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park. It’s a tranquil haven away from hectic city life. It also happens to be the largest butterfly garden in the world and is home to more than 120 species. What could be more romantic than strolling amid tropical plants with butterflies fluttering all around you?

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be sure to check out the education/exhibition area on the way out for information on the butterflies as well as other insects.
    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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    Samira by Asian Terrace
    Restaurants (Thai, Vietnamese)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    This hidden gem is tucked away in the tranquil setting of Sentul Park and is ideal for that romantic meal for two. It serves authentic Thai cuisine within an enchanting environment and offers some wonderful views of the lake. A real must for those looking for a romantic escape from the city – either by day or by night.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Couples
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • The food can sometimes take some time to arrive, so it’s best to relax into the evening and adapt to the slow pace of life the restaurant seems to adopt!
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #724 of 3,442 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful night with delicious food 06/09/2017
    • Cosy environment and 5-star service 22/07/2017
    • Samira by Asian Terrace
    Address:
    Lot 268, Sentul Park
    off Jalan Ipoh
    Kuala Lumpur 51100
    Malaysia
    Phone:
    +60 12-921 3880
    Price range:
    US$16 - US$93
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 23:30
    Other:
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