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8 Free Tourist Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

JalanJalanMen! - As one of the favorite overseas vacation destinations for Asian citizens, Kuala Lumpur also provides many free tours that can be enjoyed by local residents and tourists alike. So for you who have already pocketed tickets to Kuala Lumpur, here are references to free tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur that you can visit. Let's see more!

1. Petronas Twin Towers – KLCC

It's not legal to go to Kuala Lumpur without taking pictures with the Petronas Twin Towers. The tower, also known as KLCC, was once the tallest tower in the world and was the office of the Petronas oil company. It has become a common sight to see tourists taking pictures with the background of this building and visiting the Petronas gallery which is located in the basement. Every day, the front yard of this tower is always crowded with tourists who want to take pictures or just relax. There is no charge for taking pictures and visiting the Patronas gallery. But if you want to go up to skybridge, you have to pay an entrance ticket.

2. Bukit Bintang

The Bukit Bintang area is a high-end shopping center in Kuala Lumpur like Orchard Road in Singapore. In this area there are many luxury malls that sell branded goods. Many tourists who come to Bukit Bintang not for shopping, but just window shopping and enjoying the atmosphere as well as taking photos.

Bukit Bintang is known for Jalan Bukit Bintang, a busy thoroughfare with upscale malls and luxe fashion boutiques. Al fresco bars and live music clubs line Changkat Bukit Bintang street, while Jalan Alor is a lively strip known for sidewalk restaurants serving Chinese fare like clam soup and buttered prawns. Nearby, KL Forest Eco Park has nature trails and an elevated walkway

3. Jamek Mosque

Masjid Jamek is one of the ancient mosques in Kuala Lumpur with a unique architecture. Built during the British colonial era, Masjid Jamek uses an attractive Moorish-style architecture. Now, in addition to being used for worship, this mosque is also open to the public for tourists who want to take pictures with the background of this unique mosque. However, this place is closed to tourists at prayer times, even though you who are Muslims can feel the sensation of praying in congregation at this mosque. In addition, it is mandatory for tourists who will visit this mosque to dress modestly because they may not be allowed to enter if the clothes do not fit.

4. KL tower

Another Kuala Lumpur city icon not to be missed is the KL tower. Just like the KLCC Tower, the KL Tower is also often used as a backdrop for taking pictures. The park in front of the tower is always crowded with tourists who want to take photos. If you want to go up to the top, there is an entrance fee that must be paid but if you just take photos in the park of course it's free. In addition, the park in front of the KL Tower often holds various interesting events that are open to the public and free of charge!

5. Merdeka Square

Dataran Merdeka is a wide field where Malaysia's declaration of independence can be visited for free. Here is the tallest flagpole in all of Southeast Asia. Previously, this place was the seat of government of Kuala Lumpur during the British occupation. Here there are many old buildings with ancient English architecture that are still standing and well maintained. Among them are the Sultan Abdul Samad building, St Mary the Virgin Cathedral, the Kuala Lumpur Library and the most interesting thing to visit is the KL City Gallery.

Inside the City Gallery you can see historical photos of Kuala Lumpur plus a miniature of the city of KL. There is no charge to enter Dataran Merdeka, but to see a miniature of the city of KL at the City Galler, you have to pay an entrance ticket of RM 5 which will be replaced with a shopping voucher for RM 5 as well. In addition, there is also the writing I Love KL in front of this gallery which can be a place to take pictures.

6. Lake Park

This park is similar to the Bogor Botanical Gardens, which is a forest in the middle of the city. There are trees in this city's black park that are hundreds of years old and still stand strong. Inside Taman Tasik, there are many thematic parks that you can visit for free! For example, the Orchid Garden or orchid garden which has a collection of various types of orchids. There is also a State Planetarium which has many interesting objects such as miniature sundials. There is also a museum dedicated to Tun Abdul Razak, Malaysia's First PM. In Taman Tasik there is also a large playground that can be used to relax.

7. Batu Caves

The most famous temple in Malaysia is the Batu Caves Temple. This Tamil Hindu temple has a 42 meter high gold plated statue of Lord Murugan! This statue is the tallest statue of Lord Murugan in the world. Besides being crowded by residents who want to worship, this temple is also always crowded by tourists who want to see the temple and the statue of this god up close. But you have to climb 272 steps to reach the shrine!

8. Brickfield

Brickfield is Kuala Lumpur's version of Little India because many people of Indian descent live here. You can feel the atmosphere like in India, with houses and temples with Indian architecture. There are many interesting spots for photos in this area, and you can do it for free. There are also many restaurants serving Indian specialties in this area that you can try!

That was brief information about free tourist attractions that you can visit in Kuala Lumpur. 

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