From 18 December to 27 December in 2013 I was staying in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which was the last stop of my travel in this country. I took a four hour bus from Cameron Highlands to arrive KL Sentral.Brief information about Kuala Lumpur:
Kuala Lumpur is also known as KL. It's the federal capital of Malaysia. The name “Kuala Lumpur” means the confluence of Gombak and Klang rivers. Its history can be back to 1850s when some Chinese labours were hired by Malay Chief of Klang to open new and large tin mines. In 1972 KL achieved city status and in 1974 it became a Federal Territory.Things to see and do in Kuala Lumpur:
(1) Merdeka SquareThe Merdeka Square is the place where Malaysia's independence was proclaimed on 31st August 1957. Since then the independence square has been the usual venue for the National Day Parade.
(2) Kuala Lumpur City GalleryKuala Lumpur City Gallery is located in a more than a century old Moorish style building. There is a 50ft wide Kuala Lumpur City Model in the gallery, which reflects the present city's skyline. You can also buy Arch, the official souvenir of KL from the showroom nearby.
(3) National MonumentThe National Mosque was built in 1966 and was erected to commemorate those who died in Malaysia's struggle for freedom, particularly during World War II and the Malayan Emergency.
(4) National MosqueThe National Mosque or Masjid Negara is one of the most unique mosques in the world. It does not follow the conventional Middle Eastern mosque design of domes and arches. It's generous serambi space can hold over 15000 prayers.
(5) KL Railway Station & KTMThese buildings were built between 1904-1910. They are a fine example of the British colonial adaptation of western Moorish architectures.
(6) The Petronas Twin TowersThe Petronas Twin Towers were built in 1998 and were once the world's tallest building at a height of 452 metres. The towers feature a Skybridge at the 41st and 42nd level, this bridge is the highest 2-storey bridge in the world.
(7) ChinatownChinatown was founded in 1857 by a group of Chinese, who landed in Malaysia in the early years. It expanded around the Market Square, the town's main commercial centre. In Chinatown you can visit Chinese temples and Indian temples. In Petaling Street, which located in Chinatown, you have an excellent selection of restaurants and food stalls, serving Chinese cuisine and local favourites.
(8) National MuseumThe National Museum was built in 1963. It was the first to use a modernistic interpretation and integration of Malay architecture. It provides an overview of Malaysian history and culture.
My opinion:Due to the hot temperature in KL I didn't visited a lot of places in the city. However the sites above were really impressing to me, especially the Twin Towers. You need to see in person to really appreciate the beauty and power of the buildings.
KL is not a big city. The areas tourists usually go are very near to each other. If you have a direction you can just take a tourist map and explore the city by feet.KL Sentral is a traffic hub. No matter where you stay you can easily get to KL Sentral, from which you can go other places you want.