There are many beautiful places to visit in Kuala Lumpur. The city is famous for its skyscrapers and shopping centers but it offers so much more. Here are absolutely free activities you can enjoy with friends and family if you’re traveling on a budget.
Visit Kuala Lumpur City Center Park
Kuala Lumpur City Park (KLCC Park) is an urban park in Kuala Lumpur City. The 50-acre KLCC Park lies near the Suria KLCC Shopping Center. The design of the Petronas Twin Towers and the areas surrounding it was designed by Roberto Burle Marx.
Visitors can visit the lush greenery or the park’s many amenities –including a children’s two acre playground, wading pool and jogging paths, shelters or benches, sculptures and patterned footpaths. There are over 1,900 indigenous trees in KLCC Park from 74 species.
Opening Hours: Daily from 7am to 10pm
Location: Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Visit National Art Gallery
The National Art Gallery (Balai Seni Lukis) of Malaysia is a public art gallery in Kuala Lumpur. The architecture of the gallery is unique and inspired by traditional Malay architecture and reflected with contemporary touch, it becomes one of the region’s most modern art venue. There are 4,000 artworks by renowned Malaysian artists and foreign works in this Gallery.
Opening Hours: Daily from 10am to 6pm
Location: Jalan Temerloh, Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur
Visit National Mosque
The National Mosque Masjid Negara is next to the old railway station and only a short walk away from Lake Gardens and the National Monument. As one of the largest mosques in Southeast Asia, its unique and modern design reflects traditional Islamic art, ornamentation and calligraphy. The best features of the mosque are the minarets 73 meters tall and their main roof of 16 spotted star concretes. You can enter the mosque only after prayer has passed and visitors have to be dressed properly.
Opening Hours: Daily from 9am – 12pm, 3pm – 4pm, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
(For Non-Muslim Visitors)
Location: Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Visit Batu Caves
Batu Caves is a limestone hill in Gombak with a range of caves and cave temples. It attracts thousands of worshipers and tourists, particularly at the annual Hindu festival. Its main attraction is the large statue of Lord Murugan at the entrance and a steep 272 steps to see the amazing skyline of the town center. Monkeys frolic around the caves and this is a popular place for enthusiasts of rock climbing. The Ramayana Cave can also display paintings and scenes of Hindu Gods.
Opening Hours: Daily from 6am – 9pm
Location: Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor
Explore Little India
Little India in Kuala Lumpur is located in Brickfields. Visiting Little India is a best way to get a taste for the Indian culture in Malaysia. A walk around the area brings you through traders with flowers, Indian foods, Indian traditional sweets, spices, prayer items, Indian clothing, Bollywood films and music, restaurants, Indian beauty salons, etc.
Visit Thean Hou Temple
The Temple of Thean Hou is one of Southeast Asia’s oldest and largest temple.
The temple hall is decorated with beautiful columns inspired by dragons and magnificent roofs. In the temple there is a garden of Chinese medicinal herbs and a tortoise pond with a well.
Opening Hours: Daily from 9am – 6pm
Location: 65, Persiaran Endah, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460 Kuala Lumpur
KL Eco Forest Park
The KL Forest Eco Park (formerly know as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve) is the only remaining tropical rain-forest in the middle of Kuala Lumpur City Centre. It’s located next to the Menara KL Tower. This rain forest has several nature trails & a forest canopy walkway.
Opening Hours: Daily from 7am – 6pm
Location: Bukit Nanas, Jalan Raja Chulan 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Enjoy the freshness of Perdana Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden of Perdana is located in the Heritage Park of Kuala Lumpur. This garden features tropical flora, relaxing waterfalls, well – maintained countryside gardens and many other attractions. A lot of thrilling garden areas (e.g. the Orchid and the Hibiscus Garden) are open to exploration.
Opening Hours: Daily from 7am – 8pm
Location: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur