The Petronas Towers also known as the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.
Petronas Twin Tower is located at Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia… lucky us coz we stayed at Bukit Bintang which is 15 mins walk from the area..there is also GOKL bus which is free for tourist and even locals.
Petronas Twin Towers is the best place to visit when you’re in KL . For those who is a shopping maniac you should visit this place as it has one of the best shopping galore in asia . KLCC is the heaven for those who like to buy expensive and branded things .
a great, awesome and gigantic looking structure a MUST visit for everyone coming to KL.
The Towers have 88 stories each and stand 1,483 feet (452 m) tall
KLCC PARK – Spanning 17 acres below the building is the KLCC park with jogging and walking paths, a fountain with incorporated light show, wading pools, and a children’s playground.
i only got one word to say HUGE!! the Architectural design is just brilliant, its shows the rest of the world what Malaysia is capable of doing.. At night they are in all of their glory with the lights
Batu Cave is a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in the Gombak district, 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Sungai Batu or Batu River, which flows past the hill. Batu Caves is also the name of the nearby village.
Entrance Shrine at Batu Caves
As you make your way up the steps, you will undoubtedly be entertained by a tribe of monkeys that feed off the steady stream of tourists. You may take pictures, but pay attention to your belongings!
view from the top of the cave
picture taking with the locals
272 Steps going to the Temple Cave
Standing at 140 ft high, the world’s tallest statue of Murugan, a Hindu deity, is located outside Batu Caves, near the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Batu Caves is easily reached by Komuter train using the Batu Caves-Port Klang Route, costing RM 2 for a one-way journey from KL Sentral. Batu Caves may also be reached by bus 11/11d from Bangkok Bank Terminus (Near to Puduraya Terminus) or bus U6 from Titiwangsa.
Your current travel options include the following:
- Option 1: Take the KTM Komuter Sentul-Port Klang line (red on transit maps) north to the newly-opened Batu Caves Komuter station. Alternatively, you can also go from Sentul station if there is further construction on the line.
- Option 2: Take the monorail north to the Chow Kit station. Take bus U6 to the caves and be sure to keep your ticket for the return journey (the bus tickets are valid all day).
Bus: Riding a bus to the Batu Caves in city traffic can take around 45 minutes. You are better off taking a train to the north and then transferring to bus or taxi for the remainder of the trip.
Alternatively, you can take bus #11 from the busy Bangkok Bank bus terminal on Jalan H.S. Lee near Chinatown all the way to the caves.
Taxi: A taxi from the Golden Triangle in Kuala Lumpur will cost you around RM 25. Arrange to have your driver pick you up later, or take the train back after you are finished exploring the caves.
Some things to Know Before Visiting the Batu Caves
- Admission to Batu Caves is free.
- The caves are open all year from 7:00AM to 7:00PM.
- The area is not very handicap-accessible, so senior travelers may have difficulty getting up the stairs to the entrances.
- The wild caves are very muddy; bring a change of clothes if you plan to take any of the spelunking tours.
- There are stalls and restaurants offering Indian food outside the entrance of the Batu Caves, but make your way back to Kuala Lumpur for better quality food at lower prices.
- Bring your own drinking water to avoid being overcharged.
photo credits: Aisha Adol