What to do in Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and is known for its perfect blend of modern and traditional. Kuala Lumpur is one of the most developed cities in Asia and is often known for its tall skyscrapers, but at the same time Kuala Lumpur also holds on to its traditions and cultures from the past. The city is rich in the blend of various cultures and people from different backgrounds live here, like Malay, Chinese, and Indian, and you will be amazed at how beautifully these cultures blend. In Kuala Lumpur, you will see the influence of these different cultural backgrounds in terms of architecture, food, lifestyle, etc., and you will be mesmerized at every turn you take. No matter what you are looking for, Kuala Lumpur is ready to offer, from experiencing the busy hustling of the city or peace in the laps of nature. Whether you seek solace in a heavy adrenaline rush, or like a calm time in nature, Kuala Lumpur has a solution for it all. You can go on the most thrilling river rafting experiences or trek one of the most difficult trails in the world, or go on short and easy hikes to watch the sunrise or sunset. 

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  1. Visit Sunway Lagoon theme park

Sunway Lagoon is the only theme park in Kuala Lumpur, and if you have one day to spare in your trip, then make sure to visit the Sunway Lagoon theme park without fail as it is one of the most fun things to do in Kuala Lumpur. It is guaranteed that you will have one of the best days of your life filled with excited squeals and laughter in this theme park. There are 90 attractions and is spread across an area of 88 acres and you will get the full experience of a theme park as you explore more and more. Be ready to get completely drenched in the water slides, get extremely at the haunted houses, scream your lungs out at the enthralling roller coasters, play Captain Hook at the pirates, and do several more activities. Sunway Lagoon has the world’s first and only Nickelodeon themed attraction and has the largest surf pool, and the theme park also houses a wildlife park that is home to more than 150 species.

  1. Go whitewater river rafting

If you are an adventure junkie then going for river rafting on the dangerous river will be the ultimate adventure sports in KL for you. For this activity, you will have to visit the old mining town of Kuala Kubu Bharu which is just an hour’s drive from the city of Kuala Lumpur. You will get to raft across 7 kilometers of the river in the heavy current amidst the lush green jungles. You will not only get to experience river rafting, but your itinerary will include other adventure activities like camping at Kutu Hill and hiking to the Chiling Waterfalls. You will get to witness the local lifestyle as you can visit the nearby town or come in contact with the Temiar people who rule the area in the wilderness. This exciting adventure activity will require a complete day in your itinerary so be prepared to have a day full of adrenaline rush as well as calmness in the laps of nature. 

  1. Hiking in Broga Hill to catch the sunrise

If you love adventures but do not want to take a big risk, then hiking in the Broga Hill will be one of the most suitable activities for you. Broga Hill is located in the beautiful town of Semenyih which is just an hour’s drive from the main city of Kuala Lumpur. Usually hills are covered in trees, but Broga Hill is filled with grass and it is located at a height of 1300 feet above sea level. Due to being majorly dominated by grass and not trees, the Broga Hill offers some of the most stunning views, and most of the hikers prefer to hike in the early hours of the day to catch the beautiful sunrise that will take your breath away. Hiking to the top of this hill is easy and any level of hiker can easily climb this hill and enjoy the breathtaking sunset. 

  1. Tabur west and Tabur east day trek

The Tabur west and Tabur east day trek is one of the most unique and fun treks in Malaysia and is suitable for experienced trekkers and people who are very daring. The Tabur mountain ranges are located in Klang Gate at a distance of 20 minutes’ drive from the city of Kuala Lumpur. Trekking in the Tabur mountain range offers stunning views of the skyline of Malaysia and the KL Dam. The west ridge is a longer trek but it is easier to get through, but the east trek is shorter yet requires a lot of stamina and experience to find your way through. The ridges are located at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level and are an important geological site as they are rich in deposits of quartz. For trekking in the Tabur west and Tabur east trek, you will need permits in advance, hence apply for your permits in advance.

  1. Shark diving at the Aquaria KLCC

If you are an adventure junkie and are fascinated by life underwater, and wish to play with one of the scariest creatures of the ocean, Shark diving at the Aquaria KLCC has to be one of the best adventure activities for you. You will get a chance to dive into the 600,000 gallons tank, the world of sharks, and get to swim closely with them. In the tank, you will immediately be teleported to a manmade coral reef, but you will feel like you are in the real ocean, with the oceanic wilderness surrounding you. For this activity, you will require a permit from Aquaria KLCC, and mostly certified divers are granted this permit, but there are other similar packages for the uncertified dives and you can experience a similar experience that is just as thrilling.

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