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The Famous Towers Of Kuala Lumpur

Twin Towers, Malaysia
The tallest Twin Towers in the world - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur is one of the biggest airline hubs in SE Asia, so if you’re travelling through the area for any extended period of time, you’re likely to pass through it. KL is not the most exciting city in the world, but it’s worth checking out, and 2 of it’s most popular landmarks happen to be towers. The famous Petronas Towers (AKA Twin Towers) and the less fancy Kuala Lumpur Tower sit less than a mile apart in the center of the city.

The Petronas Twin Towers were once the World’s Tallest Buildings, until 2004 when the Taipei 101 passed them. Since then the Burj Khalifa in Dubai has passed both of them. Today the Petronas Towers are still the world’s largest twin towers, and probably my favorite of the massive buildings.

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The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur
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A Malaysian flag hanging out front of the Petronas Towers
Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers
The VERY tall Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur

The Kuala Lumpur Tower, despite being located in the middle of Malaysia’s flagship city, is surrounded by a small forest. If you can, get there early and take a walk through it, it’s pretty nice, and there are wild animals living around the tower. We saw a group of monkeys jumping through the trees high above us, I think they were trying to drop stuff on us too. There was also a monkey sitting in the tree just off the bottom platform where the entrance and restaurants are.

Petronas Towers From Observation Deck
The Petronas Towers as seen from the observation deck of the Kuala Lumpur Tower
Kuala Lumpur Tower
The front of the Kuala Lumpur Tower as you get to the top of the hill
Kuala Lumpur Tower From Below
The Kuala Lumpur Tower from underneath
Monkey Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
A monkey sitting in a tree in the heart of the city at the Kuala Lumpur Tower, Malaysia

Both towers are worth checking out, however the Petronas Towers can be difficult to go up due to crowds. If you’d like to visit the top you’ll need to arrive first thing in the morning; we missed it and therefore didn’t get the chance to go to the top. But… I’ve heard you’re better off going up the Kuala Lumpur Tower because then you get views of the more spectacular Petronas City Center complex. Instead we went to check out the Twin Towers at night, which was way better, I highly recommend seeing them at night because they light them up really cool.

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Kuala Lumpur Towers Map

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