Kuala Lumpur is the cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia. The multi-cultural heritage of the city, from Chinese, Indian, British and Japanese, is reflected in the buildings and the variety of shops and eateries found in abundance around the capital.
Kuala Lumpur is often seen as just the gateway to the more intrepid parts of Malaysia such as Borneo, or the sandy beaches of Langkawi. However, the country's capital has more than enough to keep visitors entertained for a few days, and so it is worth spending more time here than just a night's stopover.
Food is an incredibly important part of Malaysian society, and in such a cultural melting pot of a city there are hundreds of flavors to explore, with a plethora of street food stall to choose from. This multi-cultural influence extends to religion, and it is possible to visit ornate Muslim mosques and brightly colored Hindu and Buddhist temples all in one day.
Kuala Lumpur's most iconic site is undoubtedly the Petronas Towers, creating one of the most recognisable skylines in Asia. Head up the towers to take in sweeping views of the city. For those looking for more of a natural wonder, visit the famous Batu Caves. The caves are reached by nearly 300 steps, and are home to many temples and shrines, as well as huge vaulted ceilings that can reach 100 meters high.